Projects Tagged: business analysis

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Business Analyst and Program Management Specialist – Reviewed and/or improved various program management and administration tools (charters, logic models, performance measurement strategies, management control frameworks) in order to improve the effectiveness of program oversight and governance processes for contribution programs at the Aboriginal Affairs directorate of a government department.

Health Canada

Process Improvement Specialist – Mapped and analyzed processes for Security Access Control Management to all facilities (buildings, laboratories, etc.) across Canada. Worked with security officers to map the current process, identify process improvements to improve efficiency and effectiveness, and develop KPIs.

PWGSC

Special Advisor / Business Transformation Architect – Special Advisor on project management for a directorate involved in the provision of spend and procurement business intelligence (BI) services to PWGSC and others. The role involved project management, investigation into the feasibility of deploying a BI solution to other departments and the general public, communications and consultations…

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PWGSC

Organizational Transformation Consultant – Independent review of a directorate involved in the provision of procurement business intelligence (BI) services to PWGSC and others. Developed a process-based view of the organization in order to identify the key components of the value chain and create a revised structure based on best practice (regarding spans of control, process-orientation,…

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Scouts Canada

Performance Management Consultant – Worked with the CEO and the Executive Director HR at this not-for-profit membership organization to develop a balanced scorecard of leading and lagging, financial and non-financial, performance indicators that worked at National level as a management and communications tool, and which could also be further developed for various different Councils.

Export Development Canada

Project Manager – Managed a feasibility study into outsourcing and other technical options for the enhancement of document management, scanning and indexing facilities at a leading Canadian financial institution. Mapped key processes, Developed the options evaluation process and scoring mechanism, liaised with vendors, developed business case. Estimated and planned project activities using MS Project Server,…

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Export Development Canada

Project Manager – Managed requirements definition and the evaluation of electronic document and records management (EDRMS) applications and vendors for a leading Canadian financial institution. Developed the options evaluation process and scoring mechanism, liaised with vendors, developed the business case. Estimated and planned project activities using MS Project Server, managed budget, managed key risks and…

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Department of Justice / Environment Canada

Project Manager and Records Management Consultant – Developed and implemented a new functional classification scheme and migration strategy for legal records. Researched and defined client requirements including security, accessibility, retention. Reviewed existing documents and interviewed key users to formulate the new file plan, working closely with Information Management staff and key users. Developed migration options…

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Ottawa Fibre

Business Analyst – Documented C-TPAT compliant logistics processes and procedures for a North American manufacturing and distribution company. Researched requirements on internet, modelled using VISIO, interviewed key process owners to tailor generic requirements to suit the business, drafted recommended procedures for review by sponsor.

Ottawa Fibre

Project Manager and Lead Business Analyst – Project manager for a project to implement an ERP application at a process manufacturing and distribution company. Goal was to identify and document/map critical processes, replace ageing systems (a mixture of packages and custom built) and technical infrastructure with a COTS ERP Solution (Infor ADAGE), covering manufacturing, distribution,…

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Ottawa Fibre

Procurement Specialist and Business Analyst – Developed, agreed and implemented the procurement strategy for new ERP and asset maintenance management systems at a continuous process manufacturer. Responsible for the creation of the business case and the business analysis and process mapping required to create a Statement of Requirements (SOR), and managing all procurement activities for…

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Confidential

Business Analyst – Developed an intelligible, focused, monthly Management Information pack for a boutique law firm, using feeds from the practice management system, Excel and PowerPoint. Researched, developed and agreed relevant KPIs and also key trends to be tracked. Built reporting of these into the pack.

Marks & Spencer Money

Process Improvement Specialist – Directed a project to use Six Sigma and electronic process simulation techniques to reduce cycle times for new account opening at a leading credit card company.

HP Bulmer plc

Process Improvement Specialist – Development of supply chain process reengineering approach for an alcoholic long drinks brewer and brand manager.

Shell

Process Improvement Specialist – Led a project to develop and implement revised sales pipeline management processes and applications at a global oil services business, with operations all over the world. Reviewed and analyzed the sales process, established sales qualification criteria, developed a model reflecting the revised sales pipeline and developed Excel-based spreadsheets as an interim…

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Shell

Process Improvement Specialist – Re-engineered accounts payable process for a global oil services business. Worked with key suppliers and the accounts payable team to identify current problems, generate quick win ideas, and design the future state. Reported key findings and recommendations to the CFO and project managed the implementation of the recommendations.

Iceland plc

Project Management – Directed an assignment to train a UK grocery retailer in process mapping, modelling and analysis.

