Mayte Mata Sivera Shares Her Story
What has been your favorite project and why?
As an experienced professional with over a decade of experience in the technology industry, I have had the opportunity to work on a number of challenging and rewarding projects. However, there is one project in particular that stands out as my favorite due to the unique set of challenges it presented.
This project required me to work closely with cross-functional teams from a variety of different departments, including supply chain, legal, PR, and logistics, finances... Understanding the roles and responsibilities of each team member and connecting the dots between their tasks was no easy feat, and required a great deal of communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
Despite the complexity of the project, the team worked incredibly hard and ultimately delivered a successful outcome. To this day, we all look back on that project with a sense of pride and satisfaction, knowing that we were able to overcome significant obstacles and achieve our goals.
Why did you join The PMO Leader community?
I'm so excited to be part of this amazing community! I joined because I was looking for a place where I could really feel like I belong - a community that's open-minded and not tied down to any one specific framework or methodology. I love that I can connect with other leaders and learn from their experiences, no matter what industry they come from or how many years of experience they have.
For me, the real value of being part of this community is the opportunity to share my own lessons learned and best practices with others. I believe that we all have something unique and valuable to offer, and I'm excited to be able to contribute to the collective knowledge and expertise of this group.
Whether it's through thoughtful discussions, engaging events, or just casual conversations with like-minded peers, I know that I'm going to grow and learn so much from being part of this community. I can't wait to see what insights and perspectives I'll gain, and to build meaningful connections with all of you!
Who is someone you’d like to meet within our industry?
I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to connect with some truly amazing PMO leaders through my work and networking. But you know what they say - there's always more to learn and more people to meet! While I've had the pleasure of virtually meeting some incredible leaders who I've looked up to for a long time, there are still a few women on my "I want to meet them" list that I would be absolutely thrilled to connect with in person. Laura, Fathima, and Fola are just a few of the inspiring women who I admire for their leadership skills, industry expertise, and dedication to empowering other women in the profession. I think it's so important to have role models and mentors who can guide us and inspire us as we navigate our careers. And for me, these women are truly at the top of their game. I would be honored to have the opportunity to learn from them, share my own experiences, and hopefully build lasting connections that will benefit us both in the future.
When did you first know you wanted to be a PMO Leader or Project Manager?
Throughout my journey, initially as Business Analyst for SAP (ERP System) I've had the opportunity to work with a wide range of project managers - some of whom were incredibly talented but lacked technical expertise, while others were skilled in systems management but struggled with micromanagement tendencies. As I observed these two polar approaches, I became increasingly convinced that the most effective project managers are those who strike a balance between technical expertise and strong leadership skills.
That's why I've always strived to be the kind of project manager who can bridge the gap between technical knowledge and effective leadership. I believe that by staying up-to-date on the latest systems and technologies while also honing my leadership and communication skills, I can effectively guide my teams and deliver successful outcomes.
What is something about you not many people know but you’d like to share with the community?
One thing that many people may not know about me is that I am a lifelong learner and am always seeking out new knowledge and skills not only to add to my toolkit also personal development. Less than 1 year ago, I decided to dowload an app and start learning how to play the piano.
Who is someone you’d like to have share their story and why?
Fathima A, Fola, Laura - Women in PMO leadership.