Resume of: Sharon Rene Summers
BURLINGTON, NEW JERSEY 08016
OBJECTIVE PPM Tools Specialist – Project Server, Clarity, Planview, HP
Seeking a PPM Software Specialist position with Portfolio Management, Program
Management, Project Management contract or working with EPM and PPM applications:
Project Server, Portfolio Server, Planview, Clarity, HP PPMwith Vision One Agile MS Project
position to assist in a large scale EPMimplementation or build of an EPMO. Management of
PMO staff andimplementmethodologiesandEPMProcesses.Governance of EPMO platform.
Enterprise Portfolio Management Provider 30 years’ experience
a PMO processesformajororganizationsManaged ProjectPortfolioof over100 Projects and
Applications Portfolios concurrently and trained over 100 Project Managers with Budgets in
excess of 100 Million Dollars. Specialized in developing processes to track and report on
investment Portfolioof Projects withPortfolioManagement,Project Management, Program
Management, Financial Management, Resource Management, Change Management, Risk
Management,Governance,Time Management,RiskManagement,Issue Management,Stage
Gates and others for Enterprise project portfolios that focus on budget tracking and cost
savings. Engineering of Process Workflows, RACI diagrams, Procedural Guidelines, Step
Descriptions, and Templates & Forms Design with Training Project Managers.
President & Owner February2002 – Present
ITVAMP,LLC, Plainsboro,New Jersey
(Managed team of 10 IT & PMO Staff)
Built IT Consulting company from the ground up to specialize in EPMO (Enterprise Project
Management Office) implementations with PPM (Project Portfolio Management)
Technologies.ITVAMPwasfoundedin2001 and became a Microsoftpartnershipfocusingon
IT & BusinessConsultingwithanoriginal EPMProcessFrameworkdevelopedtobuildePMO’s
Enterprise Project Management Offices. ITVAMP has also taken on highly visible and large
scale multi-million dollar like Planview for Toyota Corporation. ITVAMP EPM Process
consultantforITVAMPaswell asahistoryof employeejobs.Foradditional informationplease
visit our website and blog. Management of multi-million Dollar Portfolios with Pipeline
Stage Gate Facilitation
Metrics & Analytics
Project Web Access
Project Server 2013 Consultant
October2014 – Present
Kaiser Permanente – SilverSpring,Maryland
Consultingonthe MicrosoftProjectServer 2013 EPMpartner projectinconjunctionwith
Microsoftpartnervendor,‘ProjectMade Easy” inProjectServer2013 SolutionsforKaiser
Permanente Mid-AtlanticRegionandotherProof of Concepts.Technical Assessmentfor
Evaluationof current2010 environmentto move toProject Server2013. Supportfor the
upgrade to 2013. PilotImplementationof PortfolioManagementwithGuidance andSupport
of MicrosoftPartner’sSSRSReportsDesignDeliverablesinthe followingareas:Portfolio
Management,Resource Management, ChangeManagementandDemandManagement.
Ideationof prototype of PortfolioPipelineforProposedandActive Projects.Supportto
Environmentsetup.CrossTrainvendors inuse of the new tool designedinthe
Project Server 2010 Specialist for GalaxE Solutions
June 2014 – August2014
GalaxE Solutions- Somerset,NewJersey
Consulting on the Microsoft Project Server 2010 – 2013 Capabilities as well as
Recommendations for Configuration for new clients and Supporting the Project Server
EnvironmentsforClientsonthe East Coast as well as Trainingon the PPMTool functionality.
Project Server Site Current State Analysis, Project Server Reports Analysis for Future State
Project Server Training Support.
Project Server 2013 Tool Consultant
March 2014 – June 2014
CIT - Livingston,NewJersey
Requirements gathering and Solutions Support. Recommendations for PPM Processes for
Portfolio Pipeline as well as RPMO Framework. Training and mentoring internal staff as well
as consultants on the use of Project Server 2010 as an introduction to the 2013 rollout as it
relates the current environment for Project Scheduling and all artifacts associated with the
SDLC internal Process.PresentedproposedbuildoutforEPM Frameworkas well as Portfolio
Management Organizational Workflow with potential SharePoint vs Project Sites build out.
