CAREER PROFILE A tertiary-qualified & industry-certified, senior level IT professional with over 12 years of Project Management experience and 20 years broad industry exposure. I have worked in both SME and large–scale environments where I have led and managed technical support and project teams across Australia and the Asia-Pacific regions. Having worked across a number of industries...
CAREER PROFILE A tertiary-qualified & industry-certified, senior level IT professional with over 12 years of Project Management experience and 20 years broad industry exposure. I have worked in both SME and large–scale environments where I have led and managed technical support and project teams across Australia and the Asia-Pacific regions. Having worked across a number of industries in both government (state & federal) as well as the private sector has better enabled me to understand an organisations key objectives & critical business drivers. I am also full Project & Program certified as well as Business MBA qualified. *** Current Baseline Security Clearance *** EDUCATIONAL HISTORY Agile / Scrum Master (*In Progress)  MSP – Managing Successful Programmes [OGC, 2012] Prince 2 – Project Manager (Practitioner & Foundations) [OGC, 2008] ITIL – IT Service Management Foundation Certificate [OGC, 2006] MBA – Masters Business Administration (TechMgmt) [APESMA, 2002] MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer [Microsoft Corp. 1998] CLS – Certified Lotus Specialist (Databases) [Lotus Corp. 1998] B.E. (EE) – Bachelor of Electrical Engineering [Sydney Uni, 1994] B.Sc. (CS) – Bachelor of Computer Science [Sydney Uni, 1991]Senior Project Manager @ This is a senior project management role as part of the PMO team in the Shared Services ICT department within CMTEDD, where key duties included: ● Project Manager for a Data Analytics Fraud Detection system for Human Resources, integrating the CHRIS21 database environment with Satori Continuous Control Monitoring. ● Project Manager for an Accounts Payable Automated Invoice system for Finance, integrating Oracle eBusiness Suite (eBS) with the vendor solution from tender. ● Infrastructure Project Manager for Infinity/Integrity Building Access Controls and Avigilon CCTV Security Systems Projects covering the whole of ACT Government. ● Project Manager for Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) Systems Project ● Security Infrastructure Project Manager for Email & Content Filtering Refresh Project ● Infrastructure Project Manager for e-Protective Markings Project for whole of ACT Government. ● Regular PM duties included managing Project Proposals, Conceptual Design, Business Requirements, Financial Forecasting, Status Reporting, Vendor/Client Management and Implementation Delivery ● Methodologies used: Prince2 with MS Project Server 2010 PMO, ITIL From September 2014 to October 2015 (1 year 2 months) Canberra, AustraliaTechnical Delivery Manager / Project Manager @ This was a technical delivery-focused project management role at Westpac, where key duties included: • Project Manager for the Tallyman Refresh Project, a Payments Debt Collections banking system. • Delivery Management of the technical solution including Vendor Management of key external suppliers (IBM) under Phoenix Contract, managing service requests for all solution components • Stakeholder Relationship Management with Solution Architects, Business Analysts, Network & Middleware Architects, Test Managers, Security Specialists, Operations Management • Chairperson for the weekly technical forums with a delivery focus for 15-20 key stakeholders in attendance on a regular basis with internal/external & offshore resources • Systems/Technologies: Tallyman Debt Collections, IBM Websphere Application Server (WAS) and Messaging Queue (MQ), Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) and Storage Foundation (VSF), Microsoft SQL Server 2008, CTRL-M, Websphere, Tivoli, Windows AD, Citrix • Successfully Delivered the finalised formal signoff of the detailed Optimised Design and all Stage-gates for the project, previously being stalled for several months before my engagement • Methodologies used inclusive of PMBOK, ITIL and utilising internal PEFm & SELC processes From February 2014 to August 2014 (7 months) Senior Project Manager / Program Manager @ The Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s leading provider of financial services, and my duties as a lead for the CBM (Core Banking Modernisation) programme was focused on performance & capacity related non-functional requirements management and their risk mitigation for each release cycle. Key duties included: • Program Budget & Team Size of $1.1 Billion with 100-1000 staff in a matrix structure • Delivery Focus on Core Banking & Payments Systems NF-requirements for the Test Managers delivered concisely, accurately & on-time for each major release cycle (3-6 monthly) • Governance Ownership of all NFR’s across the programme ensuring accurate requirements are presented to the Software Application Test Managers from architect leads in a timely manner • Management as Chairperson for the weekly NFR Forums for