Tarik Aossey, CSM, PMP, Project Manager in Austin, TX, United States
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Tarik Aossey, CSM, PMP

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Austin, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 2, 2018

Tarik is a certified Agile/Lean Scrum Master (CSM) and PMP with over 20 years experience defining, planning, and executing transformational software, ecommerce, cybersecurity, and process projects for businesses of all sizes across a variety of industries. He's passionate about coaching and serving winning teams, solving critical business problems, and delighting customers by delivering what they need with exceptional quality, on time and budget.

Project Highlights

pricemine.ai Online Search and Pricing Agile Project
Led definition and delivery of the pricemine.ai artificial intelligence online multi-mode search and pricing application.
MPowerLabs Online Mobile Payments Agile Project
Led definition and delivery of the MPowerLabs Online Mobile Payments agile project.
End-to-end Product Cost Management Agile Project at GM
Led the revitalization and delivery of this global GM cross-functional software development and process engineering project.

Expertise

Work Experience

Sr. Project/Product Manager

2018 - PRESENT
pricemine.ai
  • Provided product management expertise for an agile project to deliver an artificial intelligence-based online multi-mode search and pricing application.
  • Led project, resource and financial planning and execution for analysis, development, test, and deployment teams on agile and waterfall projects. Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming and retrospectives on agile projects.
  • Led risk, issue, communication, release, change, and vendor management.

Sr. Project/Product Manager

2015 - 2018
General Motors
  • Developed IT strategy on software development, business process re-engineering, 3rd party software package, and cybersecurity projects for GM enterprise security, supply chain, procurement, finance, data warehouse, and manufacturing divisions.
  • Led project, resource and financial planning and execution for analysis, development, test, and deployment teams on agile and waterfall projects. Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming and retrospectives on agile projects.
  • Oversaw product management on agile and waterfall projects, including product roadmap, requirements analysis, user testing, user education, and documentation management.
  • Led project financial and resource management, project risk, issues management, and deployment/change management..
  • Led project communications management to delivery team, mid-level, and executive management.
  • Led project vendor management, including consulting and 3rd party software vendors.
  • Coached organization and project teams from waterfall to Agile project delivery.

Sr. Project/Product Manager

2014 - 2015
Visa, Inc
  • Led IT strategy on software development, business process re-engineering, 3rd party package, and cybersecurity projects for Visa corporate, finance, and human resource divisions, including Workday and Oracle eSuite.
  • Led project, resource and financial planning and execution for analysis, development, test, and deployment teams on agile and waterfall projects. Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming and retrospectives on agile projects. Used Jira on agile projects and Clarity on waterfall projects.
  • Led product management on agile and waterfall projects, including product roadmap, requirements analysis, user testing, user education, and documentation management.
  • Led project risk, issues and deployment/change management activities.
  • Led project communications management to delivery team, mid-level, and executive management.
  • Led project vendor management, including consulting and 3rd party software vendors.
  • Coached organization and project teams from waterfall to Agile project delivery.

Sr. Project/Product Manager

2009 - 2014
Dell, Inc
  • Led IT strategy on software development, business process re-engineering, 3rd party package, and cybersecurity projects for Dell manufacturing, fulfillment, supply chain, services, and enterprise security. This was primarily a remote position.
  • Led project, resource and financial planning and execution for analysis, development, test, and deployment teams on agile and waterfall projects. Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming and retrospectives on agile projects.
  • Led product management on agile and waterfall projects, including product roadmap, requirements, user testing, user education, and documentation.
  • Led project communications management to delivery team, mid-level, and executive management.
  • Led project vendor management, including consulting and 3rd party software vendors.
  • Coached organization and project teams from waterfall to Agile project delivery.

Sr. Project/Product Manager

2008 - 2009
MPowerLabs, Inc
  • Led IT strategy on software development, business process re-engineering and 3rd party software package projects for this financial services startup company delivering eCommerce and mobile payment offerings.
  • .Led project, resource and financial planning and execution for analysis, development, test, and deployment teams on agile and waterfall projects. Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming and retrospectives on agile projects.
  • Led product management on agile and waterfall projects, including product roadmap, requirements, user testing. user education, and documentation management.
  • Led project risk and issues management, and deployment/change management.
  • Led project communications management to delivery team, mid-level, and executive management.
  • Led project vendor management, including consulting and 3rd party software vendors.
  • Coached organization and project teams from waterfall to Agile project delivery.
  • Built first PMO organization and processes.

