Helen Snitkovsky, PMP, CSM, SAFe Agilist, Project Manager in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Helen Snitkovsky, PMP, CSM, SAFe Agilist

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Toptal Member Since
January 5, 2022

Helen is an experienced senior project manager specializing in business modernization by implementing digital transformations and transforming the ways of working in various organizations. Because she is fluent in both the technical and business elements of information technology, Helen can communicate project concepts to a diverse range of stakeholders. She understands that successful projects rely on people being engaged and remaining involved at all levels of the organization.

Project Highlights

Master Data Management for a Retailer
Consolidated data from dispersed data sources, streamlined product management, and enabled a robotic warehouse.
Weather App for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)
Led the implementation of BOMWeather, the official Bureau of Meteorology app that scientifically forecasts weather across Australia, provides severe weather alerts, and more.
IPO Platform
Launched a new investor platform for managing IPO campaigns. Restructured internal processes to enable scaling from 12 to 100 employees.

Expertise

Work Experience

Program Manager

2014 - PRESENT
MH Solutions
  • Remediated the master data management program and brought the delivery schedule back on track for the Coles merchandise transformation program.
  • Brought a commercial dispute and vendor non-performance to a successful resolution.
  • Optimized the business process for shareholder purchasing plans. 25% less effort is now required to execute the SPP campaign.
  • Redesigned the company’s operating model to prepare for hyper-growth.
  • Consolidated identity access management across multiple departments at Australia Post. Delivered cost savings of $3 million per year.

Master Data Management for a Retailer

https://www.colesgroup.com.au/media-releases/?page=coles-enters-partnership-with-ocado

Consolidated data from dispersed data sources, streamlined product management, and enabled a robotic warehouse.

I managed a cross-functional team on the implementation of master data management (MDM). The team was comprised of developers, enterprise architects, testers, and security specialists. Another important task was to manage the vendor on the engagement. I also led the expression of interest and the request for proposal (RFP) for platform support and maintenance. After conducting the vendor selection process, I prepared business cases for MDM phase two, product lifecycle management (PLM) projects, and then obtained approvals from key stakeholders.

Weather App for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)

Led the implementation of BOMWeather, the official Bureau of Meteorology app that scientifically forecasts weather across Australia, provides severe weather alerts, and more.

I was responsible for project resourcing, procurement of digital strategy, cloud services, and DevOps services. After leading vendor selection, I then took responsibility for the alignment of BoM with the digital transformation office’s strategy. I also managed a team using Scrum and comprised developers, UX designers, testers, and a cloud administrator. We uplifted technical capability (DevOps in AWS cloud), which was realized in reduced time to market (from nine to six months and two to three fewer sprints on average), including fewer defects in production, which is zero detected to date.

IPO Platform

Launched a new investor platform for managing IPO campaigns. Restructured internal processes to enable scaling from 12 to 100 employees.

I was responsible for end-to-end implementation of a new investor platform to optimize and streamline IPO campaigns. Some key tasks were facilitating program workshops and meetings, such as planning sessions, retrospectives, stand-ups, and discovery workshops. I was also responsible for the program’s weekly reporting and vendor management. Some major achievements were optimized business processes for shareholder purchasing plans. As a result, 25% less effort is now required to execute the campaign and a redesigned operating model was completed to prepare the company for hyper growth. I led the selection of the CRM and ERP platforms for reach markets. I also selected appropriate platforms, conducted a RFP, and selected the vendor for custom implementation.

Technologies used:
HubSpot, Zapier, APIs, Java, Azure, AWS, Jira, Confluence, Miro, Salesforce, Bamboo, and Bitbucket
1996 - 2000

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering

Ben-Gurion University - Be’er Sheva, Israel

MAY 2015 - PRESENT

Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance

MARCH 2014 - PRESENT

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Tools

Jira, Microsoft Project, Slack, Zoom, Trello, Miro

Platforms

Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Paradigms

Agile, Scrum, Agile Leadership, Kanban

Other

Multi-functional Teams, Budget Modeling, Budget Controls, Vendor Selection, Project Management, Risk Management, Planning, Scheduling, Stakeholder Management, Software Development, API Integration, Cloud, IT Project Management, Project Tracking, Backlog Management, eCommerce, Web Applications, Sprint Planning, Dashboards, Languages, Technical Project Management, Project Reporting, Hardware Development, Microsoft Teams, Vendor Management, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Cost Control, Communication Management, Smartsheet, Agile Coaching, Business Consulting, Lean Startups

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