Synovia Digital

Welcome to our Q&A session with Laura Dorado, a dynamic member of the Product Management Office at Synovia Digital Colombia. Laura’s journey is a testament to the power of bridging time zones and leveraging technology to drive success. As she trains to become a Microsoft Dynamics 365 F&O consultant, her dedication and innovative approach add immense value to her team and the company. Join us as we delve into her unique insights and experiences in the world of project management

What unique perspective and skills do you bring to your role as a PMO consultant?

Growing up surrounded by technology allowed me to understand and appreciate its role as a fundamental driver of societal development. This knowledge has equipped me with skills that bring a fresh and current perspective on the evolving landscape of my field.
My most notable skills include strategic project planning and strong communication with stakeholders. I actively seek to further develop these skills by utilizing management tools.

What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your career, and how did you overcome them?

One of the biggest challenges I faced at the beginning was that several of the first projects I worked on were at an advanced stage. Since this was new to me, I had a hard time understanding many things because I didn’t have a complete overview of what was being carried out.
Thanks to my determination to challenge myself, I decided to persevere. While it wasn’t easy, constant communication with the teams I worked with helped me adapt to the situation.

"When we know ourselves, we've made a self-assessment of who we are, what our strengths and weaknesses are, and therefore, we know what we can offer."
What advice would you give to women aspiring to become PMO consultants?

Regardless of the position you are aspiring to, and although it sounds cliché, always know yourself and believe in yourself. When we know ourselves, we’ve made a self-assessment of who we are, what our strengths and weaknesses are, and therefore, we know what we can offer. Along these lines, you should also develop a value proposition that aligns with the needs of the PMO position.

What excites you most about the future of project management and its impact on women’s careers?

The rapid advancement of technology has enabled the development of tools that significantly improve process management. Platforms like Notion and Microsoft Planner, which I’ve used extensively, have helped automate tasks, leading to greater control and monitoring.
With the integration of AI, these tools (like Notion or Planner) are poised to become even more beneficial. I’m incredibly excited to see how this integration unfolds.

Who is your role model, and why?

My biggest role model is my mom. She not only raised me with love and dedication but also instilled in me fundamental values that have shaped the person I am today. Solidarity, creativity, responsibility, and a deep love for others are the cornerstones upon which I have built my life and career. Her example of integrity and compassion guides me in every decision I make, both within and outside the work environment.
In her, I find my greatest role model, a constant reminder that true success is measured not only by professional achievements but also by the quality of the people we are and those who have contributed to it.

A huge thank you, Laura, for sharing your inspiring story and insights! Your contributions to Synovia Digital are invaluable, and you’re a true inspiration to others (and the heart of the Colombia Office!). Stay tuned for more spotlights featuring the amazing women of Synovia Digital!

You can also connect with Laura on LinkedIn and now that you’re at it, connect with Synovia Digital too!