Layfield Consulting, Inc
Meg Layfield, PMP

Layfield Consulting, Inc


LinkedIn: Meg Layfield, PMP

A highly experienced and professional IT Manager with significant project and resource management experience. Has extensive skills and experience in analyzing business needs and developing technical solutions while maintaining a strong customer focused plan. Proven track record for improving efficiency and productivity for application development teams. Passionate and committed to providing quality customer service by managing expectations through clear communication and building strong relationships, internally as well as externally.

Management:     Communication, Leadership, Mentoring, Risk Mitigation, Organization, Financial Management, Process Planning and Management, Goal Oriented, Customer Relations, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Strategic Thinking, Project Management, Results Driven
Technical:     Windows 2000/XP/7/8/10, SQL, PHP, HTML, Javascript, Relational Database Modeling, Visual Basic, SDLC, Agile, Scrum, CMMI, LEAN
Software:     Microsoft Office (Project , Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Access, Word), SSIS, SSRS, TFS SharePoint, HP Quality Center, Clarity, TOAD, DataStage, Jira, Confluence

 Work Experience
CSX Transportation - Jacksonville
Manager Information Technology May 2016 - Jul 2017
  • Responsible for maintaining cross-departmental business relationships to design application solutions and determine implementation strategies
  • Implemented processes for the team to efficiently and effectively support our business partner needs
  • Coordinate with vendor management and procurement in contract negotiations for obtaining and maintaining staff augmentation, application support and external software solutions
  • Lead highly productive teams to support 4 Java and 2 Mainframe SOX applications
  • Manage, coach and develop five full time employees consisting of project managers, business analysts and developers
  • Direct and lead application support activities of 16 offshore and onsite developers, testers, business analysts and project managers
  • Manage the financials of 11 projects averaging $3.5M per year
  • Report back to executive leadership on the risks, demands and progress of projects
Senior Project Manager Dec 2011 - May 2016
  • Built cross-departmental business relationships to manage projects, support objectives, prioritize deliverables and coordinate allocations of resources in the development and maintenance of software for the Payroll department
  • Facilitated, prioritized and communicated functional, technical and scheduling requirements of large-scale projects to IT teams
  • Served as a liaison between the business and the IT staff
  • Leveraged MS Project, Clarity and Quality Center to manage project planning, scheduling and budgeting
  • Regularly reported project status to team members, business partners and management
  • Immediately and effectively escalated critical issues and recommended and implemented strategies for their timely resolution
Landstar Systems Holding, Inc
Programmer/Analyst Aug 2008 - Dec 2011
  • Managed stakeholder expectations, processes and worked closely with the Data Integration developers to move data between the production and external sources and various data stores within the Enterprise Data Warehouse
  • Worked with business intelligence stake holders to define and document requirements as well as resolve data quality concerns regarding data movement
  • Led successful departmental projects by consistently delivering valuable solutions while working closely with the DBAs, developer and data architects to ensure requirements were followed, issues were resolved and deadlines were met
  • Developed business solutions to move financial information from external sources to our local databases using SSIS
  • Replaced the manual process of data quality analysis by automating the daily data integrity checks using SSRS, stored procedures, SQL compare and batch processing
  • Created various executive reports and database repository reports using SSRS
Independent Consultant
Database/Web Development Jun 2002 - Aug 2008
  • Developed a business to create customized ERP platform that was based on open standards to competitively support small businesses
  • Standard engagement included business need assessment, customer relations, and project management
  • Provided relational database solutions, designs and development
  • Open standards utilized using SDLC, PHP and MySQL on Linux and Windows platforms
The Home Depot
Lead Systems Engineer Feb 1998 - Sep 2011
  • Led team of programmers in the development and support of the content management system that supported the site. This system was used by the business to pull products from the legacy system into the database that was utilized by the Home Depot customer based e-commerce site
  • Liaison with the business to provide requirements for the Content Management System and organized the task and deliverables for the development team
System Analyst/Supervisor Nov 1994 - Feb 1998
  • Managed a team of analysts in the advertising business department where the duties included tracking advertising dollars and rebates by vendor
  • Implemented new processes and tools that enabled more efficient methods of performing daily duties
  • Coordinated the communication between the Advertising and Technology departments in the definition of requirements, business models, user acceptance testing and user training materials

  Education & Achievements
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology-1991 (GPA: 3.5)
Project Management Institution
PMP Certification
CSX Transportation
Team Building, Management and Leadership Courses
Landstar System Holdings Inc
Microsoft SQL Server Courses
Project Management Professional Cerification Course
The Home Depot
Toast Masters
Dale Carnegie
Performance Management and Leadership Courses