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James Kimathi

International Project Manager - Integration, Migration and Rollouts

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Profileimage by James Kimathi International Project Manager - Integration, Migration and Rollouts from Troisdorf
  • 53844 Troisdorf Freelancer in
  • Graduation: not provided
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 90 €/hour 720 €/day
  • Languages: German (first language) | English (first language) | French (basic knowledge) | Dutch (basic knowledge)
  • Last update: 04.04.2013
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PROFILE PICTURE
Profileimage by James Kimathi International Project Manager - Integration, Migration and Rollouts from Troisdorf
SKILLS
13 yrs experience project management and program management with international large scale projects spanning all phases: setup, planning, calculation, integration management, controlling, monitoring, moderation, documentation, reporting, change management, communication, release to production and handover to operations, support

SAP Modules: HR (6.5Yrs), FI/CO(6 Yrs), PS(4 Yrs), MM/SD(8 Yrs) including experience with DWH/ERP integration and infrastructure focused projects

Profound knowledge in the fields of migration, rollout and integration

Experience with analysis, transition and optimization of operations

Expertise with feasibility Studies and proof of concept

Proven experience with requirements engineering including business and technical design

Expertise with analysis, documentation and execution of change management on a large scale
Knowledge in cloud computing

12 Yrs ABAP development experience in multiple modules including the associated development processes and procedures

Knowhow in integration architecture, SOA, EAI, Database technologies, operating systems, infrastructure technology, data centers

Expert knowledge on best practice approaches, models, methodologies and tools - ITIL, VM97, PMG, PRINCE2, SCRUM, IT-Outsourcing, IT Due Diligence, MS Project)

Social Competencies

• Experience with international and multicultural projects
• Proven competency as mediator between customer and IT
• Fluent written and spoken in English (native speaker) and German
• Ability to motivate team members
• Stakeholdermanagment (CIO, Vice Presidents and Department Heads)

Industries

Logistics, Utilities, Insurance, Banking, Finance Sector, IT Services, Media, Research, Public Sector, Fund Raising, Telecommunication, Retail
REFERENCES
2010.3 – 2011.2 - Project Manager SAP HCM, Telecommunication - The Hague / Bonn
Project manager with the duties - setup, planning, calculation, integration management, controlling, monitoring, documentation, reporting, change management, communication, data migration, release to production and handover to operations. Hands-on activities in interface development and support (OM/&PA)


2010.3 – 2011.2: Project Manager / SAP HR Migration, Deutsche Telekom - Bonn
Role: Project manager with the duties – organization, planning, controlling, coordination, documentation, communication, change management, data migration, release to production, reporting and hyper case support.

2009.6 – 2010.2: Migration Expert – Saint Gobain - Germany, Hungary, Austria
Role: Developer with responsibility for the design and alignment of mappings, programming (MS Access and SAP LSMW), execution of the migration for MM/SD (Master data, Pricing conditions) and FI (accounts payable and receivables)

2008.11 – 2009.09: Project Manager: Rollout of DWH and Campaign Mgmt., E WIE EINFACH - Cologne
Role: Project manager with the duties – organization, planning, budgeting, setup of infrastructure, business and technical design of the MF, reporting, risk management, stakeholder mgmt., setup of interfaces to IS-U, data security concept, release to production. Other tasks included: Authoring decision papers for significant investments, launch of release management, approach for IT Security Standardization.

2008.12 – 2009.02: SAP Developer and Integration Expert – HR/FI-Integration
Role: ALE-Expert with the responsibilities for design, customizing, implementation and documentation of the distributed integration scenario for vendors, chart of accounts, cost centers, internal orders and projects.

2007.11 – 2008.10: Program manager – Migration Finance Application, Deutsche Post – Bonn
Role: Program manager with the responsibilities for the setup, planning, reporting, risk management, stakeholder management, monitoring and management of 3 projects – Migration of the finance application to a new data center, monitoring and management of 2 projects focused on hardware optimization.

Further roles: Feasibility study of the German Finance Express system, cost optimization of operations and developed a procedure model for Offshoring. Support in Roadmapping process. CIO briefings

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