Project Description

Alan Madani

Alan Madani

Senior PMO Consultant

Areas Of Expertise

  • PMO setup
  • Analysis & Reporting
  • Scheduling
  • Resource Planning
  • Governance Framework
  • PMO processes & Templates
  • Data Analysis
  • Agile

Education

  • Bachelor of Science – Industrial Engineering
  • ITIL Qualified
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Prince 2
  • Certified SAFe® 4 Agilist

Key Clients

  • Woolworths
  • TAFE NSW
  • TOSAN
  • Sina Bank

About Alan Madani

Alan is an experienced Master Scheduler with 8+ years’ experience within IT, digital banking and financial services. He has provided PMO and Scheduling services for multiple large programs and is a versatile professional with diversified skills across PMO and Project Management.

Alan is highly skilled in using MS Project and has significant experience in project and program planning.


What Alan brings

  • Rigorous Analytical ability, process improvement skills.
  • Highly experienced in project governance, frameworks, principals, tools and end to end financial reporting & analysis, risk and issue management.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating program dashboard and status report templates, including analytical graphs for financial or status for different level of audiences.
  • Skills and experience in several PMO tools including MS Project, HP PPM and EPM.

Key Achievements

As PMO Lead at Woolworths, Alan was responsible for overseeing the governance of three Infrastructure multi-years programs ($120m in total value). Responsibility included, Financial Management, Risks and Issues Management, Resource Management, CR Management and Reporting. He established a comprehensive financial dashboard for the program and project managers in order to provide a better view of the program so proactive/timely decisions can be made.


At Woolworths, Alan provided PMO services of reviewing risks and issues register, projects change control register and preparing program and project status reports for Stores Wi-Fi Uplift program which led to the replacement of the old legacy Wi-Fi access points with a new solution across all 2500 stores across the entire group.


As Program Coordinator at Woolworths, Alan provided governance control and financial tracking/reporting for their Enterprise Mobility Management program. This was an agile program to design, build, implement and operationalise a new enterprise mobility management platform (Airwatch) which replaced the legacy platform across the entire Woolworths Group in Australia and New Zealand.


As Master Scheduler at TAFE NSW, Alan managed scheduling for the ‘One TAFE’ portfolio which was moving towards Agile in a rapidly evolving environment. He successfully established MS Project Server for the portfolio and established a Master Schedule for all programs and projects within the highly complex portfolio. This included all critical dependency management.


For One TAFE portfolio, Alan successfully implemented SharePoint to manage project documents, and risks, issues and status reporting across the portfolio. He also successfully rolled out governance standards for managing reporting and communication.


Alan worked closely with the PMO in creating and implementing project documentation templates, status reports, steering committee packs, project briefs, budgets forecasts, and traceability matrix.


At TOSAN, as PMO Analyst, Alan managed highly complex schedules for several Core Banking Transformation Programs. A number of scheduling and resource planning functions consisted of annual programs divided into two six-month Major Releases. Each Major Releases contained multiple large-scale projects including New Product Development (NPD), BAU projects, and Infrastructure Improvements. Alan also managed the reporting for senior executives across TOSAN, Deloitte, and Clients.


At TOSAN, Alan implemented governance processes to ensure adherence to Service Level Agreements for banking transformation programs. He utilized appropriate project management methodologies across the portfolio to ensure change adoption was facilitated seamlessly.


At TOSAN, as a Master Scheduler, Alan established and managed a variety of progress reports on schedule performance utilizing PERT and Gantt Charts, RAG status reports, Critical Path Method and Finish Variances. He also prepared and managed project tracking and accounting reports to ensure that projects were delivered on time and budget. In addition to this, Alan performed dependency management function across the programs.


For TOSAN, Alan successfully implemented Agile Earned Value Analysis (AgileEVM) techniques for tracking the progress of software projects using Release Burndown Chart.


As part of his role at TOSAN, Alan trained more than 100 new employees in the Scrum Agile methodology, Project Management frameworks, and Release & Deployment management. He was awarded Best Trainer within TOSAN 4 years in a row.


Alan for TOSAN, implemented Agile project management and Scrum methodology in over 15 software development teams which led to regular releases with higher quality. Alan organized a transformation plan which led to the creation of TOSAN’s Release Policy document resulting in more customer satisfaction.


At Sina Bank as a Project Coordinator, Alan created and maintained comprehensive project documentation and reports. He managed project definitions and budgets. He also ensured all critical Risks & Issues were reported to program executive team.

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