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Manoj Kumar


Manager Project/Product, Southern California Edison

Location: Rosemead, CA, USA



Certified ScrumMaster




Energetic leader and certified professional with comprehensive experience in leading the business operations, program management and business unit integration and expansion. Exceptional track record in setting up PMO capability and leading and providing direction for major IT programs. A high achiever and excellent communicator with proven record in building high performing teams and delivering results.

Industries: Utility, Banking, Mortgage, Publishing and Automobile



Manager Project/Product

Edison International

September 2006 – Present (7 years 9 months)

• Manage multi million worth of programs 
• Help identify the correct project methodology based on established guidelines 
• Track and report project metrics to IT and business executives
• Provide early alert signs to mitigate future project risks 
• Manage, track and forecast project and program resources and changes 
• Develop, implement and track policy and procedure to align with enterprise objectives
• Work collaboratively with different groups within and between organizations
• Communicate clear goals, tasks and status to team members and senior management
• Manage, coach and mentor technical and project talent across projects and programs
• Maintain solid relationships with project teams and business partners

Significant Contributions:
• Managed PMO and implemented programs related to the California Market Redesign Technology Upgrade (MRTU) a major initiative by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) which lasted for several years with a budget over $65M
• Coached, mentored and guided project managers in project methodology 
• Piloted, established and led customization of SDLC process for Agile (SCRUM) Methodology in Southern California Energy 
• Led more than 12 major projects and programs related to energy demand, supply, forecast, planning for energy and risk management
• Established and facilitated the implementation of new quality system and IT standards in line with organizational goals
• Conducted and implemented several RFI and RFP processes for multiple projects 
• Developed Product Life Cycle Management methodology 
• Led the design and development effort for the SAP program tracking and reporting system
• Managed and reported project progress and health of different project phases to different IT and business executives, and stakeholders
• Setup a change control process to manage program changes
• Managed and tracked program risks 
• Worked as liaison between system integrators, IT and business managers


CSC (Covansys)

July 2000 – October 2006 (6 years 4 months)

• Southern California Edison Site Manager – Program manager for various projects across different business units
• Handled pre-sales presentations, implementation proposals, cost benefit analysis and defining KPI’s and project milestones
• Managed the Enterprise Architecture Service Endeavor (EASE) program management office 
• Managed resources across various projects within and clients outside Southern California Edison
• Carried out a business process improvement exercise
• Played a key role in finalizing IT initiatives based on business initiatives, Internal Rate of Return (IRR) calculation using Gartner’s model
• Governed various business processes including sales and distribution, procurement and inventory management, financial management, assets management, project system, capital investment management, plant maintenance, human resource management, and product costing
• Led setting up QA automation tool for a large Bank 
• Led QA activity for major critical program for mortgage company 
• Managed complete QA Transition effort from strategy to execution for a large publishing house
• Managed the post-merger activities and supervised the integration of whole business activities, as per the business process study, carried out by a team of IT and business process owners resulting in a total IT solution


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