Senior IT Project Manager - over 2 decades of international projects: software development, system & data integration experience - agile & traditional
Aktualisiert am 02.07.2024
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Verfügbar ab: 19.08.2024
Verfügbar zu: 100%
davon vor Ort: 100%
Project Management
Relationship Building
Portfoliomanagement
Vertragsmanagement
Auslandserfahrung
Lieferantenmanagement
agiles Projektmanagement
Scrum
Atlassian JIRA
MS Project
PMP
Change Request Management
Project Controlling
stakeholder
program
portfolio
data integr
Organisationstalent
Durchsetzungsvermögen
German
Muttersprache
English
Muttersprache

Einsatzorte

Einsatzorte

Frankfurt am Main (+300km)
Deutschland
I'm also available for remote, hybrid positions.
möglich

Projekte

Projekte

1 year 11 months
2022-08 - 2024-06

Website Development Agency

Founder
Founder

Google Business Reviews from Clients: 

https://www.proteawebdesign.com/about


on Request
Online - Cape Town, Bremen
4 years 10 months
2016-07 - 2021-04

Data Integration Projects with other Government departments and US Homeland Security

Senior Project Manager
Senior Project Manager

  • Cloud Migration of Automated Tracking System - Global with US Homeland Security
  • Taking over the management of the Risk and Intelligence Development project (Agile)
  • RFP & Implementation of the Operation Center?s Video Wall in Auckland
  • Delivery CI/CD pipeline using Kubernetes containers for the Data Analytics Team

New Zealand Customs Services
Wellington - New Zealand
7 months
2014-02 - 2014-08

New Retail Website for the power company Contact Energy

Senior Project Manager
Senior Project Manager

  • New Retail Website: The Contact Energy website of both Retail and Corporate was split
  • The website was built on the Sitecore CMS and hosting was moved off-premise to a third-party vendor

Contact Energy
Wellington - New Zealand
2 years 3 months
2011-06 - 2013-08

Three Projects for Ministry of Justice, including Enterprise Data Warehouse

Senior IT Project Manager
Senior IT Project Manager

Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Project
  • Managing the Design and Implementation Stage deliverables produced by the incoming vendor (Indigo New Zealand).   
  • Managed the Acceptance Testing, RASCI and Acceptance Certification to ensure a smooth transition from Design and Implementation Stages.


Oracle Service Bus (Hub2) Migration Project 

  • The web services connecting various applications via the old Hub were all coded and designed differently.
  • Setting up a Governance Structure to ensure the new Oracle Enterprise Services Bus web services are migrated using Industry Best Practices.  


Extended Centralized Calling Function (ECCF) project

  • Setting up a new Contact Centre in Wellington and extending the Auckland Contact Centre for initial contact to 25 High and District Courts.  
  • Managed the vendor (Gen-i) to create new call plans, after-hour messaging systems, call centre set-up, hunt, and pick-up group change management
  • Followed strict ITIL Change Control process to implement changes into production.

New Zealand Ministry of Justice
Wellington - New Zealand
1 year 2 months
2010-05 - 2011-06

Managing the deliverables of CWA?s key client (Ministry of Education) Technical Services contract

Program Manager
Program Manager
  • Programme Management of the Ministry of Education Schooling Strategic Publishing Project. Producing the Programme Management Plan, financial management and reporting, risk, and issue management
  • Managing derailed projects: Metadata Management System and Digistore
    CWA New Media
    Wellington - New Zealand
    2 years 5 months
    2008-01 - 2010-05

    Leading various Projects with multiple Teams across different Timezones

    Project Director
    Project Director
    Project Director Responsibilities
    • Project Disaster Recovery - projects with complex issues or those requiring a recovery to get them back on track. (TicketDirect, NZTE, Meridian Energy)
    • Programme Management of all Intergen?s Microsoft US projects
    • Mentoring Project Managers ? the go-to person for other project managers when they faced difficult situations

    NZTE OnShore SharePoint Website
    • I took over the project at the request of the client as communication had broken down and the confidence level was low
    • The NZTE Business and their project manager were based in Auckland, whilst NZTE IT and the project team were working on-site from Wellington
    • Restored the relationship by creating a sense of us being ?One Team?

