I have almost three decades of experience procuring and managing technology and information systems.
I've managed technology changes for startups, for PLCs and all sizes in between. I'll get to understand what you need and work with you to implement the right solution.
Local , national, or global, I've have experience in all these situations. I've setup brand new systems, upgraded and migrated systems.
I can provide interim or part time management for your IT team, or manage suppliers on your behalf. I understand how to setup contracts with suppliers for IT services and how to translate your requirements into a contract that works for you.
You may have got to a point when you need a more formal project structure I can help you implement a project office. This might be very small with one person responsible for keeping track of change or it might be a bigger office with a team managing projects for the whole organisation.
From experience I know that introducing a more formal method or setting up a programme or project office takes time. Having done this a few times at different organisations I understand how to introduce it and make sure it sticks.
I know what the benefits are of doing this and that they can greatly improve the results of change.
All organisations need to implement change. Managing the introduction of change efficiently is important as it helps to make sure that change is successful. Like many others, I've found that using a structured methodology helps to embed change. Broadly speaking, projects (whatever method you use) will need to go through four stages to make sure the change is successful:
You need to define the change you want to make. What will be different about the organisation once the change has been made. How will you know that the organisation is different and that the change has been successful.
Once you've defined what you need, you'll need to design a solution, or a way of making the change. As part of this process you'll need to understand what's happening currently so you have a starting point from which to plan the change.
You'll need to deliver the solution. If you've defined and designed what you need to do that'll help this part of the process enormously.
When you've completed delivery you need to develop your understanding of how well the process of introducing and embedding the change has been. Then you can work out if there's anything that can be done to improve next time. This is an important part of any change but one that is quite often ommitted.
I can help you with all of the stages of a project or just one or two.
I can turnaround projects that have run into difficulty. There are lots of reasons why projects run into difficulty but most can be overcome by getting into the detail of the change that's needed. I'll talk to all the stakeholders and work out how to get your project back on track.
I have an established record of delivering projects over many years in a lot of environments so I won't be daunted by your environment or culture.