Muhammad Sauood Ur Rauf
PMO Consultant / Master Scheduler
Areas Of Expertise
- Project & Program Scheduling
- Analysis & Reporting
- Financial Management
- RAID Log Management
- PMO Setup
- Project Management
- Master of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Computer Science
- Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Certified P3O foundation
- Certified Leading SAFe Professional
- Certified SAP Professional
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)
- Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)
- Lendlease International Property & Insurance Group.
- Federal Board of Revenue, Pakistan
- Ministry of Health, Provincial Government, Pakistan
- Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan
- World Bank, Pakistan Mission
- Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan
- Auditor and Accountant General Pakistan
- Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan
- Pakistan Customs
- Asian Development Bank
- United Nations Development Program
About Muhammad Sauood Ur Rauf
Muhammad is a skilled PMO Consultant who joined Seven Consulting’s Sydney practice in November 2017. He brings in excess of 13 years of experience in PMO and project management for public and private sector projects, delivering results in large IT transformation projects and programs.
Muhammad has exhibited proven PMO and scheduling services for multiple large and complex programs. He has an expert level command on Microsoft Project, MS Project Online & PPM and has also possess sound experience in Primavera and JIRA. He has been an official contributor in preparation of project management standard guidelines by PMI USA [PMBOK 6th Edition].
What Muhammad brings
- Over 13 years of experience in scheduling utilising variety of tools and applications for technology and financial projects including block chain implementations, ERP implementation, financial remediation and several digital transformation programs.
- Strong communication, project reporting and documentation skills.
- Stakeholder management and program status reporting experience
- Traditional and agile project management methodologies.
As PMO Consultant at CBA, Muhammad worked on a key remediation program, developing and maintaining its master schedule, maintaining financial trackers, RAID log and project status reporting. He has been instrumental in putting the program on track for Group Delivery Framework (GDF) compliance. Muhammad setup KANBAN board for the Executive Scrum and facilitated Executive Scrum meetings. He has also facilitated the streams risks meetings to discuss key risks and issues faced by the program.
As Master Scheduler at ASX, Muhammad worked with ASX on its CHESS, DLT project, which is first large-scale implementation of block chain technology across the world. Muhammad has been instrumental in introducing and spearheading scoping exercise for the project and its streams. Muhammad is providing valuable services in setting up end-to-end schedule across 15 streams involving complex interdependencies. The schedule is flexible enough to cater the hybrid (agile & waterfall) methodology and effectively tracks the key milestones across the project and authored Schedule Management plan to effectively maintain the schedule for the lifecycle of the project. Muhammad also helped developing Project Management Plan, RACI Matrix and other important artefacts for the project.
As Master Scheduler at CBA, Muhammad worked in the separation program. This program was aimed at the demerger of the bank’s business operations. Muhammad was part of master scheduling team and was responsible for schedule management across twenty sub streams of finance and HRMS. Muhammad played a pivotal role in improving scheduling structure, working with business teams for schedule creation and recommendations for improving health of global schedule.
As Master Scheduler at Lendlease, Muhammad worked in the Coral project at Lendlease to help setup the company’s first implementation of Microsoft Project online based schedule for distributed project teams across Lendlease offices in U.K, Asia, US and Australia. Muhammad was instrumental in setting up centralised scheduling environment across teams in different geographical regions to help maintain a unified schedule with distributed access.
As Master Scheduler at Lendlease, Muhammad worked as a master scheduler on the Lendlease Issac Project. The project transformed the sales operations by replacing Issac system with Salesforce. The project was rolled out in two phases with separate schedules and critical path. Muhammad provided tremendous schedule uplift to the program improving schedule health from 30% to 87%.
As a scheduler for the implementation of general insurance management system, Muhammad helped developed a project management plan and master schedule across different streams. This included development of governance framework, structure and procedures to support project implementation and delivery.
Muhammad provided scheduling and PMO consulting services in a large transformation project for the health department. This project enabled monitoring and control over thousands of health procurements of bio medical equipment and drugs at provincial level and allows central dashboard for the health managers of the province.
One stop shop project; This project was aimed at bringing integration and providing one window solution for company registration, tax registration and registration with department for superannuation benefits. This project involved complex business scenarios to integrate various technologies. Muhammad helped setup project reporting and master schedules for different streams. The project was the first of its kind and helped the business community to register their business through a single window under one umbrella.
PIFRA project – This project was developed for government’s taxation department with inherent link to the department of accounting and auditing and the department of finance for financial and budgetary allocations. Muhammad successfully led a technical team of SAP professionals as a project manager. Muhammad played a crucial role in project preparation, conducting business blue printing workshops, study as-is and devise to-be processes. Muhammad was instrumental in establishing SAP competency centre for the project and instrumental in hiring independent team at client side to sustain SAP operations.
SEMP (System for Electronic Monitoring of Production) – This project was executed for recording the production of cement bags and sending back data to a central server for monitoring sales tax evasion. The system involved programming of counting sensors and integrating it with android based solution to send data to the servers. The project involved over 500 sites and training of staff to deploy and maintain sensors. Muhammad helped build a command and control centre to monitor project implementation and rollout, post rollout issues and resolution.
Human resource transformation program for over 24000 employees. Muhammad developed and maintained the master schedule as well as acted as PMO lead for the project. The project transformed the departmental working of FBR and its functions across more than 300 client sides.