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Makati, Philippines
Posted:
February 23, 2020

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FARAH P. PLATA

Unit **E Gateway Regency condo, Bgy.Barangka Ilaya, Mandaluyong City Philippines 1550

adbx3g@r.postjobfree.com

+63-917-***-****

Summary

Total of 17 years in IT industry, as IT Project Manager and COBOL Developer.

Presently based in the Philippines, and used to work in Singapore for almost 8 years.

With around 7 years of experience as Project Manager, and managing team from different countries (Singapore, India, China, Philippines, Australia)

Responsible for leading project team and managing end-to-end projects from initiation, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing of project.

Experienced in Project Management, Business Analysis, System Requirements Analysis, Resource & Stakeholder Management and COBOL programming.

Create Project Management deliverables such as Project Charter and Project Management Plans (Scope, Schedule, Cost, Risk, Stakeholders etc), also Business Requirements and System Requirements.

Involved in creating Testing Plans and Testing Scenarios, working with the team for SIT, UAT, and Dry Run Testing.

Create of Request for Proposal (RFP), evaluating and selecting of Vendor’s Proposal, dealing with Contract, and managing the integration of project’s requirements with vendor’s activities.

Experienced in handling multiple projects at the same time, and managing multiple stakeholders’ priorities.

Part of PMO. Establish and manage project communication channels, both external and internal to the project team.

Initiating meeting and sending of summary progress or Minutes of the Meeting to all.

Create and deliver presentations of status reports, project overview and objectives to senior management in weekly, monthly or in ad-hoc basis.

Manage project’s budget including infrastructure requirements (hardware/infrastructure and software) through procurement and managing of budget for services / resources.

Identify and monitor risk and issues, evaluate the impact, and develop option and action.

Ability to manage end-to-end customer requests and attention to details when gathering requirements.

Finalize all project’s activities and deliverables, document lessons learned, archival of historical information, and seek signoff from the customer during closing process.

10 years of experience as Analyst, Developer and Support working in Mainframe system using COBOL, CICS, SQL, DB2, VSAM, JCL

Possess leadership, enthusiasm for work, resourceful, versatile, organized and fast learner. Sound judgment and decision-making skills. Proven ability to work multi-tasking, under stress and handle critical situations. Team player/contributor.

Professional Experience

Optimum Info Solution Philippines, Inc. March 15, 2017 – Dec 31, 2019

IT PROJECT MANAGER

Assigned in Nomura Research Institute (NRI), and project is for AEON Credit Services PH

Overall managing of the project’s timeline, status, resources, requirements and leading QA team for UAT testing for a Card System project

Part of PMO, presiding monthly meeting status with project directors and IT team

Responsible in developing, documenting and presenting the Request for Proposal (RFP), Business Requirements (BRD) and Card System Requirements to all stakeholders and vendors

Manages the research, meeting, getting information, evaluating the proposal and dealing the contract with Third-party vendors (such as for card system, card embossing, IT resources etc)

Seven Seven Global Services Inc., Philippines April 11, 2016 – Dec 29, 2016 IT PROJECT MANAGER

Assigned in Globe Telecom Philippines

Managing and leading the end-to-end migration project of Globe SAP Sybase Migration to new HANA database, Upgrading of SAP Fiori and HANA LIVE

Globe’s SAP resources modules in the project are ERP, FI-CO, AR, MM, EP, SD, Treasury

Tasks involved creating project charter, project management plan, WBS, managing project timeline, budget, resources, stakeholder requirements and communication, hardware and software procurement, heading project meetings and presenting status report to higher management

WIPRO Limited, Singapore February 22, 2013 – February 27, 2015 PORTFOLIO MANAGER / PROJECT MANAGER

Assigned in ANZ Bank Singapore (Jan 1, 2014 – Feb 28, 2015)

Act as Portfolio Manager, guiding other Project Managers, and providing leadership and support to the system engineering team who are based in Singapore, Australia and India

Managing from initiation until migration of such Lifecycle Management Infrastructure products like Windows 2000, 2003 to 2008/2012, Oracle database upgrade to 11g, SQL upgrade to 2008/2012, Upgrade of SCOM, SCCM, Citrix and VMware

Weekly and monthly report generation and presentation to all the stakeholders and upper management

Remotely engaging and managing cross functional teams and technology partners to deliver new infrastructure installation within scope, time, budget and quality

Engaging in Infrastructure project lifecycle activities from planning to migration. Provide Project Management Plan, manage delivery and SLA commitments to the customer. Escalate relevant risks and issues, and providing solutions

Chair project review meetings, customer facing meetings, review meeting and produce/collate all documentation and minutes as required

Assigned in Citibank, Singapore (Feb 22, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013)

Continuation of work from A-IT Software Services as Project Manager, working with same Citi projects

Managing, monitoring and coordinating of Citi Systematics - Asia Pacific CPB (Citi Private Bank) Singapore & Hongkong BAU (Business As Usual) projects. Handling 10 to 20 projects at the same time under different systems: IMPACS, ALS, TS, FMS, ECMS, CACS, TCON, RSFS, MF, RC+, NX/FX

A-IT Software Services PTE LTD, Singapore August 11, 2011 – February 21, 2013 PROJECT MANAGER

Assigned in Citibank Singapore

Managing end to end lifecycle of a project from initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and closure of projects

