Putting Your Business Centre Stage of Change

The important thing about transformational change through projects is differentiating between managing the investment and managing the implementation. One is focused on delivering outcomes and the other on managing to outputs. The more Project Managers focus on managing the implementation the better an organisation must be at managing the investment.

Having broad experience from a variety of roles, my capabilities span the spectrum of IT/IS groups and the business transformation projects they're responsible for. My approach and expertise helps companies increase the value from investing in these initiatives and maximise the relevance and potential for realising the targeted busines outcomes.

An independent consultant, I provide technology-led and business change project consulting services internationally. I believe that with openness, pragmatism and common sense, change doesn’t have to be difficult. My company is Unlike Before and it has been my operating entity since 2005. 

I work direct with medium to large organisations, and deliver projects on behalf of IS and Consulting Services companies and Application Solution providers. Whether your project is in Europe, the UK, or something with a wider reach, I work both onsite and remote/virtually. Give me a call and let's talk.

Consulting | Management | Delivery

Delivering Projects & Developing People

Broad international experience from IT/IS management, leadership, and PPM roles across various industry sectors with multi-cultural, -national, and -lingual teams.

Experienced at designing, developing and delivering change to successfully transition business activities, roles and people in order to support IS-led initiatives and outcomes.

A proven track record of managing and delivering IT/IS related services and projects while simultaneously developing high-performing individuals and teams; increased productivity, quality, and profitability. 

Typical Engagements

Client engagements vary. As change is an inherent part of all technology projects, keeping the business at their centre is critical.

 

Quickly developing key relationships to understand, critically analyse, plan and deliver the essential business change that's needed to support project outcomes, are important leadership and management capabilities. These capabilities lend themselves to a wide variety of engagements; ones that can be delivered via a combination of onsite and remote/virtual working that suits client needs.


Engagements span the spectrum of technology groups, services, and projects, covering:

  • Programme and Project Management - full SDLC, system and application implementations (from ERP to function specific software solutions)
  • Project Services - PMO setup and project management frameworks; capability assessments, development, mentoring, recruitment
  • Portfolio Management - introduction, setup, and mobilisation
  • Change and Transition Management - stakeholder identification and analysis, communication and change strategy definition, planning, and implementation
  • Service Delivery Management - outsourcing and outsourced activities, SLA's, performance monitoring and management

Typical Value Contributions

  • Successfully engaged Executive Management in strategic and business relevance of Portfolio Management to point of active ongoing involvement
  • Assessed and reduced IT Portfolio of work for Energy Co by 58% within 6 weeks 
  • Achieved, on average, 37% margin on projects managed and delivered on behalf of Software Vendors
  • Achieved 47% margin against planned 34% for outsourced 24x7 support and development agreement
  • Turned around a software services business unit through effective line management, relevant productivity goals, and improving overall operating efficiency and effectiveness

Industry Sectors

  • Food Manufacturing and Supply Chain
  • FMCG
  • Other Manufacturing (Autoglass, Automotive components, Medical supplies)
  • Telecommunications and Energy
  • Distribution / Warehousing
  • Application and Software Services

Core Competencies

Strategy, Planning, Organising and Delivery

Change and Transition: People, Process, Roles, Services

Management and Leadership

Micro to Macro Governance

Example Projects

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9 Ways to Alter, Transform and Integrate Change using IT Projects as the Glue.

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