Arthur Rucker

  

Sr Project Manager, Avanade (A joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft)

Location: Houston, TX/ US


Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner

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Arthur W. Rucker

Senior IT Manager / Certified Agile Scrum PM

More than 15 years’ development and leadership experience in IT with mid-size and Fortune 500 firms. Consultative approach to problem resolution, with a track record of creating measurable results for multi-billion dollar companies such as GMAC and MBNA. 

Multi-Departmental Leadership

Capable of managing multiple departments and enterprise projects with varying degrees of complexity. Departments Managed:  Application Development, Quality Assurance, Project Management, Business Analysis, and B2B Integration.  Leading large development teams on short and long term implementations.

Technical Project Management
Responsible for meeting with business peers and senior leadership to initiate projects, plan their execution, and oversee their development, testing and implementation.  Known for effectively communicating status, tracking major milestones, identifying project risks, managing change requests and providing ongoing direction to the project team.  Agile Certified.

Technical Architecture and Enterprise Development
Able to leverage technical experience to lend towards the system design and architecture. Managed core B2B architecture for major integrations.  Designed enterprise technical solutions with a focus on multi-vendor integration. Strong background with web and desktop application development, ETL & Dataflow transformations, and management of system interfaces. Technically proficient with Visual Studio, SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS, XML, XSLT, XPATH, HTML, VB Script, BizTalk, SQL Stored Procedures.

Vendor Management
Managed multi vendor environment, IT outsourcing initiatives, and contract negotiations.

Leadership & Integrity
Persuasive leader, respected for bringing vision and clarity to ambitious projects that require difficult change. Spends time to define the picture of success with the team to certify buy-in. Always authentic, building an environment of collaboration, respect and accountability.