Dr. Abu Mohammed Fofana
157 So Harrison Street, East Orange, NJ 07018
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
To Whom It May Concern
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am interested in your opening for a project management/project portfolio management or PMO position.
While I have a deep background in project management, PMO, and Portfolio management and led many teams to achieve success, It’s the opportunity to work for a firm like your company that intrigues me. It’s not only a leader in the industry; its diversity and inclusion program is admirable. I have always wanted to work on projects like your new project, and I have a passion for guiding projects through to see the final product, taking pride in my part of the project and the team success.
In my career, I ‘ve performed project management on construction and IT management, guiding the project teams by executing a full project lifecycle.
What I can bring to your company is strong proactive leadership, advanced knowledge of project management, business administration, and a background in a wide variety of cost and budget management disciplines. I am experienced in running project management, developing guidelines, and creating project execution plans. I have also excelled in working with both internal resources and outside consultants.
I invite you to examine my resume and look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Abu Fofana
- Northcentral University, School of Business & Technology Management, San Diego, California.
Ph.D. in Business Management with a concentration in project management.
- DeVry Keller Graduate School of Management, Nashville, Tennessee, Master of Project Management
- Ecole Nationale D’Administration Publique (ENAP),
Rabat, Morocco. Master’s degree in International Economic Cooperation
- University of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia.
BA in Political Science & Government
Best Project Manager, USA Security, Inc. /Okonite Company.
Best Customer Service Award, H & R Block
I started my career as a project manager 18 years ago at a hardware underground Capable company and a security organization where I performed full-cycle project management duties. I Planned, implemented, and delivered project results according to business requirements and supervised a 10-person team. The major accomplishment that I achieved in that role was to boost team performance through quality assurance, continuous training, and professional development by 35%.
I have acquired an advanced skill set required to build or strengthen business PMO infrastructure, mentor or train project team, set up defined goals to achieve, and maintain standards for project management within organizations. I also establish PMO governance and set up metrics to monitor the health and progress of the most critical areas of projects.
I was also privileged to create my own consulting business and gained excellent hands-on experience when I worked as a director of project management for 3DM Panel Works, Inc. construction company with satellite locations in multiple countries. I was later promoted to Chief Operations Officer based on my excellent performance.
I manage projects of various sizes through the application of advanced project, program, and technology tools, templates, standards. I established the Project Management Solutions University (PMSU), Global Project Consulting Group Research Institute (PMSURI) and Project Solutions University (PSU) as training and research peripherals of Global Project Consulting Group, LLC. I utilize these stellar platforms to optimize customer value and to provide career development and mentoring services. I also volunteer to mentor African students mostly from the West African region whose educational systems and infrastructures were seriously impacted by the Ebola Virus. I am also working on publishing a book on PM theory and collaborating with colleagues to write a peer review article. Here is a list of some of those projects:
- Construction of buildings including housing complex in multiple countries
- Implementation of an Enterprise Information System
- Management of Green Projects
- Training, Career Development, and Mentoring
- Global expansion initiative
- Integration of enterprise functional applications
- Managing global Not for Profit organization projects
- Certified A+, Network+, MCP, and Agile practitioner among a host of others. Also certified in managing project budgets, managing project teams, managing technical teams, and managing international projects. Adept at applying project management and information technology applications including Microsoft Project; Microsoft Office 365; SharePoint, Microsoft Visio, Joomla and a host of other course management platforms including Moodle, Schoology, and SCORM and Tin Can API.
- Advanced knowledge and experience in creating a managerial budget, writing a project proposal, writing a
businessplan, and creating project metrics. Implemented new IT enterprise solutions and upgraded legacy IT systems.
|Managing Project Budgets||Apr 2015 – License FAC9A0|
|Managing International Projects||Dec 2015 – Dec 2015 License 9CD0C2|
|Managing Project Teams||Apr 2015 – License D233EC|
|Managing Technical Teams||Apr 2015 – License DB5D11|
|Making Investment Decisions||Mar 2014 – License 9F675B|
|Agile Project Management||Oct 2013 – License A48FB2|
|Managing Project Schedules||Sep 2013 – License 5ACA8A|
|Lenovo Desktop Systems Service||Jul 2009 – License RDD6-RI|
|Training Certificate Lenovo||Jul 2009 – License RDD06-RI|
|Network+ Certified Professional||Nov 2007 -License COMP001006637250|
|A+ Certified Professional||May 2006 –License COMP001003235404|
|MCP-Microsoft Certified Professional||May 2006 – License 161633256|
Read, write, and speak English fluently
Read, write, and speak French fluently
Read, write, and speak Arabic moderately
Read, write, and speak German a little
Travel & Relocation
Willing to travel 100% or relocate or work overseas.
Professional Project Management Experiences
CEO and Consultant. Global Project Consulting Group, LLC. 2016-Present
Perform a broad range of project, program, training, and strategic leadership functions including working with the Board executives and functional management personnel to establish goals, strategies, plans, and policies.
- Project 1: providing PM training, career development, and mentoring services at Project Solutions University (PSU) and Project Management Solutions University (PMSU)
- Project 2: Writing a book on project management theory
- Project 3: Writing a peer review article with colleagues
- Project 4: Supporting intra corporate and business system operation and software application environments. Performing problem analysis and resolution of tasks as part of an on-call project and program support rotation. Collaborating with other project management consultant teams to provide services and support to clients.
Director of Project Manager/Chief Operations Manager. 3DM Panel Works, Inc. Cheyenne, WY 2012-2016
Planned and implemented several housing construction projects in multiple locations from start to finish. Modified project management templates and standards to solve problems unique to each working environment.
IT Project Consultant. Bell Techlogix at Altria, Richmond, VA, 2008-2009
Rolled out new information technology system. Installed and configured over 1000 desktops, notebooks, laptops, monitors, wired, and wireless networks. Installed software packages based on business objectives and policies.
IT Project Consultant. Halifax Technology Company/VCU Hospital, Richmond VA, 2006-2008
Setup and configured IT equipment. Implemented local and wide area networks (WAN/LAN), routers, switches, and hubs. Reimaged desktop, laptops, troubleshot network connectivity, and printing problems. Installed software packages based on business objectives and policies.
Project/ Site Manager Okonite Cable Company/ USA Security, Inc., Paterson, NJ, 1996-2006
Worked with a wide range technical teams to manage an underground cable manufacturing project. Supervised the team and improved its performance. Enhanced custom service retention by 35% consistently for a decade.