October 2014 – August 2015– Programme/Project Manager

 

Hays Productions Services team were embarking on a new programme to deliver Office 365 globally. They did not/do not have a programme/project management core and required myself to build up structure and process that would allow them to deliver this programme effectively but also have a long-term future process.

 

Core responsibilities:

 

·       Build a programme structure and governance to provide the global delivery

 

·       Define processes for the team to deliver future programmes/projects.

 

·       Chair Programme and Steering Committee meetings at Director level

 

·       Manage Initial deliveries for each project/workstream

 

·       Work with number 3rd party suppliers to deliver knowledge, Infrastructure and Integration points

 

·       Manage the IT and Business teams through the Implementations and initial testing

 

This role has now completed albeit the Programme continues. This was a short-term role to enable the programme. I have now moved into a different role within the company as a project Portfolio Manager and have picked up several projects. I have closed several these projects either through successful completion or recognising they are no longer viable and continue to pick up new projects as bandwidth allows.