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  1. 1. K S ARAVIND, PRINCE 2, ITIL, MBA. Contact No.: +91- 9940094353 +91 8087003747 ~ E-Mail: 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. Skills Summary Core Competencies: Project Management Service Delivery SDH & DWDM technologies Networking & IP MPLS Submarine Communications Project Lifecycle: Requirements Analysis MS Project planning Costing &Budgeting Scheduling & Change management (Remedy) SAP ERP (Procurement) Value-Added Leadership: Cross-Functional Supervision Team Building & Mentoring Client Relations &Presentations Business & IT applications Vendor Management Technical skills 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 Career Progression 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 network.  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.
  2. 2.  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 (Scope/Time/Cost)  Project Weekly status call & Reports on Project progress and Stakeholder engagement on high profile projects.  During execution sending trackers of Project Finance Forecasts, MS Project Plan on deliverable status and Milestones.  Responsible for engaging third party Service providers for transport and last mile orders using procurement process  Engage change management for change implementation & attending CAB meetings.  Post Implementation closure tasks in GPS & Viewops tools. Handover to Operations. Accountabilities:  Scope management & Baseline project plan with commitments from project stakeholders using MS Project plan.  Maintaining a living project plan throughout the project life cycle and compliance to Change Control process.  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. Accomplishments:  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: 1. HSBC 2. TESCO 3. AVIVA 4. CAPEGEMINI 5. CENTRICA 6. COLT .  Successfully done BWA radio migration for Vodafone 4G roll out in Northwest England. Early Career 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.
  3. 3.  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 customers.  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 PERSONAL SNIPPETS  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