    Wakefield Hospital Dynamics NAV Implementation 
    • Managed the implementation phase of the Accounting System to all three hospitals
    • Managed the Intergen contribution of the Accounting System roll-out and integration with the hospital?s Inventory System 

    Managing various tight-deadline projects at the Tertiary Education Commission
    • Rewriting of the Business Case
    • Managed the automated generation and distribution of contractual funding letters to over 850 Education providers
    • SharePoint environment for internal and external access

    Meridian Energy Retail Online System 
    • Managed the back-end integration and synchronization of a legacy billing system with a 24/7 available staging database. 
    Intergen
    Wellington - New Zealand
    5 months
    2007-07 - 2007-11

    Investing in a Plan Data Integration Project

    Senior IT Project Manager
    Senior IT Project Manager

    • Vendor management (Intergen) of the development effort of the project
    • The Tertiary Education Commission underwent a complete organizational restructure in July 2007 and changed the way it dealt with the funding of Tertiary Education Organisations. To support this change, the Investing in a Plan Data Project was initiated to support the stakeholder base of the three business-focused Directorates.
    • Managed the project from initiation (producing the Business Case) through to delivery
    • The project was managed using an Agile approach of short iteration cycles, involving Business experts and asking the Business to prioritize features with the highest business value

    Tertiary Education Commission
    Wellington - New Zealand
    1 year 6 months
    2006-02 - 2007-07

    Portfolio Manager of Web Program

    Program Manager
    Program Manager
    Portfolio Management of Web Program
    • Managed 2-year road map of web projects 
    • Mentoring Project Managers
    • Quality-checked Business Cases
    • Fees Calculator was the first Web Logic application. I oversaw the Business Case development and approval process.
    • University-wide Single Sign-On (SSO) implementation and desktop rollout
    • With my technical background, I took on the management of this roll-out
    • Public Staff Directory
    • Web Style Guide Implementation - management of design vendor
    • Knowledge Base - managed the interdependencies with other projects

    Decision Support Systems (DSS) and Data Warehouse

    • I joined the University as a Data Warehouse project manager for the DSS, Decision Support System, Hyperion for the Student Administration Data Mart.
    • Set up the Business Case, managed Change Requests, produced Project Plans (MS Project), monitored costs, managed resources, and reported progress and financial status to the Steering Group


    University Organizational Structure 
    • Producing the University Organization Structure to Cost Centre Level
    • Initiated by the DSS, it has become a high-profile project with the introduction of Delegations and Position Management
    • My main role in this project was bringing Finance, HR, and Faculty Deans together to agree on their individual structure

    Staff Intranet & Staff Directory
    • A staging database that synchronized with 5 other databases
    • Person data was presented via the CMS layer
    • End-to-end management to implementation
    • Communicated with the 5 database owners to ensure data integrity
    University of Auckland
    Auckland - New Zealand
    6 months
    2005-07 - 2005-12

    Management of Vodafone Call Centre change requests and new product releases

    Senior IT Project Manager
    Senior IT Project Manager
    • Programme Management of Call Centre Change Request & New Product Releases.
    • Management of porting current (stand-alone) Call Centre into IBM?s WebSphere Portal environment
    • Management of the Portal Call Centre Integration with Vodacom?s Billing System via Service Provider API?s



    Vodacom
    Cape Town - South Africa
    1 year 4 months
    2003-12 - 2005-03

    Chapman?s Peak Advanced Traffic Management System

    Senior IT Project Manager
    Senior IT Project Manager
    Project Integration Manager for the Chapman?s Peak Advanced Traffic Management System
    • Tender proposal and submission (Phase 1)
    • Change Management (Phase 2)
    • Project and integration management; Financial management
    Visual Information Systems
    Cape Town - South Africa
    2 years 9 months
    2002-01 - 2004-09