performance & capacity focused NF-requirements, with 20-30 senior key stakeholders in attendance on a regular basis • Management ownership of Performance Target SLA for each major release (800+ TPS Peak) • Risk Management, Issue Management & Change Management with an NFR/NFT focus • Vendors/Partners inclusive of Accenture, TCS, HCL, HP, SAP • Stakeholder Relationship Management with Solution Architects, Business Analysts, Integration Architects, Test Managers, Security Specialists, SAP Consultants, Operations Management, Team Leaders, Executive Leads, Architecture & Design Teams, Business Leads, End-Users • Methodologies used inclusive of PMBOK, ITIL, Prince2, Agile, Scrum • Key Deliverables: Non-Functional Requirements Management, Performance Targets Management • Systems/Technologies: SAP, IFW/EP, COSSE/Pega, Bank Payments Hub, Data Stage, Quality Stage, DLMA, GDW (Teradata), SAP PI, SAP BI, SAP Banking, SAP Insurance, DOORS, ALM • Banking Channels: CommBiz, CommSee, CommSec, Netbank/FOL- Kaching, IVR, Telling • Transition advisory ownership of NFR’s for IBM DOORS to HP ALM/QM migrations project From September 2011 to December 2013 (2 years 4 months) Infrastructure Project Manager @ ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator and my key duties as the senior infrastructure project manager for ASIC included the following: • Delivered the Video Conferencing national upgrade (40 end-points) – end-to-end duties from initiation, vendor engagement, design, testing, signoff and maintenance support handover plan for the high-definition, high-availability video bridge upgrade, end-points & management solution • Project Manager for PABX systems upgrades across multiple sites Australia-wide • Project Manager for Printer Refresh Project across multiple sites Australia-wide • Project Manager for Office Relocations & Data Centres for Infrastructure Systems Upgrades • Methodology use of Prince2 under ASIC PMO utilising a strict matrix resourcing structure • Managed Project Financials of $4M for VC Project, $1M for PABX and $3M for Printer Upgrade • Vendor Management: Polycom (RMX/CMA), AMX, Nortel, HP, Electroboard, 3D Networks • Business Case Development & presentation for the implementation of the High Definition Video Conferencing Upgrade for all ASIC sites across Australia. • Tender Manager with Preparation, Release, Evaluation & Selection management for the Video Conferencing Refresh Project & Tender Evaluation for PABX Maintenance and Supply Services • Systems Impacted: VC Bridge, End-Points, Management Suite, Data Centres (Relocation), PABX • Key Stakeholders were Networking & Security Team, Executive Steering Committee, End-Users From June 2009 to September 2011 (2 years 4 months) Sydney, AustraliaSenior Project Manager @ As the senior systems project manager with Mitsubishi Electric Australian Headquarters, providing technical infrastructure consulting services, supporting 11 different sites, my key tasks included: • Project Manager for Office 2007 National Migration (11-sites), including training preparation & facilitation, full documentation handover and complete project signoff • Vendors & Stakeholders for HP, Microsoft, Dell and all key MEA staff (CEO/CIO/Sales/Others) • Technical Management for ensuring Server Infrastructure (Active Directory, Exchange 2007, ISA 2004 and IIS), HP Environment (Data Protector, Tape Library Suite, Blades, EVA 4000 SAN) and Security Systems (Surf Control, Trend Micro, Cisco ASA5505, Checkpoint Pointsec, LanGuard) and Business Systems (SAP R/3 – XI, CR, BI systems on HP UX) availability at all times. From March 2009 to May 2009 (3 months) Sydney, AustraliaProject Manager / Service Delivery Manager @ Harbour IT are an Australian consultancy providing enterprise managed IT services and professional solutions, and my duties included both service delivery management and project management responsibilities for key clients across NSW. My key duties included: • Client Management for Koppers, RAMS, Benevolent Society, Plenary, Allergan, Jalco • Risk Management, Problem Management and Client Reporting on services delivered • Preparation & Validation of Technical Solution Designs prior to client presentation • Liaison with senior directors, partners and other business managers • Monthly Client Presentation Reporting on SLA’s and service deliverables • Disaster Recovery solution facilitation for a client involving a VMWARE ESX based setup • Identification & Optimisation of Systems where improvements could be implemented • Facilitated Systems documentation updating for clients identified with lacking processes From March 2008 to July 2008 (5 months) Infrastructure Project Manager @ A consulting project management role with technical architecture design responsibilities as part of the NSW Health Strategic Architecture Team (TeleHealth Program Officer), my key responsibilities included: • Project Manager for the NSW Enterprise Telecommunications project (state-wide), with detailed scheduling, financial forecasting plan and identification & analysis of key risks to solution • Tender Management with successful development of an RFQ for project release