Provident Financial

Organizational Reviewer and Business Transformation Architect – Led a project to develop a new enterprise-wide operational strategy and then restructure people, processes and technology at a major financial services organization with over 12,500 field staff across multiple locations. Developed current state analysis (overall business analysis, mapping processes, developing functional value chain model, identifying key issues),…

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Iceland plc

Business Analyst and Procurement Specialist – Specified and selected new financial systems – JD Edwards – for a large grocery retailer with over 700 stores and 23,000 employees. Undertook business analysis, mapped key processes, developed statement of user and technical requirements, developed procurement strategy, wrote RFP, managed a competitive “agenda-based” vendor procurement process, evaluated bids,…

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Shell

Organizational Reviewer / Project Manager – Reviewed customer and business support organization (staffing, structure, processes, technology) for a division of a global oil services business with 90,000 employees in 80 countries. Documented current state (developed business model, mapped key processes) and developed future state design covering new policies, new ways of working, revised business processes,…

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JD Williams

Business Analyst – Directed an assignment to examine the feasibility of an ecommerce business for a UK-based non-store retailer.

Fruit of the Loom

Organizational Reviewer – Directed and was lead consultant on a review of the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance and accounting function for a global textile manufacturer and distributor with 28,000 employees across the world. Established review objectives and timeline with the CFO, mapped key processes and assessed process health, reviewed organizational staffing and structure,…

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Ondeo Nalco

Review Team Leader / Project Manager – Reviewed a $27 million project to roll out a European Shared Service Centre based upon a JD Edwards ERP platform for a global water services company with 200,000 employees worldwide. Subsequently identified relevant business CSFs, documented, mapped and analyzed key processes, reviewed organizational alignment and, as a consequence,…

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Vertex

Organizational Reviewer – Directed and was lead consultant on a best practice review of the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance and accounting, procurement, administrative and HR functions of a large customer management outsourcer serving electricity and water utilities. Established review objectives and timeline with the CFO, mapped key processes and assessed process health, reviewed…

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British Coal

Business Analyst (Document and Records Management) – Directed an assignment to develop a records management strategy covering the relocation of former archive stores around the country, changes to procedures following privatization, and improvements in file storage and retrieval services for a newly-privatized government department. One of the key outputs was a harmonization of retention schedules…

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Leicester City Council

Organizational Reviewer – Used experience as a developer and general IT, financial and management literacy to present an independent, authoritative and credible perspective on current issues and opportunities facing the City’s IT Branch. The work involved a review of: compliance with the city’s plans and direction, capital and operating costs vs. budget and industry norms…

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Southampton City Council

IM / IT Strategist – Directed the development of an IS and IT strategy for a large municipal council. Worked with directors and senior staff to identify objectives, critical success factors and performance indicators and identified information needed to manage service delivery and support. Helped senior management to prioritize the required applications, evaluated technical strategies…

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Hambleton Council

Recruiter – Assisted a municipal council with the recruitment of an information systems manager. Interviewed senior managers and key stakeholders to create job and person specifications. Identified media to place advertisements. Drafted job postings, evaluated resumes, shortlisted candidates, led first and second round interviews before finally meeting with senior stakeholders to discuss and agree a…

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Dynoplast

Business Analyst and Procurement Specialist – Managed the analysis, specification and selection of a computer system for a Norwegian company manufacturing injection-moulded automotive components. Responsible for gathering user requirements, creating RFP, identifying potential vendors, managing a competitive procurement process, evaluating bids, and providing contract negotiation and implementation management advice.

Maclay Murray & Spens

IM / IT Specialist – Provided IT expert witness advice to large Scottish firm of solicitors acting for a major software house in the defence of a lawsuit which alleged breaches of contract.

Eversheds

IM / IT Specialist – Provided IT expert witness advice to a law firm acting for software vendors in defence of lawsuits that alleged breaches of contract. His advice was very useful in allowing the firm’s client to reach a favourable out of court settlement.

Wassall plc

Business Analyst / Trainer – Designed a course introducing the principles of manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) for a manufacturer of office furniture. The course was followed by a series of interviews with management and key users which were then used to form the basis of a concise yet comprehensive statement of requirements for a…

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Confidential

Business Analyst and Procurement Specialist – Reviewed a supplier proposal for additional hardware and software for a legal practice, and restructured the deal such that the client achieved a saving of over $80,000.

West Yorkshire Police

Business Analyst and Procurement Specialist – Managed the analysis, specification and selection of a computer system for a police force’s engineering workshop to provide stock control and purchase ordering systems. Responsible for gathering user requirements, creating RFP, identifying potential vendors, managing a competitive procurement process and providing contract negotiation and implementation management advice.

