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I had lap-band surgery last May and have lost a total of 160 lbs so far. I wrote a bit about my weight loss journey. You can find it at the top of the screen as MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY. Or click here to read.

More than ready to go back to work


I am ready to go back to work. If you know of anyone looking for an experienced and successful project manager please send them my résumé or link to this blog. Or contact me directly at the contact information on my résumé.

They say the economy is improving. I hope that means there are many job opportunities for me now. Positive thinking!

My Resume


Candice Loper, PMP

3225 N. VFW Road • Garden City, KS 67846620.805.4995Emailcloisdubois@yahoo.com

SUMMARY

Candice is a highly motivated team-oriented self-starter with PMI Certification—Project Management Professional (PMP). Her detail oriented organizational skills has brought success to all assigned projects. Candice has excellent work ethics, positive values, and remains flexible and decisive under stress. Her strong interpersonal skills are effective with all levels in the organization and across departmental lines.

Candice’s training and experience in many areas of IT at the detail, management, and project levels provides strong support and leadership in IT. She is expert in applying these Project Methodology and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes: initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure.  Experience also involves the knowledge areas of project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, resources, risk/issue, procurement, and communication management.

Candice’s analytical skills for problem solving and decision-making have brought her success in the wake of other’s failures to complete projects. She has a dedication to documenting, standardizing, and improving her job function and that of her teammates. Her personal motto is—Make it happen!

Candice achieves project goals and objectives to support the mission, goals and objectives of the organization through passion, commitment, and expertise in:

Project Management: Program Management Office (PMO), Senior Project/Program Management

Software Support: Software Design, System Integration, Software Code, Software Interfaces, Testing, and Stable Production Implementation

Software Package Support: Vendor Selection, Customization, Interfaces, Configuration, Upgrades, Testing, and Stable Production Implementation

IT Processes: Disaster Recovery, Business Contingency, Business Process Re-engineering, Change Management, Six Sigma Green Belt

IT Areas of Support: Office Network Support, Wireless Network Installation and Support, VOIP Operations, Systems Programming, Systems Security, Database Support, Help Desk, Computer Operations

Other IT involvements: Computer Operations Relocation, IT Outsourcing

RECENT EMPLOYMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Full project life cycle development and support.
  • Work with project owners to define project objectives, identify project costs, and plan the work for the project.
  • Upon approval, developed detailed project definition, delivery specifications, testing requirements, project plan, and project schedule.
  • Track and control execution of project.
  • Communicate with project owners and senior management on progress, issues, and budget throughout the life of the project.
  • After project completion, issue project reports and close down project team and budget.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Directed seven project managers in relocating the work from a data center scheduled for sale, successfully managing the project through the life cycle and delivering the relocation under budget despite numerous unexpected changes. This project moved the work of 10 major outsourced clients in US, Australia, and Europe utilizing a global cross-functional team of business and technical resources.
  • Turnaround specialist; often called upon to rescue projects in danger of failing, such as successfully re-engineering one client’s server processing relocation that had failed under two previous project managers.
  • Recognized Subject Matter Expert for reusable project deliverables including definitions, schedules, change control procedures, and estimating tools that were adopted as enterprise best practices.
  • Recognized Subject Matter Expert for complex infrastructure migration projects.

WORK EXPERIENCE

PROGRAM/PROJECT MANAGER (12/1999 – 10/2009)
COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP,  FALLS CHURCH, VA

Led complex outsourcing projects with computer operations, applications, and infrastructure for clients in various industries including banking/finance, insurance, defense, government, and the military. Directed cross-functional teams of up to 150 professionals from technical areas including operations, server engineering, systems programming, network engineering, applications development, security, desktop support, and change management, as well as finance, contracts, and legal. Delivered outsourcing solutions on time, within budget, and to client specifications. Hands-on in all phases of the project development lifecycle and project management phases, from conceptualization through implementation for multi-tiered projects with budgets of up to $12M.

SYSTEMS SUPPORT MANAGER (11/1993 – 12/1999)
COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP,  FALLS CHURCH, VA

Performed duties of and led these systems support areas: Database Analyst, CICS Systems Support, Computer Security, Network Engineering, PC and Server Engineering, Project Management Office, Disaster Recovery, Business Contingency, Operations, and Help Desk. Production on-call support.

SENIOR PROGRAMMER ANALYST (4/1989 – 10/1993)
COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP,  FALLS CHURCH, VA

Responsible for Design, Code, Test, and Implementation of new programs in support of Insurance applications. Production support for existing programs and systems including on-call rotation. Disaster Recovery plan development and implementation. Production on-call support.

SENIOR PROGRAMMER ANALYST (4/1989 – 10/1993)
COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP,  FALLS CHURCH, VA

Senior Systems Analyst for loan and savings applications. Developed and monitored application standards and processes for implementation into production with emphasis on keeping production environment stable.

SENIOR SYSTEMS ANALYST (8/1986 – 8/1988)
FIRST NATIONWIDE BANK,  SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Senior Systems Analyst in charge of design of interfaces for new software package the bank was implementing to support all of their banking applications.

APPLICATIONS MANAGER (7/1984 – 8/1986)
WELLS FARGO BANK,  SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Manager and senior systems analyst for applications that support the Credit Card applications for Wells Fargo Bank.

SENIOR SYSTEMS ANALYST (3/1980 – 7/1984)
BANK OF AMERICA,  SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Senior Systems Analyst for demand deposit accounting bank applications software. Lead COBOL designer and programmer from major banking applications.

EDUCATION

Bachelors Degree University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ   BSBA  e-business

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Certified Project Manager – PMI
Six Sigma Green Belt at CSC


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