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K S ARAVIND, PRINCE 2, ITIL, MBA.
Contact No.: +91- 9940094353 +91 8087003747
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TELECOM PROJECT MANAGER
CORE TELECOM SERVICE DELIVERY IP & DATA PROJECTS
Experienced Techno commercial project manager with 10.4 years of success leading all phases
of diverse technology projects; Project managing Telecom & IT wide range of products which includes
core transmission, radio build, IP/MPLS build and IP & Data & Enterprise LAN products.
Continuous Improvement; Done Continuous improvement plan for project time scales reductions
based on six sigma process maps using Critical to Quality parameters.
Excellent communicator; leverage technical, business and project process map acumen to
communicate effectively with client executives, Sponsors and their respective teams.
Technical knowledge in Enterprise IP projects roll out and project management methodologies.
Able to manage large project teams and known for high-quality deliverables that meet or exceed timeline
and budgetary targets.
SDH & DWDM technologies
Networking & IP MPLS
MS Project planning
Scheduling & Change
SAP ERP (Procurement)
Team Building & Mentoring
Client Relations &Presentations
Business & IT applications
Frameworks : ITIL Service Operations, Service Transition, ETOM, Six Sigma
NMS/Equipment: ECI, Huawei OSN9500, U2000, Ciena 6500, MSPP 1684, Infinera DTN-X
Database Tools: Metasolv, MORI, Amdocs Crammer, OSS-Cygnet, GPS
Tools : NIKU, ORMT, E-Template, Clarify, Remedy, SAP, SUC SharePoint, Oracle ECRM
TATA COMMUNICATIONS TRANSFORMATION SERVICES, PROJECT MANAGER- PROJECT
MANAGEMENT, CHENNAI- Since JAN 2011
Functional & Managerial Skills:
Project Managing AT&T ‘s client SHELL for their IT infrastructure projects using AT&T’s managed
Handling as per PMO (Project Management Office) guidelines for deliveries of Transmission, IP& Data,
International projects for AT&T, Vodafone & SEACOM Clients.
Reviewing Project document (MDS) from the GPS and engaging resources using project deliverables.
Ensuring effective usage of AT&T‘s product deliveries by using AT&T LAN & WAN managed Services.
Conduct project kick off meetings, timely communication of project progress and completion of project
interim milestones with Key stakeholders.
Directs & Manage Project engineering team, PIM, SDM , Change management & baseline constraints
Project Weekly status call & Reports on Project progress and Stakeholder engagement on high profile
During execution sending trackers of Project Finance Forecasts, MS Project Plan on deliverable status
Responsible for engaging third party Service providers for transport and last mile orders using
Engage change management for change implementation & attending CAB meetings.
Post Implementation closure tasks in GPS & Viewops tools. Handover to Operations.
Scope management & Baseline project plan with commitments from project stakeholders using MS
Maintaining a living project plan throughout the project life cycle and compliance to Change Control
Updating weekly status & effort hours estimates in Project Control Worksheet & Viewops
Compliance to Risk management process through RAID tracker updates in Risk Register.
Ensuring periodic status reporting using appropriate metrics to higher management and clients.
Maintain day-to-day operational, Service Level agreements (SLA), Information repository.
Daily / Weekly/Monthly Status Reporting and calls with project stakeholders including Project Highlights
reports and project status reports & Lessons Learned in closure documents.
Onsite visit to Johannesburg for SEACOM client meeting , interactions with suppliers to launch enterprise
products and SLA meeting in Nov 2015.
Awarded Blue Ribbon for successfully completing a programme and received appreciation from Head of
Fixed Networks-Vodafone UK.
Received appreciation from Head of Operations-SEACOM for successfully completing Netflix 1GB
EoMPLS network build in short duration.
Received appreciation from Head of Enterprise services for successfully completing 10G order for
customer Aberdeen Asset Management on short period.
Successfully executed DXC Migration Programme and received award from UK Client for delivering on
time within budget and cost saving of 15K £.
Drove the high-quality completion of Continuity network build for multi service platform resiliency in South
England for Implementing the projects for Enterprise clients including:
Successfully done BWA radio migration for Vodafone 4G roll out in Northwest England.
BT Support Engineer-Bharti Airtel Services, Chennai (2006 to 2011)
Managing & installing core and access networks of BT POP (Point of Presence) in Chennai on MPLS
(Multiple Protocol label Switching), M&B (Media & Broadcast), using Bharti’s OFC Network.
Liaising with Space & power team for rack cabling & pre cabling from ODF rack till BT rack.
Commissioning of new STM-N links till access E1 ccts through wrapping from DDF to BT Rack.
Easy adoption of ECRM tool for updating complaints & RFO to clients with in SLA.
Configuring ASMI G.703 and V.35 Modem at Client sites during technical troubleshooting for IP
Tracking all handover circuits and updating inventories and keeping track of BT spare cards & modems.
Rewards & Recognition
Awarded the ‘Hi FI” for successfully Implementing Enterprise IP projects in South Africa & Kenya at Tata
Communications in Aug 2015
Awarded the ‘Blue Ribbon’ for successfully completing critical programme much before the target date
at Tata Communications in June 2014.
Awarded the ‘Extra Mile’ for successfully executing project on time at Tata Communications in Mar 2013.
Awarded the ‘Shining Star of the Week’ at Bharti Airtel Services Ltd in Sep 2009
Education & Training Credentials
MBA –Communications, Annamalai University (2007-2009), an aggregate 68 %
BE-ECE, SNCET college, Anna University (2002- 2006), an aggregate 71 %
ITIL 2011 Foundation Certified, Axelos in 2014.
Prince 2 Foundation Certified , Axelos in 2016
PMI member with Member ID 3028617 and trained in PMP at Infocareer Chennai in 2013
CCNA trained from Sansbound ,Chennai in 2010
Date of Birth : 22/05/1984
Marital Status : Married
Languages Known : English, Hindi, and Tamil & Telugu
Pass port no : J3098992
Address : Flat F2, Lakshmanan Nivas, Venkatapuram, Ambattur, Chennnai-600053