Confidential

Business Analyst and Procurement Specialist – Specified systems requirements for a law firm. The application areas considered included client and office accounting, accounts payable, debt collection and conveyancing support. Responsible for gathering user requirements, creating RFP, identifying potential vendors, managing a competitive procurement process and providing contract negotiation and implementation management advice. Reported to the…

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Wansbeck District Council

Business Analyst and Procurement Specialist – Specified and selected a new network infrastructure and committee minutes administration system for a local authority. Responsible for gathering user requirements, creating RFP, identifying potential vendors, managing a competitive procurement process and providing contract negotiation advice.

Universities Superannuation Scheme

Business Analyst (Document and Records Management) – Conducted a feasibility study into the application of electronic document management technologies to assist a large pension administrator with the organization and administration of over 200,000 paper files. Held interviews and workshops with senior management, file room staff and key users in order to document and understand the…

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Mansfield Brewery

Business Analyst and Procurement Specialist – Reviewed an HR system specification prepared by the IT department of a brewery and advised of any major errors or omissions. Recommended the detailed steps necessary to turn the specification into an RFP document suitable for issue to potential vendors.

OFGEM

Business Analyst – Conducted a review of IT security for a utility regulator. The review covered all aspects of security of a system being operated by their outsourcer.

FITLOG

Business Analyst (Information Management) – Produced and published a “good practice” guide to office information and document management for a municipal government “think tank”. The project involved researching and identifying key areas of best practice, numerous one-to-one and group interviews to capture and illustrate best practice ideas and the creation of colourful case studies to…

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Confidential

Procurement Specialist and Business Analyst – Specification and selection of software and hardware for a real estate and property management organization. Responsible for gathering user requirements, creating RFP, identifying potential vendors, managing a competitive procurement process and providing contract negotiation advice.

Oadby and Wigston District Council

Project Manager / Procurement Specialist / Business Analyst – Managed a project and was lead consultant for the specification, procurement and implementation of new revenues and benefits systems for a municipal authority. Undertook business analysis including mapping key processes, developed statement of user and technical requirements, procurement strategy, RFP, managed competitive procurement process, bid evaluation…

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JBA plc (now Infor)

Business Analyst – Evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the ERP systems developed and marketed by a large IBM-based software house. Reported findings, conclusions and recommendations to the CEO.

Ministry of Defence

Business Analyst – Conducted a feasibility study into the provision of management information for a government organization charged with monitoring expenditure and value for money on specialist construction works and real property investments. The study was undertaken using the PRINCE methodology and SSADM. The work involved extensive liaison and consultation with both business and technical…

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Marubeni Komatsu

Recruiter – Assisted a large, Japanese heavy plant distributor with the recruitment of a business systems manager. Interviewed senior managers and key stakeholders to create job and person specifications. Identified media to place advertisements. Drafted job postings, evaluated resumes, shortlisted candidates, led first and second round interviews before finally meeting with senior stakeholders to discuss…

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Maxim Construction

IT Specialist – Assisted a property construction group with the definition and documentation of its IT strategy.

Howmet Corporation

Business Analyst – Undertook a high-level feasibility study into Finance and Accounting shared services and tax-efficient commissionaire arrangements for a manufacturer of turbine blades for the aerospace industry, with 11,000 employees in sites around the world. Developed the business case and reported findings, conclusions and recommendations to the CFO.

Alstom

Project Planner – Developed a detailed project plan and MS Project schedule for the implementation of general ledger and work-in-progress costing systems for one of the world’s largest heavy engineering companies.

Caverswall China Ltd

Procurement Specialist and Business Analyst – Selected hardware and software for a manufacturer of fine bone china. Responsible for gathering user requirements for costing, production control and other commercial systems, creating RFP, identifying potential vendors, managing a competitive procurement process and negotiating contracts.

Lloyds Bank plc

Project Manager / Procurement Specialist / Business Transformation Architect – Lead consultant and project manager on the Trade Finance Transformation initiative for a global bank to re-engineer processes involved in the negotiation and collection of foreign cheques from over 1,500 branches. Responsible for current state assessment, process mapping, overall business and resulting application architecture. Developed…

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Lloyds Bank plc

Project Manager and Procurement Specialist – Managed and was lead consultant on a $2 million project to reengineer the handling of paper-based documentary credits and collections for the trade finance division of a major bank. This included: identifying the information required to process the large volumes of paper documents, identifying how best to reference, store…

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WMRHA

Procurement Specialist and Business Analyst – Specified requirements (process mapping, functional requirements, technical requirements) for the Legal Services Department of a Regional Health Authority and subsequently led the RFP preparation, vendor selection, contract negotiation and procurement of appropriate hardware and COTS software for real estate transaction processing and litigation support.

JBA plc (Infor)

Project Manager – Project management of the specification, design, coding, testing and deployment of new COTS ERP packages (finance and accounting, sales order processing, inventory control, sales analysis) for a major software house and subsequently for its clients.

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