Kerry R. Landers
Senior Project Manager and Sr. Solutions Architect/ IT Infrastructure
Kerry Landers is currently assigned to General Electric Healthcare as a Senior Project/Program Manager. He has recently completed a successful engagement with General Electric (GE) Senior Solutions Architect (SSA) in the Aviation Infrastructure Technical Services Group (TSG). He has over 18 years of Project/Program Management experience, has been a Solutions Architect, Senior Business Analyst, Data Center Operations Manager, and a successful Project Coordinator.
Kerry has, at times, supervised in excess of 60 personnel. He is assertive, relentless in the pursuit of process excellence, requires little or no supervision, is innovative in his approach to problem solving, he is flexible, influential, well-educated, and a master at conflict resolution.
Additionally Kerry is a Top-Notch PMBOK and MS-Project expert, is a Member of the Project Management Institute – PMI – and is Pre-qualified by PMI as a Project Manager authorized to take the PMP exam.
PROJECT/PROGRAM TECHNICAL/MANAGEMENT STRENGTHS and EXPERIENCES
Expert Process Engineer
Project Management Body of Knowledge – PMBOK 4th Edition - Expert Level
International Standardization Organization (ISO) Implementation compliance - General Electric Aviation
DPMM – digital Project Management Methodology – General Electric
SDP-21 - Academic
Business Plans –Financials – Project forecasting
Multiple Team Management
Earned Value Management System (EVMS) – Earned Value Analysis
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) SAP Business One
Nodal transitioning projects
Data Center Operations – Installations - refreshes - migrations
Full – SDLC
Telecommunications – Provisioning
dPMM – Digital Project Management Methodology
CMMi – Levels I and II
Federal and Secular Contract (RFP/Q/I) development and submission (GSA schedules)
SLA Development and negotiation
Team Building and Conflict Resolution expert level
RECENT and HISTORICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Senior Program Manager – General Electric Healthcare – Process engineer – Charged with current process analysis and review, Requirements Gathering, Project Plan Development, SOW, WBS, and implementation of a re-tooled internal lean process.
Senior Solutions Architect – Manages multiple projects running simultaneously (20+). Technical solutions and review. Complete Technical Architecture Document (TAD) Solutions development and formal presentation. Multiple Projects valued in millions (+) of dollars.
Data Center Operations Management SME – GE Global Operations – Data Center migrations – refreshes – and installations. Project Manager and Solutions Architect tasked with cradle to grave Data Center project management. Projects involved planning (SOW – WBS) multiple server farms refreshes, physical moves, communications (to include wireless), software development, and security. Assigned as SME point-of-contact for all Data Center Operations re: Assigned Global and Military – National Security sensitive projects.
Data Center Installation – PatriotOne – Project Planned installation of the Data Center - created turnkey fully functional operation – Successful project completed on time and under budget.
Additional duty – assigned to assist GE Solution’s Architect personnel in the internal Obsolescence and Rationalization Project
Project Manager – Implementation of SAP Business One - ERP
Project Manager – PMBOK Expert Level knowledge and implementation base
Contract – SME Responsible for overseeing and project managing an enterprise wide network. This included the research (User Needs Analysis), planning, development, and implementation of LAN and WAN infrastructure associated with a Data Center and a Large Scale User Based environment. (Detroit Medical Center). Complete management of legacy system upgrade – HW and SW – Successful. IBM Platform – CISCO communications – Topology mapping
Contract – SME - Network Project Team Lead – Process definition and topology mapping - to include working daily with end user/customers and vendors to define, analyze and provide solutions to meet future customer's data communication requirements. (Hayworth Furniture). Data Center daily interface – Analysis of an international size Server Farm – 30+ Servers
Contract – SME - Responsibilities involve the end-to-end evaluation, planning, detailed design, implementation and support of secure network architectures, including the installation and configuration of network hardware and software devices, telecommunications (Frame Relay) (PBX) and trouble shooting of network related problems. (Child Support Enforcement System – State of Michigan)
Contract – SME Develops project plans, cost analysis, equipment requirements, presentations, technical support documentation and proposals in accordance with the project requirements. Conducts technical evaluations of equipment and network architectures in support of customer requirements. (K-Mart World HQ)
Contract - able to work independently as well as part of a project team making technical decisions and delivering solutions based on limited information and short completion time frames. (State of Michigan – Department of Information Technology)
Successful SME re: Mission Critical large legacy system parallel to conversion (migration) management experience. Healthcare
Interfaces extremely well with customers, vendors, peers, and very senior executive management as required.
