Interim CIO Services
Over the past 30+ years I have gained my experience in ICT by operating at different levels of management in various sectors of the industry. I have managed ICT organizations at a country, European and global level, dealing with senior level executives.
I can act as interim leadership to fill gaps during periods of transitions and re-organization, can support existing leadership with guidance, experience and coaching, or can fill a multi-year contract as an outsourced member of your leadership team.
I have a successful track record of providing insightful thought leadership and benefits realization to major organizations. My References page provides you with the details of where I made the difference to the organizations I worked for.
IT Efficiency Optimization
I take a unique and methodical approach of assessing an ICT organizations’ current cost position and the current working practices. I provide recommendations for efficiency improvement opportunities, with a road-map of how to achieve and measure such benefits, based on the client’s business mission and objectives and short-term / long-term priorities.
I can then stay on site to manage or support your ongoing activities and ensure the benefits are being realized.
My executive coaching is a consultative, relationship-based service. I have years of experience working with C-level executives and senior management. I act as trusted advisor and am providing an objective lens for the coachee while offering honest feedback and a new perspective to look through.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT
Change is inevitable and must be managed efficiently and effectively. Large scale change may be organizational, such as outsourcing, downsizing, or mergers or on a smaller scale such as conflicts between individuals, teams, departments or other groups. Our change management consultants focus on clarifying the rationale for the change, communicating the change processes and the desired outcomes. The process also addresses how to assist people to remain focused and productive during the change process, which for most due to human nature is unsettling.
I work with team leaders and their teams to improve their overall performance. This process provides the coaching of basic tools to set direction, clarify goals and responsibilities, and measure performance results. It is also intended to effectively coordinate action and resolve potential barriers to success.
As any organization evolves, original business plans and strategy change. My strategic planning initiative provide the context for an ongoing dialog to refine my clients’ objectives going forward with their business. It allows the planning to come to a consensus for the future direction and can also focus then on the tactical activities to support their desired strategy.
ASSESSMENT & SELECTION
This is an individualized in-depth interview of a candidate for a managerial, supervising or professional position. This process is designed to support the organization in making the best hiring and selection decisions. It will also provide a comprehensive overview of the individual’s abilities, emotional makeup, interpersonal style and leadership capabilities. Assessment results should be the voice in the selection process. Assessment can also be utilized for entry level positions in helping the organization finding the best fit candidate for the position.
A Program Office is an organization overseeing a portfolio of related or unrelated projects. All projects or programs are operating under their own charter which is based on standards of procedures related to core project management guidelines. PMOs leverage economies of scale to manage project governance, standardize documentation, streamline communications, define and track metrics, and other key components to drive increased quality and operational efficiencies.
I have an in depth knowledge and experience in all aspects of Program Management. I provide consulting services for all aspects of PMOs, including Program resourcing / staffing, program assessments, program business case development, PMO start-up, PMO management, and any subcomponent of a program from risk management to quality assurance, deliverables management, communications, etc…
Project Management is at the core of what we do every day. I can act as Program or Project manager for a wide variety of engagements that are organizational, technology, and risk management based. I’m a PMI certified Project Management Professional and have decades of experience applying project management techniques and disciplines to engagements in various industries.