Example Engagements

Strategy and Architecture

Global packaging manufacturer
IS and Sourcing Strategy covering multiple international sites and an IT budget in excess of £4 million.

UK mortgage provider

Evaluation of the existing legacy IT architecture with recommendations on how to upgrade it to meet today’s business needs.

UK Russell Group University
Desktop support strategy across multiple stakeholder groups in an environment with strongly distributed governance.

Global Pharmaceutical Business
IS strategy renewal to support clinical trials and new drug submissions, aligning the operation of UK, European and US business subsidiaries.

Specialist Air Transport Operator
Leading enterprise architecture mapping and risk analysis across the key business applications, followed by a full IS strategy and governance study.

UK Government

Business strategy to offer internally provided services to outside customers.

Cyber-Security Provider
Comparative assessment of the existing product set, delivering recommendations on risks and future focus areas.

Defence Contractor
Evaluating how mobile technology could be applied to existing service offerings.

Nuclear Industry
Conducting a strategy review for a newly appointed CIO, interacting with project team, business stakeholders and IS to clarify the existing situation and deliver corrective actions.


Change Management

Global Petroleum Supplier
Change Management and transformation plan for the exploration part of the business to enable it to respond more quickly to market discontinuities and changes.

Global Airline (UK)
Change and Migration Planning for a newly relocated avionics repair operation, including data migration, education, implementation and risk management.

High Street Bank (UK)
Programme management of a joint team of bank and consulting staff in a business process re-engineering programme.

Defence
Leading a change programme to establish the role, responsibilities and governance structure of a CIO in part of the UK defence estate.


Market and Business Analysis

Dutch Banking Solution Provider
Go-to-market strategy, evaluating the technology architecture and market strategies of the client’s core banking software package prior to a change in the go-to-market strategy.

Global Telecom Provider
Review of the international voice and data portfolio, with recommendations on actions to support successful portfolio growth, especially in the VoIP market.

Global Service Provider
Market analysis of the EMEA infrastructure market to identify future business opportunities.

Nuclear Industry
Financial modelling of large IT equipment and services tender, to identify likely budgets and alternative pricing methods.

UK Security Services Company
Review of IT financial strategy to identify collaboration and savings opportunities.

UK National Weather Bureau
Modelling and breakdown of IT cost base to identify opportunities for cost reduction and improvements in value delivered.

Multinational Cyber Security Vendor
Market study into applicability of government-focused product set for commercial clients.

Irish Government Agency

Evaluation of investment opportunities for hi-tech companies with the aim of encouraging inward investment.

US Cyber-Security Provider
Comparative analysis of existing product set to establish opportunities for development.


Organisation and Governance

Telecommunications
Providing advice on off-shoring specific roles and responsibilities, including the construction of new job descriptions and Service Level Agreements.

Financial Services
Reviewing existing development programme governance, resulting in recommendations to change the roles of in-house and outsourced teams.

UK University
Governance study to assess appropriate scope, responsibilities and skills for the role of CIO and Chief Librarian.


Programme and Project Audits

Scottish Local Authority
Value for Money Audit on tenders for the implementation of a new decentralised HR and payroll system.

Irish Professional Body
Project Audit on the performance of the chosen systems integrator on a critical (and late) systems implementation, with recommendations to help the project return to time and budget.

Multinational Retailer
Project audit for a major IT infrastructure renewal.

Higher Education
Review of a failing web implementation project and generation of a Corrective Actions Plan and new governance structure.

UK Law Enforcement
Review of the commercial management arrangements for system support. Classified role to advise on ways to achieve a more joined-up service to end users.

Nuclear Industry
Project audit for an agile development project, focusing on project progress, application of agile methodologies and approach to project management, delivering recommendations on risks and future focus areas.


Mentoring and Coaching

German Retail and Distribution Business
Coaching the CIO on the implications of the merger of two companies and his new role as global CIO.

German Motor Manufacturer
Coaching the CIO and IT management team to plan for the impact of forthcoming mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in the business.

Swiss Chemicals Business
Facilitating a series of Sarbanes-Oxley workshops to clarify the role of IT in this critical new area.

UK Consulting Firm
Coaching a bid team in a tender response to a large insurance broking house.

UK Gas Distribution Company
Coaching the CIO and his deputy as they restructured the department along agile principles to better support the company’s focus on improved customer service.


Procurement Strategy

Gas Distribution
Developing an IT procurement strategy and leading the joint team on the subsequent OJEU procurement programme.

When fully implemented, the new contracts will deliver £7.75m savings over three years.

Higher Education
Study into the renewal of the main outsourcing contract for IT service provision, followed by implementation planning to take the work back in-house.

UK Police
A nationwide survey of IS procurement strategies, seeking opportunities for collaboration, economies of scale, and improved agility.

UK Power Distribution
Commercial analysis of IT managed services bids, advising on the credibility of the commercial offerings from candidate suppliers.

Irish Government Department
Tender and revision for a major software package selection and implementation.

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