Projects Tagged: public sector

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.

Health Canada

Management Coach – Retained to provide tailored performance improvement coaching services to a public sector manager to increase their personal effectiveness at work.

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 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

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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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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ESDC

Review Team Leader – Independent healthcheck review of $150 million, 10-year systems replacement project for a government department. The work comprised a short, focused review of the plan and budget for CPP/OAS Modernization Release 7 focusing, in particular, on project planning and control, project financial management, risk management, change management, project reporting. The outputs included:…

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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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Passport Canada

Project Manager – Directed a review of systems development organization and capability using the CMMI model, as part of a government agency transformation program.

Department for Education

Organizational Review Specialist – Directed a project to review and improve the value for money delivered by the IT Directorate of a large government department. This involved reviewing customer satisfaction, reviewing IT process health, reviewing key projects, establishing a balanced scorecard for the Directorate, building an activity based cost model and setting out a plan…

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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.

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

Recruiter – Assisted a municipal council with the recruitment of two key IT management positions. Interviewed senior managers and key stakeholders to created job and person specification. 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…

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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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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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Grampian Regional Council

Business Analyst (Document Management) – Managed and was lead consultant in a project to assess the feasibility of implementing a large document image processing and workflow solution for a large municipal authority. Staffs in all the key departments of the municipality were interviewed and the data gathered in this way was supplemented by a detailed…

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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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Liverpool City Council

Business Analyst – Lead consultant on a project to develop new costing and charging mechanisms for IT services at a large municipal authority. Analyzed fixed and variable costs and modelled a number of feasible scenarios. Worked with IM / IT service management and key stakeholders to develop options evaluation criteria. Used a workshop to evaluate…

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Department for Work and Pensions

Organizational Reviewer – Directed an assignment to review the systems and processes at the Benefits Agency’s Compensation Recovery Unit. Responsible for all project management activities, Quality Assurance and presentation of the findings, conclusions and recommendations to senior management.

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.

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.

Wrekin Council

IM / IT Strategist – Led a team of client and consulting staff to develop a service-driven IM / IT strategy for a large, progressive municipal authority. Worked with elected councillors, directors and senior managers across the whole municipality to identify key service objectives, critical success factors and relevant performance indicators as well as investigating…

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Targed TEC

IM / IT Strategist – Assisting a Training and Enterprise Council with the development of an IM / IT strategy to provide a framework within which the TEC could develop and procure effective IT systems and support its role in the administration of publicly-funded training programs. Worked with board members and senior managers to identify…

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Orbit

Business Analyst – Assessed the options for improving or replacing the computer systems at a leading housing association. Led workshops with key users from all locations to determine business objectives and management information needs. Developed, issued, analyzed results from questionnaires and interviews to determine how well the existing systems met the requirements. Reported and presented…

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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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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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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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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.

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