What Benefits has Grant delivered for his clients?
The work Grant performs delivers tangible benefits for his clients that continues to have a direct positive impact on their organisations bottom-line for many years to come. Some examples include:
on software development
on a $6B Capital Works
Cost reduction on a
Any Measurable Career Accomplishments?
When it comes to accomplishments, numbers talk and Grant has built an impressive set of measurable accomplishments over his 30+ year career as a management consultant. These include the following:
LARGEST PROJECT BUDGET
AVERAGE TEAM SIZE
IN A SINGLE PROJECT
AVERAGE DIRECT REPORTS
RFT, RFQ, EOI TENDER
VENDOR TENDER RESPONSES
PRODUCED AND DELIVERED
COUNTRIES IN WHICH GRANT HAS MANAGED multidisciplinary,
TEAMS IN: AUSTRALIA, USA, CHINA,
INDIA, INDONESIA, MALAYSIA,
Any Career Highlights?
Grant has had many career highlights throughout his 30+ year career, this includes:
BUILT A BUSINESS FROM SCRATCH
Grant built and ran his own succcesful Agile Project Management consultancy for six years before selling it off to a 2nd tier consultancy firm.
Grant and his team delivered Australia’s first Borland Cloud / SOAP solution.
BUILT A SUCCESSFUL PRODUCT FROM SCRATCH
In 2000, Grant and his team designed and developed an Agile Project Management product and sold it into 22 Countries.
GIS / GEOSPATIAL
Grant and his team delivered Australia’s first Microsoft MapPoint Cloud solution.
What roles has Grant performed?
Given the nature of consulting work, Grant’s work over the years has been multi-disciplinary in nature. That being said, there has been a steady career progression over the years with Grant going from an entry level Technical Support Desk role right throigh to becomming the PMO Manager for APAC for a large well recognised corporate.
Grant built and managed the PMO for APAC for ABB, Enterprise Software, Professional Services division from scratch. He can help your organisation establish a PMO, and work closely with Leadership and senior stakeholders from across the business to deliver a program of work that is highly aligned with your long term strategy and key business priorities.
AGILE PROGRAM / PROJECT MANAGER
Grant was responsible for the program / project governance of two product lines as the R&D Program Manager, APAC for ABB, Enterprise Software .
He can help your organisation to prioritise your program of work and provide good governance, risk management and ensure benefits realisation is achieved.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER / TEAM LEADER
Grant has put together and led many software development teams both small and large through the full SDLC. Grant is also an experienced C# .NET and Python analyst / programmer. He can explain complex topics to diverse stakeholders in their context and act as the liaison between the technical teams and the business.
Grant has been on both sides of the RFT / RFQ / EOI tender process. Grant has collaborated in large tender teams and written many tender responses for vendors, managed the end to end tender process including evaluating and vetting the responses for the tenderer.
BUSINESS CASE DEVELOPMENT
Grant has worked with management teams to put together many business cases for new initiatives that he later presented to the board and C Level executives and won their approval to proceed with the work.
QUANTITATIVE PROPRIETARY TRADER
Grant has worked with FinTech companies and Prop Firms as a Quantitative Proprietary Trader focused on creating and maintaining profitable algorithmic trading systems with sound risk and money management.
Grant was the owner and managing director of his own successful Agile Project Management consultancy for six years prior to selling the busines to a 2nd Tier management consultancy firm. Grant can assist you with the running of your business.
BUSINESS ANALYST /
Grant has many years of experience in requirements gathering, documentation and stakeholder management. Grant has facilited workshops for customers with thousands of stakeholders in diverse locations.
Grant is a former advisor to the Queensland Government on Risk Management and Procurement. Grant also represented the ICT Industry for over 8 years and was Chair of Software Queensland. Grant served on various industry body committees lobbying Government on behalf of small business. Grant participated in the negotiations for the first US Free Trade Agreement with Australia winning concessions for small business
What can Grant offer us?
Grant engenders trust and confidence that the job is being done right and any downside is being managed. Grant has been described as a “trusted advisor” and a “safe pair of hands” who senior management can rely on.
Change happens and Grant has the maturity to be able to adapt with the needs of the moment whilst keeping his eye firmly on the long term strategic imperatives of the organisation.
Grant has the hard-won experience and emotional intelligence to stay calm under pressure and ensure initiatives stay on track during difficult circumstances. Rest assured that Grant will provide well considered, measured and approriate responses to whatever challenges may come along next.
Grant builds collaborative and inclusive teams with diverse skillsets across geographic boundaries that are know for getting the job done and in a timely manner. Grant manages risk, removes roadblocks for cross-functional, and geographically dispersed teams.
Grant is known for project assurance and his ability to quickly identify root causes and recover failed / failing projects in quick order without getting people offside with the organisation and its goals in the process.
Don’t take my word for it – here’s what my clients and colleagues say:
After working with you through some rather highly pressured projects, I am happy to recommend you for any work in the future requiring highly complicated dependency mappings, challenging stakeholder management and the general shifting of what appear to be intractable, large scale and expensive problems. It would be my pleasure to work with you again in the future.
Senior Portfolio Manager – Enterprise Services / Corporate Systems / Digital and OnlineSenior Portfolio Manager – Enterprise Services / Corporate Systems / Digital and Online, Suncorp
Grant is a truly dedicated IT professional with a strong work ethic and constantly seeks a win win outcome for his clients and colleagues. It was my pleasure to work with Grant at SMS Management and Technology and during that time I found Grant to be a very honest and thoughtful person who sought to mentor and coach others and provided well thought out solutions to consulting issues.
I would recommend Grant to any organisation seeking a dedicated professional who is an outstanding individual and will consistently deliver at the highest level.
Delivery Manager Queensland,
SMS Management & Technology