Sudip Pandey, Project Manager in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sudip Pandey

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Toptal Member Since
January 3, 2022

Sudip has successfully managed many software and IT infrastructure projects in his 12 years of program and project management experience. His expertise is in the areas of technology consulting, app integration, digital transformation, cloud migration, financial solution building, and eCommerce. Sudip has a proven track record of steering all phases of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) to successfully translate business objectives into comprehensive technical solutions for diverse clients.

Project Highlights

GDPR Upgrade and Compliance Project
Oversaw the upgrade of the in-house commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) core banking application to include the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for several banking clients.
Data Center Transformation Program
Led a highly publicized and mission-critical banking digital data center transformation project that spanned over two years and had a budget of $300 million.
Business Lending Capability Enhancement
Spearheaded and delivered a time-critical business lending enhancement project to increase the revenue under the small business domain by 20% and provide a competitive edge over industry leaders.

Expertise

Work Experience

Senior Technical Project Manager

2022 - 2023
Suncorp
  • Delivered the strategic M&A initiative "Bank Transition Project" to enable the acquisition of Suncorp Banking business by another (Big 4) bank.
  • Led a bank transition program. Segregated and transitioned Suncorp Bank data assets and data warehouses across 12 different platforms to the acquiring bank. Segregated bank regulatory reporting data from non-bank data.
  • Built and executed a new reference data management tool. Built a data acquisition solution to transform and supply amended HR data to several downstream applications by working with solution architects and the BA to do data mapping warehouse modeling.

Project Manager SAP and Supply Chain Change Program | Global Beauty Company

2022 - 2023
L'Oreal Australia - Australia
  • Built a new billing flow by merging two cross-country plants in SAP FICO and supply chain modules.
  • Delivered a time-critical and high-focus project in record time within budget, scope, and with perfect quality.
  • Merged the forecasting DB for Australia and New Zealand to consolidate forecasting across ANZ.
  • Managed cross-functional and geographically dispersed teams of developers, demand planners, and financial and SAP admins.

Project Manager | Marketplace Platform

2022 - 2022
Visual Amplifiers Pty Ltd
  • Delivered several features to enhance the marketing platform provided by the client.
  • Managed two squads to deliver value and incremental value to a large client base.
  • Filled the gap left by the outgoing PM by seamlessly delivering the planned campaigns within stipulated timelines.

Project Manager

2022 - 2022
Visual Amplifiers Pty Ltd
  • Carried out Scrum Master responsibilities to plan and run sprints to manage the "Creator and Talent Manager" dashboard and also enhance the VAMP product.
  • Planned sprints and ran backlog refinement sessions, ran sprint planning sessions and organized sprint demos and retro sessions, and implemented a process to handle support requests.
  • Documented and executed the sprint release process. Managed two development squads and worked closely with the product lead and product manager.
  • Carried out sprint planning, refinement, and release using Jira and managed and tracked the burndown charts.

Release Train Engineer (RTE)

2021 - 2022
National Australia Bank
  • Managed a portfolio of projects with an overall budget of $10 million in my current role as a release train engineer. Oversaw business outcomes across several business units and contact technology points for the business stakeholders.
  • Facilitated progressive elaboration sessions to enable agile release planning and execution events by dividing big units of business requirements into epics and features in collaboration with product owners, engineering managers, and scrum masters.
  • Managed cost, schedule, and capacity management. Delivered a portfolio of Pega workflow improvement projects. Oversaw and delivered a business-critical small business lending solution in record time.
  • Coached squad leaders and scrum masters in Agile practices and rally hygiene. Managed various projects ranging from Pega workflow and BI implementation to data warehouse building and credit rating system changes.
  • Managed over 20 engineering squads to deliver projects across several business domains and closely worked with respective engineering managers.

Project Manager

2020 - 2020
Independent Contractor
  • Ran my eCommerce consulting business by helping local businesses open up eCommerce stores, optimize existing stores, and provided digital marketing solutions using google analytics, Google Ads, and Facebook Ads. Worked a great deal with Shopify.
  • Assisted clients in building funnels using ClickFunnels.
  • Trained teams on collaborating through Microsoft Teams and Slack to carry out day-to-day work.
  • Gained experience in using various optimized applications and integrating them with Shopify stores.

Agile Project Manager

2019 - 2020
Telstra
  • Managed an extremely critical billing system remediation and implementation application project. Helped re-establish the minimum viable product (MVP) by collaborating with business and tech stakeholders.
  • Helped avoid fines from the regulators by ensuring the delivery of MVP capabilities in record time. Managed the hybrid onsite and offshore DevOps teams, working in collaboration with key client stakeholders and vendors.
  • Helped groom the product backlog with the product owner. Carried out various ceremonies. Managed the Kanban view for the stakeholder brief and project delivery. Mentored and ensured the project delivery was carried out within the Agile framework.
  • Gained domain knowledge and experience in telecom billing systems. Demonstrated strong business stakeholder management skills by dealing with executive-level critical and demanding stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated immaculate planning and team management skills by delivering quality project objectives within the target schedule and project budget. Managed development and execution of an ETL tool for data migration and ingestion.

