Senior Project Manager


Last Updated: 28th November 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Address
London, United Kingdom

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
65+

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate

Languages
English

Summary

As a senior project manager I specialize in managing strategic business projects in the public, banking, health, retail, vendor, utilities and higher education sectors. I effectively combine a logical and analytical approach to solving complex problems with a proven capacity to transition ideas from business concepts to practical implementations. I successfully manage the complete lifecycle of projects and change initiatives to improve outcomes, performance and process in business. Known as a motivational and team centric manager with expertise in building and developing people with a shared commitment to quality, fit for purpose service and solution delivery.

I recently completed two SaaS cloud based projects for Finance1 and ServiceNow ITSM at the National Film & Sound Archive in conjunction with vendors ServiceNow and TechnologyOne.

Education

AGSVA
Baseline security clearance

   Nov 2017


Education and Qualifications

   Apr 2016
— Apr 2016

Prince2 Practitioner certification – 2013; Prince2 Foundations - 2009
Certified Professional - Australian Computer Society – 2013 - Current
Bachelor of Science (A college degree equivalence evaluation by Carl H Walther, International Education Consultant for the INS, USA) - 1997
Graduate Diploma of Business Technology - Monash University, Melbourne - 1994
Project Management certification, Rob Thompsett & Associates - 1990

Experience

ANU
Project Manager

   May 2015
— Dec 2016

I initially managed Dimension Data & Oakton consultants in developing the Infrastructure and Cloud Enablement Roadmap that was to be used to guide the ANU’s 2020 strategic vision.

ANU Enterprise storage and virtualisation project - I researched and wrote the Enterprise Storage & Cloud Enablement business case; then completed an approach to market using ANU Procurement Rules;
I lead the tender evaluation process, working with contract manager and probity advisor; wrote the tender evaluation plan, and managed the vendor selection process and developed the Statement of Work. I prepared the successful vendor contract.
• Delivered the Dell storage and compute upgrade project.
• Planned and managed a Windows server (93) remediation project from Win OS 2003 to 2008/2012r2 for databases, applications and web servers; those not capable of moving to 2012r2 were upgraded to 2008 with a sunset option. Undertook recruitment process for Windows technical resources.
• Managed the COTS Cardax project to upgrade and integrate building security access across the ANU.

Griffiths University
Project Manager

   May 2014
— Apr 2015

Management of projects focused on consolidation of digital assets; researched implementation of an integrated digital platform for desktop, mobile, web and tablet channels utilising Equella and Echo360.
The outcome enabled efficient management and control of digital content and on-demand media streaming for 45,000+ staff and students across 5 campuses.

Disability Care Australia (NDIS)
Senior Project Manager

   Jan 2013
— Aug 2013

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was a large scale business transformation project to provide a nationwide disability care program. I was the project manager for development of 8 business application projects needed for the launch of the new Agency to meet the July 1 2013 date. Delivered on time. Projects included;
- Siebel releases; SAP releases; Oracle DB releases;
- .Net applications development; Excel application development;
- SharePoint based customer service support sites;
- Management of online forms and documents, business analysis and development;

ACT Government - Shared Services
Senior Project Manager

   Jul 2011
— Dec 2012

Shared Services ICT provided IT services for the ACT government. It supported 200 ongoing projects, with a Program Office of forty PMs. The ability to matrix manage vendor and BAU resources was the key planning and scheduling skill required for effective project and budget management.
• Managed multiple (20) application development, COTS and infrastructure upgrade projects concurrently across the Treasury, Education and Regulatory Services divisions while competing for scarce BAU resources. Accurate project resource forecasting abilities with attention to detail were paramount to being able to achieve this.

Department of Human Services
Senior Project Manager

   Mar 2010
— Jun 2011

Contracted to manage a group of application and infrastructure projects for DHS (comprised of Child Support, Medicare and Centrelink) in Belconnen and Brisbane; the in-house vendor was HP. Matrix management of vendor and BAU resources was a standard requirement across all projects.
- Delivered a Video Conference VOIP system integration & implementation with Medicare and Centrelink;
- Desktop monitor rollout for 5000+ seats;
- Electronic Mail Handling and Scanning application;
- Implemented a Microsoft OCS/Instant Message service;
- Disaster recovery planning and testing exercises;
- Managed a group of office, building, infrastructure & phone and data telephony relocation projects.

FaHCSIA - (Now DSS) Canberra
Project Manager / Storage Architect

   Aug 2007
— Mar 2010

Developed business proposal and RFT process for the Enterprise Storage project; created the SAN/NAS/ESX target architecture, and forecast the program of work required achieving results with plans, schedules and scope agreed for each stage of delivery; managed vendors Getronics, Infront Systems and EMC / VMware through to delivery.
• Consulted on the Interwoven File site project (EDRMS) for its storage requirements; archive, DR and BC policies requirements utilizing Enterprise Vault.
• Managed the Internet Gateway upgrade, Protected Enclave and COTS Blackberry BES server upgrade projects;
• Relocated a test data centre to a new purpose built facility for 100+ servers, SAN and tape library on time and cost;
• Planned, managed and led a successful DR fail-over recovery test over Easter weekend in 2009.

Varied
Project Manager

   Sep 1987
— Aug 2007

Solution Architect, Access Card, Centrelink, Canberra (Mar – Aug 2007)
Project Manager for Security Compliance for IBM at Qantas Account, Sydney (Oct 2006 – Mar 2007)
PM / SAN Consultant, Central Corporate Services Unit, NSW Dept. of Commerce, Sydney (Mar – Sept 2006)
Project Manager, Integral Energy, Sydney (July 2005 – Mar 2006)
Enterprise Backup Solution Architect for Queensland Health, Brisbane (July 2004 – June 2005)
Project Manager, Information Framework Reference Models CBA, Sydney (Jan – June 2004)
Solution Architect / Project Manager for EDS @ Bank of Queensland, Brisbane (July – Dec 2003)
Project Manager, Dunn and Bradstreet, Melbourne (Feb – June 2003)
Project Support Manager - Custodian Services, NAB (2002)
Contract PM/BA positions in Minneapolis and San Francisco in the USA (1997 – 2001)
Project Manager at ANZ Bank, Melbourne (1987 – 1997)

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