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Ion Donica

Senior Project and Product manager

Chisinau, Moldova
Senior Product Manager at Xogito Group
Studied Advanced Product Manager at Udemy
Studied Product Management at Udemy
Studied Information Technology in Economy at Academia de Studii Economice din Moldova
Studied Informational Technologies at State University of Moldova
Information Technology & Services
Joined October 7, 2022



Experienced Project and Product manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Analytical Skills. Strong business development professional with a Master's degree focused in Information Technology in Economy from Academy of Economy Studies din Moldova.
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Xogito Group
Jan 2018 – Present
Senior Product Manager
Take overall responsibility for the success of the products, having a sound understanding of business perspectives, end-users, marketing strategies and technical challenges in a product’s life-cycle. Act as the link between stakeholders, customers and development team, establishing a productive environment for the products’ market success and growth. -Contribute to the long-term vision and strategy for the client’s products, defining the roadmap -Prioritize product and customer requirements, evaluate market trends and competition, in order to advise on subsequent features to be developed -Create and oversee development and project management processes following Agile methodology -Continuously gather and analyze data and business intelligence from available and specific sources to adjust the product road-map -Liaise between different participants, such as stakeholders and technical personnel (developers, QAs, marketing, customer support etc), creating an effective environment
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May 2018 – Aug 2022
Business Analyst/Product manager
- Business analisys of the internal processes of the Beneficiary. Build the wrokflows, integration diagrams, describe the actions. - Create the Product roadmap. - Create the stories for the development team. - Follow the product develovepment lifecycle to ensure it follows the roadmap. Projects: - EGov and World Bank: MNotify (, MPower ( #/en/main), MobiSign ( not launched yet, mobile app for electronic document sign regulated by the Government), FOD (not alunched yet, digitization of the government services)
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May 2018 – May 2019
Digitization Manager / Open Justice Project
- Coordinate, manage and contributes to the implementation of Judicial Cases Archive Digitization Project activities; - Supervise archive digitization services provider and contract execution to ensure that products and services are delivered within the set time-frames, conditions, quality criteria and budget; -Serve as liaison between Open Justice Project, digitization services provider and the Superior Council of Magistracy(SCM), Agency of Court Administration (ACA), and Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to help organize and successfully implement the Judicial Cases Archive Digitization Process. - Draft reports and recommendations on the implementation of the Judicial Cases Archive Digitization Project activities and attend meetings, and on-site-visits as required for the effective management and implementation of the Project.
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Agile Partners
May 2016 – Dec 2017
Managing Director
- Instrumental part in companies day to day operations. Responsible for delighting customers and ensuring they have the right mix of services and benefits, while executing the company’s strategy. Tasked with engaging with prospective clients and understanding their needs and assessing companies ability to add-value, and to oversee all logistical and key managerial tasks of the company. - Work with the Directors and partner companies to implement the Associations products and services in accordance with the priorities and product road-map outlined by the Directors. - Lead the interaction with the Directors and Vendor Companies to design and implement the compliance, fraud/risk and operating services for Members. Then working with key executives at Vendor Companies, ensure everyone is working together as a team to efficiently deliver exceptional services to Members. The GM must ensure those responsible for managing and delivering Member benefits from Vendor Companies delivery. - Define the sales channels, in conjunction with the Directors, and develop the sales strategies for each channel and execute those strategies. Examples include the following, but there are more. - Working with the Directors, develop the product road-map for the Association and coordinate with Partners companies to implement the features and services to support the road-map.
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Winify AG
Nov 2013 – May 2016
Product & Project manager
- Defining product concepts and product requirements, - Managing the entire product life cycle from strategic planning through product launch and the ongoing management of the product post launch, - Developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, cooperating with all departments (Development, Design, Marketing and Sales) to achieve set goals, - Analyzing potential partner relationships for product development and product delivery. - Present products to potential customers. -Product concept, investigation, requirements, product description, planning. - Setting detailed schedules and ensuring milestone and deadlines completion within budget. - Use case specification and features definition. - Functionality, architecture, integration with other products and product launch preparations. - Translating customer needs into specific business and feature requirements with timing and prioritization. - Maintaining a good communication network between all the participating units: clients, technical leads, developers, software architects and software testers. - Agile Development Methodologies (Scrum) - Providing guidance to QA in the development of test cases.
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Orange Moldova
Dec 2010 – Oct 2013
Payment Means Coordinator
- Plans and builds strategies for the development of payment means and channels to improve their performance and structure - Contributes to the management and follows up the distribution budget lines related to payments, updates forecasts - Analyses the efficiency of payment networks, per region, per channel, per Point of Presence. - Management of the new payment means implementation projects. - Management of the new customizations/upgrades of the payment platform projects. - Negotiates the contract with new dealers, vendors. Monitor and assist the technical connection. - Technical assist and problem solving for the existing channels. - Technical assist and problem solving for the payment platform.
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May 2020 – Jun 2020
Course, Advanced Product Manager
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Mar 2020 – Apr 2020
Course, Product Management
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Academia de Studii Economice din Moldova
Sep 2008 – Apr 2010
Master's Degree, Information Technology in Economy
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State University of Moldova
Sep 2004 – Jun 2008
Bachelor's degree, Information Technology, Informational Technologies