Managing, monitoring and coordinating of Citi Systematics - Asia Pacific CPB (Citi Private Bank) Singapore & Hongkong BAU (Business As Usual) projects. Handling 10 to 20 projects at the same time under different systems: IMPACS, ALS, TS, FMS, ECMS, CACS, TCON, RSFS, MF, RC+, NX/FX

Responsible in coordinating with users, managers, offshore and technical team in scheduling and driving weekly calls for status update. Initiating meeting discussion and providing minutes of the meeting

Managing communication with stakeholders from Singapore, Hongkong, China, India and Philippines

Monitoring and controlling the timeline and status of projects from initiation up to implementation phase

Tracking, updating and completing of project’s deliverables as per compliance through Planview application

Providing solutions and decision for day-to-day projects’ issues and discussions

Maltem Consulting Asia PTE LTD, Singapore June 1, 2009 – May 24, 2011 IT CONSULTANT / ANALYST / DEVELOPER

Assigned in BNP Paribas Fortis bank, Singapore

Involved in analysis, design and documentation in providing technical specifications as per requirements from business, and answer user queries and production issues

Involved in development, testing, implementation of projects using COBOL and SQL in UNIX environment

Support and managing APT Atlas2 Petals–ORION2 SWIFT Payments System and Cash Management

Projects involvement such as STP Auto Credit project, OR041 migrations of Australia, North Asia, South Asia and India

A-IT Software Services PTE LTD, Singapore May 28, 2007 – May 6, 2009 IT CONSULTANT / ANALYST / DEVELOPER

Assigned in Citibank Singapore (July 30, 2007 – May 6, 2009)

Involved in handling project requirements, analysis, design specifications, coding, testing and implementation

Projects involvement such as Citi Systematics - Cardpack Korea deconversion to HCAS project, ECS+ Embossing for Australia and Global Embossing, Frozen Line, Parklane Diners and Sunciti projects

Support 24/7 production issues and providing solutions

Software/Tools/Language used are COBOL, CICS, VSAM, JCL, EASYTRIEVE

Assigned in General Electrics, GE Money Cards (May 28, 2007 – July 29, 2007)

Two months assigned to support the UAT and implementation of the project Thailand Gold Rush for Vision Plus Upgrade from 8.12 to 8.23 for GE Money Cards using COBOL, JCL, EASYTRIEVE programs

Information Professionals Inc. (IPI), Philippines May 8, 2006 – May 11, 2007 SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER / TEAM LEAD

Assigned in Accenture, AMEX American Express

Act as a Team Lead in the Rebates and Rewards team for small projects, guiding developers on the development, testing and implementation of the projects

As a Designer, responsible for all deliverables that are produced during the design phase such as providing Technical Design to the junior Developers, using COBOL, SQL and EASYTRIEVE programming languages

Providing complete documentation on each projects being done, and assisting to initialize meeting discussion within the team

Projects involvement such as MR Fulfillment Report for Axiom, LAIDC Month End reports, Collaborative Filtering Project, ECL Clean up, Pinnacle Web Redesign, MR Certificate Redemption

Primover Consultancy Services Inc. Philippines April 11, 2005 – May 12, 2006 IT CONSULTANT / ANALYST / DEVELOPER

Assigned in Citibank Philippines

Supporting Citi Systematics - IBS ALS (Advance Loan System) BAU for AP countries: Japan, Indonesia, Guam, Taiwan and also CEEMEA countries: Poland, UAE, Bahrain

Responsible in investigating production and UAT issues, and providing solution

Involved from analysis, programming using COBOL, API/RPI, and CICS, testing and implementation under Mainframe environment

Bank of the Philippine Islands January 22, 2001 – February 13, 2005

ASSOCIATE I.T. SPECIALIST

Involved in the whole SDLC of system projects of BPI Systematics - Deposits team using COBOL, EASYTRIEVE and CICS under Mainframe environment

Support UAT and Production, providing analysis and resolution

Assigned from different system/projects such as Item Reconciliation System, Check Inventory System, Branch Consolidation/Maxi-one conversion, Full GL Interface for Inward Clearing and PCHC Phil. Clearing House Corp.

Part of Branch Unified Delivery System where this is a new system that used to develop integrated branch delivery platform for BPI and BFB using JAVA

Skills

Project Management: System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Waterfall / Agile / Scrum, Project Management (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resource, Communication, Risk, Procurement, Stakeholder, Change Management)

Software: MS Project, Planview, Sharepoint, Visio, Microsoft Office, Mac Office, Adobe Photoshop

Software Development: COBOL, CICS, SQL, DB2, VSAM, JCL

Education

Master of Science in Information Management

Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Ateneo Information Technology Institute Philippines 2005 - 2007

30 units completed

Diploma in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Computer Management

Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Philippines 1996 - 2000

Dean’s Lister, Student Assistant, Officer of Computer Society of Letran

Trainings / Certification

Project Management Professional Certification Exam Preparation Course for 48 hours

New York University New York City USA August 2015

Project Management & PMP for Test Preparation Course for 35 hours

Nityo Infotech Services PTE LTD Singapore December 2012

Workshop on DB2 SQL, Linux, Java and Servlet & JSP development for Websphere Studio

IBM Philippines February – March 2004

COBOL & CICS Programming Courses, MVS Fundamentals, VSAM Concepts

BPI Information System Institute Philippines January – April 2001

Personal Details

Date of Birth : 08 February 1979

Sex : Female

Nationality : Filipino

Hobbies/Skills/Interest : Photography, writing stories, travel, doing arts



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