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Project Management

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
October 19, 2016

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LEWISHAM, LONDON ¦ TEL: +** (0-795******* ¦ EMAIL:


An accomplished, versatile, analytical, dynamic and self-motivated (BSc-level) client-facing IT/IS project management professional - with a 10 + years track record of delivering change transformation, software development and infrastructure projects. I have held responsibilities for the translation of strategic initiatives into executable programmes of work, consisting of projects and workstreams with defined objectives, benefits and identified/managed risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies, for private and private sector organisations. I am noted for expertise in building and managing rapport with stakeholders at various 3rd party providers, corporate/board levels, explaining technical complexity for non-technical stakeholders and translating soft requirements for technical developers. I have admirable work ethics and an unwavering commitment to productivity


Requirements gathering, functional analysis and process mapping

Implementation of tools to suit project environment and integration of clients’ standard tools

Configuration management strategies: version and change controls for specialist products

Ability to monitor project lifecycle against expected business benefits/outcomes

Ability to contribute, influence, drive and engage others to deliver against benefits and priorities

Excellent problem solving skills in reviewing the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery

Ability to work autonomously and also engage board and sponsors when/if needed

Self-motivated with an ‘action-oriented’ attitude and flexible to requirement volatility

Highly numerate with excellent communication and IT skills

Ability to work to a high degree of autonomy whilst ensuring quality and high productivity.




Central/Local Government









IT Services


Oracle SQL (RDBMS)

Software Development


Oracle PL/SQL




MS Visio/SharePoint/Access

MS Office (Pro/365)/VB



2015 – 2016, Valiantys: Atlassian Expert, (CONTRACT) Assistant Project Manager - O365

Designed document for Production level Office 365 capability (inc. operational management/support)

Linked the Office365 solutions to existing in-house solutions (ensured BAU)

Developed Business case for each business unit

Moved and replaced subset of up to 50 users to the Office 365

Exchange, Lync (Skype for Business) and SharePoint in the Cloud

Integrated with existing mobile email solutions (Good Technology, Blackberry)

Deployed Office365 desktop applications to current devices PC, Laptop and Virtual Desktop

Integrated OneDrive for Business allowing the users to store their personal data in the Cloud

Managed risks and their mitigation and maintained a risk management log

Managed work stream and program issues, their resolution and where necessary their escalation

Performed relationship management on behalf of key stakeholders within and across work streams

Executed all work stream and program tasks and ensured that all milestones and deliverables were completed to time and approved budget

Reported the progress of work streams to all program stake holders and at scheduled program, work stream and ad-hoc reviews and meetings.

2010 - 2015, DivaScribe Magazine, London: Magazine Editor In-Chief /Programme Manger

Produced work packages for print, digital and marketing teams

Developed and drove global editorial strategy

Managed baseline management products, stage boundaries and exceptions

Created and strategised editorial calendar, art direction, photoshoots, layouts, themes, mailshots and newsletters

Produced and managed project daily log repositories

Worked with commercial partners and dedicated client service team to obtain approvals across all content platforms (digital, print and social media handles)

Managed RAIDS (mitigated high priority issues) and managed in-house team of 11

Worked with digital and social specialist teams to oversee performance of the publication and support its growth across content produced and published

Copy writing and editing

Forged partnerships and marketing campaigns with industry networks (Media and PR agencies)

Managed and monitored distribution logistics for home and international markets

Created and finalised benefits reviews plans against business case for each finalised work package.

2005- 2010, City and Guilds, Blackfriars, London: Assessment and Development Coordinator/ PMO

Managed projects, sector subject development lead, pilots, full roll outs & new initiatives

Developed and finalised business cases, costing models and budgets

KPI monitoring (courses, assessment materials, pilots, centres) against milestones

Tracked, logged and managed project issues and risk, change control, quality registers, configuration management and reviewed progress against plan

Monitored the continuous improvement of course and assessment materials

Developed project initiation documents, costing models and accreditation requests

Produced Check Point and End Stage Reports for sign-offs

Led on editing meetings and reported on project progress to team and senior management

Liaised with programme management, external consultants and regulatory bodies

Built excellent, long-term working relationships with consultants and SSCs contacts

Organised product launches and produced literature for external and internal stakeholders

Created and developed new business opportunities with the Business Development Team to facilitate the diversification of qualifications in Africa.

2004 - 2005, HAYS Recruitment (CONTRACT), Convent Garden, London

Project Coordinator – HMPS Head Office (COMs Team, IT Department)

Collated and analysed raw data from roll outs to over 100 establishments (prisons)

Completed and distributed Monthly Project and Financial Status Reports

Collated relevant governance strands and integrated in project plan

Planned and managed work-streams using the corporate toolset

Managed change requests within the project and escalated within the governance structure

Supported, coordinated and facilitated communication and engagement activities (e.g. workshops, planning sessions, team meetings etc.) to educate the programme and Directorate on agreed standards and to embed the process

Liaised with rest of the Directorate to ensure contributions to staff engagement and business continuity are made

Ensured that key milestones as per individual work stream plans are on target for delivery or mitigating actions have been approved for at risk milestones

Responsible for managing change requests within the project and escalating within the governance structure

Updated the programme / master plan to reflect project changes

Logged, managed and chased appropriate Risks, Issues, Actions and Changes

Implemented, monitored, maintained administrative systems and resource issues.


PRINCE2® Foundation in Project Management

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Certificates in Law and Public Relations)

London Guildhall University 2:1 BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems (Early Specialist)

Eden College (London South Bank University) Certificate in PC Maintenance and Repair

London College of Further Education: (Diploma in Journalism and media studies, Certificates in:

Word Processing, IT and DTP)


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