to market for new telecommunication services leveraging the existing (new/proposed) strategic telecoms plan • Financial Management of $5M budgeted over a three year time-frame • Methodologies used included Prince 2, ITIL • Vendor Management of Tandberg, Telstra, Cisco • Architecture of technical systems & networking solutions based on Cisco Data & Voice networking, Tandberg Video Conferencing suites, and Telstra/Soul DSL/DDE services • Architecture of High-Level Solution for new Remote Access Systems for NSW GP’s • Consulting Analysis on the Health Telecommunications Strategy (Routers/Switches replacement program) for 2007-2011, and ITIL standards based process improvements From January 2007 to December 2007 (1 year) Project Manager / Infrastructure Architect @ As a senior resource I worked as part of the APEC 2007 Taskforce team responsible for the development of fault-tolerant, mission-critical systems, inclusive of: • Project Managed the implementation of the secure APEC Taskforce DMZ environment, locking down critical servers & supported applications with detailed & rigid testing & signoff • Project Managed the implementation of the high-availability SharePoint collaboration portal • Project Managed the implementation of the Microsoft Monitoring solution (MOM 2005) • Developed critical high-availability, fault-tolerant solutions utilising a virtualised Windows Server AD 2003 / R2 environment on Dell PowerEdge servers with redundancy • Managed the Dell/EMC MSA 20/30 shelves and iSCSI PowerVault 1510i SANs • Provided high-level overview and detailed low-level documentation on the design & implementation of these systems for Disaster Recovery purposes, including Gap Analysis • Managed the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Messaging clustered environment managed • Developed a solid fault-tolerant Anti-Virus Symantec-based solution • Managed the power & cooling requirements for the MGE UPS environment • Citrix Gateway & Microsoft ISA server solution development & optimisations • Successfully Project Managed the rollout implementation & cutover of the above systems From February 2006 to December 2006 (11 months) Sydney, AustraliaTeam Leader / Senior LAN Specialist @ In this large government organisation, responsibilities included ensuring the uptime for the LAN environment at all times, consisting of 200+ servers & 8,000+ PC’s. Key responsibilities were: • Team leading responsibilities for up to 8 technical specialists • Responsible for managing two Major Data Centres, two minor Data Centres and 20 sites • Development of new IT policies and optimised existing procedures • Systems & Networking Architecture responsibilities on critical systems • Responsible for the Active Directory 2000 Directory Services environment • Managed the Exchange Messaging environment for the organisation • Internet Security (WebSense) – Policy, Management & Maintenance responsibilities • Managed the Citrix Server Farm environment, 10 x IBM Blade Servers across two sites • Managed the Trend Anti-Virus suites (TMCM, IMSS, IWSS, VirusWall, ServerProtect) • Design of the HP Openview suite with modules: OVOW, Reporter, NNM & Perf Manager • Managed the Database SQL environment including upgrades & optimisations • Managed the Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Backups & IBM 3584 Tape Library Systems together with HP SAN (EMA12000 and EVA5000’s) integration support From February 2004 to January 2006 (2 years) Project Manager / Technical Manager @ A leading provider for IT solutions for the Australian market, my role was a management position focusing on new small to medium-sized infrastructure based projects. My key duties included: • Project Manager for rollout of 1000 desktops for 70 sites in NSW in rapid time & within budget • Consulted on client disaster recovery solution involving rapid server recovery options • Risk Management activities/reporting for clients on existing setups with new proposed solutions • Pre-Sales for client infrastructure support arrangements and solutions to key portfolio clients • Team led & managed an engineering support and break/fix hardware repairs team under 24/7 SLA From November 2003 to February 2004 (4 months) Infrastructure Project Manager / Team Leader @ Deloitte Consulting were a global consultancy firm implementing SAP & BAAN ERP business solutions. I was responsible for over 3500 staff across 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and my key duties were: • Project Manager for Laptop Hardware (Dell) and new SOE Image Refresh Project across the Asia-Pacific Region – Windows 98/2000 SOE laptop migration (regional customised) to all staff • Project Manager for Technology Separations from the Audit & Tax group for Asia-Pacific • Project Manager for Software deployment & license management systems • Project Manager for Asia-Pac Regional Global Data Centre Relocation – being US-centric with impacts on the Asia-Pacific practice, ensuring full business-continuity (BCP) at all times • Project Manager for Data LAN/WAN & Printing Solutions Upgrades • Project Manager for Office Relocations for 3 locations in WA, VIC & ACT • Methodologies used included PMBOK, ITIL • Vendor Account Management for Dell, HP, AAPT, BT • Technical Lead as Virus Security Response leader for Asia Pacific region reporting globally • Technical Lead of Telephony Voice (PABX/VMB/Conferencing) & Video (Conferencing) • Strategic Formulation of an IT Strategy & provided input to global technology team (R&D trends) • Direct Reports / Team Management of 10 support staff across 5 states (NSW, QLD, VIC, WA & ACT) responsible for 1st, 2nd & 3rd level support to 600+ end-users. • Financial Management Responsibility for IT budget with of over A$8M per annum • Administration of the Networking, Messaging (Lotus cc:Mail, Notes Mail, Exchange), Windows NT 4 & 2000 AD systems, Proxy / Firewall and Anti-Virus protection systems • Technical Management of data backup systems & remote access Citrix environments • Developed & Implemented a new IT Policies and Procedures Database From December 1997 to July 2003 (5 years 8 months) LAN Systems Engineer @ FHP were a large national corporate and commercial practicing law firm, and duties included: • Project Engineer for migration of the IBM OS/2 LAN to Windows NT 4.0 server systems • Project Manager for roll-out of the new software deployment & inventory management system • Administration of the Messaging System (cc:Mail), Document Archive Systems (Saros Fileshare), Server Environment (IBM OS/2, Windows NT4), Anti-Virus Systems, End-User Applications • Stakeholders responsibilities inclusive of 500 staff across NSW, QLD & ACT • Vendor Management for Symantec, Microsoft, HP, IBM, Cybec AV From January 1995 to December 1997 (3 years) MBA, Technology Management, Completed with above credit averages across all subjects. @ Deakin University From 1999 to 2002 B.E, Electrical Engineeering @ University of Sydney From 1989 to 1994 B.Sc, Computer Science @ University of Sydney From 1989 to 1991 Sacha MBA is skilled in: ITIL, IT Strategy, IT Service Management, VMware, Infrastructure, MS Project, Integration, Citrix, Project Delivery, Cisco Technologies, System Deployment, Data Center, Disaster Recovery, Vendor Management, Service Delivery
Chief Minister, Treasury & Economic Development (CMTEDD)
Senior Project Manager
September 2014 to October 2015
Technical Delivery Manager / Project Manager
February 2014 to August 2014
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Senior Project Manager / Program Manager
September 2011 to December 2013
Infrastructure Project Manager
June 2009 to September 2011
Mitsubishi Electric Australia
Senior Project Manager
March 2009 to May 2009
Project Manager / Service Delivery Manager
March 2008 to July 2008
The Nsw Department of Health
Infrastructure Project Manager
January 2007 to December 2007
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Project Manager / Infrastructure Architect
February 2006 to December 2006
South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service (SESAHS)
Team Leader / Senior LAN Specialist
February 2004 to January 2006
Project Manager / Technical Manager
November 2003 to February 2004
Infrastructure Project Manager / Team Leader
December 1997 to July 2003
LAN Systems Engineer
January 1995 to December 1997
This is a senior project management role as part of the PMO team in the Shared Services ICT department within CMTEDD, where key duties included: ● Project Manager for a Data Analytics Fraud Detection system for Human Resources, integrating the CHRIS21 database environment with Satori Continuous Control Monitoring. ● Project Manager for an Accounts Payable Automated Invoice... This is a senior project management role as part of the PMO team in the Shared Services ICT department within CMTEDD, where key duties included: ● Project Manager for a Data Analytics Fraud Detection system for Human Resources, integrating the CHRIS21 database environment with Satori Continuous Control Monitoring. ● Project Manager for an Accounts Payable Automated Invoice system for Finance, integrating Oracle eBusiness Suite (eBS) with the vendor solution from tender. ● Infrastructure Project Manager for Infinity/Integrity Building Access Controls and Avigilon CCTV Security Systems Projects covering the whole of ACT Government. ● Project Manager for Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) Systems Project ● Security Infrastructure Project Manager for Email & Content Filtering Refresh Project ● Infrastructure Project Manager for e-Protective Markings Project for whole of ACT Government. ● Regular PM duties included managing Project Proposals, Conceptual Design, Business Requirements, Financial Forecasting, Status Reporting, Vendor/Client Management and Implementation Delivery ● Methodologies used: Prince2 with MS Project Server 2010 PMO, ITIL
What company does Sacha MBA work for?
Sacha MBA works for Chief Minister, Treasury & Economic Development (CMTEDD)
What is Sacha MBA's role at Chief Minister, Treasury & Economic Development (CMTEDD)?
Sacha MBA is Senior Project Manager
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Sacha MBA works in the Nonprofit Organization Management industry.
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