I am a Certified Scrum Product Owner with just under 3 years of Product Owner experience of multiple systems. In addition, I have 15 years of Project Management experience in various industries and sectors. I am a team player and a natural leader.

Experience

  • Sales Systems Manager (Global)

    at SYSPRO Corporate

    April 2017 - at Present

    Gauteng

    • Ensure that all stakeholders have high visibility of the roadmap at all times • Identify and understand the critical path and dependencies of the rollout • Assist to align project plans, resources with the business objectives • Detailed management of the programme leveraging project management fundamentals • Change Management • Collaborate closely with Sales Channel Executive to ensure strategic objectives are defined and business objectives are delivered on and all aspects of the roll out are understood. • Manage creation of scope & delivery for the program • Facilitate and become the business integrator between Corporate and regional teams and ensure successful deployment of the channel programme. • Product owner of all sales systems • Product owner of PartnerUP system

  • Senior Project Manager

    at Zetes SA

    December 2014 - November 2016

    Gauteng

    • Facilitate the identifying and scoping of customers’ needs in conjunction with the Business Analyst, Account Manager and Business Development Manager • Take the lead on new project implementations • Prepare and follow-up project execution plans • Arrange and attend customer project meetings • Meet project reporting requirements • Becoming familiar with the solutions, tools and products sold by Zetes South Africa • Collaborate with Account Managers and Business Development Managers within the scope of project execution • Provide input on internal organizational enhancements • Provide support to internal support and deployment teams, as well as customers and partners • Manage the full Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) • Define and review internal processes • Draft standard documentation and templates, for use by Professional Services team, when required • Responsible for the full Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC)

  • Project Manager

    at Metropolitan International

    February 2013 - August 2013

    Province of the Western Cape

    Manage all types of business, operations, and IT projects implemented in the 'rest of' Africa and associated work required in South Africa, in accordance with sound project management methodologies. • Ensure satisfactory delivery of all projects • Manage dependencies and interfaces between projects in a multi- disciplinary environment; • Report on progress to stakeholders within the group • Monitor project activities and resources; • Implement/maintain quality assurance processes; • Make improvements, solve problems, or take corrective actions when problems arise; • Participate in project audits and final project reviews; • Give guidance in Project roll-out planning and monitoring of delivery; • Facilitate and influence decision-making and recording of project progress end results • Ensure timeous involvement of stakeholders in critical project decision making; • Delegate work appropriately and fairly, and monitor performance continuously;

  • Project Manager

    at Vodacom SA

    December 2011 - March 2012

    Province of the Western Cape

    Essentially the role comprised of the management of all software and hardware changes, projects and other requirements driven by upstream and downstream systems, from end-to-end. My specific focus areas were: Vodacom IQ – VIQ (a Sybase IQ Data Store), XDRRep (Abinitio Mediation Graph- ETL) & an additional server with a GreenPlumb database for data supplied to other third parties. • Agile Project Management (Scrum) • Release/Change Management • Software Development Management. Process Improvement-Scrum/Agile Process implementation • Risk & Issue Management • CRM (Customer Relationship Management) • Business Analysis • Requirement & Scope Management • Vendor Management

  • Project Manager

    at Provincial Government Western Cape

    September 2010 - March 2011

    Province of the Western Cape

    Desktop and Back-end Migration from Novell to Microsoft for email (GroupWise to Exchange), domain (eDirectory to Active Directory), file (Novell to Microsoft File Servers) all commensurate Desktop Migration services • Determined job descriptions for Desktop Technicians • Resource recruitment and selection • Training • Performance management • Time and attendance • Contract terminations • Salary negotiations • Talent management • Developed, managed and coordinated the user and desktop platform migration • Client and user change management and communication • Risk Management • Problem management of all coexistence related issues • Initiated, created, developed and implemented all processes, procedures, systems and knowledge base • Managed all post-migration support • Managed back-end migration process and requisite software, services and resources • Managed technical knowledge base creation and implementation • Managed issues: technical and change related

  • Project Manager

    at City of Cape Town

    March 2010 - June 2010

    Province of the Western Cape

    The main objective of this project was to roll-out a new operating system including managing the delivery of inherent hardware, software and network or back-end system upgrades. • Active Directory Enhancements • The use and customisation of Microsoft deployment tools and technologies related to automated and remote operating system deployment for upgrading from both XP and VISTA Operating Systems on the standard x86 (32-bit) platform to Windows 7 x64 (64-bit platform) as well as the imaging new machines. • Extensive application testing and scripting - Custom, Web and Business Applications • Change Management - Communication and Business and Technical Piloting of new technologies • Manage the project team and Microsoft Consultants in relation to project deliverables. • Liaison with technical teams in terms of Active Directory, WAN, network and desktop hardware, deployment tool-set or infrastructure changes • Business Requirement Gathering, analysis and interpretation

