Steyn - Project Manager - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Linda Steyn

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


Project Manager


Highly experienced project manager and project management trainer

Work History

PMO Support

Ants Project Management (contracting house)

From January 2014

• Embed PRINCE2 methodology in an IT-focused PMO
• Support 8 projects in a re-engineering programme

Independent Consultant managing PMO at SA Fence & Gate

IQ Logistica

From August 2013

Period of work Renewable fixed-term contract starting August 2013

Key roles and accountabilities:

• Establish a professional Project Management Office (standard PMO services as well as delivery of projects)
• Grow general project maturity in the client's organisation with in-house training

PMO Manager

IQ Logistica (contracting house)

August 2013 - December 2013

• Establish a professional Project Management Office (standard PMO services as well as delivery of projects)
• Grow general project maturity in the client’s organisation with in-house training


PM Academy

February 2012 - August 2013

Period of work February 2012 to August 2013

Key roles and accountabilities:

• Design and delivery of Project Management training courses
• Ad hoc consulting assignments (strategic facilitation, maturity assessments)
• Coach and mentor students

Independent Contractor

October 2010 - January 2012

Key roles and accountabilities:

• Develop training material aligned to SAQA Unit Standards and Project Management Institute (PMI® -
USA) curricula using the ADDIE model (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation)
• Present training courses (project management theory and software, computer-based project simulation
• Assess portfolios of evidence using relevant assessment and reporting tools
• Coach and mentor students

Name of firm allaboutxpert


November 2008 - September 2010

Key roles and accountabilities:

• Present courses in project management theory, software and simulations
• Research/develop/edit/proofread training material (new and upgrades)
• Write proposals and training reports
• Assess portfolios of evidence
• Coach and mentor learners as required


Linda Christina Steyn

April 2008 - October 2008

Period of work April 2008 to October 2008

Key roles and accountabilities:

• Present project management training
• Present skills training (time management, leadership, minute taking, presentation skills, conflict
• Establish and maintain customer relationships

Name of firm Contract appointments

Project Support Office Manager

Project Methodologist

June 2007 - April 2008

Key roles and accountabilities:

• Conduct project audits and recommend follow-up actions
• Coach and support the project management community on all aspects of the PM Centre of Excellence
• Implement a mini-PSO, managing a small number of staff and establishing processes for managing HR,
finance, communication and training
• Arrange and facilitate strategy sessions
• Initiate formal project management methodology (at a very basic level) and develop project management

Project Manager/Consultant

Absa Group

January 1999 - May 2007

National Communications Gateway
Previous designations Project Implementation Consultant | Information Management Consultant |
Internal Communications Consultant | Executive Speech Writer
Period of work January 1999 to May 2007

Key roles and accountabilities:

• Project manage the design and implementation of a new approach to electronic communication between
Absa business units/group specialist functions and Retail Delivery leadership (exco, provincial, area and branch level) based on the Barclays UK model
• Manage a team of 9 provincial communication practitioners to implement the decentralised
communication model
• Manage the implementation of major IT initiatives for the Home Loans and Group Change business units
• Develop and present IT application training
• Assist with the development, implementation and tracking of balanced scorecards and strategic business
• Research, write and publish electronic newsletters
• Run ad hoc information projects
• Arrange and facilitate road shows, strategy sessions and events

Curriculum Vitae of Linda Christina Steyn 3

Qualifications & Certifications


University of Pretoria

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