Diana-Maria Cojocaru, Project Manager in Timișoara, Timiș County, Romania
Diana-Maria Cojocaru

Project Manager in Timișoara, Timiș County, Romania

Member since October 30, 2018
Diana is an experienced project and delivery manager with a demonstrated history of over 10 years of work and accomplishments in the telecommunications and gaming industries within a variety of start-up and multinational companies across Europe and Asia. She specializes and has demonstrated experience in orchestrating projects, ensuring their technical readiness and launch as per agreed scope, quality, time, and budget.
Diana-Maria is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Led the Vodafone-Google integration and delivery of the Google cash-back campaigns for Vodafone Italy customers.
  • Led the Vodafone-Netflix integration and delivery of the Netflix promotional campaigns for Vodafone Romania customers.

Expertise

Education

Employment

  • Global Product Manager

    2018 - 2020
    Vodafone Group, United Kingdom
    • Conducted market research on customers’ needs and expectations, and evaluated the market trends.
    • Shaped the product vision, goals, and strategy; prioritized the backlog for the identity, payments, self-care, and customer care platforms; and defined the relevant OKRs and measurable outcomes.
    • Provided product support for service (Amazon Alexa and V by Vodafone) and partner (Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Boku) integrations across several markets (UK, Germany, and Spain).
    • Acted as the product owner of the four squads (in Germany and India) covering the products in scope.
    • Collaborated with the design studio to build and enhance the UX/UI and to run user research and A/B tests.
    • Built and reviewed key data points using Splunk and Tableau to support data-driven decisions.
    • Sustained product, portfolio, and progress presentations for both Vodafone and third party stakeholders.
  • Business Analyst

    2018 - 2018
    Addison Global Limited, Gibraltar
    • Analyzed high-level requirements for the MoPlay betting and gambling mobile/desktop website and mobile iOS/Android apps, to assess the impact and dependencies and to provide the detailed solution in agreement with both commercial/technical teams.
    • Worked on the integration with third-party platform and service providers (SBTech, Twilio, and Jumio).
    • Actively and directly involved in the MoPlay launch preparation, achieved in June 2018 in the UK market.
    • Performed a series of product customization via the content management system platform.
  • Project Manager

    2016 - 2018
    Vodafone Group, United Kingdom
    • Managed a set of Android and iOS mobile applications (Backup+ and Secure My Data) and the Vodafone content platform in terms of integration with service providers and roll-out to 5+ markets.
    • Managed simultaneous projects at different stages and covered their entire SDLC and all impacted systems to ensure the projects' readiness and launch as per agreed scope, quality, time, and budget.
    • Interfaced with a wide range of commercial and technical stakeholders from different markets (UK, Germany, and Spain), Vodafone partners (Google and Netflix), and third parties (Accenture).
  • Delivery Manager

    2014 - 2015
    Alcatel-Shanghai Bell, China
    • Led and managed three development teams within the China Delivery Centre to ensure the ngCUTE telecom pricing and quotation tool's deliveries as per agreed scope, quality, time, and budget.
    • Acted as a communication facilitator between the global stakeholders and the local development teams to ensure the requirements have been correctly captured and understood by all involved parties.
    • Interfaced with China Delivery Centre’s local stakeholders, as well as the global ones across Europe.
  • Process Coordinator/Scrum Master

    2013 - 2014
    Alcatel-Lucent, Romania
    • Led two development teams (approximately 20 members) and ensured the flawless delivery of ngCUTE releases.
    • Interfaced with internal stakeholders, ran the agile ceremonies, and managed dependencies and risks.
    • Introduced a set of key performance indicators in order to continuously track and improve the development teams' efficiency, velocity, and speed of reaction.
    • Coordinated the ngCUTE tool knowledge transfer to the China Delivery Centre.
  • Business Analyst/Architect

    2011 - 2013
    Alcatel-Lucent, Romania
    • Worked with network engineers to refine business rule specifications for diverse telecom equipment.
    • Gathered feedback from end-users, PLM, and PO, and designed and refined the requirements for the ngCUTE tool to meet the expectations and needs of different business divisions such as WLS, FN IP, and Optics.
    • Prepared and sustained features and functionalities’ presentations, as well as provided training.
  • Specifications Engineer

    2010 - 2011
    Alcatel-Lucent, Romania
    • Wrote functional specs with features and algorithms for the GSM/GPRS MFS sub-system.
    • Analyzed fault/change requests provided by end-users, validation team, or testing team, and designed appropriate solutions to be implemented by the MFS development team.
    • Offered support and training regarding the functionalities and the subsystem’s expected behavior.
  • Junior Software Developer

    2008 - 2010
    Alcatel-Lucent, Romania
    • Transposed the network and telecom equipment engineering rules provided by the tendering engineers into tangible software configurators covering WLS, UMTS, and LTE technologies.
    • Implemented, integrated, and deployed automatic telecom configurators within the ngCUTE telecom pricing and quotation tool based on GSM, UMTS, LTE, small cells and light radio functional specs.
    • Created and maintained automatic acceptance tests and the import functionality and specifications.

Project History

  • Google Cash-back Campaigns
    Led the Vodafone-Google integration and delivery of the Google cash-back campaigns for Vodafone Italy customers.

    Managing the E2E product lifecycle for the delivery of several cash-back campaigns based on the charge-to-bill Vodafone platform and launched in Vodafone Italy in partnership with Google for a customer base of several million customers.

  • Netflix Promotional Offers
    Led the Vodafone-Netflix integration and delivery of the Netflix promotional campaigns for Vodafone Romania customers.

    Managed the E2E software development lifecycle for the delivery of the Vodafone-Netflix integration offering promotional entertainment offers for a customer base of tens of thousands of customers in Vodafone Romania

Education

  • Master's degree in Telecommunication Networks
    2010 - 2012
    Polytechnic University of Timisoara - Timisoara, Romania
  • Bachelor's degree in Computers Science Engineering
    2007 - 2011
    Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara - Timisoara, Romania
  • Progress towards a bachelor's degree in Satellites Networking and Communication
    2010 - 2010
    SRH Hochschule of Heidelberg - Heidelberg, Germany
  • Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Systems and Technologies
    2006 - 2010
    Polytechnic University of Timisoara - Timisoara, Romania

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