AltaGas
JD Edwards Upgrade
JD Edwards Organizational Process Changes

A temporary assignment to fill in during the vacation of their regular project manager. Of key importance was to move these projects forward with the sign-off of documentation and buy-in of project members. These two milestones were achieved.


WestJet
Crew Pay
Re-scoping of an in-flight project to automate the calculations required to process payroll for flight cabin crew employees.
Suncor Charter
In-flight project to create an interface to produce flight tickets for corporate charter flights.​​​


Edmonton Northlands
Scheduling and Timekeeping
Implementation of Kronos Advanced Scheduling software including all interfaces to their UltiPro HRIS.  Upgrade to Kronos Workforce Manager to version 8. Migration to a Cloud environment. Worked with Northlands to plan their internal implementation of employee self-service, mobile communication, and SMS test messaging.
Human Resources Information System Implementation
Enterprise-wide HRIS implementation including core HR, payroll, benefits, performance management, recruitment, interfaces with four independent systems, all business process change standardization and change management. This project was implemented on time and under budget and was the recipient of the PMI-NAC Information Technology Project of the Year award.

Human Resources Professionals Association
Course Development and Facilitator
Project Management for the HR Professional
Developed and continue to deliver a course for the Toronto HRPA for HR professionals who are or will be project managers and specialists who support multiple projects. This has now been expanded to include the Thunder Bay chapter and the Ottawa chapter.

TechGenix
Editor/Podcaster/Writer
Produce a weekly podcast that focuses on technical articles featured on TechGenix.com based out of the UK.  This role has been expanded to include interviewing of Microsoft MVP’s and technical professionals.

 

Trimac
Human Capital Management Vendor Selection and Negotiation/Business Process Improvement
Documented existing business processes and worked with senior executive to determine how to better align business processes with the strategic business plan.  Assessed vendor capabilities and worked to achieve a vendor short-list.  Resulted in the signing of a vendor contract with Ultimate Software and business approval to proceed.

Calgary Flames Limited Partnership
Human Resources Information System Vendor Selection and Negotiation/Hockey Payroll Implementation
Developed and gained approval of a business case to support the implementation of a human resources information system.  Documented all existing business processes.  Worked with the organization to implement necessary business process changes.  Assisted with vendor selection and contract negotiation.  Resulted in the signing of a vendor contract with Ultimate Software. Acted as the Project Manager for the implementation of NHL, AHL and ECHL hockey payroll.
Kronos Timekeeper and Advanced Scheduler Business Case
Developed and gained approval of a business case to support the implementation of a new instance of Timekeeper and a new installation of Advanced Scheduler.

Agrium
iCIMS Implementation
Implementation of iCIMS Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to streamline manual administrative processes and eliminate duplication of efforts by recruiters and HR. Phase I included the implementation of iCIMS and social media integration. Phase II included a data interface to SAP.

WestJet
Fatigue Risk Management System
Development of a corporate work-related fatigue risk management policy and the corresponding alignment and development of a fatigue risk management plan (FRMP) for each department.  Oversaw development of corporate work-related fatigue risk management processes and responsibilities, identified and engaged impacted departments to develop a fatigue risk management plan specific to their needs, developed reference toolkits and training plans as well as fatigue training for all employees.
Guests with Medical Needs
Definition of corporate processes related to carrying guests with medical needs.  Developed and documented corporate standards.  Defined processes related to identifying and accommodating guest medical needs.  Implemented a third-party service with expertise to assess guests’ fitness to fly, medical device requirements and other medical needs.
AQD 7.4 Upgrade 2012/08-2013/08
Upgrade of the corporate aviation quality database which manages safety and operational incident and hazard reports and plans, and safety management system audits.  Documented AS-IS and TO-BE processes and required functionality.  Oversaw testing.  Engaged and managed vendor relationship and negotiations related to failed functionality testing and user acceptance testing, documented lessons learned.
Content Management
RFP and Vendor Selection

Selection of a content management solution to manage Transport Canada regulated operational and technical manuals.  Gathered and documented requirements from 14 departments, researched potential vendors, developed an RFP, assessed and selected a preferred vendor.  Defined scope of implementation effort required and a process for the normalization of related business processes.
IATA Operational Safety Audit
Demonstration of operational management and airline control systems compliance to meet IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) standards.  Coordinated all corporate IOSA-related documentation, records and resources.  Participated in internal health checks and an internal pre-audit including audit report and corrective action plan.  Participated in onsite IOSA audit, managed all corrective action plans. The result was 100% compliance and one of the most successful audits completed by the auditing organization.

