Joshua Render

Education: Bachelor of Computer Information Systems; Master of Science in Administration / Information Resource Management
Certifications: PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, PSM I & II, PSPO I, PAL I, SPS, CKC, Team Kanban Practitioner, ITIL v3

Greetings,

I am Joshua Render, and I am currently working as a Consultant and Business Analyst for Robotic Process Automation projects.

Welcome to my online résumé.

I have several years of experience serving as a BA for Software and Robotic Process Automation projects in media, healthcare (including prescription insurance), financial services, automotive, technology/software, and energy organizations. I have hands-on programming experience within UIPath and various programming and scripting languages. My past work includes Project Management, Software Engineering, working with physical robots, and Process Improvement.

I have extensive education in Agile, Project Management, Information Systems, Process Improvement, as well as other areas. I hold numerous certifications in Agile and Project Management. I strive to continuously learn and expand upon my knowledge in a wide variety of areas.

You can learn more about me through this site or by clicking one of these links:
-LinkedIn Profile
-My Blog
-PMI Profile
-Scrum Alliance
-Credly

Thank You,
Joshua Render

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Education

Master of Science in Administration

Central Michigan University

Masters Degree
Concentration: Information Resource Management
GPA: 3.86

Bachelor of Computer Information Systems

Baker College of Flint Michigan

Bachelor Degree
Concentration: Computer Information Systems
GPA: 3.89
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Certifications

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Project Management

Certification Authority: Project Management Institute

PMP: Project Management Professional
Certificate Number: 2556660

PMI-ACP: Agile Certified Practitioner
Certificate Number: 2211142


PSM I: Professional Scrum Master

PSM II: Professional Scrum Master

PSPO I: Professional Scrum Product Owner

PAL I: Professional Agile Leadership

SPS: Scaled Professional Scrum

CSM: Certified Scrum Master
Certificate Number: 001064880


Kanban

Certification Authority: Kanban University

Certification Authority: International Business and Quality Management Institute

TKP: Team Kanban Practitioner

CKC: Certified Kanban Coach
Certificate Number: e0c9a2c0-6778-11e8-addf-0bfb4d977db6


DSDM

Certification Authority: APMG International / Agile Business Consortium

AgilePM: Agile Project Management
Certificate Number: 04222148-01-MD7K

AgilePgM: Agile Program Management
Certificate Number: 04263071-01-D799


Lean Six Sigma

Certification Authority: International Association for Six Sigma Certification

ICGB: IASSC Certified Green Belt
Certificate Number: G-4238

CERTIFICATE HAS ELAPSED


Information Technology

Certification Authority: AXELOS Global Best Practice/APMG International

ITIL v3: Information Technology Infrastructure Library
Certificate Number: 02365137-01-VYRD


Business Analysis

Certification Authority: Celonis

Certification Authority: International Organization for Project Management

Certified Celonis Analyst

CERTIFICATE HAS ELAPSED

APRA: Project Requirements Analyst
Certificate Number: 54652837090194

Training and Certificates of Completion

Project Management

ProjectManagement.com Notes of Distinction:
-Identifying Winning Projects
-Facilitation Tools and Techniques
-Quantifying Management's Expectations
-Working with Change Analysis
-Identifying and Defining Operational Improvements
-Facilitating Workflow Model Development


Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation - Automation Anywhere

Process Mining - UIPath

Process Analyst and Process Mining - Celonis


Coursera
Project Management, Data Science, Web Application Development, and Business Analytics


Data Science and Machine Learning with Cognitive Class

Courses:
-Python 101 For Data Science

-Machine Learning with Python

-Statistics


Project Coordinator

Courses:
-Business Writing Principles
-Communication Foundations
-Enhancing Your Productivity
-Leading Productive Meetings
-Learning Gantt Charts
-Project Management Simplified
-Note Taking for Business Professionals
-Project Management Foundations: Small Projects
-Project Management: Solving Common Project Problems
-Teamwork Foundations
-Time Management Foundations


Udemy

Udemy:
-Agile Project Management
-Six Sigma Green Belt
-How to Manage & Influence Your Virtual Team
-Scrum Certification Prep
-Manager's Guide to Difficult Converations

Work history

Robotic Process Automation Consultant and Business Analyst

Company: Cognizant
Dates: 03/2020 to Present

Description:
I served as a Business Analyst and RPA consultant for Cognizant clients. The role included working with various business units to find processes suitable for automation, define the process, then optimize and document the process.
I primarily worked with Disney and Salesforce on their RPA program.
My efforts with Salesforce included increasing the efficiency of the bot development program and creating/managing a tracking tool that gave us a list of all the bots from intake to production as well as the associated business case. I was able to leverage this list to give us information on the current state of the bot program and project savings by each impacted business unit.


Project Manager and Business Analyst

Company: Self-Employed Freelancer
Dates: 08/2018 to 03/2020

Description:
Gained valuable experience within various companies of vastly different sizes.
Wolters Kluwer - A tax and accounting software and information services company. I led projects to help migrate some of their service offering platforms to Microsoft Azure.
CVS - A Pharmacy Benefits corporation. I worked on a contract basis as a business analyst to create new automation, or expand existing automation.
VIVIO Health - A specialty pharmacy benefits startup company. I led and tracked projects related to the onboarding of new customers. I additionally helped analyze member satisfaction data via Power BI.


Business Operations Analyst

Company: United Healthcare
Dates: 08/2016 to 08/2018

Description: While with United Healthcare, I helped to streamline numerous processes and automate some substantially large, time-consuming, manual processes that would normally be considered not automatable due to the complexity and variability. This saved a huge amount of time and reduced the need for temporary employees during peak enrollment periods.

I left to become a stay-at-home father, taking easier-to-manage freelance and contractor positions.

Software Engineer

Company: DeFelsko
Dates: 10/2015 to 07/2016

Description: A temporary position where I led the development of a responsive web application that integrated with DeFelsko manufactured tools. This application allowed for the storage of the measurement readings from the tools and helped to display them in useful and customizable ways.

Automation Analyst Project Lead

Company: Unisys
Dates: 08/2014 to 10/2015

Description: Led a team of onshore and offshore people to create automated migration solutions, automate network monitoring tools, and help in the creation of secure cloud-based environments. My largest project consisted of helping to create a restricted environment intended for data that could not be stored offshore and could not be accessed by offshore systems.

A downturn in business led to most of my team being laid off.

Application Analyst

Company: International Business Machines
Dates: 01/2013 to 02/2014

Description: Learned how to develop automated scripts in VBA, Perl, and Python while leading teams to achieve customer goals in their pursuit of better IT approaches. Made time-consuming and manual processes more streamlined and automated through scripting.

Engineering/Robotics

Company: International Automotive Components
Dates: 02/2003 to 01/2013

Description: Worked to build and streamline better processes. Created and developed better processes using physical robots. Carried out programming activities on Programmable Logic Controllers. Worked my way up from material handling and injection mold processing.

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