Toyin Fatubarin, Project Manager in Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Toyin Fatubarin

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Toptal Member Since
October 1, 2021

Toyin is a Certified Project Management Professional, Scrum Master, and Agile Certified Practitioner with 11 years of experience in project and program management, vendor management, and customer relationship management. In addition to being a strong advocate for Agile, Scrum, and project management best practices done right, Toyin continuously expands her expertise to add extraordinary value to the projects she manages.

Project Highlights

Office 365 Deployment and Workstation Replacement/Upgrade Project
Deployed Office 365 solutions that significantly improved business processes and modernized the IT work environment.
System Center Configuration Manager Deployment
Managed the enterprise-wide project to deploy SCCM, which impacted 250+ servers across ten managed services clients and cut the time to administer system patches and server updates by 50%.


Work Experience

Director, Project Management Office | Agile Coach

2020 - 2021
Exchange Technology Services
  • Joined ETS as an IT project manager and advanced to the director of the PMO, leading a team of project professionals and overseeing multiple projects that made up the organization's project portfolio.
  • Developed project management-related documentation that was vital to the success of multiple projects through multiple phases and methodologies.
  • Ensured that C-level executives and internal and external stakeholders were well-informed on the progress of projects by providing timely updates.
  • Advocated for and drove Agile adoption within the organization through influence, Agile leadership, and indirect authority.

Project Manager

2017 - 2021
Exchange Technology Services
  • Led a team of experts to implement a network upgrade and modernized phone system solution that entailed replacing outdated equipment for enterprise-level network gears and replacing existing traditional phone lines with a VoIP solution.
  • Directed the project cutover plans and coordinated plans and dates with network engineers, VoIP experts, and outgoing and incoming service providers while keeping the client informed via prompt and clear communication.
  • Scheduled and coordinated the weekly update sessions to track project progress and effectively communicate updates to clients.
  • Delivered other projects while in this role, including multiple infrastructure projects, cybersecurity initiatives, product management for data analysis initiatives, and web development initiatives.

Project Manager

2016 - 2016
IHS Towers
  • Developed and managed a project plan and budget that was executed and controlled against foreseen and unforeseen risks.
  • Developed good working relationships and enhanced resource availability by highlighting project priorities during review meetings with functional line managers.
  • Ensured that customers committed to implemented requests and capitalized on milestone achievements through timely final acceptance procedures for successful project delivery and positive business results.

Lead Implementation Manager | Project Coordinator

2015 - 2016
  • Implemented 200+ sites in a month despite a reduction in the team size for cost optimization. Drove capitalization from a customer backlog of 160 completed sites in less than 30 working days, resulting in a positive margin of the project costs.
  • Drove the complete rollout of 2G and 3G sites and additional services such as a 2Mbps upgrade.
  • Developed a project management plan detailing the scope, budget, timeline, and related project documentation required for an efficient project.
  • Ensured successful end-to-end project delivery from the planning phase to site readiness to final acceptance of sites.
  • Managed relationships with all technical interfaces, consultants, and multiple vendors.
  • Carried out vendor selection for key project implementations and supervised external vendors' deliverables.
  • Ensured site delivery in accordance with Ericsson Quality standards and implemented consequence management in contrary cases.
  • Prepared and communicated daily and weekly project status to internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Supervised prompt resolution of all blocking issues, enabling a smoother working environment for the project team.

Implementation Manager

2014 - 2015
  • Executed the nationwide implementation of 250+ new 2G rollout sites.
  • Supervised delivery and communication between external vendors, site supervisors, client teams, operations and maintenance, security, and other departments to ensure successful and on-schedule implementation and handover/acceptance of planned sites.
  • Ensured material forecasting, material distribution, and delivery to planned sites.
  • Developed and closely monitored the project schedule and mitigated project interruptions and delays.
  • Designed efficient project reports and ensured prompt project updates and documentation on the site database tool.

Implementation Manager | 3G Tuning and Optimization Consultant

2011 - 2014
  • Provided technical support for the implementation of a project consisting of 500+ new base station systems across the country.
  • Conducted risk assessment workshops and adopted risk mitigation tools to support risk planning.
  • Ensured seamless delivery of new equipments with minimal interruptions on existing systems.
  • Mentored and shared skills with field engineers to help build their competence and motivated the team toward quality work, pride in excellent project delivery, and project excellence.
  • Prepared timely weekly reports on project status for senior management and key stakeholders.
  • Managed the end-to-end decommissioning of equipment no longer in use and logistics for returns to the warehouse.
  • Advised the management team on better utilization of available personnel and project resources.
  • Prepared analysis and reporting of KPIs using BusinessObjects and FACT tools.

3G/GPRS Surveillance Team Lead

2011 - 2011
  • Led a team of nine surveillance engineers and four technical assistants who monitored and troubleshot events on a 24/7 basis on the entire 3G and GPRS network of a telecommunications company with a ten million+ subscriber base.
  • Prepared materials and conducted 3G and GPRS training sessions for entry-level engineers.
  • Prepared daily and weekly reports for senior management showing projections and resolved and pending faults based on technical data. These reports were developed using Microsoft tools.
  • Coordinated and ensured proper schedule optimization across the board for the entire time.
  • Ensured that stakeholders across cross-functional units were adequately informed of progress, issues, and support rendered or required and facilitated horizontal and vertical information flow.

GPRS Surveillance Consultant (Ericsson Managed Services)

2010 - 2011
  • Monitored the GPRS network of a large telecommunications provider and resolved issues promptly according to pre-agreed timelines.
  • Analyzed customer and stakeholder complaints in relation to data usage and followed up to ensure prompt resolution of issues.
  • Provided technical input in preparation for Enhanced Telecom Operations Map (eTOM) for business process improvement and operational readiness at Ericsson.

Network Operations Center (NOC) Team Lead

2009 - 2010
  • Supervised a team of four front-office (NOC) engineers and planned shift schedules.
  • Prepared daily, weekly, and monthly status reports and fault reports that showed network availability, downtime, and KPIs.
  • Performed remote operations and maintenance (O&M) on Ericsson NodeB and RNC equipment and conducted alarm troubleshooting and resolution for 500+ nodes within my supervision.
  • Escalated unresolved cases to the appropriate teams and followed through on reported cases to resolution.
  • Trained customer care back-office engineers on handling data-related complaints.
  • Coordinated 3G competence transfer to NOC staff, thereby sharing useful knowledge to aid team capability.

Office 365 Deployment and Workstation Replacement/Upgrade Project

Deployed Office 365 solutions that significantly improved business processes and modernized the IT work environment.

Led a team of system engineers, cloud specialists, and cloud security experts to deploy Office 365 solutions for 1,000+ staff. This included workstation upgrades and replacements, cloud tenant deployment, multi-factor authentication for added security, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive deployment, and server upgrades.

System Center Configuration Manager Deployment

Managed the enterprise-wide project to deploy SCCM, which impacted 250+ servers across ten managed services clients and cut the time to administer system patches and server updates by 50%.

Managed the SCCM implementation with in-house IT system engineers and a certified SSCM consultant, collaborated with the head of IT operations, and planned the deployment for servers according to business criticality. The project enhanced server management and automated server patching, software update management, and health monitoring. The system reduced the time to administer system patches and updates to servers by 50%, and prompt automated patches mitigated the risk of virus attacks on servers.
2004 - 2009

Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Information and Communication Engineering

Covenant University - Nigeria


Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance


PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)


ITIL Foundation Certification



Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

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