OLDHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL - Delivering Business Change through a new Procurement & Financial system.
June 2007 to present: Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Project Manager, managing a team of 7;responsible for Delivering Business Change across a complex organisation through the implementation of a new procurement and financial management system

  • £3 million high risk and mission critical programme
  • Product being delivered - ‘Agresso Business World’
  • Very Challenging timescales – implementing software and restructure within 18 months of start up

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT COMMERCE - Accredited Review Team Leader for High Risk and Mission Critical Programmes and Projects

  • He has experienced project Gateway Reviews as a project manager for gates 1 ‘Business Justification’ to 4 ‘Readiness for Service’ Office of Government Commerce
  • Was accredited as a Review Team Member for High Risk & Mission Critical Programmes & Projects in 2005 whilst working at the Police Information Technology Organisation [PITO; now the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA)]
  • Responsible for completion of comprehensive reviews of High Risk Government projects
  • Experience of Reviews at Gate 0 through to Gate 5, either as a reviewer or as a project manager subject to review
  • Gained accreditation as an independent consultant reviewer in 2006 and subsequently as Review Team Leader in August 2007
  • Has extensive experience in reviewing Government programmes

Group 4 SECURICOR - MANCHESTER - Consultancy and Project Management

May 2007 - Recalled to provide consultancy and Develop Test Strategy and supported production of test scripts - involved working with tester and business to design test strategy and produce a pack containing test scripts

August to March 2007 - provided consultancy and project management resource

Consultancy

  • Establishing project management and software development disciplines and process
  • Developing a number of Business Cases for head of department

Project Management

  • Implementing a number of Software upgrades to different systems across key expanding business area of group
  • Managing the delivery of Business Change through co-ordination and communication

 

POLICE ASSOCIATES REGISTER - Assess viability of potential commercial contract bid

November 2005: BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS ANALYST - Police Associates Register

  • Requested, at last minute, to act as representative responding to Invitation to Tender
  • Liaised with the potential client agency to fully understand consultancy requirements
  • Utilised communication skills to develop effective working relationships with the agency
  • Supported the bid preparation, advising on practical solutions to agency needs

 

HOME OFFICE - Senior Police Advisor to Croatia
Summer 2005: SENIOR POLICE ADVISOR TO CROATIA: Home Office

  • Approached by Home Office to represent UK in this role, working to the EU Delegation in Zagreb
  • Responsible for supporting a twinning project between the UK Home Office & Croatia
  • Delivering high level design for the development of a new National Criminal Intelligence System
  • Completing a gap analysis of existing systems to identify required improvements
  • Assessing business processes & policing styles to develop potential technical solutions
  • Advising on development of security and software solutions to meet all requirements
  • Completing reviews and deliver recommendations within a tight 18 day schedule
    Recommend system specifications to achieved required standards for EU entry readiness

 

PITO - Product and Project Manager
Spring 2005: PRODUCT MANAGER: OMEGA Interface

  • Responsible for supporting the delivery of the UK wide high profile OMEGA project
  • OMEGA delivered an interface enabling communication between forces in England & Wales and the other Criminal Justice Partners of CPS and the Courts
  • Appointed to create clear & understandable briefings & documents to support the system
  • Utilised technical abilities to fully review the new product in order to create documentation
  • Working with the supplier, based in their organisation at Chippenham
  • Produced a ‘plain English’ document for presentation to stakeholders and managers
  • Liaised with stakeholders to present the document and provide technical guidance
  • Successfully promoted the new system to achieve buy in from all operational users

Aug 2001 TO Feb 2005: PROJECT MANAGER: ViSOR Database

  • Responsible for leading the development and implementation of the VISOR database NPIA National Policing Improvement Agency
  • Appointed to review organisational requirements and business needs for the product
  • Led activities to streamline the business to deliver a single nation wide database
  • Managed a diverse team including 10 external senior IT Consultants
  • Utilised Rational Unified Process of software development to co-ordinate development
  • Used PRINCE2 methodologies to ensure timely and cost efficient project delivery
  • Led the implementation of a CONFIDENTIAL systems including encryption requirements
  • Established ITIL standards and ensured continuous compliance to requirements
  • Successfully enabled sharing of information on offenders on a 27x7x365 basis
  • VISOR achieved highly commended status at the e-Government Awards due to efficient project management and outstanding functionality of the system
  • Received Government Computing BT Award for Innovation [150 varied public sector projects entered]
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