Current State and Gap Analysis presented to inform Organization of required Road map to
complete the Project Server 2013 Build. Installation & Configuration. Review of field
definitions to move from 201 to 2013 versions. Administration of Project Hosts Server
Environment by adding new users to SharePoint System groups. Build out and Training of
Departments Project Server Training materials and Training. Manage Test Environment and
Maintenance toensure bothenvironments’data synced. Advisoryresource forProjectServer
2013. Requirements Gathering for Project Server 2013.
VPMi PPM - Portfolio Management and PPM Software Consultant
December2012 – January2104
ExpressScripts - FranklinLakes,NewJersey
Town Hall Speaking
Go To Meeting
Front End Mail Order Pharmacy Systems Execution Department Portfolio Management.
ManagedPortfolioinexcessof 50milliondollarsincludingDept.Of DefenseMedicalPharmacy
Mail OrderDepartmentProjectswithMedicare partB andotherPharmacyProjects.PPMTool
VPMi consultant for Demand Management - Resource Management responsibilities for
Supply and Demand, Capacity Planning, Resource Forecasting & Budget. Project Portfolio
ManagementTool (Virtual PortfolioManagementintranet) package forreview of Allocations
to Work plans.Supportto resourcesonthe VPMi - PPM system.VPMIDashboardsupportfor
100 users. Management and Training of for 100 Project Managers, 82 Technical Consultants
and 10 Tech Leads and Creationof PortfolioDashboardforExecutive Status.Developmentof
departmentPMIProcesses.PortfolioPipeline SharePointReportsandsupport.VPMi Resource
ManagementReports.VPMi Project& Time Managementguidance.PPMVPMi SupportDesk
for Project Managers, Resource Managers and end user support .Management of all Go-Live
deliverydatesforProjectrollupstoPortfolioDashboard.Executive PortfolioStatusof Funding
throughExecution.ManagedPortfolioof over100 ProjectswithBudget.Ran PortfolioStatus
Meetingsand Pipeline meetings.PreparedPortfolioManagementExecutive presentationsof
Programs. Implemented Process for Project data migration.
Planview 11.0 SPM Consultant
May 2012 – November2012
AARP - WashingtonDC
AdvisortoInsurance OrganizationonInstallationandConfigurationof Planview SPMModule.
Link to PPM Tool for Life Cycle and Enterprise Resource Management. Service Portfolio
management Module. Enterprise Architecture Management of Application Portfolio of
Projects over50 millioninBudget.Application PortfolioManagementstructureswithModel
buildas well asRequirementsandTechSpecsof Software.Advise ApplicationOwnersonuse
of Tool.SPMIT IT Service PortfolioManagementandProjectPlantoproduce Deliverablesfor
SPM Rollout linked to Project Portfolio Management EPM. Planview Specialist and Advisor.
Technical Specification Documents for Planview Enterprise,Administration and Support for
version 10.4. Management of Application Inventory.
Project Server 2010 Consultant
March 2012 – May 2012
Merck - NorthWales,Pennsylvania
Built Project Server 2010 Migration Plan for over 1000 projects and supported Project
Managers in the Conversion of MSPS 2010 from Project 2007. Assisted Project Managers in
the use of the tool as well as supported the Financial Management process, run numbers
againstSAP,Time Tracking,ProjectManagementandResource Managementfunctionality.1st
Line of Support for Errors and Training for the Organization. Built presentations with
Instructionsand managedProgram and ProjectManagers as well as Supportfor PMO Leads.
Gap AnalysisforProjectServer2010 withrecommendationfor& SharePointenhancements.
Ran all day Support Center for Microsoft Project Server 2010.
Associate Director – EPM Practice Clarity & Project Server
Paragon Solutions- Cranford,NJ
Views & Portlets
Corel PaintShop Pro
SOX -Sarbanes Oxley
Remedy & Magic
Call Center &Help Desk
Hyperion & SAP
Data Center Relocations
Web Portal Rollouts
Merck & Company
Nov 2004 – Jan 2005
MS Project 2003
Portfolio Build for
Operations Projects with
Project Server and SOX
Practice Manager of EPM buildwithEPMProcesses,Clarity&ProjectServer2010
Technologies (Advised Executive Team)
Program Director/Manager – Project Server 2010 Requirements
September 2009 – September 2011 Bristol Myers Squibb , Princeton, New Jersey
(Managed 20 Project Managers directly reporting ) Managed Pipeline of over 30 million in Projects
with over 49 projects) Built CIO and Leadd Director status presentations of the Next Gen Program.
Lead Program Direction of Project Managers with projects in the top ten initiatives - “Next
“to PMO Organization. BuiltEPMProcessforSatellite PMO. Microsoft Project Server 2010 –
PortfolioServer advisor. BuiltDashboardfor SharePointTeamsite. EstablishedPMOStatus
Reporting Process, Project Management Process, Go No Go, Financial Management Process
as well as Stage Gate Criteria. Developed presentations for Steering Committee for CIO.