April 2009 – Current
Senior Program/Project Manager – General Electric Healthcare – Global IT Division – Burlington, Vermont.
Program Manager – General Electric Healthcare Global IT sales and Service Team process re-engineering.
SME – Variety of internal projects – CTD-S-I, Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA) project, Time Study.
Architecture Documentation preparation and presentation
Technical Design Documentation (TAD)
Technical As-Is/To-Be documentation research and solution development
Expert CXX Executive Level Presentation Skills
May 2007 to April 2009
Project Manager/Senior Solutions Architect –Technical Services Group (TSG) – General Electric Aviation – Cincinnati, Ohio.
Responsible for 22 active multi-million dollar international General Electric Aviation Projects
Drives dPMM project deliverables and owns project architectural solutions
Solutions Architect for multiple technical projects running simultaneously.
Security and Export Control compliance and documentation preparation
Technical Architecture Documentation preparation and presentation
Technical Design Documentation (TAD)
Technical As-Is/To-Be documentation research and solution development
Gathers and delivers TSG funding requirements for dPMM Projects
Oral and written presentation experience
Executive level project/program management skills
November 2005 to May 2007
Senior Project Manager – Infrastructure Architect – PatriotOne Professionals - Troy, Michigan
SME – Data Center Infrastructure Architect - Ground Floor to Launch establishment of the corporate data center. This included the planning, purchasing (vendor negotiations), and overseeing of all hardware installations, software installations, website development, and all internal and external communications (T1). All electrical code, all pre-launch Disaster Recovery Planning and Policy, and all came in before time and under budget.
Integrated SAP Business One
Risk ID, Risk Response Planning, SLA development, Disaster Recovery.
Conducted Stakeholder Project Pre-Plan Research; User Needs Analysis and Survey.
MS-Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
Responsible for modular - internal business process definition/discovery, coordination, requirements gathering, budget reporting, as well as the Project-Wide Process development, and documentation. (MS-Project and Toolbook)
Business Continuity Plan – BCP Generator
May 2002 to September 2005
Senior Project Manager/Technical Operations Manager, CloudVoice Telecom - Telecommunications Corporation of Southfield, Michigan
Complete responsibility of Corporate Project Planning, Budget tracking, Deviation Control, Disaster Recovery Plan, Utilized Rational Unified Process Methodology.
Data Center Manager – Pre-Planned and relocated this medium sized data center to a new location without incident. This move included the relocation of a small server farm, mass storage devices, CISCO Routers and Hubs.
Lead Project Manager - Federal contract selection, management, preparation, submission (RFI/P/Q), and negotiations.
Chief negotiator and procurement officer regarding technical procurement of all telecommunications, hardware, software, and computer equipment.
Complete responsibility for the technical and business analysis/need assessment of in-house corporate and customer technology upgrades.
Exercises daily telecommunication expertise in all areas of the telecommunications industry: Sales, Customer Relations, Inventory Control, and Help Desk Personnel.
Responsible for the daily monitoring of industry shifts in technology and pricing.
Well experience in the technical application of Voice-Over-Internet Protocol (VOIP) methodology and systems.
October 1992 to June 2000:
Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Detroit, Michigan - Compuware Corporation
Senior Systems Engineer/Data Center Manager – Enterprise-Wide Senior Supervisor and Business Manager/Analyst of the Detroit Medical Center 24x7 Data Center Operation.
Supervised and managed five-hospital data center and technical laboratory system network.
Directly responsible for literally thousands of hospital mission critical computer systems that required “real time” laboratory instrumentation interface, data recording and routing.
Supervised and achieved a successful migration from Dual IBM 7000 Mainframe series system to newly client server configured 4-Digital Alpha System w/optics. System operating environment was proprietary to the Detroit Medical Center.