Sr. Project/Product Manager

2004 - 2008
Dell, Inc.
  • Led IT strategy on software development, data center, and 3rd party software package projects for Dell financial services, manufacturing, and supply chain divisions.
  • Led project, resource and financial planning and execution for analysis, development, test, and deployment teams on agile and waterfall projects. Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming and retrospectives on agile projects.
  • Led product management on agile and waterfall projects, including product roadmap, requirements, user testing, user education, and documentation management.
  • Led project risk and issues management, and deployment/change management.
  • Led project communications management to delivery team, mid-level, and executive management.
  • Led project vendor management, including consulting and 3rd party software vendors.
  • Coached organization and project teams from waterfall to Agile project delivery.
  • Helped lead organization from Level 0 to Level 2 CMM designation.

Sr. Project/Product Manager

1998 - 2004
Sr. IT Consultant
  • Led IT strategy on software development, business process re-engineering and 3rd party software package projects to Insurance, Texas State Government, and Utilities verticals.
  • Led project, resource and financial planning and execution for analysis, development, test, and deployment teams on agile and waterfall projects. Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming and retrospectives on agile projects.
  • Led product management on agile and waterfall projects, including product roadmap, requirements analysis, user testing, user education and documentation management.
  • Led project risk and issues management, and deployment/change management.
  • Led project communications management to delivery team, mid-level, and executive management.

pricemine.ai Online Search and Pricing Agile Project

Led definition and delivery of the pricemine.ai artificial intelligence online multi-mode search and pricing application.

Pricemine.ai provides an advanced ability to search and price high-value used items online using machine learning and natural language pricing capabilities. I led the envisioning, requirements analysis, design, AI development and training vendor sourcing and RFP, release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming, testing, deployment management, risk, issue, resource, financial, reporting and communications management for this in-progress agile project.

Texas Ed Agency Filenet Agile Project

Led the definition and delivery for TEA's Filenet customization and deployment agile project.

Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming, testing, deployment management, risk, issue, resource, financial, reporting and communications management for the Texas Education Agencies (TEA) agile project to customize and deploy a Filenet document management system.

ERCOT Commercial Rearchitecture Project

Led the definition and delivery for ERCOT's custom software and process re-engineering project.

Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming, testing, deployment management, risk, issue, resource, financial, reporting and communications management for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas's (ERCOT) Commercial Rearchitecture custom software and process re-engineering project.

MPowerLabs Online Mobile Payments Agile Project

http://www.revworldwide.com

Led definition and delivery of the MPowerLabs Online Mobile Payments agile project.

Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming, testing, deployment management, risk, issue, resource, financial, reporting and communications management for MPowerLabs agile project to deliver a mobile payments platform product.

Custom Project Management Training Program for Non-profits

Developed and trained a customized project management training course for non-profits in partnership with Mission Capital.

Led custom project management program development including content creation and training materials development, and training to non-profit organizations and foundations in partnership with Mission Capital.

E3 Alliance/RaiseUP Texas Custom Website

http://raiseuptexas.org/

Led development and deployment of a custom website for E3 Alliance/RaiseUP Texas education program.

Led website flow, wireframes and content creation, RFP and consulting engagement, development, testing, and release management for the RaiseUP Texas custom website. Completed on an accelerated schedule and budget.

Led CMM Level 0 to Level 2 at Dell Financial Services

Helped Dell Financial Services IT organization (DFS IT) achieve CMM Level 2 rating.

Led planning, training and testing activities for DFS IT to achieve Capability Maturity Model Level 2 rating.

End-to-end Product Cost Management Agile Project at GM

Led the revitalization and delivery of this global GM cross-functional software development and process engineering project.