  • General Manager

    at Brainboy Media

    March 2009 - October 2009

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Project Management • Strategic Business Planning • Financial Planning & Management • Business Administration • Process Creation & Implementation • Business Development • Business Analysis • Line Management • Production Management • Web Design • Solution Design (websites) • Client Liaison • Marketing Management (Web & Traditional)

  • Project Manager

    at Workonline Interactive

    September 2008 - March 2009

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Project Office Management • Project Management Process Creator & Owner • Manage web 2.0 and web-based business application projects • Business Development & Relationship Management • Quality Management • PMLC and SDLC owner • Scope and requirements management • Website solution development • Costing and Financial Management

  • Programme Administrator/Configuration Manager

    at Old Mutual

    February 2007 - September 2008

    Province of the Western Cape

    Overall responsibility for managing the project supporting processes, accountability remained with Project Managers. • On-boarding of new project staff: Processes, procedures and tools • Programme administration and logistical support • Scope Management • Managed issues relating to programme teams and other parties • Created/Compiled controls and process related deliverables • Process & Quality Assurance: adherence monitoring of all project work products. • Resource Planning: Ensured effective staff allocation and utilisation • Ensured that all project management deliverables met • Provided the reports, data and findings in accordance with the primary delivery objectives • Communication Management • Managed administrative staff and their deliverables • Support, Monitoring, Tracking and Reporting as well as configuration management. • Timesheet approval: for all project resources • Performance Evaluation & Reviews: Provided inputs for all project resources

  • Assistant Project Manager

    at FET Colleges

    November 2006 - January 2007

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Produce Project reports, collate all project status reports and timesheets • Managing Project documents • Ensuring all project related documentation is stored in the project directory • Arrange meetings and events • Coordinate the scheduling of project meetings and client meetings • Take and type minutes from meetings • Collating monthly timesheets and invoices • Tracking project status and reporting to management • Following up on project tasks • Compile cost estimates for work, using estimated times and hourly rates • Act as scribe in Workshops • Liaise with sub-contractors and coordinate access to client site • Tracking of orders • Tracking of invoicing and payments

  • Project Administrator

    at City of Cape Town

    May 2006 - November 2006

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Produce Project reports, collate all project status reports and timesheets • Managing Project documents • Ensuring all project related documentation is stored in the project directory • Arrange meetings and events • Filing of documents, maintain and organize filing of hardcopy documentation • Coordinate the scheduling of project meetings and client meetings • Take and type minutes from meetings • Cataloguing, safekeeping and retrieval of project deliverables, documentation and assets • Collating monthly timesheets and invoices • Tracking project status and reporting to management • Following up on project tasks • Perform ad-hoc tasks as and when needed • Compile cost estimates for work, using estimated times and hourly rates • Act as scribe in Joint Application Design sessions

  • Project Manager

    at Ethical Leadership Project - CPUT, University of Stellenbosch

    August 2004 - December 2005

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Conceptualisation of project • Writing of project plan and adaptations thereto, as needed • Development of an implementation plan and the implementation thereof • Events management, planning and co-ordination of Conferences and workshops for 200 people. (per conference and workshop) • Research • Budgeting and Financial Management • Fund-raising • Reports to various stakeholders • Development of a constitution for the independent organisation • Recruitment and selection of staff • Management of administrative staff • Development and implementation of administrative office procedures • Media liaison • Tracking of project (with the use of MS Project) • Provincial representative at National Meetings

  • Data Analyst & PA to Director & Transformation Manager

    at Cape Peninsula University of Technology

    January 2001 - August 2004

    Province of the Western Cape

    Assistance to the Director: • Diary Scheduling • Coordinating Meetings • Correspondence • Travel Arrangements • Reception and Telephone calls • Maintaining the departmental Budget Assistance to the Transformation Manager • As above and Speech Writing Data Analysis/Other • Respond to information requests by internal and external stakeholders using Cognos Power Play & Impromptu. • Data collections and translation for Institutional Fact Book • Data cube modeling and criteria provision • Minutes for Staff Meetings, Institutional Forum and Institutional Planning Committee. • Collect and collate data for the annual Employment Equity Report. • Maintain the departmental web pages, ensuring its currency and accuracy. • Maintain the departmental skills plan database • Extract, compile and edit the Annual Review Report. • Extract and compile information for Strategic and Quality Assurance reports. • Maintain information request database on OPA

Education

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

    at Think Agile

    2018 - 2018 (1 year) Gauteng

  • Matric

    at Wynberg Senior Secondary

    1990 - 1993 (3 years) Province of the Western Cape

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