Women in Project Management – Daleen Strydom

As the proud sponsors of both the ‘Empowering Self’ stream, and drinks reception at the 2018 APM National Conference for Women in Project Management, Hyde Park Solutions would like to highlight the profiles of our very own exceptional women working within the Project & Portfolio Management Field.

This week, Meet Daleen Strydom – one of our Senior Portfolio Management Consultants here at HPS.

Daleen is a senior Portfolio Management consultant at HPS, with 14 years experience in designing and implementing OPPM solutions. “I was a systems analyst when I did a course in what was then called ProSight in 2004 and loved the shift in focus from implementing granular, technical solutions to the big picture, business view of Investment Portfolio Management solutions”, she recalls.

Daleen lived in South Africa at the time and after shadowing an international SME on a number of implementations in the financial and mining sectors, she was certified in OPPM.

She joined HPS in 2009 when she moved to the UK and had subsequent implementations in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Alaska and the UK.

As the principal OPPM consultant at HPS, her key responsibilities are to gather the client’s business requirements and translate these into a unique OPPM solution. “I love the fact that I’m involved in such a range of tasks on every project: starting with the initial requirements gathering and design, while building relationships with the client. And then being involved in the configuration of the solution ensuring what was promised to the client, is what will be delivered.” Given the flexibility of OPPM, requirements can often be implemented in a number of different ways. These options can be presented during the early stages of the implementation process to ensure the client is not  surprised by the implemented solution.

Daleen, mother of two teenagers, has spent the last 19 years moving around the globe and has lived in the UK, Italy, South-Africa, India and is now based in Switzerland where they hope to settle down.

She loves doing yoga, traveling and eating good food. Her motto is: “If an opportunity presents itself and there are no compelling arguments to pass it by, you have to take it and see where it leads”.

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