Description

Mostapha Helou

(961) 302-7549 / mostaphahelou@gmail.com / LinkedIn / Indeed

Profile

A strategic, result-oriented senior project manager with PMP and Scrum certifications ready to provide strong technical direction and strategy development to Agile and traditional teams across different functional units. Accomplished vastly in the functional, matrix, and virtual organizational structures through keen capabilities in business management ranging from budgeting, scheduling, risk management to business development. Achieved success in B2B and B2C and client management.

Experience

SERTA Solutions – A Subsidiary of Resource Group| Senior Project Manager

[Jan 2020] – [Current]

Outlined work plans, determined resources, wrote timelines and generated initial budgets as part of project scope determination
Directed offsite team design, transition and standardization of several processes, resulting in maximized team resources and management
Adjusted project plans to account for dynamic targets, staffing changes and operational specifications
Monitored contracts and service level agreements to identify potential risks and implement mitigation actions to protect development process from unforeseen delays and costs
Finalized project financial records while collaborating with financial controllers and senior executives
Produced status and progress reports each month, updating customers and senior leaders on progress and roadblocks
Communicated project plans and progress to key stakeholders, including project contributors, business, operational and technical resources
Supported and executed simultaneous delivery of various implementation and systems projects
Lebanese American University (LAU)| Trainer and Coach / Certified PMP® Author

[Nov 2014] – [Current]

Delivered several PMP® Exam Preparatory courses of the Continuing Education Program at LAU
Initiated the Project Management Professional (PMP®) program at LAU
Authoring, reviewing and maintaining the course material
Khatib & Alami – Consolidated Engineering Co. SAL| Project Manager / Senior Business Systems Analyst

[Feb 2015] – [Dec 2019]

Identified plans and resources required to meet project goals and objectives by setting realistic timelines and checkpoints
Developed and initiated projects, including managing costs, schedule and performance
Developed implementation methodologies to rein in project costs while meeting key milestones
Boosted revenues by coordinating and executing Software Development projects and growing inventory diversity
Increased savings by initiating and fostering relationships with vendors to communicate on problem-areas and work closely to resolve
Developed many executive presentations and reports to facilitate project evaluation and process improvement
Achieved project deadlines by coordinating with contractors to manage performance
Coordinated, supervised and managed projects like OGERO FTTx, Ministry of Telecom, and ABC Verdun Mall recently
Led a cross-functional team to develop a GIS-based Telecom solution which will be a state-of-the-art Telecom Management Automated Solution
Managed products of solutions containing data analysis and Infographic applications like ESRI applications Suite (ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS and related applications) and Ericsson Network Engineer
Managed processes in the CMMI quality management system as a processes’ champion
iTel International Limited| Project Manager / Senior Technical Product Manager

[Sep 2010] – [Jan 2015]

Drove team success through shared vision and recognition of quality performance
Seized product ownership of Eyelock’s Biometric Iris Identity Management Applications Suite
Assisted in providing opportunities to market the product and its integrations with different systems
Coached and mentored subordinates and project teams
Education and Professional Development

Beirut Arab University [Sep 2001]-[July 2006]

Bachelor of Computer Engineering (WES Certified)

Project Management Institute [Sep 2014]-[Sep 2023]

Project Management Professional (PMP# 1747411)

Languages

Arabic (native) / English (Fluent) / French (Basic)

Skills

Project Management
Scheduling
Cost Control
Reporting
Client Liaison
Client Management
Quality Assurance
Waterfall
Agile
Communications
Leadership and Teambuilding
Process Improvement
ESRI GIS Technologies
Biometrics Technologies (Eyelock)
Cisco Technologies (Routers, Switches, Firewalls, etc…)
Microsoft Technologies (Windows Server, Active Directory, etc…)
Huawei Technologies
Juniper Technologies
Packeteer Technologies

Education

Beirut Arab University

2001 to 2006 Bachelor of Engineering

Lebanese American University / Project Management Institute

Oct 2013 - Sep 2014 Project Management Professional Certification

Experience

SERTA Solutions - A Subsidiary of Resource Group

01/2020 to Current Senior Project Manager

 Outlined work plans, determined resources, wrote timelines and generated initial budgets as part of project scope determination
Directed offsite team design, transition and standardization of several processes, resulting in maximized team resources and management
 Adjusted project plans to account for dynamic targets, staffing changes and operational specifications
 Monitored contracts and service level agreements to identify potential risks and implement mitigation actions to protect development process from unforeseen delays and costs
 Finalized project financial records while collaborating with financial controllers and senior executives
 Produced status and progress reports each month, updating customers and senior leaders on progress and roadblocks
 Communicated project plans and progress to key stakeholders, including project contributors, business, operational and technical resources
 Supported and executed simultaneous delivery of various implementation and systems projects

Lebanese American University (LAU)

2014 to Current Trainer and Coach / Certified PMP® Author

 Delivered several PMP® Exam Preparatory courses of the Continuing Education Program at LAU
 Initiated the Project Management Professional (PMP®) program at LAU
 Authoring, reviewing and maintaining the course material

Khatib & Alami - Consolidated Engineering Co. SAL

Feb 2015 - Dec 2019 Project Manager / Senior Business Systems Analyst

 Identified plans and resources required to meet project goals and objectives by setting realistic timelines and checkpoints
 Developed and initiated projects, including managing costs, schedule and performance
 Developed implementation methodologies to rein in project costs while meeting key milestones
 Boosted revenues by coordinating and executing Software Development projects and growing inventory diversity
 Increased savings by initiating and fostering relationships with vendors to communicate on problem-areas and work closely to resolve
 Developed many executive presentations and reports to facilitate project evaluation and process improvement
 Achieved project deadlines by coordinating with contractors to manage performance
 Coordinated, supervised and managed projects like OGERO FTTx, Ministry of Telecom, and ABC Verdun Mall recently
 Led a cross-functional team to develop a GIS-based Telecom solution which will be a state-of-the-art Telecom Management Automated Solution
 Managed products of solutions containing data analysis and Infographic applications like ESRI applications Suite (ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS and related applications) and Ericsson Network Engineer
 Managed processes in the CMMI quality management system as a processes’ champion

iTel International Limited

Sep 2010 - Jan 2015 Project Manager / Senior Technical Product Manager

 Drove team success through shared vision and recognition of quality performance
 Seized product ownership of Eyelock’s Biometric Iris Identity Management Applications Suite
 Assisted in providing opportunities to market the product and its integrations with different systems
 Coached and mentored subordinates and project teams