Project & Programme Delivery

Pat has extensive experience both in planning and delivering strategic programmes. This includes technology-enabled business change, new organisational capability, and large-scale implementations of IT infrastructure and systems. Pat uses both traditional and Agile methodologies and is a certified Project Management Professional and AgilePM Practitioner. Pat has built and led multi-disciplinary programme teams, while creating a strong delivery culture with successful delivery outcomes.

Project Management Capability

Pat regularly works with clients as a trusted advisor to build their project capability, enabling them to be more effective in the project domain. These engagements have involved establishing foundational PMOs in green field scenarios. In each instance the focus has been on providing the appropriate level of organisational visibility on the programme of work, thus supporting alignment to strategic objectives. Pat has assisted clients through targeted support to ‘raise their game’ in key project practices, such as project planning & estimation, project risk management and change management.

Project & Programme Assurance

Pat has an excellent reputation in the assurance discipline and is a certified NZ Government Lead Reviewer. He has developed a robust and comprehensive assurance methodology which has been heavily road-tested and proven very successful. Pat has delivered a number of strategic independent quality-assurance reviews to a broad range of organisations at executive and board level. He has also been a key team member for some high-profile Gateway reviews on Government programmes. Pat was a founding member of the Project Quality Assurance Forum that promotes good practice in project assurance services.