Meet Hank Ripperger, one of RadixBay’s consultants working with one of our clients in the financial industry. Hank has been with RadixBay since September of 2015 and is currently a Senior Project Manager.  He was asked a series of questions about what a day looks like for him; his answers are below.

Who do you report too? (title)Hank Ripperger

Project Management Manager

What are you responsibilities?

Senior Project Manager on the project ;  Oracle General Ledger  v.R12 reimplementation and hardware tech refresh project

How do you spend your time throughout the day?

Meetings, planning sessions, document production, managing resources, measuring progress  and accountability

What are some of the challenges you face as a consultant?

As you develop personal relationships with your clients, you always need to remember that you are not there as a friend or an employee.  You are there as a solutions provider to meet/beat their expectations

What is the first thing you do every morning? What is the last thing you do before you “sign off?”

1st – check my calendar for the day and make sure I am ready for each meeting

Last – check off today’s accomplishments and look at my 2 week schedule

What is the best thing about your job?

People!  Learning new things and the ever changing projects.

What is the thing you like doing least as a consultant?

Presenting bad news to the client

What career accomplishment makes you the most proud?

The personal and professional relationships I have made along the way.

What type of consulting are you doing? (Technical, Functional, Business Analysis, Project Management, etc.)

Infrastructure Project Management

List specific software your project is focused on.

Oracle E-Business Suite

How many years of experience do you have in this type of work?

19 Years.  I started consulting with Ross Perot’s company; Perot Systems  in 1997 at the UBS (Investment Bank) account, and have been doing it ever since.

Do you travel for your current project?  If so, how far?

Currently no.  But, as a consultant that can change.

Describe your dream project.

Being able to plan and physically building anything tangible (house, furniture, car, bike, boat, software, application,  etc …)

How do you take notes? (pen/paper, laptop or tablet {list software}, voice recordings, brain power, etc.)

I have used 5 section notebooks forever.  Microsoft OneNote

Do you have any favorite “tools of the trade” you like to use?

Face to face meetings are the best tool.  Any tool from the Microsoft Suite of applications

What is your client’s dress code?

Business casual.

What would you like to learn next?

How to analyze the subtle signs of people.


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