Planview 9 PPM Tool Consultant
December2008 – April 2009
Blue Cross Blue Shield , Providence,Rhode Island
(Resource Managed 100 Project Managers)
largest Blue Cross FACETS Program at $140,000.000 budget “Blue Transit” of BCBSRI.
Supported Project & Resource Management processes as well as on and off-board into
Planview Toolset. Trained Project Managers on use of Planview application. Built best
practices for PMO organization and lead the team resources in Time & Reporting process in
the Planview Application. Created Planview Business Objects Reports for Management. Built
ProjectPortfolioof projects.Managedschedules&financialsaswell ascritical path. Mapped
Planview toLifecycle.Ran&executedaswell ascustomizedPlanview Reports. Configuration
of Scorecard and Lifecycle.
ePMO Process Lead Engineer Clarity Specialist
May 2007 – November2008
Comcast Cable, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
(Managed PMO staff of 3)
Management and Strategy & Scoping. PMO Build for Comcast Investment Portfolio.Build of
HighLevel Frameworkof EnterpriseProjectManagement,CurrentState Assessment,andBest
practice processmodelingtosupportfuture state of Program ManagementOffice.Designof
Associated Artifacts, i.e. Templates & designs for each sub-process. Created, designedand
implemented sub process level workflows and established Portfolio Management practices
and mentoring of Comcast Portfolio Management staff. PMO directorystructure created for
PMO documentation storage. Portfolio Management processes to support Clarity
implementation & recommendation for Dashboard Reporting and Portfolio Maintenance as
well as Project Approval and Stage Gate Process.
PMO Process Engineer Project Server 2007
April 2007 – April 2008
Merck & Company, West Point,Pennsylvania
Jan 2004 – Mar 2004
EPM and PMO Build out.
Dec 2003 – Jan 2004
BuiltEPM and PMO
Apr 2001 – Sept 2002
Senior Project Manager
Managed & Trained
Portfolio of strategic IT
Contributed to build of
PMO Methodology as
well as Project Central
and Project Server 2002
September 2000 – April
2001 January 2006
United Water, Oradell,
Sept 1997 – Sept 2000
Supported NT Desktop &
JH March &McLennan
Aug 1992 – Sept 1997
Help Desk Manager
5 YEARS in Insurance
projects from Lotus
Notes to AS/400
(Trained PMO Delivery Team of 10)
Process Designer of PMO Processes: Portfolio Management,Project Management, Financial
Management, Resource Management and others. PMO Build for Merck's (SMO) Solutions
Management Office for Delivery Mgmt. Support for Configuration of Microsoft Project
Portfolio Server 2007 for Project Managers and Program Managers Status Reporting of
Portfolio. ITProcessExcellence (ITPX) ProcessEngineerforCostEstimationProcessandWBS
build. Train and Mentor of PMO staffing & Shared Services on PMBest Industry Practice.
Portfolio Management Specialist – Clarity & Project Server
August2007 – April 2007
ETHICON, a Johnson& JohnsonCo., Somerville.New Jersey
(Trained & Managed 100 Project Managers on Project Server Portfolio Management)
Managed Large R&D Portfolio Built EPM Process Designer of PPM - Project and Portfolio
Management methodology for R&D division. Designed high level EPM (Enterprise Project
Management) Framework, Development of Process workflows and Portfolio Framework in
Microsoft Visio to for R &D, Development of Project Management Process that included:
“Project Status Reporting”, “Project Plan Development” and “Project Tracking & Control”,
Developmentof Resource ManagementProcessthatincluded“Resource Supply&Demand”,
“Resource Allocation”and Resource Optimization,Creationof WBSAutomated Templatesfor
R&D, Clinical and others to align to Clarity PPM and Stage Gate. Recommendations for
Enterprise ProjectManagementStructure aswell asGovernance Methods.Recommendation
of Migration from GenSight to Project Server 2007.
Project Server 2003 & SharePoint - PMO Solutions Provider
March 2006 – August2006
Educational TestingServices, Princeton,NewJersey
Managed small 5 MillionDollarProgram
PMO developer introducing project management and Microsoft Project Server 2003 with
SharePoint EPMsolutions) Statement of Work - Implemented Project Management Support
for large-scale business project. Implemented Program and Project Management
Maintenance process, Build out of multilevel large-scale project plan in MSP 2003. Manage
team of project managersto buildout projectschedulesandtaskdeliverables.Guide project
managers on PMI process, Sync of Microsoft Project Server project file to independent MSP
client file. Deliver and test framework for project plan maintenance. Development of
SharePoint site areas, SharePoint Administration, for user access, meeting workspace and
development of updates to team site.