Veresen Energy (Midstream Oil and Gas)
Human Resources Strategic Planning
Development of strategic planning recommendations to achieve the objectives of the corporate five-year plan following the change from an investment holding company to an operating company.  Reviewed the corporate five-year plan, conducted best practices research, developed and recommended a strategic plan, identified and prioritized projects, created project charters and business cases, established relationships with vendors and key stakeholders, analyzed stakeholders and change impact to business areas.
Workforce Management
Discovery phase of a web-based workforce management tool.  Developed project plan, scope, schedule, and risk management strategy.  Gathered requirements, documented business rules, identified gaps, engaged vendors, evaluated and selected tool, developed change strategy.
Payroll Centralization
Integration of eight disparate payroll systems into a single corporate solution.  Researched best practices, engaged stakeholders, gathered business requirements, documented AS-IS and TO-BE processes, conducted gap analysis, selected and facilitated vendor demos, negotiated vendor contract, oversaw full-life-cycle development, testing and implementation, facilitated lessons learned workshops.
Acquisition Integration
Integration of employees from an acquired entity into the corporate payroll system.  Project plan and scope.  Reviewed contractual documents, engaged employees and previous employer to understand benefits, analyzed benefits calculations, defined business rules, analyzed stakeholders and change impact to business units, presented job offers.  Negotiated Variance Report for overtime with BC government. The business requirement was 100% employee retention. This requirement was met.
Payroll Integration
Development of a roadmap to integrate payroll systems from three geographically-dispersed power plants and a U.S.-based power plant into the corporate payroll system.  Developed an integration roadmap including business case, budget and schedule. Analyzed the disparate systems to confirm integration was possible, researched industry best practices, union rules, and U.S. payroll rules, engaged U.S.-based vendor, analyzed stakeholders for change readiness and change impact.

City of Calgary
Project Management Instructional Design and Facilitator
Assigned as the instructional designer and facilitator to align project management training with guidelines developed by the City of Calgary Corporate Project Management Office.

Norfolk Mobility Benefits
Project Management Office (Controls)
Development of processes, principles, governance and procedures to ensure the lifelong success of future projects.  Included the training and transfer of knowledge to operations personnel.
Sybase Migration to V9 / Migration to MSH based in Paris, France
Transfer and integration of existing customer contracts data to an external contracts system following the acquisition of the company.  Rescued a failing project.  Reviewed work completed, identified issues and solutions, conducted lessons learned sessions, standardized definition and usage of common industry terms across departments, standardized business processes, repaired technical integration issues, oversaw testing and data integration.
Billing System Automation (Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains)
Development of an automated invoicing application which integrates to the corporate accounting system.  Project plan, scope and scheduling. 

University of Calgary
Leadership in Project Management
Developed and delivered a course titled Leadership in Project Management, a 40-hour credit course delivered as part of the business programs curriculum.
Human Resource Management
Revised the curriculum and delivered Human Resource Management, a 40-hour credit course delivered as part of the Human Resources program.

University of Regina
Facilitator
Project Quality Management, Project Risk Management, Leadership, Five-Day Intensive Project Management - Course Delivery and Course Development
Developed and delivered non-credit required courses for the Certificate in Project Management including: Leading in Project Management, Project Quality Management, Project Risk Management, Five-day Intensive Project Management.

Project Management Institute
VP Membership
2006 – 2010
Served a two-year term as VP Membership for the South Saskatchewan chapter. 
Served two terms as project management mentor under the formal mentorship program established by the Southern Alberta chapter.

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