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Laurie Fineberg

Classy Candle Hire are specialists in Function Décor and Draping

A multi-skilled self motivated and energetic IT specialist, with extensive experience in providing value-add IT solutions to organisations operating across diverse industry sectors, i.e. Financial Services, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Contracting and allied IT industries, seeking exciting and challenging opportunities within the Business Analyst, Process Analysis, SharePoint Designer and or Administrative, Project Management

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M: 0824911776

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Current Position(s)

Senior Project Manager (PMO) Contractor | The Aveng Group
2012 - present

Building, Construction and Engineering

Currently I am in the process of setting up and running the PMO office for The Aveng Group (Group IT).
Having Used SharePoint I designed and built an application with workflows that allows for the requesting, analysing and approving of projects. The system also allows for the sorting and prioritising of projects.
The application also controls the project management process such as “Scope document creation with approvals, Change Control Requests, Project Status Reports, Risk and Issue logs, UAT assignments, Project Closure and Lessons Learned Register”. The system updates the project register and a project dashboard.

Joint Owner | Classy Candle Hire Function and Decor
2011 - present

ICT and Telecommunications

No draping requirement is too small or too large! Aeroplane hangars, tents, school halls, ballrooms, gazebos, lapas, dining rooms, gardens, and car launches. We have draped them all!

Our vast variety of candles to hire can only add the magical touch to any wedding, dinner party, or corporate function.

Classy Candle Hire is recognised for its unparalleled innovation and expertise and has a high profile client base. Stylish creative concepts, brilliant service and competitive prices are the secrets to planning a spectacular event.

Drawing from a wealth of experience, our professional event planning team will provide you with all the organising and event planning support you require.

Leave it to Classy Candle Hire to ensure that your event is well co-ordinated and professional and, most importantly, a huge success! Your guests will be raving about it for ages!! Absolutely special and unique!!!

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Previous Position(s)

Contract Project Manager and Business Analysist (Eskom) | Self Employed
2012 - 2012

ICT and Telecommunications

I managed IT infrastructure projects for Eskom example WAAS rollout, WAN Refresh, DC Server Migration and Lan Refresh

Project manager | SMC Enterprise
2011 - 2011

ICT and Telecommunications

Responsible for the Planning, Scoping and Management of all projects in the Gauteng region. Total
Projects Included
• ICASA Development of their new central numbering database (SharePoint 2010)
o Completed
• City of Tshwane Development of their Intranet (SharePoint 2010)
o Completed
• LG Seta Development of their Intranet (SharePoint 2010)
95% complete
• Broadband Infraco Development of their Intranet (SharePoint 2010)
o Completed
• Mpumalanga Provisional Movement Development of their Intranet (SharePoint 2010)
o Pilot Site and Phase one completed
Duties included:
• Planning, Scoping and managing multiple projects at the same time
• Budget Management
• Resource Planning and management
• Defining, project policies and procedures
• Customer liaison
• Business Analysis
• Improving project procedures
• Improve project management reports for both the client and management
• Assistant to the branch manager

Applications Manager | AFGRI LIMITED
2007 - 2011

ICT and Telecommunications

Responsible for the Planning, implementation and support of all applications used by the companies that were in our group

Duties included:
• Planning, Implementing and managing ICT projects
o Great Plains
o Office 2007 Rollout
o SharePoint
o Moving all Sites to Virtual Servers
o Business Intelligence Reporting (SSRS, Excel Cubes and Pivot reporting)

• Training and continuous improvement and optimisation of user ICT skills
• Install, Setup and administer SharePoint Sites
• Train end users on SharePoint
• Process Analysis
• Defining, Implementing and managing user support/help desk policies and procedures
• User and Vendor liaison
• Management of IT applications for the division of AFGRI Foods (Former)
• Continuous improvement and optimisation of ICT applications and processes.

Great Plains Senior Consultant | Sandbox Projects
2006 - 2007

ICT and Telecommunications

Responsible for the Planning, implementation and support of large Great Plains sites
Duties included:
• Account Management
• Call Centre Management for Premier Foods
• Daily support
• System specification design.
• Project Planning for new installations, development and upgrades.
• Installing new solutions

Contractor | Parity Software
2004 - 2006

ICT and Telecommunications

Responsible for the Planning, implementation and support of large Great Plains sites
Duties included:

• Account Management
• Daily support
• System specification design.
• Project Planning for new installations, development and upgrades.
• Project Management
• Installing new solutions
• Upgrades

Business Development Manager | Access Vision
2002 - 2004

ICT and Telecommunications

The Key Performance Areas of the Sales and Marketing Manager are:
• Achievements of the sales team, sales performance standards.
• Maintaining customer service standards.
• Budget control and management.
• Manage KPA’s of subordinates.
• Development of market and new business.
• Administration and reporting.

Director(FlexNet) Accounts Manager (Access Vision) | FlexNet Access Vision
2001 - 2004

ICT and Telecommunications

Divisional Manager Great Plains | Accronym
1998 - 2000

ICT and Telecommunications

Responsible for the management and control of the Great Plains division with a work force of nine employees.

Key Performance Areas of the Divisional Manager function are:
• Achieved business targets
• Compiled business plans
• Formulated project plans and budgets
• Monitored individual and team performance
• Revised functional structures
• Reviewed business performance

Educational history


Parktown Boys High

1974 - 1978

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