Zoran Grbic

Project manager

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Profile

Global project manager with 11 years of experience in substantially sized, infrastructure, application, IoT, energy management projects. Operational and functional view of customer IT. Solid, technical base in IT covering 17 years allowing to communicate, challenge and provide simple answers to complex questions.

Ability to manage, coordinate and steer global, operational teams (development and delivery) to improve interaction, inspire co-workers through close collaboration, delegation and supervision.

High level of practical problem solving and analytic thinking.
Experience with Agile/scrum development teams in the banking environment. Knowledge of specific challenges concerning IT, security, system availability in online web service context, datacentres, banking, government, telco, transportation, aviation, pharmaceuticals...

Excellent communicator, rigorous, organized and perfectly quadrilingual (Dutch, French, English, German).

I am used in working with internal and external clients and stakeholders in global environments.

Skills

  • Project Repositioning
  • Evaluation of impacts and risks
  • Scoping, planning, route plans
  • Change management
  • Resource management
  • Realease management
  • Process standardization
  • Business development activities
  • Sourcing of new markets

Clients

  • ING Belgium
  • NMBS/ICTRA
  • Altran
  • Amplidata
  • Cereus
  • BNP ParisBas Fortis Belgium
  • Belgian Min. of Finance
  • Cisco Belgium
  • Eurocontrol
  • Eurocity
  • Cisco AS EMEAR
  • Federal Police Belgium
  • Sanofi Aventis France
  • HP Belgium
  • AXA Belgium

Experience

BNP ParisBas Fortis

Realease Coordinator IT Web & Mobile

2016 - today

Elaborates, maintains and reports on consolidated release planning, in close collaboration with the overall release management team
Elaborates, maintains and reports on consolidated release scope, in close collaboration with delivery teams
Follows up and reports on transversal release activities :
Consolidated performance testing
Full scope testing
Regression testing
Sets up daily huddles and GO/NO GO meetings with all stakeholders
Prepares the ORB meetings based on input from delivery teams
Synchronizes with the change manager for operational readiness

Cisco Advanced Services EMEAR/Africa/Middle-East

Global Project Manager Cisco Asset Manager and IoT implementations

2015 - 2016

Delivering all aspects of the IoT Service Portfolio
Customer facing project follow-up start to finish
Implementation & follow-up of IoT verticals
Implementation of smart city use cases and solutions
Planning & resource management
Coordination of operational teams
Vendor and partner management and relations
Project delivery oversight
Provided administrative service portfolio improvements
Provided project-wide process standardization
Developed improvement programs to enhance the financial management, performance and quality of the portfolio
Applied successful, corrective actions to marginal projects.
Organized business development activities
Helped to source new markets and establish profitable client relationships
Budget: between 7.500€ and 2M €

Sanofi Aventis Recherche Developpement

Program manager Pharmacovigilence Aware/SECOIA program

2014 - 2015

Applied successful, corrective actions to marginal projects
Reintroduced Puma project management processes
Reshuffled resource attribution
Introduced a new organizational structure
Confederated departments
Re-established trust
Streamlined existent planning
Helped program & projects back on track
Managed the AWARE program to simplify the ADR (Adverse Drug Reaction) Monitoring through use of on-line tools
Budget: 1M €

Eurocontrol Brussels

Project manager of the @Helios to CIP transition project

2014

Intake
Planning
Scoping
Kick-off
Project follow-up
Acceptance criteria negotiation
Change- and resource management
Escalation follow-up

ING France

Project Manager online retail & private web banking service portfolio

2013 - 2014

Project intakes for Homebanking and Homebanking+
Impact assessment
Scoping
Planning
Route plan
Budget follow-up
Reporting to stakeholders
Change- and resource management
Coordination of operational teams (Agile/Scrum)

BNP ParisBas Fortis

Project manager messaging & security infrastructure on mobile devices

2012 - 2013

Project intakes for mobile banking software implementations on Blackberry and iPhone, Lotus Notes
Legal compliance soft- & hardware audits
Scoping
Planning
Route plan
Budget follow-up
Reporting to stakeholders
Change- and resource management

NMBS, Belgian Railways

Project manager network backbone migration

2011 - 2012

Implementation of EU Commission's charter on data exchange
Securing of Infrabel's network and the migration of NMBS' infrastructure to a MPLS backbone with Dot1x & dynamic VLAN
Unix- & Windows Server and IP migration
Budget: 10M €

Amplidata

Project coordinator cloud storage

2011

Design & implementation of a support department for clients 25PB distributed cloud storage product
Audit, intake, planning and installation follow-up
JIRA Helpdesk software implementation
VLAN migration

Belgian Ministry of Finance

PMO Program Support Officer Filenet migration

2010 - 2011

Providing technical consulting and support expertise, knowledge transfer and project co-ordination
Budget: 2M €
Migration of the knowledge base DB to Filenet and Nuxeo ECM
Change- and resource management
Organization & follow-up of SteerCo meetingsBudget: 2M €

Eurocontrol Belgium

HP to Linux migration consultant, project coordinator

2008 - 2010

Providing technical and consulting expertise with the large scale HP-UX to Red Hat Linux migration
Redefinition of Data Protector procedures
Security audits and penetration tests (OSSTMM)
System/web server hardening (Bastille Linux)

Federal Police Belgium

Senior Unix/Linux migration consultant

2007 - 2008

Linux consultancy during the migration of the IT infrastructure from HP-UX to Linux Red Hat AS, implementation of Nagios.

HP Belgium H.Q.

Senior Linux consultant

2006 - 2007

Advisory to the Record bank project team at HP, near-shore project management, staff training, administration of clients server farm during the start-up phase.

AXA Belgium

Senior Linux consultant

2005 - 2006

A SAN migration (175Tb of data) from IBM AIX/EMC2 to Linux Red Hat AS/Hitachi SAN, with some VMWare implementations.

Websanslimit.net

Co-founder and Linux architect

2004 - 2005

Founded http://www.websanslimit.net, an associative hosting platform for artists and scientist.

Steria Outsourcing France

Junior Linux consultant, teamlead

2000 - 2004

Providing technical and consulting expertise for the French telecom sector. Teamlead of an international team of up to 20 people.

Bricorama S.A.

Junior UNIX System Analyst

1999 - 2000

In charge of the year 2000 migration and the liaison between the H.Q. and Dutch based office during the SAP roll-out.

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