    Collaborative African Virtual Environment Systems (CAVES)

    Senior IT Project Manager
    Senior IT Project Manager
    • Programme Management of ?the entire IT component of ?the project: project planning, resource allocation, scope, budget, and time management
    • Managed expectations and communication between ?the research team (team of 10 people made up of Professors, Master?s and PhD students) and software developers (team of 6) via a series of weekly meetings that included:
      • Co-ordination of the CAVES Methodology How-To Book
      • Represented Visual Information System at the Consortium level
    University of Cape Town
    Cape Town - South Africa
    4 years 9 months
    1999-03 - 2003-11

    Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Cape Town branch

    Operations Manager
    Operations Manager

    • I started my IT career at this company
    • Initially as a software developer but quickly started managing all their projects
    • Later I was promoted to Operations Manager and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Cape Town branch of Visual Information Systems after the CEO left the company

    Visual Information Systems
    Cape Town - South Africa

    Aus- und Weiterbildung

    Aus- und Weiterbildung

    4 years
    1997-01 - 2000-12

    Computer Science

    BSc Computer Science, University of South Africa
    BSc Computer Science
    University of South Africa
    Majored in Computer Science & Information Technology

    Position

    Position

    I enjoy complex projects with multiple stakeholders and teams. I'm a problem solver and have brought derailed projects back on track.

    Every project is unique, based on what needs to be delivered and the company culture. I adjust my management style accordingly to ensure a successful outcome. I'm comfortable with both traditional and agile project management. I'm available for contract positions within Germany.

    Kompetenzen

    Kompetenzen

    Top-Skills

    Project Management Relationship Building Portfoliomanagement Vertragsmanagement Auslandserfahrung Lieferantenmanagement agiles Projektmanagement Scrum Atlassian JIRA MS Project PMP Change Request Management Project Controlling stakeholder program portfolio data integr Organisationstalent Durchsetzungsvermögen

    Aufgabenbereiche

    Project Management
    Experte

    Produkte / Standards / Erfahrungen / Methoden

    KEY PERSONALITY TRAITS:

    Management style

    • My initial standpoint is that we all do our best
    • I have a light-hearted way of encouraging my team with humour and a smile, creating a harmonious, fair, and calm environment
    • I can be firm if needed and can delegate


    Hands-on Troubleshooter, Problem-Solver

    • I?m energized when I have a problem to solve
    • I?m proactive rather than reactive and address issues as soon as I become aware of them
    • I?m organized and flexible and take full ownership of my work


    Relationship building across all levels

    • Stakeholder management is key to working well together
    • I work on building trust and focus on conveying project updates in a manner that allows stakeholders to make informed decisions


    KEY EXPERIENCE IN:

    Request for Proposal (RFP) Management 

    • RFP preparation, applying a fair vendor/solution assessment process


    Project Initiation and Business Case Development

    • including three-option analysis, benefit realization, resource planning, schedule, budget, and team structure
    • Financially literate - capital (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX) expenditure


    Contract Preparation and Management 

    • ensuring clear and specific milestone deliverables & payment structure. Preparation of RASCI matrix


    Technical Project Management

    • managing different technical teams, vendors, projects with up to 20-plus team members, data integration, middleware security layers, cloud migration, and disaster recovery


    Application Project Management

    • using Agile processes such as Scrum and Kanban to manage feature delivery of existing applications, Jira experience


    Communication

    • timely, to-the-point updates to ensure all stakeholders are informed, avoiding ?sudden surprises?
    • Communication across all levels, including non-technical stakeholders, senior leadership, in-house and external teams


    International & Remote Project Teams

    • daily video stand-ups of teams across cities, countries, and time zones, including with US Homeland Security and Microsoft


    Steering group meetings

    • organizing the preparation of relevant papers, risks, and issues for the steering groups to make informed decisions


