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Yolanda Williams

Yolanda Williams

Program Goverance, IT Strategic Services

Walmart eCommerce

Fayetteville, Arkansas Area

Led culturally diverse global teams in enterprise-wide, highly complex solution delivery. Managed programs and International projects for cost savings, supply chain efficiencies, asset protection and regulatory compliance in PCI, SOX and point of sales restrictions. Improved Program delivery processes in Governance, QA, Re...

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Walmart eCommerce

Program Goverance, IT Strategic Services

ENTERPRISE PROGRAM & PROJECT MGMT MATURITY
• Executed multi-faceted strategy that support education and shared best practices within the Program management community (project managers, program managers, project analysts, customer relationship managers & resource managers)

• Increased adoption among leadership verticals ( VP-Dir-Sr Mgr) to increase accountability, acceptance and sponsorship of governance strategies.
Ensured strategic application delivery with deep-dive sessions into all major development programs & projects in order to provide guidance and best practices to more than 600 program/project employees and contractors.


ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVES
• Successfully managed Projects on the Global Replenishment Transformation program a CIO’s “Top 6” high visibility initiative with over 30 project team members and a $12 million budget.

• Managed Centrify deployments for UNIX and Active Directory on 22,000 UNIX servers including with over 100 stakeholders for strategy, design, testing and execution and a core team of 10 and a $1.3 million budget.

• Managed the program goverance functions of quality assurance, release management, build coordination, budget management, risk/issue management and vendor management within a program with 17 technical projects in scope.

SERVICE DELIVERY IMPLEMENTATIONS
• Successfully improved service delivery so that 2 subsequent releases came in on time and 2 weeks ahead of schedule with no major and critical defects with a team of 30.

• Implemented process improvements on the OMS program to reduce defects found and/or impacting UAT and Production, thus improving the product’s health and reputation.


BUDGET MANAGEMENT
• Managed the IT Security Development Team budget with line item approval/authority using Clarity and SAP
• Participated in budget forecasting and planning activities for the GRS Program management team
• Participated in budget forecasting and planning activities for the IT Quality Assurance Office.

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Program Management for Business Transformations

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