Kenny Fakunle

Kenny Fakunle

Lawrenceville, GA, United States
Member since October 14, 2018
Kenny is a veteran agile project manager and management consultant with broad experience in both agile and waterfall methodologies working in the information technology, new media, and professional services industries. Kenny has spent the last 11 years helping organizations improve their project performance, operations, and processes. He has demonstrated experience with agile software development and business transformation initiatives.
Kenny is now available for hire
Project Highlights
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  • Project Management Consultant
    2018 - PRESENT
    Project Swami Consulting LLC
    • Worked closely with product owners, coordinating product backlog grooming and story estimation.
    • Managed the insights and opinions of multiple stakeholders and helped to ensure all stakeholders agreed with the current scope and roadmap of the product and service initiatives.
    • Implemented project management and organizational best practices to enable operational efficiency and maximize productivity.
    • Regularly reported project artifacts to senior management.
    • Conducted regular weekly meetings between client, vendors, and development teams for timely project deliveries on project initiatives.
  • Software Engineering Manager
    2018 - 2019
    Aurea Software
    • Introduced process improvements, focusing on project reporting and communication practices that reduced project slippage.
    • Coached, mentored, and developed the team to improve performance.
    • Directed and managed daily team operations and aligned team operations with management directives.
    • Guided ongoing operational improvements to reduce waste and increase efficiency.
    • Analyzed relevant data to make business recommendations and resolve critical project blockers.
  • Management Consultant
    2017 - 2018
    Crossover for Work
    • Provided ongoing support to help executives achieve set goals and create success for themselves, their teams, and their organizations.
    • Developed and maintained relationships with internal client groups and keep them informed on the status of organizational effectiveness initiatives while ensuring alignment with business goals.
    • Facilitated a one-on-one session with individual clients adopting styles and methods suited for the particular session.
    • Developed learning materials for manager training and publish thought leadership articles for the internal blog.
    • Helped identify and resolve cross-team bottlenecks and issues.
    • Provided guidance and coaching to managers to facilitate post-merger integrations and transformation for their teams.
    • Conducted comprehensive assessments, collaborate with client organizations to target and identify areas of challenge, and design and tailor strategies to meet unique client needs.
    • Assisted in workflow and business process re-engineering to increase and optimize productivity targets and goals.
  • Project Management Consultant
    2009 - 2017
    SunObject Solutions
    • Managed project deployments and rollouts using agile and waterfall methodologies.
    • Planned and outlined project requirements and resources, maintaining project and deadlines.
    • Developed, designed, and implemented workflows to optimize business processes and operations.
    • Used organizational change management and lean six sigma methodologies to developed plans for user adoption, platform optimization, and continuous improvement.
    • Researched and provided business analysis, advising the customer on best fit tool selection geared towards their process and needs.
    • Developed proof of concepts and design prototypes for the requirement and design validation with the stakeholders.
    • Successfully managed relationship with clients, partners, and vendors to maintain a pipeline of steady project work.
  • Project Manager
    2010 - 2015
    Openfiler
    • Utilized lean principles to implement process improvements and streamline the development and deployment lifecycle.
    • Ensured effective communication and relationship between key stakeholders were maintained by proactively building strong customer relationships and meeting project timelines.
    • Identified, tracked, and monitored the project and communicated project-related issues, scope changes, variances, constraints, and contingencies that may arise during projects implementation.
    • Led remote project staff across multiple regions; managed project plan, resources, and budget.
    • Established standard project documentation, tools, and processes for project lifecycle (SDLC) for the software development team.
  • Partner Manager
    2008 - 2010
    Openfiler
    • Oversaw acquiring new integrated partnerships, handled contract negotiations, and nurtured partner relations.
    • Designed and deployed processes and systems for partner acquisition.
    • Created and implemented a comprehensive inbound marketing strategy, and a partner/reseller management platform.
    • Conducted presentations and demos for channel sales engagements.
  • Account Representative
    2006 - 2008
    J.B Hunt Transportation
    • Maintained, supported, and monitored all EDI load requests for assigned accounts and ensured profitable, timely, order processing and dispatch.
    • Ensured customer satisfaction and optimize on-time delivery, through collaboration with fleet managers and account managers.
    • Managed trailer and resource pools for assigned customers to ensure efficient equipment utilization.
    • Provided quotes and solicited business from new and existing customers.
Project History
  • Software Engineering Manager (Aurea Software)
    I led the delivery of several customer deployments and solution enhancements of the ResponseTek product line.