Presented recommendation to streamline multiple environments of Project Server.
Portfolio Manager Project Server 2003
January2006 – March 2006
(Mentored IT staff on PMO Methods)
Dashboardfor Oracle JD Edwardsproject.Mentoredprojectmanagersonproject
manual ProjectPortfolioof overwithreportingcapabilitiesforbudget,tasks,andresources
to manage IT Budget.Trainedstaff on Microsoft Project2003 capabilities.Facilitated
Jan 1989 – Nov 1991
AS/400 Systems installs
Apr 1987 – Dec 1988
Managed Unix and
Milestone metricsreportingmeetingswithPowerPointandArtboard PMO visual aids.
workflowswithsupportandmentoringof “Change Management”processandworkflowsfor
HP PPM - Mercury ITG - PMO Tool Specialist
November2005 – January2006
Dunn & Bradstreet, RedBank,NewJersey
Introduced PMO tool Option for IT Governance. Supported Bulasoft and Business Edge on
implementation of Mercury ITG. Project plan created for implementation and process
workflows.Setupof ITGovernance tosupportBusinessRequirements.WorkedwithSolutions
ArchitecttodevelopMercuryITGforrollout.SupportMercurystaff onthe toolsetcapabilities.
Develop and configure software to prepare Burlasoft for implementation. Completed
validationphase toturnover to Mercury and Burlasoft. Program – Mercury ITG pilot rollout.
PMO Builder Project Server 2003
January 2005 – January2006
Built Project Management Office Trained Reinsurance users on Project Management
methodology as well as how to manage a large scale Data Migration of Reinsurance data.
LoadedClaims& P&Cprojectplansintothe projectserveraswell asattendedhighlevel PMO
project meetings to overlook the designed project management process, A full-scale PMO
Assessment was approved with proposed budget to perform a full PMO Build for client. The
Structure of the PMOincludedTemplates&formsdesign,PMO/SDLCprocess&methodology
implementationwithdesignandprocess workflows, Trained all project managers and Mentored
PMO Director to manage all aspects of a PMO. Project modeled initiative for Data Management
and implemented rollout of Project Server 2003 and SharePoint.
MS Project Server 2003 Consultant & EPM Process Engineer
March 2004 – November 2005
Lucent Technologies, MurrayHill,NewJersey
(Managed vendor resources)
Re-engineeredPMOprocesstomapto Enterprise ProjectManagementdue toimpactof MSP
2003 rollout. Managed & Supported Vendor and Internal project management as PMO
Process. Supported the MS Project Server 2003 Pilot and Development environment.
Compliance with Sarbanes Oxley Standards driven to meet business needs. Provided PMO
trainingof Resource Management,AnnualBudgetplanning,ProjectEstimatingandmodeling,
Project and Program Planning processes. Built out enterprise project management project
plan templates. Managed EPM project team to support the new Time & Reporting process.
RestructuredkeyIT deliverymodelsforKnowledge center.Re-engineeredProjectPlanning&
Scoping process and re-writes of SOP documents. Supported for Hyperlens MS Project
integration. Produced all SDLC and PMO Methodologies in Project Server Templates as
preliminarybuildfor Project Server project uploadsof projects plansto server environment.
Managed Project Web Access.
Sr. Program Manager September2002 – November
AIG, JerseyCity,NewJersey - Insurance
Managed over 100 Project Managers for large scale desktop program. Implemented Budget
and Program Tracking of over 10 Million dollars. Introduced PMO initiative to Windows XP
DesktopMigrationof 20,000 Claims&P&Caswell asDBGusers,Windows2000Serverrollout,
IT SecurityforApplicationsDevelopmentforXPcomplianceandSQL2000 Rollout.Strategized
Enterprise IT Infrastructure projects for stakeholder reporting in Claims & DBG divisions.
Introduced PMI Methodology to internal SDLC Process Improvement. Managed Technical
project Managers and Developers for error free conditions of United States rollout. Developed
Roll-out plan in Microsoft Project 2000 tool and Vendor managed team using PMI principles
from initiation to project Closing.
State UniversityofNew York,Manhattan , New York September1980 - December1982
NewJerseyInstitute of Technology September1983 – June 1984
SpecializedinComputerScience,DOSProgrammingandDatabase DB2programmingas and
Chubb Institute August1995 – December1999
IT Training Center, Edison,New Jersey
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