The $370 million ROI vehicle development end-to-end product cost management program across GM’s security, global product, purchasing, finance, and data warehouse verticals, portfolio governance and release management of 64 cross-functional software projects delivered by a 500+ member GM and vendor team; program planning, communications, budget, risk and issue management. Close interaction with executive leaders. I was recruited to GM to turn this high visibility distressed program around - which my team was successful at accomplishing within six months.

Online Asset Tracking Agile Project for IronRhino

Led the custom software development efforts for IronRhino's Remote Asset Tracking agile project.

Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming, testing, deployment management, risk, issue, resource, financial, reporting and communications management for IronRhino's (division of Dana Corp) agile custom software development project.

24902 Miles Website and eCommerce Project

Led product and project management for the 24902 MIles website and eCommerce agile project.

Led all story definition, release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming, testing, deployment management, risk, issue, resource, financial, reporting and communications management for the 24902 MIles website and eCommerce agile project.

Dell Offer and Incentives Agile Project

Led the offer and incentives online application agile project for Dell's consumer sales division.

Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming, testing, deployment management, risk, issue, resource, financial, reporting and communications management for the Dell consumer sales offer and incentives agile project.

Oracle Asset-backed Securities Agile Project for Dell Financial

Led the agile project for Dell Financial Services to customize and deploy an Oracle-based Asset-backed Securities system.

Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming, testing, deployment management, risk, issue, resource, financial, reporting and communications management for the Dell Financial Services Asset-backed Securities system agile project.

Workday HCM Agile Project at Visa

Led product and agile project management for delivery of a workday based human capital management system at Visa.

Led all release and sprint planning, daily scrums, backlog grooming, testing, deployment management, risk, issue, resource, financial, reporting and communications management for the agile Visa Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) agile project, using Jira.

GM Manufacturing Next Gen Security Project

Led delivery for this global cyber-security project for GM manufacturing, including agile project and product mgt duties.

Upgrading GM’s 128 factory facilities to the next generation of cybersecurity zero trust network, ICS IAM and access control, vulnerability remediation, asset management, IT and business process re-engineering. This global program reported to GM’s board of directors. Responsibilities included project roadmap planning, requirements analysis, workshop facilitation, project task and resource planning, financial management, risk, issue, and communications management for multiple agile and waterfall projects in this global program.

Dell Enterprise Cybersecurity Readiness Audit

Led audit of Dell Enterprise Cybersecurity readiness against NIST 800-53 criteria.

Led the product and project management of the Dell Enterprise Cybersecurity Readiness Audit for Dell's Office of the CISO, including evaluation of readiness against NIST 800-53 Controls, executive reporting, gap analysis, and project recommendations follow up.

Dell ERP/MES Deployment to Global Factories

Led the analysis and agile delivery of a Manufacturing Execution System for Dell Global Manufacturing and Fulfillment.

Delivered a $150 million ROI strategic transformation initiative to re-engineer the processes and replace the legacy systems in Dell’s global manufacturing and fulfillment facilities with a Microsoft Dynamics-based ERP/MES platform. Managed a matrixed planning and delivery team of over 400 partners across 28 discreet work-streams on an accelerated schedule; project portfolio governance; scope, solution, risk, resourcing, roadmap and budget management. Close interaction with senior executive stakeholders. (Platinum Award Recipient)
2016 - 2018

Certificate in Enterpreneur, Leadership

Acton School of Entrepreneurship - Austin, TX

1987 - 1991

Bachelor's Degree in Operations Management

University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA

JANUARY 2014 - DECEMBER 2020

Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance

JULY 2001 - AUGUST 2019

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Tools

Jira, Oracle ERP, Microsoft Dynamics AX

Industry Expertise

Software, Automotive, Retail & Wholesale

Paradigms

Scrum, Agile Project Management, Agile Product Management, Agile, Kanban, Agile UX

Other

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Scrum Master, Agile Transformation, Agile Sprints, IT Projects, Project Lifecycle, IT Consulting, Software Consulting, IT Strategy, Resource Management, Risk Analysis, Risk Management, Roadmaps, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Delivery, Project Planning, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Project Management, Agile Software Testing, eCommerce, Websites, Mobile, Business Strategy, Artificial Intelligence (AI), CRM Systems, Financial Systems

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