Senior Project Manager

2017 - 2019
Banqsoft
  • Managed projects for implementing a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) banking application for leading banks in the Nordic region. Managed and governed software development, enhancement, and implementation projects based on Agile principles.
  • Used Team Foundation Server to carry out agile sprint planning and delivery exercise. Worked with geographically hybrid teams, functional consultants, product managers, developers, and testers.
  • Established project management office (PMO) governance and reporting. Facilitated steering committees in order to drive quality and predictability. Developed project matrix, reporting, risk log, and client review.
  • Managed a migration project for a leading bank to migrate and consolidate its core banking product portfolio, including deposits, current accounts, mortgage, credit cards, and loans.
  • Established and managed workshops to enhance the core banking solution and incorporate the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Payment Services Directive (PSD2).
  • Implemented the platform upgrade projects for various clients to ensure GDPR compliance before the due date.

Senior Project Manager

2004 - 2017
HCL Technologies
  • Started my career in a data center operations role and moved on to manage the operational team before starting my career in project management.
  • Delivered several successful service transition, digital transformation, and cloud migration projects for globally dispersed clients.
  • Managed SaaS application implementation for AML and Anti-Fraud solutions wherein worked with respective vendors to customize and integrate respective APIs for implementing the correct solution for the bank.
  • Coordinated the digital transformation projects mainly for banking and financial institutes. Oversaw a sizeable two-year-long transformation project as a migration project manager and overall risk manager with a project budget of up to $10 million.
  • Delivered a cloud migration for a proof of concept (POC) project that involved migrating 20 Tier-2 applications to AWS by creating a virtual private cloud and carrying out database migrations. Led workshops with in-house as well AWS tech resources.
  • Oversaw teams with between five to 50 tech resources across several projects and programs. Managed project budgets ranging from $500 thousand up to $10 million across several initiatives.

GDPR Upgrade and Compliance Project

Oversaw the upgrade of the in-house commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) core banking application to include the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for several banking clients.

The upgraded platform was rolled out to all the respective banking clients, resulting in GDPR compliance, avoidance of regulatory fines, and preventing delays in implementation.

In a hybrid role of a scrum master and project manager, I played a pivotal role between the internal product teams, compliance team, and representatives of several banking clients by leading a series of workshops to ensure all the facets of GDPR were considered and accommodated. Also, I secured the timely delivery of the project by effectively mentoring and managing the development team through Agile lifecycle practices and using the agile project management tools, such as Team Foundation Server, now known as Azure DevOps Server, to groom and maintain the progress on the user stories.

We delivered the project within the designated budget of $1 million by effectively tracking, monitoring, and grooming the backlog to ensure everyone had a clear view of the MVP. The team didn't waste any time or effort on producing unwarranted features.

The project was a tremendous success as it resulted in timely compliance that saved the banks reputational damage and millions of dollars in fines that would have ensued if there had been any delay and non-compliance.

Data Center Transformation Program

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Led a highly publicized and mission-critical banking digital data center transformation project that spanned over two years and had a budget of $300 million.

In this challenging role, I ensured seamless non-disruptive execution of the migration by collaborating closely with the executives and managers from 12 different business units. I effectively managed a culturally diverse team of 50 technical resources, including business analysts, technical architects, technical SMEs, and geographically dispersed administrators, to migrate 50 mission-critical applications from the old to the newly built data center. We successfully delivered the respective migration phase within the designated budget of $10 million by closely tracking, reporting, and collaborating with stakeholders at all levels, including, but not limited to, senior executives. Finally, I introduced practical and out-of-box measures such as, but not limited to, getting pre-approved blanket purchase orders in place to avoid time delays in logistical procurements.

The overall program was a huge success and highly praised and publicized, as seen in the link to a local newspaper article provided below.

Business Lending Capability Enhancement

Spearheaded and delivered a time-critical business lending enhancement project to increase the revenue under the small business domain by 20% and provide a competitive edge over industry leaders.

In this highly-focused and time-sensitive project, I effectively managed two delivery squads as a release train engineer to deliver completely new functionality to enable the small business owners faster loan application processing for borrowings worth under $2 million in value.

In order to meet the record timeline for delivery of this project, I introduced pragmatic measures, such as facilitating out-of-turn release cycles and conducting daily standup with delivery teams, product owners as well as a business sponsor to ensure fast removal of impediments and to effectively communicate daily proceedings to all the senior executives.

These practical measures have ensured the successful delivery of the project within a three-and-a-half week duration and well within the $1 million allocated budget to enable the bank to introduce the new functionality to a large audience in a broker event.
2000 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology

Delhi University - New Delhi, India

2000 - 2002

Higher National Diploma in Computing

Pearson Edexcel - London, United Kingdom

AUGUST 2020 - AUGUST 2023

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

JULY 2020 - SEPTEMBER 2023

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate

AWS

JULY 2020 - JULY 2022

SAFe 5 Agilist

Scrum Alliance

JULY 2009 - JULY 2023

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

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