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Resume for Silvana W. for Project Manager / Internet Services & Development in Morges, Switzerland

Occupation: Project Manager Industry: Internet Services & Development
Country: Switzerland City: Morges
State: Vaud ZIP: 1110

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Silvana W., M. Eng, PMP, CSM 

+   Rue de Lausanne B, Morges, Switzerland

      EU Citizen, Swiss Permit B  


Senior Program Manager, Project Manager, PMO, Account Manager with extensive international experience in internet, IT and Telecom industries. 

Summary of Qualifications

  • Seventeen years of expertise managing missioncritical projects; led global teams with members from  
    US, Canada, France, England, Japan, China, India.
  • Project Management Professional PMP certified, President of PMI Silicon Valley Chapter in , Project Management instructor at UC Berkeley Extension, Certified Scrum Master CSM.
  • Managed all phases of business process and software development lifecycle: initiated and deployed stageoriented development and delivery model, operated as a changeagent spearheading adoption of new PM processes, socialized content to members of several levels of management, trained individual contributors in adoption strategies.
  • Nurtured positive and dynamic climate conducive to implementing change in fastpaced environments, consistently demonstrated effective communication and teambuilding skills that develop trust. Confident, resourceful, persistent selfstarter who habitually takes initiative.
  • Masters in Engineering Management, Bachelors in Math and Computer Science.

    Professional Experience 

    Yahoo, Senior Program Manager Jan – Oct  

    Europe Program Management Office PMO at Yahoo Switzerland

  • Managed crossfunctional priorities across Yahoo Europe for UK, FR, DE, ES and IT markets;  
    communicated and negotiated priorities with teams within across Yahoo Global
  • Championed rollout of Child Protection and Safer Social Networking Principles across EU markets

    EuroSport Partnership Program at Yahoo Europe, Paris, France

  • Managed crossfunctional teams to develop and deploy multisports microsites in countries, with development team spread over cities in countries, with launches every wks; revenue over $M/yr
  • Closely managed Partners relations and expectations for product deliverables and due dates.
  • Initiated a bugresolution program that reduced defect backlog by % from October to December ’.

    YahooMovies at Yahoo Los Angeles and Sunnyvale, USA

  • Managed Engineering discussions to successfully deliver a $M partnership with Philips,  
    within . months from signing to launch.
  • Coordinated the development and launch efforts of Y Movies sites: Oscars ‘, Summer Movie Guide.  
    Our Oscars site was the most highly trafficked among its industry competitors.
  • Prioritized findings from Usability study for insertion in tight product roadmap.
  • Negotiated deployment dates with senior managers to accommodate major milestones across products.

    FIFA Partnership Program at Yahoo Europe in Berlin and Munich, Germany

  • Drove and managed the crossfunctional team to deliver and support the Official Website for FIFA Worldcup , the greatest sporting event in the world.  Our website was available in languages, and was the mostvisited eventbased internet site in the world at this time.  
    This project was deemed a major success by both FIFA and Yahoo executives.
  • Recipient of “Yahoo Odyssey Award” which recognizes key individuals and teams who made a significant contribution towards the goals of International Engineering, nominated for the “Yahoo Super Star” Award
  • Point person for communicating to FIFA status and recovery plans during system outages, team’s rep in consultations with Yahoo Legal to derisk liabilities and ensure accurate and timely messaging to client.

    Search and Marketplace UED at Yahoo Sunnyvale, USA

  • Prioritized resource allocation within UED group for Search, Local, Travel, Maps, Autos to maximize alignment with business unit’s priorities, helping Yahoo Search better respond to market pressures.
  • Managed scheduling of finite resources to service the needs of multiple requests from multiple products.
  • Introduced systematic tracking and reporting of SMG UED team’s achievements.

    SBC now AT&T Project Management Consultant, San Ramon, CA, USA Jul – Nov

  • Managed internal crossfunctional and external vendor teams in development and deployment of Speech Recognition applications to SBC call centers, resulting in multimillion dollar savings in first months.
  • Managed relations with vendors and client teams to foster fastpaced communication and resolutions of issues that could impact deployment dates.
  • Managed project’s riskcontainment by reporting on project status to SBC VPs and other levels of management and ensured timely decisionmaking.

    ProMatch, Training & Development Manager and Trainer, Sunnyvale, CA Feb – May

  • Developed and facilitated personal development courses for professionals; trained over customers.
  • Managed and motivated a team of Training Team leaders and over team members.

    Cadence Design Systems, Senior Program Manager, San Jose, CA May – Dec

  • Managed concurrent R&D programs of increasing complexity and strategic importance, including directly reporting to VP of R&D.  Teams included development groups in US, France, Ireland, Japan and India. One project resulted in qualifying for taxbreaks from Irish government due to fulfilling criteria of having R&D development within their constraints.
  • Developed plans, tracked and reported progress to executives, negotiated priorities and issue resolutions with VPs, directors, functional managers and developers.
  • Managed customer relations with two of topthree customers on multimillion and goals.
  • Achievements:
  • Championed through Concept and Market Definition stages a complex $M program with content of features from product lines and key contributors. The program’s weekly status review had invitees, the gates required signoff from VPs/Managers.
  • Managed commitments for product development and releases to major enterprise customers Philips and Texas Instruments.
  • Instigated seeddocuments to corporatewide StageGate initiative and rollout in the product line, resulting in alignment of expectations of software readiness during release cycle.

    SelfEmployed Business Management Consultant Isla Paterson, Ottawa, Canada Jan – Apr

  • Analysed and reported on organizations’ projects’ and proposals; evaluated effectiveness of programs against their international development grant objectives and funding approvals.

    Nortel Networks, Project Manager, Ottawa, Canada;  Jun – Dec

  • Managed and provided customer support in adaptation of proprietary software repository database for  
    installation of "Translations and Infrastructure Project" database, involving users in seven countries. 
  • Program Manager for Norstar I. Small Business Systems; delivering to British Telecom
  • Software Release Manager for Project Office, and introduced and rolledout a Software Release Process


  • Masters of Engineering in Engineering Management; University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science; McGill University, Montreal, Canada


    Fluent read & write English, Czech, Indonesian, intermediate French, elementary German.

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