Consulting | Management | Delivery
An independent consultant, I provide technology-led and business change project consulting services internationally from my base in Italy. 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.
Having broad experience from a variety of roles, my capabilities span the spectrum of IT/IS groups and projects. My approach and expertise helps companies speed up the project delivery cycle, increase the level of business value realised from these initiatives, and maximise the operational effectiveness of project organisations.
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.
Technology-led Business Change Projects
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.
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
Strategy, Planning, Organising and Delivery
Change and Transition: People, Process, Roles, Services
Management and Leadership
Micro to Macro Governance
What Clients Say
Deanne arrived to help us with a project crisis, as we ran into difficulties which led to a third party intervention need. I watched Deanne with astonishment as she led the project through the requirements and design stage, with persistence she led a large group of users and managers filled with objections. Her professionalism and expertise provided with spirit and the will to understand and solve conflicts brought unity and collaboration. Deanne is a real Pro and I'm looking forward to working with her again.
Deanne is a very focused results oriented contributor that keeps her calm in all situations and is highly effective moving project teams along. She made extremely good contributions to the project outcome of a very complex project. Deanne worked well both with management teams as well as the operational organisation. Her attention to detail and determination to succeed is outstanding.