Maurice Barre'

Professional Summary

Results-driven, certified Project Manager with 18 years of experience leading all phases of the project life cycle for information technology (IT) implementations for large scale information systems in a variety of business sectors. Most recent assignment has been as Technical Director on the NSIPS program for the last 4 years responsible for enhancements to NSIPS. Prior assignment was in the capacity of ERP Programmer Analysis Manager overseeing the design and development of a PeopleSoft HRMS 9.1 and Business Objects XI environment for the U.S. Navy. Responsible for preparing and managing project schedules, budgets and team assignments. Other duties include the maintenance support of PeopleSoft HRMS 9.0.1, PeopleTools 8.52.x, Oracle 11.2.x and Business Objects XI. Last 12 years have been spent working as Project Manager implementing various custom components in the Human Resource module for the U.S. Navy. Non-technical activities include managing development teams, coaching and mentoring peers, sharing expertise in techniques with team and providing opportunities for others to excel. Prior years have been spent in software development, serving both in managerial and staff level roles. Primary strengths are leadership, interpersonal skills, and communication. Proficient knowledge of all phases of software development, and exceptional organizational skills. Consistently maintain a high-standard performance record by exceeding customer goals and building customer confidence, taking initiatives and looking for opportunities to add value.  

Certifications

PMP

Skills

  • Excellent in project management methodologies, planning, scheduling methods, and tools
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills across all organization levels
  • Exceptional ability to understand technical concepts, providing depth to project management experience
  • Expert in leading enterprise software solution projects
  • Strong managing, mentoring, and coaching team members 
  • Sound knowledge of Oracle, PeopleSoft, and complex requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and problem solving skills 
  • Strong ability to produce project management and costing components for proposal responses 
  • PeopleCode, Integration Broker, Component Interface, Application Engine, Application Package, Portal, Security, SQL, SQR, Visual Basic, ASP, JSP, Java, JavaScript, HTML, XML

Experience

Louisiana Technology Consulting, LLC  |  New Orleans, LA   |   2012 - Present

NSIPS Technical Director

  • Review design approach and development process for system enhancements to the NSIPS PeopleSoft and Business Objects Application
  • Project Lead for RIS65, RIS102, NPARS, EDM, and RED/DA enhancements to NSIPS
  • Analyze emerging software capabilities and areas for improvement
  • Performed Fit/Gap analysis sessions with customer identifying unique requirements not delivered in the vanilla package
  • Assist in creation of ROM’s, project plans, identify resources, and manage timelines to assure timely delivery of software
  • Provide production assistance for various deployment issues
  • Provide support for customer specific NSIPS Applications including maintenance, packaging and deploying production changes, testing changes, and follow-up activities with production issues


Lockheed Martin  |  New Orleans, LA  |  2005 – 2012

ERP Programmer Analyst Sr

NSIPS Application Support Manager 

  • Managed team of 26 software developers, assign and distribute task, maintain resource allocation. Create and maintain project plans, identify resources, and manage timelines to assure timely delivery of software
  • Managed the design, development, and testing of system enhancements for NSIPS PeopleSoft and Business Objects Applications
  • Created and analyzed reports of development team’s accomplishment and environment status
  • Maintained, analyzed and updated budget tracking model for various NSIPS projects
  • Supported request for ROM, White Papers, and proposal when needed
  • Provided support for customer specific NSIPS Applications including maintenance, packaging and deploying production changes, testing changes, and follow-up activities with production issues 


Lockheed Martin  |  New Orleans, LA  |  2004 – 2005

ERP Programmer Analyst 

NSIPS PeopleSoft Team Lead

  • Performed Fit/Gap analysis sessions with customer identifying unique requirements not delivered in the vanilla package
  • Designed, developed, and tested system enhancements for Self-Service, and NSIPS applications
  • Designed and Developed a custom reporting solution through the delivered reporting packages: SQR and Crystal
  • Designed and Developed custom solutions using Application Engine
  • Created and maintained project schedule to assure timely delivery of software 


SAIC  |  New Orleans, LA  |  2000 – 2004

Software Applications Engineer II

Technical Lead for PeopleSoft Implementation version 8.8

Technical Lead for PeopleSoft Implementation version 8.4

Technical Lead for PeopleSoft Upgrade from version 7.5 to 8.0 

  • Performed Fit/Gap analysis sessions with customer identifying unique requirements not delivered in the vanilla package
  • Designed, developed, and tested system enhancements for the ePerformance, Treasury and Accounts Payable modules
  • Designed and Developed a custom reporting solution through the delivered reporting packages: SQR, Crystal, and Nvision
  • Performing Analysis and application of PeopleSoft Patches when determined appropriate
  • Designed and Developed custom solutions using Application Engine
  • Continued production support for the PeopleSoft AP, AR, and Treasury modules including scheduled maintenance, packaging and deploying production changes, verifying object migrations, and follow-up with production issues
  • Defined and Documented production support requirements in order to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Responsible for timely response to production issues as a part of being on-call
  • Provided support for several customer specific PowerBuilder and Visual Basic applications including maintenance, packaging and deploying production changes, testing changes, and follow-up activities with production issues


Entergy  |  New Orleans, LA  |  1999 – 2000

Software Applications Engineer II 

  • Provided support for the AIS/CIS      production operation including maintenance, packaging and deploying production changes, testing changes, and follow-up activities regarding production issues
  • Worked on enhancements and enrichments to AIS/CIS including working with customers to determine requirements, coding modifications, testing modifications, and overseeing production implementation 
  • Worked with customers to define support requirements
  • Responsible for timely response to production issues as a part of being on-call
  • Assisted with data propagation errors, updating tables, and maintenance of nightly procedures and scripts

Education

PMI – PMP Certificate, Project Management Professional (Since 2007)


Lockheed Martin EDGE – Executive Development & Growth Enhancement


Master of Business Administration – Management of Information Systems

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA


Bachelor of Science - Information Systems and Decision Sciences

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA