Prakash Jha, PMP

Prakash Jha, PMP

Senior Project Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts (Greater Boston Area)
Information Technology and Services

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Prakash Jha, PMP's Summary

IT and Business PROJECT MANAGER: Experienced Project Manager for managing software and business solutions, merger and acquisitions, application development, business intelligence, data warehousing, releases, product development, industry compliance and CRM using Waterfall, Agile-Scrum and PRINCE2 methodologies

• Experienced in Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail, Product and Compliance in Web-hiring, Data Warehousing and Bioinformatics domains
• Customer-focused, highly organized self-starter; excellent writing and verbal skills; interacts effectively in technical and non-technical settings
• Quickly forms an effective bridge between business and technology personnel and has an excellent understanding of various technologies and their optimal utilization
• Proven record of successful project completion with positive business outcome
• 12 year solid end-to-end software (SDLC) and product development experience using UNIX, Windows, Web, Mainframe and Relational Databases

FREELANCE MEDICAL WRITER: In addition to IT and Business Project Manager, working as freelance medical writer, manuscript reviewer and educator with 15+ years experience in biomedical and scientific communications. Current confidential agreement with a leading medical writing company. Successfully completed several invoiced freelance writing projects with this company.

Experienced in writing abstracts, posters, manuscripts, book chapters, meeting reports, slide kits in a broad range of therapeutic categories. Highly skilled in simplifying complex medical concepts into a language that is easily understood by medical and non-medical end-users. Available for undertaking new assignments as a freelancer.


Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, On-line Staffing, Data Warehousing, Non-Profit, Education and Bioinformatics

Prakash Jha, PMP's Experience

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Insurance industry

September 2011Present (3 years 2 months) Greater Boston Area

Managing business requirements, test strategy and planning for Releases by working with external vendors. Help Desk Production support issue resolution in integrated platforms of small group business processing

Project Manager


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TJX; Retail industry

May 2010September 2011 (1 year 5 months)

Managing projects of application enhancements and data migration from legacy mainframe applications, and consolidation of applications in Microsoft SQL Server as well as Client Server/ web-integrated environment

Project Manager


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ADP; Human Resources industry

April 2010April 2010 (1 month)

Managed Taxware IT projects related to VMWare performance, Report enhancements and Sales Tax compliance

Project Manager- Data Management/ Business Intelligence

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WFC; Financial Services industry

September 2009February 2010 (6 months)

Brokerage Data Management with a focus on Business Intelligence, Merger and acquisition (Wells Fargo and Wachovia) and Application Enhancement

Project Manager

Monster Worldwide

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; MWW; Internet industry

July 2008July 2009 (1 year 1 month)

• Managed web-security enhancement projects including resource management, project plans and releases
• Translated product development specifications into system requirement documents for technical development of 3 critical and 5 high priority Web-hiring projects
• Performed system analysis and performance fine-tuning in web security, fraud prevention and compliance using change and release management, UI and web sites
• Analyzed initial requirements of FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) compliance for implementing algorithms, key and data buffers, and operating system interaction

SS Engineer/ Tech PM

Fidelity Investments

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Financial Services industry

August 2000June 2008 (7 years 11 months)

Brokerage, Wealth Management
• Project with banks and vendors in Data Warehousing and batch development on UNIX, relational databases, ETL, J2EE, Web Services, XML
• Client on-boarding, rules engine and content management, enhanced security features in web applications, data exchanges between the data warehouse, security and reporting needs

Fund Accounting, ACH, Tax
• Managed 10 projects of information security, compliance, application development, automation, infrastructure and DR
• Fund Accounting platforms- scripting, enhancements, reporting
• Projects with Shell Scripts, C, Perl, Java, Stored Procs, Web-interfaces, Control-M for UNIX, Sybase, Oracle, DB2 and Mainframe
• Systems support and infrastructure upgrades of data transformation and delivery of applications trading data between the Transfer Agents and Accounting Systems
• Application and Production support in upgrades, stability and tuning of n-tiered Ecommerce application for ACH payments and custodial bank reconciling on a daily basis
• Assisted in enhancements of reporting Tax platform plug-in into main web application platform controlled by middle tier Enterprise java beans

Software Developer


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

March 2000August 2000 (6 months)

• Debugged, supported and enhanced system tools for audio-conferencing servers written in Java, C/C++ and performed user-stress testing
• Ported Windows-based functionalities to UNIX and Client Server integration

Data Analyst

MITI (Now ChoicePoint)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; RUK; Information Technology and Services industry

June 1999March 2000 (10 months)

• Assisted in Terabyte strength Data Warehouse of US National Marketing data parsed from Credit warehouses (Equifax, Experian, TransUnion)
• Performed data-mining and reporting based off this data warehouse using vendor and in-house software solutions-SQL queries, Shell-scripting and PostalSoft merge-purge
• Sent and received client files using tar, prepared data in Excel and parsed by Perl and Syncsort, helped in database building and application development

Research Fellow

Forsyth Institute

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Research industry

December 1997June 1999 (1 year 7 months)

• Helped in creating baseline knowledge database for oral healthcare, dental hygiene and saliva bio-chemical projects
• Developed Perl algorithms and text databases for key regions of newly sequenced genomes, performed public Medical (PubMed) database searches
• Carried out R&D in 3 projects of bioinformatics analysis related to bone diseases

Research Associate/ Research Assistant Professor

Tufts University Sch Med Vet Med and Dental Med

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

May 1992November 1996 (4 years 7 months)

• Planning process of Tufts Univ Schl Medicine and Tufts Health Plan collaboration towards Academic Medicine at Curriculum Committee level
• Prepared grant proposals to NIH, NSF, AHA and MDA. Presented project results in International meetings and generated collaborations
• Using market analytic skills, brought the projects from academic interest to revenue-generating channels in partnership with Boston Scientific Company
• Managed and performed complex projects of molecular biology and bioinformatics involving human genome sequence analysis of cardiovascular diseases

Staff Scientist

National Institute of Immunology

19891992 (3 years)

Prakash Jha, PMP's Skills & Expertise

  1. SDLC
  2. Business Intelligence
  3. Integration
  4. Oracle
  5. Unix
  6. Databases
  7. Scrum
  8. Data Warehousing
  9. Software Development
  10. Microsoft SQL Server
  11. Project Management
  12. Business Process
  13. ETL
  14. IT Strategy
  15. Requirements Gathering
  16. Systems Analysis
  17. CRM

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