Disaster Recovery plan reviewed and updated – No off-site backup policy detected at initial review. Implemented dual Off- Site backup policy and created a standing policy that the Disaster Recovery plan be treated as a living document, not a document that was a paper drill created for appearance.
Project Coordinator/Computer Engineer - Compuware Corporation, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Business Analyst and Project Coordinator - State of Michigan
Contracted to Child Support Enforcement System Implementation Project Team as a Business Analyst and Project Coordinator responsible for internal business process coordination, requirements gathering, budget reporting, Project-Wide Process development, and documentation. (Toolbook and MS-Project Tools). Reporting directly to the Project Manager of this $90 Million Dollar federally mandated project.
Technical Operations Manager – Macomb County – State of Michigan Child Support Enforcement System
(CSES). Directly responsible and supervisor for process definition/implementation and complete technical operation for the Third largest County CSES site in the state of Michigan. This position demanded direct user interface for determining user requirements and the hardware/Software migration, planning and implementation of the CSES system into the county court system - location.
Additional responsibility: this position required LAN/WAN routing connectivity upgrade, planning, and maintenance of the local data center operation into the CSES project headquartered in Lansing Michigan. Responsible for the Macomb County CSES Disaster recovery policy and documentation.
Technical Operations Manager – Wayne County – State of Michigan Child Support Enforcement System
(CSES). Directly responsible and supervisor for process definition/implementation and complete technical operation for the largest CSES site in the state of Michigan. This para-project location required skills in Software/Hardware refreshes for an over 1200 node LAN/WAN network with the technical integration, maintenance, and support documentation of 18 “off site” Family Independence Agency (FIA) (FOC - Friend of the Court) locations.
Additionally this position required the technical migration of an antiquated (legacy) system to a new client server environment. This was achieved via running system development and QA testing in a “parallel” mode.
Additional Responsibility: this position required LAN/WAN routing connectivity upgrade, planning, and maintenance of the local data center operation into CSES headquartered in Lansing Michigan.
Business Analyst/ Computer Engineer - Kmart World Headquarters, Troy Michigan - Compuware Corporation
Contracted - Year 2000 Project (Y2K) - Responsible for complete analysis of Kmart’s National hardware technical infrastructure. Complete Deliverable: Planned and developed complete technical business strategy for year 2000 conversion. Developed a contingency seven year archive retrieval system and was a contributor to the design, implementation, and documentation of K-Marts national Y2K technical disaster recovery plan.
Business Analyst – Computer Engineer Hayworth Furniture, Holland, Michigan - Compuware Corporation
Year 2000 Project (Y2K) - Responsible for complete technical analysis of Hayworth’s international LAN and WAN system headquartered in Holland, Michigan.
Position required direct interface and requirements interviewing/gathering of all infrastructure and departmental executives (as well as all technical SME’s) in an effort to develop and deliver a technical business plan timeline for complete Hayworth system backup, restoration, and archived data retrieval prior to Y2K rollover. Contract successfully completed.
Personally planned, documented, and installed (specifically for Hayworth furniture technical SME’s
and data center management personnel) a technically proficient local area network Test-LAN for pre- Y2K rollover implementation evaluation.
VETERAN/MILITARY - Combat Veteran - Active Military Service: Member of the Official Military Escort to President of the United States - 3 Years
Top Secret White House Category II Security Clearance (inactive)
Security Clearance capable - Any Required Level
Member - the 3rd US Infantry “The Old Guard”
SPECIAL SKILLS AND HONORS
Expert documentation and executive level presentation skills
Proficient in four languages: Greek and Hebrew written interpretive skills. English – fluent. German - Light
Author – “Small Group Mechanics” 2002 – A work on process definition – pending revision and secular publication
Preface mention in the book "The Automated Manager" by the Director of the FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 1992
EDUCATION – All official transcripts available upon request.
Bachelor of Science BS - Business Management – Park University – Graduate – 1996
Masters Degree: MDiv – Southern Seminary – Graduate – 2002
Doctor of Philosophy: PhD – Louisiana Baptist University – Graduate – 2005
Dissertation: Small Group Mechanics – Process Analysis-Definition and Group Dynamics: 14 chapters - 200 Pages