Projects Tagged: project management

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Project Management Advisor – Provided advice to CFO Sector on the management of a major materiel management, supply chain management, warehousing and asset management transformation program. Identified key issues and risks, advised on risk management, procurement strategy, program planning and reporting. Involved changes to governance, organization structure, systems, processes and procedures, and policy instruments.

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.

PWGSC

Special Advisor / Business Transformation Architect – Special Advisor on business strategy and project management for a directorate involved in the provision of procurement business analytics services to PWGSC and others. Amongst other things, responsible for managing the first phase of the procurement of a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to replace in house…

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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

Review Team Leader – Led an independent third-party healthcheck review of a mission-critical web development for Acquisitions Branch. Assessed the project with reference to TBS guidelines, PMBOK and NPMS as well as generally accepted best practice. Reported to the Director General and produced internal communications materials such as reports and presentations.

PWGSC

Review Team Leader – Led an independent third-party healthcheck review of a business intelligence project designed to deliver intelligible analysis of procurement and contracting data over the internet to all government departments. Assessed the project with reference to TBS guidelines, PMBOK and NPMS as well as generally accepted best practice. Reported to the Director General…

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Export Development Canada

Project Manager – Project management of a pilot project designed to test the feasibility of using mobile devices (BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad) to provide remote workers with access to corporate knowledge and documents, mainly held on SharePoint. Estimated and planned project activities using MS Project Server, used “Agile” techniques to maintain pace, managed budget, managed key…

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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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NRCan

Review Team Leader – Independent third-party review of an SAP-enabled business transformation project (finance and accounting, materiel management, project management) for a government department. Assessed the project with reference to Treasury Board Secretariat guidelines, PMBOK and NPMS as well as generally accepted best practice. Reported to the Assistant Deputy Minister and CFO, and produced internal…

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DND

Review Team Leader – Led the independent third-party review of a $140 million IT-enabled business reengineering project to deliver electronic health records for a government health services organization, conducted in line with Treasury Board guidelines. Role involved all the relevant Review Team Leader activities set-out in the TBS Handbook. The review team followed the process…

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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

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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Confidential

Project Manager and Process Improvement Specialist – Analyzed, mapped and documented (Visio and Word) and improved a variety of processes at a law firm, including client take-on, billing (including e-billing), collections and document management. Used facilitated sessions to generate improvement ideas. Created compelling business case for change and secured the buy-in of relevant stakeholders.

Confidential

Project Manager and Business Transformation Specialist – Worked with partners, senior associates and heads of Finance, HR, IT and Business Development at a law firm to review alignment of current organization, systems and processes with business strategy. Identified, scoped, planned and implemented a series of 20 business transformation projects covering all aspects of the enterprise’s…

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Pinault Printemps Redoute (Kering)

Project Manager – Directed an assignment to develop and implement a new customer contact and communications strategy for one of the world’s largest mail-order companies.

Bank of Scotland

Trainer – Designed, developed and delivered a series of courses on project management for a major bank.

Shell

Review Team Leader – Review of a large ($25 million) Vantive CRM implementation at a global fuel retailer. Reported and presented key findings, conclusions and recommendations to senior management.

Pinault Printemps Redoute (Kering)

Project Manager and Business Transformation Architect – Directed review of collections and arrears strategy at a pan-European financial services organization that was part of a retail chain. Reviewed collections strategy, organization structure and design, staffing and HR, business processes (via mapping and analysis), technology, operating costs and outcomes. Used modelling techniques and best practice ideas…

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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.

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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Prudential

Business Analyst – Directed a project to create a new concept for the account opening process at an online bank. Used results of focus groups and process modelling to create a streamlined process resulting in 20% fewer abandoned account applications.

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.

Capital One

Specialist Advisor – Project Management – Directed a project to review and then scope, plan and assist with the launch of the intermediary channel for a new investment product at a credit card services company.

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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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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Alpharma Inc

Organizational Reviewer / Project Manager – Review of supply chain management at a generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer. Produced current state model (goals, objectives, CSFs, process maps and models, organization) and used a series of transformation workshops to co-develop a new operating model with key stakeholders. Developed business case and transformation plan and directed the resulting project,…

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Scottish and Newcastle Retail

Special Advisor – Project Management – Quality assurance for a major post-merger integration program that sought to integrate the 800 retail outlets of an acquired company with an acquiring business of similar size. Reported to the CFO.

JD Williams

Project Manager – Directed an engagement to establish a program office for a successful mail order company. Established procedures for portfolio management, project initiation, risk, issue and change management, financial management and dashboard reporting. Reported to the IM / IT Director.

Marston Thompson and Evershed plc

Review Team Leader – Conducted an IM/IT strategy review and project healthcheck of an SAP transformation project (ERP implementation) for a regional brewer and pub retailer. Scope included finance and accounting, purchasing, inventory, manufacturing (brewing), sales, real property management. Reviewed project documents, interviewed key stakeholders, vendors and project team members. Reported and presented findings, conclusions…

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Ernst & Young

Knowledge Manager – Developed and implemented a strategy for knowledge acquisition, electronic document management, knowledge dissemination and re-use for a new practice group within a major consulting firm. Reduced the time required to complete winning proposals by 25% while improving quality, the effectiveness of the sales messages and sharing of best practice. Developed associated training…

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Bank of Scotland

Review Team Leader – Review of a $122 million technology-enabled business change program at a major bank followed by a project to re-launch its project office.

Daniel Thwaites plc

Project Manager and Business Transformation Architect – Directed a project to reengineer most of the key processes at a large manufacturing, distribution and retail operation. Conducted numerous one-to-one interviews and also workshop sessions with client staff at all levels to understand and map business processes throughout the organization. Identified key performance measures associated with each…

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United Utilities

Project Manager – Managed Phase I of the $320 million Combined Customer Program which was a major business transformation initiative for a large multi-service utility with 7 million customers. The program included the replacement of custom software with two integrated COTS billing engines for both water and electricity billing and customer management. Directed the work…

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Hydro Electric

Project Manager – Implementation of a new $30 million Customer Relationship Management and Billing System for a vertically integrated electricity utility with 8.5 million accounts, as part of a major business transformation initiative. Led staff to define relevant components of business strategy to support the initiative, identified restructuring opportunities, regularly reported to senior management. Managed…

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Derby City Council

Project Manager – Directed a project to implement integrated housing management / real property management systems at a large city council in preparation for housing management “market testing”. Responsible for the project budget of over $18.4 million.

Yorkshire Electricity

Specialist Advisor – Project Management – Special advisor to Program Director of an $11 million HR re-engineering program for a regional electricity company. Reviewed program management structure, proposed technical architecture, planned program costs and timescales. Produced a written review setting out observations, findings and recommendations and presented it to the HR Director, with a business…

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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.

Trinity Mirror

Project Reviewer / Business Analyst – Reviewed a project to implement a worldwide financial reporting and EIS system for a major media group. Reported findings, conclusions and recommendations to the CFO.

Yorkshire Electricity

Review Team Leader / Specialist Advisor (Project Management) – Provided regular and active independent quality assurance reviews on a $120 million customer service transformation program for a regional electricity company with 3.7 million customers. Reported to the main board director responsible for Customer Service.

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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Lloyds Registrars

Project Manager – Managed a large information management and processing facility for the share registrar of a UK Bank. The facility was used to process information captured during the UK Water industry privatization including capturing information from inbound correspondence, indexing the documents for retrieval. The role included responsibility for contingency planning, development of operating procedures…

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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.

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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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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