Areas Of Expertise
- PMO Analysis and Reporting
- Project and PMO Management
- Portfolio, Financials & Governance
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Management. Manila Central University
- Certified Microsoft Project Specialist
About Jochebed Diaz
Jochebed is a skilled PMO Lead, she joined Seven Consulting’s Manila Practice in September 2016. Jochebed has over 18 years’ experience in PMO Controls and Governance within the Telecommunications and IT industries. Has a with strong knowledge of the key PMO functions, such as financials, resourcing, scheduling, capacity planning and utilisation, data gathering, analysis and reporting.
What Jochebed brings
- Excellent communication skills and an ability to interact with a variety of personality types, within different levels of the organisation.
- Adept knowledge in PMO Scheduling services.
- Solid Financial management skills.
- Exemplifying leadership abilities in training, mentoring and in maintaining a high-quality team.
- Highly experienced in facilitating various project presentations, including documentation and preparation of training materials.
- Skilled in Project and Governance reporting.
- ASX – Australia Stock Exchange
- American International Group
As Project Delivery Assurance Analyst in ASX, Jochebed worked with the Delivery Assurance Lead to strengthen the delivery assurance process. She developed key artefacts including assessment criteria packs, engagement packs and reports. She was also engaged in the management and reporting of assurance recommendation and observations and created and maintained the Project Delivery Assurance confluence site.
As a Project Officer in ASX, Jochebed supported various program forums by providing governance, monitoring actions and documentation for Project Weekly Group, Change Review, Kanban and Decision Forum. She developed and maintained the program change control process and facilitated adherence by coordinating impact assessments and ensuring Change Requests had appropriate approval. She facilitated Front Door/ Change Request forums on a fortnightly basis to provide visibility of all new changes raised, track status, and ensure key SMEs are present to provide any clarification. Jochebed established project document standards (naming conventions, version control, review requirements) and documentation management including maintenance of the Project/Program Document Repository. She also supported schedule update process by meeting with each of the workstreams leads fortnightly and resource management by creating and maintaining the project master list and Project Org Chart as well as monitoring the PMO Inbox and calendar.
As Program PMO at Alinta, Jochebed was engaged to facilitate, establish, and implement the EPMO governance processes and standards within the Merchant Energy program, this included creation of project code to align with financial data monitoring. She also worked with the Finance and Program Manager on financial tracking to ensure that monthly allocation and actuals were reconciled and that accruals were booked. She forecasted resource allocation through approved business cases and reviewed utilisation through timesheet actuals to provide a collective snapshot of resource assignments and open demands within the program. She rigorously tracked and reviewed the quantified measures of merchant’s monthly benefit forecast and actuals.
As Master Scheduler at Woolworths Cyber Security and Stores Delivery towers, Jochebed was responsible for the set-up, development, coordination and monitoring of schedule through to the complete project cycle. Jochebed was an integral part on the successful delivery of Woolworth’s Security Identity Uplift project.
At Woolworths, Jochebed closely worked with Project Managers and Workstream Leads for the schedule maintenance of fifteen various projects for Device Deployment, Stores Infrastructure and IT Security by performing health status checks and weekly updates to ensure projects are on track and that risk/issues affecting the project execution are mitigated. She also tailor project reports to support Project managers in monitoring weekly deliverables, past due activities and 2 weeks look ahead forecasting. Jochebed provides in-depth analysis on high level project milestone due date performance reporting for the Stores Infrastructure Delivery Management by monitoring changes, providing feedback and recommendation of action to Project Leads and Program Director. She also generated high level timeline on projects and programs overall roadmap as input to monthly PCG and Steer Co packs.
As Regional Portfolio lead for APAC and EMEA at American International Group, Jochebed ensured that PMO Group utilised best practices and all processes are aligned with the overall governance guidelines. Worked closely with the PMO based in New York and played a key role in establishing and refining the PPM data quality validations and standards for Regional and Country-Wide projects. Led the roll out of PPM-related initiatives e.g. Resource Pool migration, Program setup and Time Sheet Compliance.
At American International Group, Jochebed led the mobilization, set-up and creation of Project Records for Japan Seisantan Program that forms 25% of the overall AIGSS business.
As the Regional Portfolio Lead, Jochebed led detailed reporting & analysis efforts for key projects. This included analyzing PPM project variance month over month. She collaborated with PMO and Project Leaders on identification & resolution of risks and issues.
As Program Control Services PMO Specialist at Accenture, Jochebed managed and led resources in delivering shared services. This included administrative support, communication tracking, Enterprise Project Management (EPM) maintenance specifically MSPS & Share Point tool administration. She also supported Project Managers and Delivery Executives in scoping and estimating effort for potential new work and change requests managed by the PMO Services group.
At Accenture, Jochebed was appointed the Subject matter expert in MSPS 2010 application/tools that involves maintenance of Project Web Access, including tracking of project plans through SSRS reporting. She successfully Facilitated creation and maintenance of Enterprise Resource Pool and Project Server administration for all project plans.
As Program Control Services PMO Specialist at Accenture, Jochebed was responsible for performing quality assurance reviews to ensure error-free services and delivery of accurate reports information.
As PMO Consultant at Siemens Inc, Shared Services Division, Jochebed handled large, fixed asset transactions and monitor financial transactions for the large resource pool. In concurrence, she monitored and actioned all outstanding Accounts Receivables and processed Accounts Payable / third party invoices by scanning and verification via AIMS application to meet payment due dates.