    High-stakes Projects and Project Disaster Recovery

    • working within Government departments on sensitive projects that require security clearance, and international integration projects with, for instance, a US Government department
    • Taking over derailed projects - rebuilding trust, effective communication, focusing on positive outcomes

    Branchen

    Branchen

    Government, Higher Education, and Energy Companies, open to new industries

    Einsatzorte

    Einsatzorte

    Frankfurt am Main (+300km)
    Deutschland
    I'm also available for remote, hybrid positions.
    möglich

    Projekte

    Projekte

    1 year 11 months
    2022-08 - 2024-06

    Website Development Agency

    Founder
    Founder

    Google Business Reviews from Clients: 

    https://www.proteawebdesign.com/about


    on Request
    Online - Cape Town, Bremen
    4 years 10 months
    2016-07 - 2021-04

    Data Integration Projects with other Government departments and US Homeland Security

    Senior Project Manager
    Senior Project Manager

    • Cloud Migration of Automated Tracking System - Global with US Homeland Security
    • Taking over the management of the Risk and Intelligence Development project (Agile)
    • RFP & Implementation of the Operation Center?s Video Wall in Auckland
    • Delivery CI/CD pipeline using Kubernetes containers for the Data Analytics Team

    New Zealand Customs Services
    Wellington - New Zealand
    7 months
    2014-02 - 2014-08

    New Retail Website for the power company Contact Energy

    Senior Project Manager
    Senior Project Manager

    • New Retail Website: The Contact Energy website of both Retail and Corporate was split
    • The website was built on the Sitecore CMS and hosting was moved off-premise to a third-party vendor

    Contact Energy
    Wellington - New Zealand
    2 years 3 months
    2011-06 - 2013-08

    Three Projects for Ministry of Justice, including Enterprise Data Warehouse

    Senior IT Project Manager
    Senior IT Project Manager

    Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Project
    • Managing the Design and Implementation Stage deliverables produced by the incoming vendor (Indigo New Zealand).   
    • Managed the Acceptance Testing, RASCI and Acceptance Certification to ensure a smooth transition from Design and Implementation Stages.


    Oracle Service Bus (Hub2) Migration Project 

    • The web services connecting various applications via the old Hub were all coded and designed differently.
    • Setting up a Governance Structure to ensure the new Oracle Enterprise Services Bus web services are migrated using Industry Best Practices.  


    Extended Centralized Calling Function (ECCF) project

    • Setting up a new Contact Centre in Wellington and extending the Auckland Contact Centre for initial contact to 25 High and District Courts.  
    • Managed the vendor (Gen-i) to create new call plans, after-hour messaging systems, call centre set-up, hunt, and pick-up group change management
    • Followed strict ITIL Change Control process to implement changes into production.

    New Zealand Ministry of Justice
    Wellington - New Zealand
    1 year 2 months
    2010-05 - 2011-06

    Managing the deliverables of CWA?s key client (Ministry of Education) Technical Services contract

    Program Manager
    Program Manager
    • Programme Management of the Ministry of Education Schooling Strategic Publishing Project. Producing the Programme Management Plan, financial management and reporting, risk, and issue management
    • Managing derailed projects: Metadata Management System and Digistore
      CWA New Media
      Wellington - New Zealand
      2 years 5 months
      2008-01 - 2010-05

      Leading various Projects with multiple Teams across different Timezones

      Project Director
      Project Director
      Project Director Responsibilities
      • Project Disaster Recovery - projects with complex issues or those requiring a recovery to get them back on track. (TicketDirect, NZTE, Meridian Energy)
      • Programme Management of all Intergen?s Microsoft US projects
      • Mentoring Project Managers ? the go-to person for other project managers when they faced difficult situations

      NZTE OnShore SharePoint Website
      • I took over the project at the request of the client as communication had broken down and the confidence level was low
      • The NZTE Business and their project manager were based in Auckland, whilst NZTE IT and the project team were working on-site from Wellington
      • Restored the relationship by creating a sense of us being ?One Team?

