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Tanida Birkholz

Tanida Birkholz

Senior Manager - IT PMO

Hillshire Brands

Naperville, IL

Senior Manager - IT Program Management Office at Hillshire Brands

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Hillshire Brands

Senior Manager - IT PMO

Managing Program Management Office activities related to program oversight, application and infrastructure impact review sessions.

Project Governance via:
Strategic process improvements for IT programs and projects
Project oversight via committees and impact review sessions
Review and process enhancement for project phase completion reviews (tollgates)
Project Tracking, Continuous Improvement activities HP PPM application
Vendor management activities in relation to change requests via work orders

Project Manager for cloning and enhancement of HP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) application for North America.

Career medium 05
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Career medium 06

Hillshire Brands

Manager - IT PMO

Managed services in core and supporting areas during the planning and execution of projects including:
Project Risk Analysis through contributions to the assessment and evaluation of PMO effectiveness.

Supported efforts to re-define program objectives to align with changes in the business environment.

Project Governance via:
- Management of project phase completion reviews (tollgates) for projects
- Training and documentation of non compliant projects

Project Tracking through monitoring of projects against planned timeline and budgets via HP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) application for North America.

Engaged with Business Segment to source, analyze and validate business data to assess the potential impact of any technology or other change related initiative

Improved IT performance for better business user satisfaction via:
- Tracking with estimations and reconciliation with work orders.
- Working congruently with Contract Management team to reconcile pending and signed work orders for the Application Development Management contract.

Career

Sara Lee Corporation

Sr. Analyst - Demand Management / Global Information Services

Supported efforts to re-define program objectives to align with changes in the business environment.

Project Governance via:
- Management of project phase completion reviews (tollgates) for projects
- Training and documentation of non compliant projects

Project Tracking through monitoring of projects against planned timeline and budgets via HP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) application for North America.

Improved IT performance for better business user satisfaction via:
- Tracking with estimations and reconciliation with work orders.
- Working congruently with Contract Management team to reconcile pending and signed work orders for the Application Development Management contract.

Career medium 05
Career
Career medium 02

Accenture

Service Management - Field Operations Lead

Manage the collection and reporting of results and required action items
- Establish and monitor performance metrics
- Coordinate gathering of reporting data to be used in program scorecards and status reports.
- When applicable, communication on key issues to Applications Services teams and Technical Operations teams as directed
- Support adherence to and implementation of CMM/Quality Management requirements
- Support adherence and data collection of any required Key Performance Measurement metrics required by contract

Career

Kanbay Inc

Employee Relations Analyst

Point person for all North American associates, regarding any and all pertinent Human Resources issues and concerns.
- Liaison between associate and all respective parties and worked to achieve 24 hour resolution dependent on the criticality and situation.
- Assisted implementation of Global Associate Help Desk, working as a project lead for North American group.
- Analyzed trends within the North American organization. Trend analysis included, but not limited to: associate attrition, associate satisfaction/ morale, and call for resolution/response ratios.
- Provided informational reports by utilizing company HRIS tools and resources.
- Responsible for Exit Interviews for associates terminating employment with organization
- Project lead with Risk Management Group on Sarbanes-Oxley compliant issues
- Auditing of HR personnel files i.e application, background verification, I-9 integrity

Career medium 06
Career

Mellon Financial

Defined Contributions Analyst

Worked within the Defined Contributions and Defined Benefits group processing payroll , benefits administration and retirement plans.

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Defined Benefits Intern

QDRO evaluations

Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University

MBA, Security & Project Management

College of DuPage

Certification - Honors, Criminal Justice (Forensics)

DePaul University

B.A, Industrial/Organizational Psychology