Alexandra Eusebio, Project Manager in Porto, Portugal
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Alexandra Eusebio

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Porto, Portugal
Toptal Member Since
December 22, 2021

Alexandra is a team-oriented project manager with broad experience working with educational software and e-learning platforms. During her 18 years of professional experience, she has worked for large multinational companies and startups, managing the development of various edtech products. Alexandra has a successful track record and expertise as a project manager, product manager, agile coach, and scrum master.

Project Highlights

Chatbot to Support an E-learning Platform
Led the successful development of a chatbot solution for an e-learning platform.
Project Manager for E-learning Client Migrations
Migrated the clients from two different e-learning platforms successfully in less than eight months.
MOOC Platform for Nestle
Released the MOOC platform's MVP for Nestle, leading the team owning the development.

Expertise

Work Experience

Project Manager | Agile Coach | Scrum Master

2013 - PRESENT
Cognitiva
  • Worked as an agile project manager on a chatbot development project. The chatbot aimed to support an online e-learning platform.
  • Managed an online MOOC platform project for the Lisbon public administration. Led the project from the ideation phase up to the deployment of the MVP built on the Open edX technology.
  • Served as the product owner of an agile scrum team implementing Beolab's customizable learning management system (LMS) at the Portuguese Catholic University in Oporto.
  • Led the scrum team that developed the MVP of an LMS platform for Nestle.
  • Managed a software-as-a-service project for a collaborative platform to share and sell code notebooks.
  • Performed market analysis to define essential features and innovation opportunities for the SAP Plant Maintenance mobile app. I also managed the project until the launch of the MVP.
  • Acted as the project manager for the implementation of a local community platform built with the LocalWiki software.

Project Manager | Product Manager

2006 - 2013
Areal Editores
  • Managed more than 30 products from the ideation phase to the market launch. Some of them became leaders in their segment.
  • Handled costs estimation and budgets and schedules' maintenance.
  • Worked directly with different development teams to define and produce interactive online e-books with multimedia resources, including augmented reality ones. I also acted as a product manager in this project.
  • Liaised with commissioning editors, authors, external illustrators, designers, and the internal print department.
  • Collaborated in the definition of marketing campaigns.

Project Manager | PMO

2003 - 2006
Areal Editores
  • Managed 14 different products through the whole development process, from the reception of the manuscripts to the finished books and multimedia software.
  • Liaised with different teams of authors, external illustrators, designers, and the internal print department.
  • Worked as the product manager for a digital labs multimedia software.

Chatbot to Support an E-learning Platform

Led the successful development of a chatbot solution for an e-learning platform.

For this project, my main contributions included the following:
• Managed the discovery process until the MVP and product backlog definition.
• Defined the product vision and broke it into smaller and incremental deliverables.
• Developed features into stories and acceptance criteria.
• Interacted with clients during feedback sessions, focus groups, user groups, and requirements-gathering sessions.
• Conducted usability tests with different stakeholders.

Project Manager for E-learning Client Migrations

Migrated the clients from two different e-learning platforms successfully in less than eight months.

I performed the following tasks on this project:
• Managed teams of developers, solution architects, implementation consultants, and a solution architect located in opposite time zones—from Malaysia to the US.
• Defined the scope and requirements individually for each customer, working directly with the e-learning team of each of those ten enterprises. The clients were from Australia, Europe, and the US.
• Identified the blockers and worked with different development and support teams to remove them.
• Improved communication with the customers and the visibility of the project to different stakeholders.
• Managed the backlog of each one of the teams.
• Managed the content production team.
• Guided the testing phase with customers.
• Planned the go-live tasks for each one of the customers.
• Used data analysis skills to validate data migration.
• Managed the decommission of each one of the previous instances.

MOOC Platform for Nestle

Released the MOOC platform's MVP for Nestle, leading the team owning the development.

Led the scrum team in developing the prototype of a MOOC platform for Nestle built with Open edX technology. The project included an LMS and a CMS.

