Dave Parra

PMP, Project & Product Manager - Operations Specialist
Reply rate:
-
Availability:
Full-time (40 hrs/wk)
Age:
35 years old
Location:
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Experience:
11 years
David Parra KEY SKILLS PMP, Project Manager & Operations Specialist Project planning PERSONAL SUMMARY Quality assurance Product development Operations management Product management A high calibre individual with gravitas and a proven track record of successful product and project management through methodical, thorough and diligent work. As a natural relationship builder, David is equipped with the vision and purpose to dive organizational change. He is flexible and able to adapt positively to any challenges that arise. David is also comfortable at making difficult decisions and taking ownership of key issues. CERTIFICATIONS April 2016 PMP Certified Project Management Professional Project Management Institute (PMI) LEAN methodologies Change management ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS July 2015 – In Progress Staff management Project reporting October 2011 – February 2015 Resource management March 2008 – April 2011 Risk management February 2002 – April 2005 Contract administration Process improvement Customer development Process management Managing clients Procurement routes Budgetary controls MBA in Project Management King Juan Carlos University Madrid – Spain Diplom in Classical Music, Artistic Training and Philosophy The Berlin University of Arts (UDK) University Berlin – Germany Bachelor of Science in Information Technology FVU Florida – USA Superior Technical in Informatics Technical Institute Antonio José de Sucre Barquisimeto - Venezuela CAREER HISTORY GOOGLE TERANEURO KNOWLEDGE GRAPH PROJECT (USA/Germany) Project Manager & Team Lead April 2013 – Present Leading a team of 40 members and primarily responsible for establishing, monitoring, and executing project plans. In charge of delivering projects that improve a clients business applications, infrastructure and processes, and doing this within time, on budget and to the highest standards. Duties: • Managing the day-to-day operational aspects of the project. • Establishing the overall success criteria for a project, including; time, cost, technical and performance parameters. • Writing progress reports & presenting them to directors. • Monitoring all work in accordance with schedules. • Producing accurate financial reports. • Generating Work Packages and tracking activities against the detailed project plans. CLEOO INC. (Switzerland) IT & Design Senior Project Manager June 2012 – April 2013 LANGUAGES English: fluent German: fluent Spanish: fluent Portuguese: fluent Responsible for estimating the work to be done, identify dependencies, critical path activities, & the resources needed for each project. Also in charge of leading various IT enabled initiatives in a fast paced team and a changing organization. Duties: • Arranging and managing all project related meetings. • Preparing Project Initiation documentation. • Writing detailed and summarized project progress reports. • Maintaining and completing Project Key Performance Indicators. • Reviewing and approving all project documentation. NEOMEDIA C.A (Venezuela) Co-Founder IT Project Manager December 2008 – June 2012 Accountable for managing the entire scope of a project, from prioritization to delivery. Responsible for getting to the crux of our clients’ needs, creating water-tight project plans and ensuring exemplary delivery on time and within budget. Also in charge of ensuring compliance with applicable policies and all legal or regulatory requirements. Duties: • Producing & maintaining project management plans. • Responsible for costing, estimating and planning projects. • Responsible for ensuring best value is obtained for the project including supplier base, use of internal and external resources. • Managing the project team including any subcontractors. • Undertake of all monthly project financial cost reporting. • Ensuring staff and sub contractors time-sheets are accurately completed. PERSONAL SKILLS HEWLETT PACKARD (Venezuela) Assistant Project Manager June 2006 – November 2008 Solution orientated Good team player Relationship building Detail orientated Decision making Responsible for client progress meetings on and off site, cost control, invoicing, variation claims, invoice payment resolution and conditions of contract. Also worked closely with other departmental managers to promote overall company effectiveness. Duties: • Updating project plans to include agreed changes. • Provided project support for all off site activities. • Organizing and facilitating Project Steering / Operating Committees meetings. • Preparing status reports for use in communication to stakeholders. • Escalating issues and areas of concern to senior managers. Perseverance PROCTER & GAMBLE (Venezuela) IT & Intranet Specialist February 2005 – April 2006 Attention to detail Confident Flexible & adaptable Positive attitude Results driven TECHNICAL SKILLS PRINCE2 AGILE PM XM extreme manufacturing Scrum Acting as Intranet Manager helping the organization to enhance their intranet, supporting multiple channels for employee collaboration and access to information and knowledge Duties: • Developing knowledge products based on technical materials for internal stakeholders • Maintaining monitoring and evaluating tools for use in tracking and reporting monthly metrics • Creating quarterly quality assurance reports • Monitoring intranet help inboxes and respond to requests • Managing and update intranet how-to guides • Helping users across all employee groups and levels to participate in and build a lively intranet community PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES • • • • • • •• • • Forward thinking with a problem solving mentality. Possessing a responsible attitude, tact, patience, and courtesy. Comfortable working on numerous, smaller size pieces of work. Ability to operate under pressure and deliver to demanding deadlines. Achieving results through others. Able to self start own improvement initiatives. Capable of working under limited supervision. Motivating Project or Program teams to own and complete tasks assigned to them. Conflict management and prioritization skills. Kanban Quality Models ISO 9126 Total Quality Management CCPM Crystal Clear Scrum ban PERSONAL DETAILS David Parra Bosestr- Berlin – Germany T:- REFERENCES – Available on request. PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES • • • •• • • • • • • • Good track record of managing complex multifunctional projects in various environments. Creating effective, informed and highly motivated teams focused on delivery. Comprehensive understanding of project management methodologies. Experience of working with sponsors, stakeholders, and solution providers. Successful and demonstrable delivery of results from a client site. Superb customer facing skills. Producing and delivering project documentation, e.g. user manuals and support. Accurately identifying a clients key requirements. Managing and supporting the testing and implementation of business initiatives. Experience of web development, new business and marketing projects. Strong verbal and written communication skills. OTHER COMPETENCES Time Management, MS Project, JIRA, Asana, Basecamp, Software Architecture, Software Engineering(SE), Functional Management, Object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD), UML(Unified Modeling Language), Mobile Patterns, ADL (Architecture Description Language), RUP(Rational Unified Process), XP(Extreme Programming), Autocad, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HP OpenView ServiceDesk und HelpDesk,PHP, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL, PASCAL, Visual Basic, Flash, Eclipse, Joomla, Wordpress.

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