Brian Wawryk, PMP

Brian Wawryk is an experienced IT professional with 9 years of experience as a Project Manager, 15 years in a leadership role and 23 years in the IT industry. Brian has a proven ability to deliver projects on schedule and within budget. He is extremely organized, able to prioritize effectively to accomplish multiple tasks and communicates clearly to stakeholders and the project team. His ability to motivate teams coupled with his excellent interpersonal skills make him a natural leader.

 

 

Project Management ♦ Leadership ♦ Communication ♦ Budget Management ♦ Organization ♦ Interpersonal Skills ♦ Problem Solving ♦ Time Management ♦ Task Prioritization ♦ Motivation ♦ Risk Management ♦ Planning ♦ Scope Management ♦ Negotiation ♦ Conflict Resolution

 

 


Originating from a technical background of developing and testing custom applications, Brian is accomplished at creating customized spreadsheets and utilities using Microsoft Excel. This has increased the efficiency and accuracy of gathering statistics and producing reports when monitoring and controlling projects. Brian has also designed and implemented custom forms through Outlook which were used as centralized tasks for deploying applications to system test environments. In addition, he is very experienced with Outlook, Word and PowerPoint. Brian is also proficient with Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project.

 

 

Bachelor of Computer Science Honours (Co-op) – University of Manitoba – 1994

PMP Certified – 2009

Prince2 Practitioner – 2010-2015

Member PMI Manitoba Chapter since 2008

Volunteer at PMI Manitoba

 

 

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

PROJECT MANAGER

August, 2017 - Present


The University of Manitoba is a coeducational, nondenominational, government-supported institution.  The Information Services & Technology (IST) department is a collaborative IT organization dedicated to creating, maintaining, securing and improving the IT environment for the University of Manitoba community.  Brian managed many simultaneous projects for the IST department.

  • Created Project Initiation Documents.
  • Met with key stakeholders to identify scope and timelines.
  • Produced status reports for all projects.
  • Managed budgets for all projects.
  • Managed project risks and issues.
  • Documented project closure reports.

 

 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Winnipeg, MB

PROJECT MANAGER

June, 2012 - August, 2017


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth. This assignment consisted of managing eight simultaneous IT application development projects consisting of 30 resources in various roles. The total budget managed was $7 million per year.

  • Prepared fiscal year budget and release scope planning presentations for business clients.
  • Controlled project budgets for all 8 business clients and produced monthly financial breakdown reports.
  • Planned the schedule and cost of 12-15 application releases per year. Each release required several types of resources such as business analysts, database analysts, developers and testers. Key resources were shared across many applications requiring careful planning to ensure resource availability.
  • Created project charters and project management plans.
  • Created and maintained the Executive Dashboard with project summary information.
  • Gathered and documented status reports on a bi-weekly and/or monthly basis.
  • Interviewed and hired resources to augment the team when required.
  • Documented project risks in a risk register then monitored the risks regularly to proactively mitigate adverse situations and take advantage of positive risks.
  • Managed scope by adhering to change management processes to eliminate scope creep.
  • Assisted with contracting activities including pricing work segments and managing the finances to work within the set targets.
  • Led project status meetings and documented meeting minutes.

 

 

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), Winnipeg, MB

PROJECT MANAGER

 

June, 2010 - February, 2012


Manitoba Public Insurance is a non-profit Crown Corporation that provides basic automobile insurance and driver and vehicle licensing services. This assignment consisted of managing a number of small to medium projects including a website redesign initiative, a strategy to reduce wait times for assessing cognitively impaired drivers and creating a task management system for the Knowledge Management Services department.

  • Created project proposal, project charter and business requirements documents.
  • Gathered and presented project estimates to overall project leaders.
  • Planned project tasks.
  • Prepared project schedules.
  • Reported project status to management.

 

 

Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS), Winnipeg, MB

TEST MANAGER

 

May, 2010 - June, 2010


Manitoba Telecom Services provides a range of communication solutions including high speed Internet, wireless, digital TV, converged IP and unified communications. This assignment consisted of managing the test team for the changes necessary to replace MTS’ voicemail platform for both the wireless and wireline services.

  • Planned and prepared the test plan for the end-to-end test approach.
  • Scheduled testing activities.
  • Monitored and reported testing progress.

 

 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Winnipeg, MB

PROJECT MANAGER / TEST MANAGER

 

January, 2009 - April, 2010


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth. This project constructed custom built applications for AAFC to provide financial stability to producers. The full project team consisted of up to 70 resources which included project managers, business analysts, developers, database administrators, system testers and infrastructure support personnel.

  • Planned and prepared all aspects of testing the custom developed applications: this project utilized both graphical user interface (GUI) testing methods as well as automated test suite techniques.
  • Gathered and presented estimates for the entire testing effort.
  • Devised specific roles and responsibilities for 23 testers.
  • Interviewed and hired several resources.
  • Created and maintained the following management plans:
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Communication Management Plan
    • Staffing Management Plan
  • Created, updated and monitored the Risk Register.
  • Conducted status meetings, complete with PowerPoint presentations featuring progress, risks and issues.
  • Produced and published progress reports and charts.
  • Attended senior team meetings, reported issues and progress and imparted guidance on project issues.
  • Gathered and recorded lessons learned.