    This project focused on the delivery of a customer experience software solution. As the software engineering manager, I managed a team of 12+ developers, design managers, delivery managers, integration managers, QA's and consultants, in delivering several implementations and solution enhancements of the ResponseTek customer experience management solution. The team was responsible for configuring and managing users, groups, roles, permissions, security, customer surveys, reports, and insights for clients.

  • Agile Project Management Consultant (Project Swami Consulting)
    Facilitated the transition from waterfall to agile as a coach, while also acting as the scrum master for multiple teams.

    Trained teams to write good user stories, prioritize the work based on business value and handling of the tasks by the organization.

    Focused efforts on team member role training, time-boxing and providing strong metrics for all players.

    I helped facilitate the adoption of lean principles and best practices in the product development lifecycle.

  • Project Manager (Openfiler)
    Led several customer implementations, deployments, and upgrades.

    This project focused on the delivery, deployment, and management of unified storage solutions (SAN/NAS) on customer infrastructure. I managed a team of 10+ remotely based developers, system administrators, solution architects, and DevOps.

  • Virtual Farmers Market (Direct Farmer to Consumer Platform)
    Led the development of the MVP for the virtual farmers market.

    - Guided non-technical founders through the development process.

    - Scoped out project requirements, use cases and user stories.

    - Ensured the end product met functional and quality requirements.

    - Managed outsourced development vendor in terms of budget, deliverables, and timelines.

  • Worker Dispatch Application Built on the Force.com Platform
    Led the end to end development and deployment of web and mobile and web logistics SaaS application.

    This project focused on the design, development, and deployment of a SaaS application for a catering business. The app allows restaurants to upload menus for large orders, users to order based on available menus and catering manager to dispatch and track drivers to pick up and deliver orders.

  • Learning Management Software Implementation Project
    Led the evaluation, selection, implementation, and management of an organization-wide LMS platform.

    This project involved the end to end implementation of an LMS system, that eventually grew to over 1000+ users. The project was divided into 4 phases.

    1. Evaluation of a suitable LMS vendor that met most of the criteria and features required by the key stakeholders.
    2. Implementation and deployment of the system, including automation, workflows, uploading and configuring the content, etc.
    3. Training of the user and system administrators.
    4. Operation and Management (user onboarding/offboarding. tracking user adoption, training progress, etc. across the organization)

Education
  • Master's degree in Project Management
    2010 - 2012
    Keller Graduate School of Management - Georgia
  • Graduate certificate in Project Management
    2010 - 2010
    Keller Graduate School of Management - Georgia
  • Bachelor's degree in International Relations
    2001 - 2006
    University of Arkansas - Arkansas
Certifications
  • Six Sigma Champion
    APRIL 2016 - PRESENT
    Management & Strategy Institute
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
    APRIL 2016 - PRESENT
    Management & Strategy Institute
  • ITIL v3 Foundation
    APRIL 2016 - PRESENT
    APMG International
  • PRINCE2 Foundation
    APRIL 2016 - PRESENT
    EXIN
  • Salesforce.com Certified Administrator
    NOVEMBER 2015 - PRESENT
    Salesforce.com
  • Google Apps Administrator
    AUGUST 2015 - PRESENT
    Google
  • Google Analytics Certification
    AUGUST 2009 - PRESENT
    Google

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