      Wakefield Hospital Dynamics NAV Implementation 
      • Managed the implementation phase of the Accounting System to all three hospitals
      • Managed the Intergen contribution of the Accounting System roll-out and integration with the hospital?s Inventory System 

      Managing various tight-deadline projects at the Tertiary Education Commission
      • Rewriting of the Business Case
      • Managed the automated generation and distribution of contractual funding letters to over 850 Education providers
      • SharePoint environment for internal and external access

      Meridian Energy Retail Online System 
      • Managed the back-end integration and synchronization of a legacy billing system with a 24/7 available staging database. 
      Intergen
      Wellington - New Zealand
      5 months
      2007-07 - 2007-11

      Investing in a Plan Data Integration Project

      Senior IT Project Manager
      Senior IT Project Manager

      • Vendor management (Intergen) of the development effort of the project
      • The Tertiary Education Commission underwent a complete organizational restructure in July 2007 and changed the way it dealt with the funding of Tertiary Education Organisations. To support this change, the Investing in a Plan Data Project was initiated to support the stakeholder base of the three business-focused Directorates.
      • Managed the project from initiation (producing the Business Case) through to delivery
      • The project was managed using an Agile approach of short iteration cycles, involving Business experts and asking the Business to prioritize features with the highest business value

      Tertiary Education Commission
      Wellington - New Zealand
      1 year 6 months
      2006-02 - 2007-07

      Portfolio Manager of Web Program

      Program Manager
      Program Manager
      Portfolio Management of Web Program
      • Managed 2-year road map of web projects 
      • Mentoring Project Managers
      • Quality-checked Business Cases
      • Fees Calculator was the first Web Logic application. I oversaw the Business Case development and approval process.
      • University-wide Single Sign-On (SSO) implementation and desktop rollout
      • With my technical background, I took on the management of this roll-out
      • Public Staff Directory
      • Web Style Guide Implementation - management of design vendor
      • Knowledge Base - managed the interdependencies with other projects

      Decision Support Systems (DSS) and Data Warehouse

      • I joined the University as a Data Warehouse project manager for the DSS, Decision Support System, Hyperion for the Student Administration Data Mart.
      • Set up the Business Case, managed Change Requests, produced Project Plans (MS Project), monitored costs, managed resources, and reported progress and financial status to the Steering Group


      University Organizational Structure 
      • Producing the University Organization Structure to Cost Centre Level
      • Initiated by the DSS, it has become a high-profile project with the introduction of Delegations and Position Management
      • My main role in this project was bringing Finance, HR, and Faculty Deans together to agree on their individual structure

      Staff Intranet & Staff Directory
      • A staging database that synchronized with 5 other databases
      • Person data was presented via the CMS layer
      • End-to-end management to implementation
      • Communicated with the 5 database owners to ensure data integrity
      University of Auckland
      Auckland - New Zealand
      6 months
      2005-07 - 2005-12

      Management of Vodafone Call Centre change requests and new product releases

      Senior IT Project Manager
      Senior IT Project Manager
      • Programme Management of Call Centre Change Request & New Product Releases.
      • Management of porting current (stand-alone) Call Centre into IBM?s WebSphere Portal environment
      • Management of the Portal Call Centre Integration with Vodacom?s Billing System via Service Provider API?s



      Vodacom
      Cape Town - South Africa
      1 year 4 months
      2003-12 - 2005-03

      Chapman?s Peak Advanced Traffic Management System

      Senior IT Project Manager
      Senior IT Project Manager
      Project Integration Manager for the Chapman?s Peak Advanced Traffic Management System
      • Tender proposal and submission (Phase 1)
      • Change Management (Phase 2)
      • Project and integration management; Financial management
      Visual Information Systems
      Cape Town - South Africa
      2 years 9 months
      2002-01 - 2004-09

      Collaborative African Virtual Environment Systems (CAVES)

