Grant Schuleman, Project Manager in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Grant Schuleman

Project Manager in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Member since January 15, 2021
Grant is a technical project manager with a degree in computer science. He has in-depth expertise in software development, systems architecture, infrastructure, and networks and brings this knowledge to his IT project management roles. He managed the implementation of an equities trading platform for the largest stock exchange in Africa. Grant is proficient using methodologies such as Waterfall, Scrum, and Kanban.
Grant is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • I managed the software development, testing, and rollout of an Android biometrically-enabled point-of-sale device for a client in Ghana.
  • Delivered ten sub-projects as part of this multi-year systems replacement program.
  • The equity market trading and information solution was being run out of London using the LSE's system. I was responsible for implementing the new system locally in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Education

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Employment

  • Senior Project Manager

    2019 - PRESENT
    PayCode
    • Implemented an Agile project management methodology to assist with software delivery and deployments into client production environments.
    • Delivered a project to a client in Ghana that has transformed the general use of a bank card allowing different applications to run on the same bank card.
    • Implemented a social grants project to the under-privileged citizens of Mozambique using offline technology.
  • PMO Lead

    2017 - 2019
    EOH Holdings
    • Completed the full IT services transition from another ICT company to EOH within three months without any system downtime.
    • Implemented a project management tool (PPO) to assist with project tracking and reporting.
    • Up-skilled six project managers to enable them to use the Agile methodology when delivering projects for clients.
  • Senior Project Manager

    2009 - 2017
    JSE
    • Delivered 10 sub-projects as part of a multi-year systems replacement program.
    • Implemented a new company-wide brand and website with multiple third-party suppliers.
    • Completed the implementation of an electronic procurement solution resulting in huge operational efficiencies and reduced costs.
  • Project Manager

    2008 - 2009
    Barclays Investment Bank
    • Managed projects relating to the ongoing maintenance of the surveillance system for trading and compliance monitoring.
    • Managed the delivery of the large holdings system project for regulatory reporting purposes.
    • Integrated the operational processes between different IT teams to ensure hand-offs between departments were efficient.
  • Project Manager

    2006 - 2008
    Investec Group
    • Implemented the credit mitigation project for the Basel II program.
    • Delivered a credit risk management project for Investec entities in South Africa, the UK, Mauritius, Ireland, Australia, and Switzerland.
    • Completed the business analysis for the Basel II program, focusing on the credit workstream.

Project History

  • Ghana Android Point-of-sale (POS) Rollout
    I managed the software development, testing, and rollout of an Android biometrically-enabled point-of-sale device for a client in Ghana.

    During this project, I was responsible for managing the delivery and rollout of the Android point-of-sale device. This included the hardware and software, which integrated with our internal payment systems. A third-party provider (based in France) was used to deliver the hardware, and another third-party was used for the software development.

    The third-party responsible for developing the software was based in Ireland, and I managed their delivery using an Agile SDLC approach. This team was made up of four team members.

    Our internal QA team, which was overseeing the testing of the solution, reported to me. A combination of Jira and Confluence was used to track progress and report issues.

    The rollout to the client (Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited) entailed detailed panning regarding logistics within Ghana to ensure the devices were delivered to all merchants and financial institutions using our solution.

  • Integrated Trading and Clearing Program
    Delivered ten sub-projects as part of this multi-year systems replacement program.

    Managed several software development teams following different project methodologies, i.e., Waterfall, Agile, and a hybrid. My responsibilities included facilitating agile ceremonies, providing project status updates across the workstreams, and managing the scope as well as the risks and issues across the program.

  • Project Jaya
    The equity market trading and information solution was being run out of London using the LSE's system. I was responsible for implementing the new system locally in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    I managed the delivery of the equities trading solution, which was developed by a third-party supplier in Sri Lanka. During this project, I was also responsible for managing the internal software development and testing teams to deliver the integration to the internal systems. The project team ranged from 30 to 100 people at different points in time throughout the project lifecycle.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    1998 - 2003
    University of South Africa - Pretoria, South Africa
  • Diploma in Datametrics: Information Systems
    1995 - 1997
    University of South Africa - Pretoria, South Africa

Certifications

  • Manager of Managers Executive Program
    DECEMBER 2017 - PRESENT
    Wits Business School
  • Agile Fundamentals
    FEBRUARY 2015 - PRESENT
    PM.Ideas
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    OCTOBER 2009 - PRESENT
    Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • ITIL Foundation Certification
    JUNE 2004 - PRESENT
    Examination Institute for Information Science
  • IT Project Management
    JANUARY 2003 - PRESENT
    Rand Afrikaans University

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