Wayne Walker

  

Location: Atlanta, Georgia


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Atlanta

Biography

Wayne Walker In addition to Project Management (Certified PMP/Certified Scrum Master) experience, I am also a Microsoft, Apple, 6 Sigma (greenbelt) & ITIL Certified professional with over 15 years of “hands-on” experience.   My record of achievements includes:

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Successful migrations from Windows NT to Windows Active Directory & Exchange migrations, also Cisco router & VoIP migrations.

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Successful completion of $1,000,000+ projects that were both on-time, and on-budget, satisfying project owners’ need for quality.

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Data Center moves and server consolidations with minimum downtime or customer impact.

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Service Desk Management and Change Control Implementation.

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Software roll-outs including Symantec Endpoint Implementation, Operating System, Microsoft Office, & custom applications.

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Large scale corporate office moves, with LAN/WAN management.

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Implementation of IT Governance processes and procedures based on ITIL and industry Best Practices.

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Successful management of 15 Service Engineers on a virtual team based in markets throughout the east coast. 

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Consistently being recognized as an employee who surpasses expectations.

Work experience

iVision, Service Desk Manager/Sr. Project Manager
August 2012 - Present, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
• Implementation of a 24/7 Managed Services multi-level Support Desk • Creation and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures based upon ITIL, and MOF frameworks. • Setup and configuration of Nimsoft Service Desk application to support Service Requests, Incident, Change, and Problem Management with Service Level Agreements. • Implementation of Knowledgebase and Service Catalogs for each client. • Management and motivation of analysts and engineers, including auditing of processes & procedures, yearly and quarterly goal setting, and overall staff development. • Tracking and analyzing trends, and generating statistical reporting.

CDI-IBM Account, OCS Support Lead/Services Architect (contract) – Microsoft Office Communications Server, Exchange 2007, Windows 2003 & 2008
May 2010 - October 2012, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
• Contract home office based position providing on-call support 24/7 for Office Communication Services for BNSF Railways: over 20,000 end-users, with over 60 different OCS Production and 12 OCS Test environment servers. • Responsibilities include: acting as a focal point for any widespread OCS issues, providing hands-on support for Problem records, 2nd level Incident tickets, and Request for Change tickets using Remedy in upkeep of hardware, server operating systems, OCS applications, network systems and VOIP/SIP, mentoring and training for new team members. Successfully collaborating with Microsoft engineers and vendors to ensure that problems are driven to resolution. • Documenting and distributing standard processes, procedures and the OCS design environment. Documented call flows for standard OCS problems. Acted as a liaison between BNSF IT staff, Dell Service desk, and IBM Global Systems.

iVision, Sr. Infrastructure Project Manager/Delivery Assurance Manager (contract)
October 2011 - July 2012, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
• Contracted project management for an Active Directory & Exchange 2010 migration of 6000 users (Republic National Distributing Company) with a $1,300,000+ budget utilizing Quest tools. • Verbal and written communications (all levels of employees: C-level through warehouse staff), Risk Management, Scheduling, Quality Assurance and Continuous improvement planning with Project Team, Project Owners, Management and end-users in a matrix virtual organization with geographically dispersed customer IT staff, and iVision employees. • Held Project Team members accountable for assigned tasks via weekly status meetings, updates and reporting. • Successful Project Closure with high Project Owner, and customer satisfaction; on-schedule, under-budget, while maintaining high quality utilizing Waterfall methodology with appropriate Agile/Scrum tools and artifacts. Resulted in additional on-going support opportunities.

New WinCup Holdings, Inc., I.T. Infrastructure Manager/Project Manager (contract)
April 2009 - June 2011, Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States
• Responsibilities include: “Hands-on” administration and management of the technical infrastructure including 40+ Windows 2000/2003/2008 servers for 350 users in 8 plants & warehouses throughout the United States. Administration and security management of user accounts & group policy in a Windows 2003 Active Directory environment. Also responsible for a Blackberry Enterprise server, Hyper-V virtual machines, domain controllers, file & print servers, NAS, and Asterisk VOIP. • Saved the company $1000’s by discovering telecom billing errors, and eliminating unnecessary data and telephone lines. • Successfully managed and executed projects including: an Exchange 2003 to 2007 migration, a data center move/consolidation, infrastructure monitoring, Symantec Endpoint implementation, and Domain controller upgrades for all branch offices.