      Senior IT Project Manager
      Senior IT Project Manager
      • Programme Management of ?the entire IT component of ?the project: project planning, resource allocation, scope, budget, and time management
      • Managed expectations and communication between ?the research team (team of 10 people made up of Professors, Master?s and PhD students) and software developers (team of 6) via a series of weekly meetings that included:
        • Co-ordination of the CAVES Methodology How-To Book
        • Represented Visual Information System at the Consortium level
      University of Cape Town
      Cape Town - South Africa
      4 years 9 months
      1999-03 - 2003-11

      Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Cape Town branch

      Operations Manager
      Operations Manager

      • I started my IT career at this company
      • Initially as a software developer but quickly started managing all their projects
      • Later I was promoted to Operations Manager and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Cape Town branch of Visual Information Systems after the CEO left the company

      Visual Information Systems
      Cape Town - South Africa

      Aus- und Weiterbildung

      Aus- und Weiterbildung

      4 years
      1997-01 - 2000-12

      Computer Science

      BSc Computer Science, University of South Africa
      BSc Computer Science
      University of South Africa
      Majored in Computer Science & Information Technology

      Position

      Position

      I enjoy complex projects with multiple stakeholders and teams. I'm a problem solver and have brought derailed projects back on track.

      Every project is unique, based on what needs to be delivered and the company culture. I adjust my management style accordingly to ensure a successful outcome. I'm comfortable with both traditional and agile project management. I'm available for contract positions within Germany.

      Kompetenzen

      Kompetenzen

      Top-Skills

      Project Management Relationship Building Portfoliomanagement Vertragsmanagement Auslandserfahrung Lieferantenmanagement agiles Projektmanagement Scrum Atlassian JIRA MS Project PMP Change Request Management Project Controlling stakeholder program portfolio data integr Organisationstalent Durchsetzungsvermögen

      Aufgabenbereiche

      Project Management
      Experte

      Produkte / Standards / Erfahrungen / Methoden

      KEY PERSONALITY TRAITS:

      Management style

      • My initial standpoint is that we all do our best
      • I have a light-hearted way of encouraging my team with humour and a smile, creating a harmonious, fair, and calm environment
      • I can be firm if needed and can delegate


      Hands-on Troubleshooter, Problem-Solver

      • I?m energized when I have a problem to solve
      • I?m proactive rather than reactive and address issues as soon as I become aware of them
      • I?m organized and flexible and take full ownership of my work


      Relationship building across all levels

      • Stakeholder management is key to working well together
      • I work on building trust and focus on conveying project updates in a manner that allows stakeholders to make informed decisions


      KEY EXPERIENCE IN:

      Request for Proposal (RFP) Management 

      • RFP preparation, applying a fair vendor/solution assessment process


      Project Initiation and Business Case Development

      • including three-option analysis, benefit realization, resource planning, schedule, budget, and team structure
      • Financially literate - capital (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX) expenditure


      Contract Preparation and Management 

      • ensuring clear and specific milestone deliverables & payment structure. Preparation of RASCI matrix


      Technical Project Management

      • managing different technical teams, vendors, projects with up to 20-plus team members, data integration, middleware security layers, cloud migration, and disaster recovery


      Application Project Management

      • using Agile processes such as Scrum and Kanban to manage feature delivery of existing applications, Jira experience


      Communication

      • timely, to-the-point updates to ensure all stakeholders are informed, avoiding ?sudden surprises?
      • Communication across all levels, including non-technical stakeholders, senior leadership, in-house and external teams


      International & Remote Project Teams

      • daily video stand-ups of teams across cities, countries, and time zones, including with US Homeland Security and Microsoft


      Steering group meetings

      • organizing the preparation of relevant papers, risks, and issues for the steering groups to make informed decisions


      High-stakes Projects and Project Disaster Recovery

      • working within Government departments on sensitive projects that require security clearance, and international integration projects with, for instance, a US Government department
      • Taking over derailed projects - rebuilding trust, effective communication, focusing on positive outcomes

      Branchen

      Branchen

      Government, Higher Education, and Energy Companies, open to new industries

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