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Project Management and PM Office Organization

At NODE58, we have worked with companies to help them address their disparate business and technology challenges. We can help set up each of your projects for success by deploying a Project Management Office.

By implementing project delivery standards, such as Project Charters, Post Implementation Reviews, and a common knowledge repository and documentation standards, our experienced Project Managers can help you keep your projects in scope and complete them on time and on budget. 

All of our Best Practices principles are based on industry standards as set forth by PMI (Project Management Institute) and the ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) standard for structured delivery.

Our services include :

  • Project Management Maturity Assessment and GAP Analysis
  • Complete Review of Project Artifacts and Recommended Changes :
    • Project Charter
    • Project Plan
    • Communications Plan
    • Quality Management Plan
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Issue Management Plan
    • Procurement Plan
    • Cost Management
    • Human Resources Management
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Project Closure and Post Implementation Review
  • Deployment of a comprehensive PMO Intranet Website
  • Development of Collaborative Projects Websites for Internal Visibility and Control


CLIENTS :

Teck Resources Ltd., Vancouver (July 2007-Present)

Project Manager (Vancouver Head Office Move) - In this project Rob was responsible for planning an Office Move for Teck Resources, Canada's largest mining company.  Head Office Vancouver moved into the new Bentall 5 building (5 floors) and the logistics of moving the IT Infrastructure and all associated computers, networking gear, phone system, and software was Rob's main responsibility.

Specifically, Rob will plan and coordinate all IT (Technology) related moves :

  • Moving all the servers to a new Calgary Data Centre and building a new Data Centre in Bentall 5 Vancouver.
  • Designing, purchasing, and installing a new VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) Cisco Phone System.
  • Designing, purchasing, and installing a new Security System (Siemens) with multi-chip Access Cards.
  • Evaluating and choosing a new Printer fleet (Canon and HP).
  • Designing, purchasing, and installing a new Enterprise Backup and Recovery System (CommVault and Data Domain).
  • Implementing a Disaster Recovery Plan.
  • Coordinating the move of all Software Applications to the new Data Centre.
  • Designing, purchasing, and installing a new Video Conferencing system (Polycom) in Bentall 5.

Project Manager (ElkValley Coal Integration) - In 2008, Teck acquired ElkValley Coal and Rob was responsible for completing the IT Integration into the Teck domain.  This included :

  • Migration of all eMail and Active Directory accounts.
  • Workstation and Server domain migration.
  • Video Conferencing integration.
  • Deployment of VOIP throughout the 8 mine sites at ElkValley.
  • WAN and LAN integration.

Project Manager (Teck Office Moves) - Currently Rob is currently coordinating the office moves in Toronto, Santiago (Chile), and Beijing (China).


Fraser Health Authority (FHA), Greater Vancouver (2002-2007)

Project Manager - For over 5 years Rob provided Project Management services to FHA for various patient care, financial systems, and audit control systems.  Rob lead various development teams in supporting these and many other applications.  In early 2005 Rob and his team deployed an Audit system in the FH Emergency rooms which tracks infractions to patient privacy and more recently deployed a Prenatal Registration system, Autism network system, a Psychiatric Liaison Nurse System, Adolescent Crisis Response System, Adolescent Daytime Treatment System, and Early Psychosis Intervention System.

 


Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH), Greater Vancouver (2006-2007)

Project Manager - Rob is managing a development team to deploy a new web-based Interpreting Services Management System for VCH and FHA which allows for the dispatch of interpreters to medical facilities in Vancouver.  The major challenge encountered is coordinating a parallel development between the to 2 health authorities which have diverse technical infrastructures.


Prince Rupert Port Authority (February 2007 - March 2007)

IT Consultant & PM - Rob was responsible for a Server Refresh Project for PRPA and new DELL Servers were purchased and configured with MS Small Business Server, MS Exchange Server, and MS Terminal Server.  The products were then shipped to Prince Rupert where they were installed, configured and tested.

Prince Rupert Port Authority (October 2006 - January 2007)

IT Consultant & PM - Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) has contracted Rob to perform a complete Technology Audit of the Head Office IT Infrastructure.  This project covers a complete assessment of PRPA's hardware, software, networks, and communications systems and ends in a complete multi-year strategy for improving their entire Information Systems and Technology program and deploying a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP).


Eldorado Gold Corp, Vancouver (March 2006 - May 2006)

IT Consultant & PM - Eldorado Gold has contracted Rob to perform a complete Technology Audit of the corporate-wide IT Infrastructure.  This 6 week project covered a complete assessment of Eldorado's hardware, software, networks, and communications systems and ended in a complete multi-year strategy for improving their entire Information Systems and Technology program.


BC Liquor Distribution Branch, Burnaby (June 2005-Oct 2005)

Project Management Office (PMO) - Mazacom coordinated the development and implementation of a Project Management Office (PMO) and SDLC "Best Practices" methodologies.

The PMO is accessed through an Intranet developed by Mazacom providing the LDB project teams with several pages of instructional material, documents, templates, and samples enabling them to deliver successful projects.

PMI (Project Management Institute) best practices and industry standards were closely adhered to.

"Thanks guys. I believe you did an excellent job for LDB. Very professional and very complete. It was a pleasure being involved and I'm sure we will be in touch with fine tuning items.  I hope we work on projects again."

Gerry Moyer, Corporate Projects Manager
BC Liquor Distribution Branch

 


Quartech Systems Ltd., Burnaby (Feb 2002-2007)

Project Manager - While on contract with Quartech Systems Ltd (Burnaby, BC), Rob coordinated the development and implementation of Project Management and Software Development "Best Practices" methodologies. Following the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) model for operations and services delivery, Rob developed a Services Management Office and has implemented a Project Management Life Cycle model accessible from their internal PMO Intranet.  Rob also developed and deployed Quartech's internal Corporate Intranet.
 
 


Ministry of Human Resources (MHR), Vancouver/Victoria (Nov 2003-Nov 2004)

Project Manager – Rob managed a team of developers to implement a Data Archival and Destruction process for archiving and purging records in the ministry’s mainframe environment. As the client is in Victoria, Rob is capable of managing the project and its resources remotely from the Quartech offices.
 


Ledcor Industries Ltd., Vancouver (July 2004-Nov 2004)

Project Manager and Logistics Coordinator - In November of 2004, Ledcor moved its Head Office from one building to another and Rob was contracted to Project Manage the move from an IT perspective. Building a new Server Room, moving the Servers, moving 200+ PC Workstations, moving phone systems, security systems, paging systems, and wiring new desks were all handled logistically using MS Project (Gantt chart was over 36 pages) and intense planning delivered a move that was virtually flawless allowing over 250 employees to resume working immediately.
 
 


Workers Compensation Board of BC (WCB), Richmond (2002-2007)

Project Manager - For almost 3 years now Rob has provided Project Management services to WCB on a wide variety of applications and divisions within the Crown Corporation most specifically in the Prevention and Compensation divisions. The longest project was approximately one year in length and involved upgrading all the Board's MS Access applications to the latest version.
 


IGS International Genealogical Search Inc., Burnaby (2002-2003)

Project Manager - On this project Rob led a development team in delivering multiple, custom, software applications written in Visual Basic and SQL Server. This project term was approximately one year in length and was delivered on time and within budget.
 

     

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