 

 

Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS), Winnipeg, MB

SYSTEMS ANALYST

 

December, 2006 - December, 2008


Manitoba Telecom Services provides a range of communication solutions including high speed Internet, wireless, digital TV, converged IP and unified communications. This assignment covered many small to medium projects in the Internet line of business including billing modifications, new product introductions, rate increases and newly offered Internet plans.

  • Produced estimates for upcoming project work, including presenting several options for different price points.
  • Provided technical leadership.
  • Analyzed required system changes and then created and maintained each project’s design document.
  • Reviewed and provided input to vendor contract documentation.
  • Worked with several vendors, communicating requirements and resolving problems.
  • Built test strategies and worked with testers to ensure solutions conformed to design documentation.
  • Produced implementation plans and oversaw all technical aspects of the projects from estimation to implementation.

 

 

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), Winnipeg, MB

PROJECT MANAGER

 

June, 2006 - December, 2006


Manitoba Public Insurance is a non-profit Crown Corporation that provides basic automobile insurance and driver and vehicle licensing services. With the merger between Manitoba Public Insurance and Driver and Vehicle Licensing came the ability for customers to obtain their drivers licenses/renewals at any MPI outlet or one of 320 broker locations. This project was tasked with training all users of the Autopac Online (AOL) application consisting of MPI employees and hundreds of broker resources. AOL was enhanced to provide this licensing functionality. Compilation of the training material, implementation of a new computer based training package, creation of product manuals and scheduling seminars throughout Manitoba were all in scope.

  • Managed project timelines and communicated issues with management.
  • Gathered and communicated progress statistics and produced status reports.
  • Established the configuration management standards between MPI and the vendor providing the training materials.
  • Assisted in the planning, scheduling and setup of the trainer-led seminar sessions throughout Manitoba.
  • Participated in the train-the-trainer sessions.
  • Provided the lead technical role for integrating the new learning management system (LMS) with AOL.
  • Architected the design to ensure LMS module completion prior to gaining AOL login access.
  • Worked with network administrators to troubleshoot browser plug-in issues.
  • Installed, configured and loaded all modules into the vendor-provided learning management system.

 

 

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), Winnipeg, MB

PROJECT MANAGER

 

November, 2005 - June, 2006


Manitoba Public Insurance is a non-profit Crown Corporation that provides basic automobile insurance and driver and vehicle licensing services. During this period two major releases of the Claims Administration and Reporting System (CARS) application were implemented. This custom built application undergoes 2 or 3 major enhancements each year, each release spanning 6 to 8 months from requirement gathering to implementation.

  • Created project plans consisting of scope definitions, budgets, milestones, risks and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Generated project schedules using Microsoft Project.
  • Gathered business requirements and detailed them in Impact Analysis and Solution Overview documents.
  • Distributed work to 10 developers.
  • Tracked time and reported through status reports.
  • Developed and executed system test plans.
  • Coordinated acceptance test, assigning faults to support personnel and scheduled builds.
  • Compiled and administered implementation plans.
  • Created and presented post project reviews including lessons learned.

 

 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Winnipeg, MB

TEAM LEAD / SYSTEMS ANALYST

 

March, 2003 - November, 2005


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth. During this period, many small to medium enhancements were developed, tested and implemented into the NISA Client Services System (NCSS) application. NISA (Net Income Stabilization Account) was the program AAFC offered farmers to assist them financially during adverse production years and help them save during profitable years.

  • Created project plans consisting of scope definitions, budgets, milestones, risks and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Gathered requirements and created scope documents and statements of work.
  • Estimated work effort.
  • Planned work assignments for developers.
  • Tracked and reported progress to management.
  • Performed systems analysis to create specification documents.
  • Provided advice and leadership for technical aspects of the application.
  • System tested application components including gathering test data and documenting results.

 

 

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), Winnipeg, MB

TEAM LEAD / SYSTEMS ANALYST

 

May, 2001 - March, 2003


Manitoba Public Insurance is a non-profit Crown Corporation that provides basic automobile insurance and driver and vehicle licensing services. A new application called Image and Document Management System (IDMS) was designed, developed, tested and implemented. This application hooked into the Claims Administration and Reporting System (CARS) seamlessly. Other major releases to CARS were also implemented during this period.

  • Integrated a third party software for displaying and sizing images within the application.
  • Designed and developed application code to create the new IDMS application.
  • Provided system test and acceptance test support.

 

 

Province of Manitoba - Intergovernmental Affairs, Winnipeg, MB

APPLICATION DEVELOPER

 

May, 1999 - May, 2001


The Intergovernmental Affairs department of the Provincial government supports urban neighbourhoods and organizations by providing programs, tools and resources for community-driven renewal. This project involved extending a custom built tool to provide functionality for assessment of rural properties.

  • Created the Oracle programming standards to which all developers on the project were to adhere.
  • Analyzed, developed, tested and supported the extension of the read-only property assessment system to include the ability to insert and/or update property assessments.
  • Led a team to develop the new reassessment batch portion of the system.

 

 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Winnipeg, MB

SYSTEMS ANALYST / APPLICATION DEVELOPER

 

May, 1995 - May, 1999


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth. This phase included many small to medium sized improvements to the NCSS system.

  • Analyzed and developed application code according to requirements.
  • Created utilities used to enhance the development environment.
  • Assumed the administrator role for code archiving.

 

Available upon request

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Phone:   204-955-9694

Email:    Brian Wawryk

Region:  Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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