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Previous Projects

University of Cambridge (July 2007 - January 2008)

Project Manager

  • Companywide implementation of Meeting Room Management software working closely with internal and external resources, business managers and department directors. Managed the complete life cycle of the project and designed a plan to provide key users with training prior to user acceptance testing. Responsible for the monitoring and control of project budget, process change, analysis, design and implementation of the solution.
  • Procurement of a new HR system, involved in Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP). Identifying business requirements for RFI\RFP process.

British Telecom (February 2006 - April 2007)

Senior Project Manager

Managed a number of diverse projects within the ICT department in an eGovernment portfolio of work totalling over £1M. Projects were predominantly web based ranging from upgrading of content management systems to implementing new web sites for both external clients and Liverpool Council. Some of the projects managed were:

  • Upgrade and Blueprinting of Liverpool Council Tridion content management system.
  • Implementation of a Google Mini server farm for Liverpool Council Internet and Intranet.
  • Implementation of Text to City communications systems to allow people to send issues (damaged roads, fly tipping etc) to the council from mobile phones.
  • Development of a web site for the Amateur Boxing Association of England and the Commonwealth Boxing Federation
  • Implementation of a corporate eFax solution
  • Implemenation of a corporate WiFi solution

The National Centre for Social Research (April 2005 - October 2005)

Project Manager

NatCen have a network of 1500 free-lance interviewers across the UK, these interviewers carry out one-to-one interviews with pre-selected people in their own houses. They use in-house developed software using Visual Basic and Blaise to create questionnaires on a laptop computer. The in-house system allows interviewers to dial into the head office downloading their assignments and uploading pay information. Managed the project through development, testing and implementation, the system has now been rolled out and implemented to all interviewers on time and within budget.

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Dorset County Council (October 2005 - March 2005)

Senior Project Manager

Management of an in-house development of a library management system, the system was over budget and delayed for over a year. Having put in place a framework to manage risk, issues and change, the development was brought on plan. The system was being developed in house with J2EE and Oracle technologies. The library management system was planned to roll out to 36 libraries and 7 mobile libraries and cost approximately £500,000 to complete.

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Sefton Council (July 2003 - September 2004)

Senior Project Manager

  • Managed two projects, to implement a new Citrix server farm and implement a Web Email system for all schools in the Sefton Borough at a cost of approximately £150,000. The Citrix server farm served a number of high profile applications to four of the major departments in Sefton, including Housing and Environmental Protection. The Web Email for schools project will provide access to corporate email systems for 2650 users in 127 schools.
  • Managed a £500k project to install alley gates in specified areas of South Sefton, this entailed the management of both internal departments for cleaning, lighting and external contractors for gate manufacture, installation and maintenance.
  • Using the PRINCE2 method, managed the implementation of a three month project to develop a Giro bank payment system. The system allows council tax payers and rent payers to pay their bills at any post office in the UK using either plastic swipe cards or bar coded bills. The system has been rolled out to approximately 50,000 individuals and businesses throughout the Sefton borough on time and to budget.

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