In the paragraphs below is some information on some of the assignments I have previously worked on:
IT strategy review / interim head of IT for a housing association
Governance review for a public sector organisation
Development of new IT Strategy for a major utility
Creation and implementation of a new working concept for office printing
Work with a team to introduce creative thinking techniques
|IT Strategy Review / Interim Head of IT for a Housing Association |
assignment involved reviewing and updating the IT strategy for a UK
Housing Association. Key features of this were to improve the alignment
between the IT strategy and the overall business strategy and to
address issues around IT governance and communications between the IT
and the wider busienss.
|Governance Review for Public Sector Organisation |
This assignment involved working within a public sector organisation to support a major review of the governance of its IT and Information Management services. The work led to production of a report within which the issues were highlighted and options assessed and a clear set of recommendations created which took full account of wider strategies for both this organsiation and the UK government as a whole.
|Development of new IT Strategy for a major
Following a major re-organisation of IT I was given responsibility for co-ordinating the development of an IT Strategy for a major utility. Key challenges were:
This project ran for over 6 months and resulted in a common strategy being agreed and presented to the business executive stakeholders with highly positive results.
|Creation and Implementation of a new working concept for office printing
As part of a project to roll out a managed print service, a major organisation decided to develop and implement a new overall concept for office printing. This aim of this was to significantly reduce the size of the office printer fleet and the volume of printing done by the user population.
As business project manager for this work, my key challenges were to
|Work with a team to introduce creative thinking
This involved developing and facilitating a workshop with a strategy focussed team to introduce different approaches and perspectives to innovation and creative thinking.
The workshop involved a combination of theory, case studies and practical work and the participants were given follow up exercise to carry out and report back on with the outcome of both identifying specific new ideas and approaches related to the activities of the team and arming the team with some techniques that could be applied in the future.
Following the workshop the participants carried out further work in small groups and presented with conclusions on specific topics (with some surprising results!) and have now taken the techniques forward into their day to day work.