Project Description

Deanna Edwards

Deanna Edwards

Senior Project Manager

Areas Of Expertise:

  • Complex Program Planning & Delivery
  • Digital Transformation
  • New Payment Platform
  • Online, Cards, receivables & fraud.

Education:

  • Diploma in Project Management George Washington University
  • Diploma of International Cash Management
  • Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), UK
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

About Deanna

Deanna is a highly motivated and accomplished Senior Project Manager, joining Seven Consulting’s Sydney practice in August 2018. Deanna brings 20 years’ experience in the financial services and payments industry. She has successfully implemented a wide variety of strategic and transformation projects.

Deanna is astute at conceptualising and delivering large and complex strategic projects that have an enterprise impact in a cross functional, matrix environments. Deanne is skilful at maintaining the big picture and distilling complex concepts into clear actionable messages, interacting with executives, business, and functional leaders to craft programs that materialise the business strategy, as well as aligning programs with key drivers for change. She is a result orientated professional with business acumen and strength in managing stakeholder relationships to find customer centric solutions and achieve business outcomes.


What Deanna brings

  • Experience in setting up and managing large scale agile teams across multiple locations.
  • Establishing, Chairing, Facilitating Steering Committees and Senior Executive briefings.
  • Ability to bring structure to large and complex multi phased portfolio of work.
  • Management and liaison of development, infrastructure and delivery teams.
  • Accomplished leader with exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills including vendor management, service teams and technology partners.


Delivery Expertise:

  • Cuscal Limited
  • ACI Worldwide
  • BNP Paribas
  • Westpac

Key Achievements:

As Senior Project Manager at Cuscal Limited, Deanna was the across the Pays/Digital/Mobile platform. Following the Agile delivery methodology, she managed multiple project streams across multiple phases within often constrained timelines across multiple clients. Deanna successfully delivered the New Payment Platform Mobile Release, across more than 10 clients and the PAYS Wallet integration for Apple, Google and Samsung across more than 30 clients with 6 different Core Banking system providers and 5 different application providers, enabling the 3 card schemes; Visa, Mastercard and Eftpos. Deanna also successfully developed and integrated Digital API.


As Principal Project Manager at ACI Worldwide, Deanna was managed multiple core programs of work $30-50M, which included the fraud / risk programs, Card Payment Systems and the New Payments Platform (NPP). Deanna managed a global project team and oversaw all aspects of the projects, she was the primary liaison between ACI and their clients to ensure all deliverables and requirements were met.


At BNP Paribas, Deanna was in a newly created role of Account and Implementation Manager Cash Management for Corporate and Investment Banking. BNP Paribas had just entered the Australian market. Infrastructure Development (business and technological), process maps, workflows, staff development and training were a key component to some parts of this role. Deanna was successful in building an industry profile, implementation of system integration between the Bank and Treasury Systems/ERP Platforms and identification of process improvements and business restructuring.


At Westpac, Deanna was the Associate Director, Client Service Project Manager/Business Improvement Specialist. She successfully collaborated with external technology vendors to achieve budgetary and functionality objectives and developed and successfully implemented (alongside external vendors) a new end to end workflow solution for Client Service within a 7-month window. Deanna also implemented new Service Model (nationally) based on customer feedback balanced with business expectations within a 6-month period and developed the Detailed Design for an innovative Service Portal, which was successfully implemented and integrated into the Institutional Client Service Model.


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