Project Description

Winona Thian

Senior PMO Consultant

Areas Of Expertise:

  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management


  • Bachelor of Project Management, Engineering and IT Informatics, University of Sydney

About Winona Astian Thian

Winona joined Seven Consulting’s Sydney team in February 2020. She has a Bachelor of Project Management with a major in Engineering and IT Informatics. She is looking at using her knowledge of Project Management and applying it on big projects. Winona is passionate about being part of an organisation that creates value.

What Winona brings

  • Experienced in running PMO functionalities for multi-stream projects.
  • Experienced in setting up EPMO functions.
  • Testing and defect management while tracking its progress through relevant PPM tools.
  • Resource management and financial forecasting.
  • Strong communications skills in stakeholder management and meeting facilitations.
  • Process management across different project teams.
  • Strong documentation and admin skills.
  • Skilled in: Planview, JIRA, SharePoint, MS Excel, MS Presentation, MS Visio, MS Word, MS Project, and MS Publisher.

Key Achievements:

As Senior PMO Consultant at CBA, Winona has supported in delivering 2 of CBA’s Group People & Services projects as the PMO Lead and Scrum Master. One project deployed across 4 phases, impacting more than 50,000 employees with a budget of $5 million; and the other project deployed across 2 phases, impacting the entire Group with a total budget of $8.5 million. She managed the backlogs for each stream in both projects through daily scrums, ensuring all tasks on the critical path are on track and delivering to the agreed requirements. She maintained the project RAIDDs, Change Request Log, financials and status reports which are monitored in the appropriate cadence and raised through the respective governance forums. All forms of documentation and approvals were managed by her, making sure all relevant project artefacts adhere to the Group’s delivery framework.

As Senior PMO consultant at CBA, she has also played the role of the Master Scheduler for these projects, sitting down with stream leads to create a master project plan that captures all the activities and their dependencies to spearhead timeline conversations. She produced weekly schedule reports to provide a 2-week lookahead of the project team’s schedule, which was purposeful and effective especially when tasks begin to fall behind.

As Testing and Defect Manager at CBA, Winona also provided her services across 8 of CBA’s Group People & Services projects. She has coordinated multiple testing streams simultaneously, successfully delivering them to business handover within the agreed requirements and timeframes. In addition to this, she has continuously improved the teams’ ways of working by implementing JIRA across all of the projects, streamlining testing and defect resolution processes to ensure the quality of testing meets the requirements set out.

As PMO Consultant at Optus, Winona has supported in establishing the EPMO in Optus’ Consumer space to create a structure that will further drive benefits, improve program delivery and prioritization. Winona has supported a number of projects workstreams including building the portfolio register, solidifying quarterly prioritization governance, rolling out the PPM Pro tool to the project community, dependency, risks and issues management, uplifting the scheduling capability, along with uplifting Optus’ project management framework and templates.

As Graduate at Seven Consulting, Winona completed the Graduate program which is designed to enhance the core Project Management skills amongst the people who are experienced in their individual professional fields. During the Graduate program, she has gained theoretical and practical knowledge on different aspects of project management by going through different sessions and exercises with domain experts. This program has developed her skills and confidence level in using PM tools (like MS Project, JIRA etc), techniques and soft skills. Winona also had the opportunity to work shadow senior consultants in actual project environments where she has been exposed to risk, issues, and constraints on a project and better ways to manage them.

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