Senior Project Manager
UK Environment Agency
Championed various initiatives that were included within the department business plan that saved in excess of £800K. Advocated to management methodologies for delivering projects to time and within budget, measurably reducing delivery times. Determined and improved processes that allowed better alignment to business needs. Created effective relationships that facilitated key change initiatives.
·Planned and initiated a vision of an enterprise wide mobile IT strategy.
·Persuaded management that the mobile strategy would result in innovation and progressed to overcome resistance from the architecture teams.
·Created enterprise architecture model for mobile working and updated technical standards.
·Appointed to the steering committee for adoption of project management software, Primervera (Oracle) allowing better integration with Oracle and to ensure delivery of projects to time, quality and budget.
·Managed investigation into Oracle irecruitment module for internal/external applicants and won acceptance of new solution proposal for a tactical fix.
·Pre submission analysis of business cases to ascertain viability of projects recommending revisions to the IPO.
·A new national induction process adopted following consultations and submissions I made to the HR team.
·Provided consultancy and advice to senior management on budgetary and resourcing issues underpinning strategic development.
·Setup, designed, administrated and implemented SharePoint site for various communities.
Cost/Budget Control and Vendor and Supplier Management
·Ensured commercial contracts provided value for money by establishing partnerships as opposed to supplier relationships and negotiating cost effectiveness through win/win negotiations.
·Improved ROI by realigning accountability streams across projects.
·Organised suppliers to ensure cost effective licensing.
·Saved £300K by terminating a project, deliverable by alternative means.
·Negotiated contracts with suppliers that streamlined costs and processes.
·Introduced mobile working through the use of handheld devices.
·Matrix managed a team of 40 plus for rollout of various projects.
·Responsible for developing appropriate sources of research materials.
·Controlled the impact of adverse risks through effective risk mitigation techniques.
·Redesigned process for new starters that improved the delivery lifecycle process.
·Shaped an internal network of contacts quickly to enable change management and to manage expectations.
·Responsible for the full life cycle of an enterprise mobile application development platform, delivering applications worth in excess of £3 million.
·Inspired to create a team to relook at processes to identify better processes to customer satisfaction.
·Transformed process for enterprise adoption of mobile handhelds and subsequently adoption saved £500K.