Senior Project Consultant looking for cool opportunities in emerging technologies in Virginia Beach, VA
I am a Senior Project Consultant with skill sets that reach from the business processes to the conceptual technical design for many different types of businesses or technologies. I have worked on initiatives that has required me to play many different roles (many of them at the same time). This has allowed me to be flexible, adaptable, and creative to ensure delivery of the solution to the problem. The skills include the following business analysis, process analysis, requirements management, modeling, project management, conceptual UI design, testing, curiosity, willingness to learn, collaborative, and stratactical decision making I have utilized the skills above with innovative technologies such of web2.0, social media, social networking technologies, and cloud computing to strategize, plan, execute, and deliver within scope and budget. (w) http://keithprivette.com (w) http://about.me/keithprivette (w) http://twitter.com/keithprivette
Analysts International Corporation (AIC), Senior Business Analyst Consultant
March 2011 to present
Best Buy Corporation:
* Documented End to End processes for implementing an eCommerce Marketplace on BestBuy.com
* Developed and documented processes for processes product assortments from several supply partners.
* Managed user acceptance testing through several technical and business process implementations.
* Developed process models to integrate the online store, order management, fulfillment management, payment processing and Supplier\Seller management.
Target, Senior Business Analyst
June 2008 to March 2011
* Managing the functional ownership of Quality Center 9.2
* Developed and implemented the utilization of the requirements module within Quality Center 9.2
* Transition planning from one requirements management application to the requirements module in Quality Center 9.2
* Coach and Mentor project teams on the enterprise standard requirements management process called Scenario Based Requirements.
* Developed the process and documentation to use SBR with implementing packaged software. This area of improvement has helped many teams have more successful implementations and working relationships with their Vendors.
* Managed and Communicated the changes necessary for the improvements and enhancements for the SBR process for our Enterprise Release schedule. Managed the changes and communicated them to an Enterprise audience.
Free Arts Minnesota, Board Member
May 2008 to October 2010
Member of the Board of Directors for Free Arts Minnesota. I am also a Committee Member of the Major Gifts. I also help out as a volunteer in the office filling needs of around technology operations whenever necessary.
Weatherly Consulting, Inc., Senior Consultant
October 2006 to May 2008
Senior Business Analyst consultant for Weatherly Consulting. Providing leadership in the areas of consulting, recruiting, and sales support.
Thrivent Financial Project Work:
Senior Business Analyst : Business Systems Analyst
Project work for Client: business analysis, conceptual application design requirements, management of the business process architecture for implementation of an enterprise client relationship management software as a solution SaaS application.
Business Analyst : Systems Analyst : Project Manager : Release Manager
Project: Lead business analysis, system requirements management and quality assurance for an online Retirement Strategy tool called ThriveQ.com for Thrivent Financial
UnitedHealth Group, Senior IT Analyst/Project Manager
May 2005 to September 2006
Project: Led business analysis, system requirements management and quality assurance for an employer portal application. Responsible for writing the project scope, requirement documents, detailed design documents, test plans and user documents for an Employer Portal web application
Project: Led business analysis, project execution, discipline structure and senior leader communication efforts for the development of new software development lifecycle for the Employer Portal business group.
•Served as the "process development liaison" between senior management team and project management, development, architecture, business analyst, and quality assurance teams.
•Managed software requirements within the Rational Unified Process framework and facilitated the enhancement and maintenance of the new software development process for business requirements to be realized inside the Employer Portal application in a production environment
Alliance of Computer Professionals, Senior Business Analyst Consultant
December 2004 to May 2005
Carlson Companies (Client)
Project: Lead business analysis, system requirements management, project managed work breakdown activities, and quality assurance for the development of Carlson Marketing’s new Service Orientated Architecture Platform for their Service offerings within their loyalty business.
•Identified and documented internal/external business processes, developed and implemented methodological and process plans for the delivery and management of business and software/application requirements.
•Managed traceability of the business service offering requirements I was responsible for within the program to ensure the program was proceeding mitigating the risks of the dependencies for delivery of this new service orientated platform.
•Performed business analysis activities such as gathering requirements, managing those requirements through a project life cycle for their implementation of service orientated architecture of business services offerings.
Gelco Information Network, Business Analyst Manager
May 2004 to December 2004
Project:Lead project management and business analysis, system requirements management and quality assurance for the development of new electronic receipt submission application.
Project:Lead coordinated the work breakdown structures, business analysis, system requirements management and quality assurance for the development foreign currency reimbursement integration.
Project:Project Managed, lead business analysis, and provided subject matter expertise implementing a new software development lifecycle utilizing an iterative development methodology.
• Developed the business procedures to ensure the development teams had the
proper information exchange and approval processes to insure proper execution of
projects within this new methodology.
GMAC RFC, Business Systems Analyst III
August 1999 to May 2004
Managed project timelines; gathered, analyzed, modeled and tested throughout the development lifecycle; and monitored and reported on project budgets to ensure adherence to guidelines. Project was finished 2 months ahead of schedule and $500,000 under budget. This system created a on demand tool for submitting requests for appraisals that eliminated the need for an outside vendor, concurrently achieving a cost reduction in excess of $300,000 annually.
Built and documented a new Mortgage Portfolio Collection System that resulted in growing the portfolio collections from 46% to over 75% within 6 months by adding a system that allowed collectors to process more accounts in a day than was previously possible to do in a week. This $850,000 project was finished on-time and within budget.
Change Agent within a Development Center of Services to implement shared internal resources concept. Produced a strong new strategic sourcing initiative.
GMAC RFC, Trading Sales Associate
November 1997 to August 1999
Managed bulk purchases of mortgage loans up to and exceeding $500 Million dollars of Mortgage Loan Products. These products ranged from Asset Backed to Mortgaged Backed Loan Products.
The Loan Packages were funded through operational funding processes to be placed into investment pools to be sold as mortgaged back securities on Wall Street's open market.
Arcadia Financial, Recoveries Specialist
May 1996 to October 1997
Managed a portfolio of repo'd and charged off balances of automobile loans around $3,000,000.
Responsible for settling these account balances with either settlement balances and or monthly payments.
Sociology, BA at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater