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I am a PMO Consultant, which helps organizations to improve their processes, increase profits, and enhance communications by implementing and executing project management frameworks and tools.
What do you think makes Suntiva a great place to work? Why do you enjoy working for Suntiva?
Suntiva is a great place to work because of the interesting work we receive and potential career growth.
What do you enjoy most in working with Suntiva’s clients? How do we make a difference in our clients’ work?
I enjoy evaluating and transforming the unique challenges of our clients into successful outcomes. Recently, I was assigned to create a “mini PMO” for 25+ projects and programs for our client at NIH. The goal was to review and interpret the client’s existing information, tracked on multiple, disconnected project-specific spreadsheets, and consolidate that information into MS Project for a portfolio-wide perspective. I was responsible for all aspects of the assignment, including conducting a gap analysis, designing a learning hub, teaching PMs to use MS Project, and providing ongoing coaching to manage and sustain the change-transition within the unit.
This initiative helped the client improve external communications with stakeholders at the project and portfolio levels, better resource allocation across the portfolio, streamline internal team communication, and create consistency in project management across the unit. The client was once told that it could be a model for other NIH organizations.
What influenced or drove you become an expert in your field?
I have been fortunate to live, work, and explore several continents across multiple industries, such as higher education, global logistics, human capital management, and workforce development. While working in different teams – whether an international, fully remote team or a local, cross-functional team – I have realized that the needs for process improvement and stakeholder management remain constant despite the different work environments. That realization led me to combining my diverse experience to empower the organizations to execute their projects better.
What drives or inspires you to work at Suntiva?
There is a trusting culture at Suntiva and it is easy to work with colleagues who are experts in their niches. The company really lives up to its “great hearts, great minds” mission with social responsibility fundraisers. Good people work here.