My contributions to this project also included the following:
• Facilitated scrum events, discussions, and decision-making and conflict-resolution processes.
• Coached the team in implementing the Scrum methodology.

TecMinho and AML Academy

Managed an online MOOC platform project for the Lisbon public administration from the idea to the MVP deployment.

As the product owner in the scrum team that developed the platform, I worked with different stakeholders on gathering requirements, making estimations, and building delivery plans according to the best practices of the MOOC's lifecycle.

My contributions to this project also included the following:
• Identified market opportunities and planned and executed the end-to-end product development lifecycle.
• Supported the TecMinho organization in adopting LMS and CMS platforms using instructional design practices that better fit their end users.
• Defined the MVP for the AML Academy according to their needs.
• Documented the functional requirements in user stories for the product backlog.
• Managed the product backlog and participated in all scrum events.
• Launched the MVP of the online AML Academy.

Beolab Academy

Launched the MOOC platform's successful MVP after managing its end-to-end software development lifecycle.

Worked as an agile project manager to implement Beolab's customizable LMS and CMS at the Portuguese Catholic University in Oporto.

My contributions to this project included:
• Defining the roadmap and features' prioritization
• Developing features into stories and acceptance criteria and managing the product backlog
• Focusing on both teacher and students' needs and working on continuous product improvement through post-implementation analysis and user testing activities

Niobium

Managed the software-as-a-service project of a collaborative platform to share and sell code notebooks.

My main contributions to this project involved:
• Working with the product manager to prioritize and validate the requirements of a platform to share and sell code notebooks
• Facilitating the adoption of the Agile methodology and enforcing the implementation of agile principles as an agile coach
• Conducting daily stand-up meetings, sprint planning, backlog refinements, discussions, decision-making processes, and conflict resolution

SAP PM Mobile App

Deployed the MVP for the Android SAP Plant Maintenance (SAP PM) mobile app.

Working on this project, I accomplished the following:
• Performed market analysis to define essential features and innovation opportunities and define the MVP.
• Adopted a lean approach toward product development.
• Developed features into stories and acceptance criteria and managed the product backlog.
• Worked closely with the development team to launch the first version of the Android app.

Por.to

Implemented a local community platform built with the LocalWiki software.

My main contributions to this project involved:
• Working with the development team and other stakeholders to gather requirements, make estimations, and build a delivery plan
• Defining the roadmap and features' prioritization
• Focusing on customers’ needs and continuous product improvement through post-implementation analysis, market research, and user testing activities

Multimedia E-books

Led the development of multimedia e-books that ranked on the top-three sales for their segment.

I performed the following tasks on this project:
• Transformed traditional education books into an innovative e-book concept, including multimedia content attached to each page.
• Defined the roadmap for each e-book, fostering the introduction of gameful experiences in the learning design.
• Estimated costs and maintained the budgets and schedules.
• Managed the software development team during the building and product deployment phases.

Digital Labs Multimedia Software

Launched a digital labs multimedia software in less than four months.

My main contributions for this project included:
• Identifying market opportunities and defining a set of laboratory experiences
• Promoting the introduction of game design elements and gameful experiences in the product design
• Defining the product blueprint
• Estimating costs and maintaining the budgets and schedules
• Managing the software development team during the building phase and the product's deployment

Project Manager for EdTech

An MVP for an EdTech application to help students in high school identify the next learning opportunities.

I performed the following tasks on this project:
• Created and managed the project schedule.
• Managed the backlog making sure it was structured and prioritized.
• Managed dependencies and resolved issues.
• Acted as a liaison between the development team and the product owner.
• Acted as an agile coach.
1992 - 1998

Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering

University of Coimbra - Coimbra, Portugal

MAY 2019 - PRESENT

Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)

Scrum.org

JUNE 2003 - PRESENT

Certificate of Pedagogical Competences (CCP)

IEFP

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