Areas Of Expertise:
- Schedule Development & Tracking
- Dependencies Identification & Tracking
- Resource Planning
- Critical Path Analysis
- Risk & Issues Monitoring & Status Reporting
- Agile Planning
- Tools (MSP, Jira)
- Cost planning & tracking
- Master in IT Management, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
- Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology
- Agile PM- DSDM, Foundation, Agile Consortium, P3O Foundation, AgileShift, Jira Project Admin, Scrum Fundamental Certified (SFC), Scrum Master Certified (SMC), SAFe
About Parastoo Mousavi
Parastoo is an experienced Master Scheduler who joined Seven Consulting’s Sydney team in March 2020. She has 8+ years’ experience within education, banking, and financial services and has provided PMO and scheduling services for multiple large programs and is a versatile professional with diversified skills across PMO and Project Management. Parastoo is highly skilled in using MS Project and has significant experience in project and program planning.
What Parastoo brings
- A proven master scheduler with large multi project experience.
- Experienced in facilitation of key meetings and workshops including schedule planning workshops and pipeline meetings for senior stakeholders.
- Demonstrated experience in creating program dashboard and status report templates.
- Skills and experience in several PMO tools including MS Project.
- AMP Life
- University of Technology Sydney
- Commonwealth Bank
- University of Sydney
As Master scheduler at AGL, Parastoo was responsible for building the E2E schedule for R1 and R1.1 of Retail Next Program. It is a complex program with the involvement of different teams. Building dependencies among different streams was a critical part of the program. Parastoo was responsible to facilitate the dependencies meeting, maintaining the schedule, Providing the analytical status report for program management and weekly SOS status report (POAP and Milestone report). Parastoo trained and coached workstream leads to develop and maintain Jira roadmap. Parastoo assessed the quality of data in Jira and dependencies logs and helped stream lead to improve their data quality for the better reporting. Parastoo developed the scheduling, Jira roadmap and dependencies management guidelines.
As Master scheduler at CFS, Parastoo was responsible for building the E2E schedule for Phase I and Phase II of Bedrock II (Cloud Migration). Bedrock II is a complex program; different business streams, technology streams and vendors are involved. Parastoo was responsible for guiding, supporting, and governing stream leads to implementing the correct scheduling practices. Her responsibilities were weekly schedule updates, tracking, status, and analytical reporting. Parastoo developed different reporting formats, including dependencies report, Milestone report, Burn-down chart report, Critical path analysis report, and swim lane plan on the page report. She was responsible for developing the online whiteboard board to facilitate the scheduling workshop. She reconciled Jira tickets with Microsoft project activities.
As Master scheduler at AMP, Parastoo was responsible for building the integrated program schedule for Cloud X migration. She was responsible for governing, guiding, and supporting the scheduling activities of 5 individual workstreams. Her primary tasks were weekly progress tracking, including dependencies matrix and updating program status reports. She set up the scheduling reporting format for the weekly program status report. The status report is the artifact to update all key stakeholders. Parastoo was responsible for setting up the Jira board for one of the workstreams and coordinating the daily stand up.
As Master scheduler at AGL, Parastoo was responsible for building the integrated end to end release plan and handing it over to the implementation manager. The responsibilities are to collect the information from different teams to find out the scope of deliveries, main delivery milestones, and dependencies points.
As Master Scheduler at Optus, Parastoo was responsible for creating the E2E program schedule for four programs of works. Schedules included external dependencies, intra-dependencies management, milestone tracking, mapping the detailed schedule to the roadmap, tracking the progress, critical path analysis and status reporting. Parastoo was involved in Optus yearly portfolio prioritisation plan. Her other task was to prioritise the different portfolio initiatives by considering various factors such as squads plans, resource plan, initiative dependencies, initiative roadmap, initiative criticality. She also developed the Optus scheduling standard, Optus scheduling operationalisation artifact, scheduling template, scheduling reporting guideline. She recorded five scheduling related courses. Parastoo used MSP, Miro, and Timeline Pro as the main tools for scheduling.
As Master Scheduler and Resource Planner at AMP Life, Parastoo was responsible for creating a portfolio integrated schedule and Resource plan for technology workstream. The Integrated schedule is used as a reference for the delivery team to break down their tasks and inter-dependencies on the more granular level. She was responsible for setting up the roadmap, reporting and inter-dependency map. Parastoo created a “Plan for the Plan” using agile techniques to facilitate the development of the portfolio’s schedule during the analysis phase.
As Master schedule at AMP Life, Parastoo was responsible for setting up the Program master schedule and interdependencies management for The Separation-Day 2 Workstream. She created the scheduling Guidelines and KPI to uplift the scheduling capability of the separation team.
As Implementation Manager at AMP, Parastoo supported the Command Centre through the final Dress Rehearsal and Production Cutover of AMP Life Insurance Separation Program for Day 1 (legal separation of funds with shared operations). She ran several workshops to validate interdependencies and developed an interdependencies map and high-level roadmap of activities to aid communication between the 22 streams involved in the cutover. Parastoo also used her scheduling experience to assist release managers in transferring their data into Master Runsheet in Microsoft Project. During the dress rehearsal and cutover, she was responsible for the tracking of progress against the Master Runsheet and communication to key stakeholders via 6 hourly checkpoints with 2 other implementation managers over a 3 shift 24/7 period; as well as providing impact analysis of any slippages, milestone reports and status updates to the AMP governance committee.
As Master Scheduler and Resource Planner at UTS, Parastoo was responsible for creating portfolio and program capacity plans as well as master schedules for a portfolio of 40 – 60 projects. She ran a weekly pipeline meeting for senior stakeholders and program managers, maintained the master schedule and project status dashboards, analysed project variances and generated status reports.
As Master Scheduler at Commonwealth Bank, Parastoo created master schedules using CPM (4 major programs including 10 to 40 streams of work). She ran team interdependencies workshops, helped project managers to set up their schedules and health checked project managers’ schedules. Parastoo maintained master schedules by running weekly update meeting with project managers and generated status reports that highlighted schedule variances and risks. She also created and maintained milestone and deliverable reports.
As Program Scheduler at ABB, Parastoo set up workshop capacity planning, expedited the procurement items delivery, analysed schedule variances, and prepared extension of time (EOT) reports for claims, maintained master schedules with Project Managers and generated status reports that highlighted schedule variances and risks. Parastoo also prepared indicative tender schedules.
As Master Scheduler & Resource Planner at University of Sydney, Parastoo was responsible for creating portfolio and program capacity plans and master schedules, as well as setting up cash flow and monitoring scope variation.
As Program Scheduler at MIGT, Parastoo created and maintained master schedules. She also ran dependency management and generated status reports on a weekly basis including EVM report. Parastoo set up and documented PMBOK- Schedule, Resource and Cost Planning.
As Project Scheduler in IPHRD, Parastoo was responsible to develop and monitor project schedules.