First Notification of a Loss Insurance Web Application
Introduced the CIO of a global insurance provider and their leadership team to Agile and delivered the first-ever project using DSDM in a 6-month timescale in light of a projected 18 months.
I managed a small outsourced team to directly collaborate with the customer to gather requirements, prioritize them against weighted shortest job first, and then using great visualization techniques, bring the product to life within the first two weeks for feedback.
Operational Application Consolidation for the Insurance Industry
Embarked on a project of massive proportions to amalgamate the functionalities of three systems into one bespoke in-house system, reducing yearly licensing costs by £2 million.
I managed a large Waterfall project with over 20 developers spanning multiple teams in a 5-year project to consolidate data, features, and processes while aligning to the global IT strategy.
The project followed the usual Waterfall breakdown structure of work and consisted of multiple phases of analysis, development, testing, and finished off with a data migration ETL project which took one year.
Advised on human capital strategy and created an onboarding process and portal that increased delegate subscription by 70% and was 50% faster with an increase in automation.
There was a requirement to deal with the complexity of the onboarding process while tackling the ability to scale with quality.
I managed the project where we used the latest Agile development tools and techniques to create a portal for new delegates out of university to enter into a multinational accounting organization and professional services network.
Strategy Decision Dashboard
Developed a reporting dashboard solution for strategic decision making resulting in faster time to the market than competitors, embracing bleeding edge technology.
I collaborated with several business intelligent specialists and analysts to create the model and reporting dashboard to surface relevant data at the correct level using the Microsoft technology stack, SQL, Power BI, and SharePoint.
The purpose was to allow the CIO of the multinational accounting organization to prioritize investment initiatives
Legacy Application Rewrite
Implemented the digital transformation of four legacy systems to modern patterns, reducing licensing costs by 90% and operational costs by 80% for one of the four big banks in South Africa.
Using a strong team of technology-agnostic developers, we quoted and delivered four applications using Java in less than one year for the banking industry.
This led to the continuation of our companies services and so far a 10-year relationship still exists.
Mining Feasibility and Reporting Portal
Reengineered software development practices to turn a 5-year project into an 18-month success.
I took an existing application that had several developers which had reached its limits in terms of functionality and rewrote it using a combination of new and existing services to generate near impossible speed. I optimized the data analytics which had taken 12 hours to generate graphs to where it did it just under 15 seconds.
Content Management System
Initiated a revolutionary content management system using Microsoft technologies, taking the telecom's giant client to the cloud.
I managed the CMS system full SDLC from tender to delivery, using Microsoft professionals to deliver a fully employee-centered intranet portal, based on the SharePoint 2013 platform, while minimizing the need for custom development.
Developed a worldwide multilingual intranet solution done in true Agile style, reducing cost of change from eight weeks to two days,
I collaborated with multiple countries and specialists from third parties including a marketing consultancy to deliver the look and feel for an intranet including the functionality of the system.
This involved integrating data from various sources and providing workflows for approval and automation of communication and processes.
Operation Management Platform
Converted 300 requests from a business into a roadmap and backlog, delivering the project in 1/3 of the time using Agile techniques.
We delivered a system that operates seven services of an insurance organization (we received over 300 requests, projects, and features) and improved the service they provided to their customers.
We worked together with the company and two teams of eight to create the roadmap and prioritized backlog, and then delivered on that backlog in an iterative manner.
Insurance Switch Integration Workflow
Generated an application service to centralize and process requests for the insurance industry to surface an individual's insurance subscriptions, reducing the manual process for confirming data and ensuring consistency and transparency.
The client wanted to help players in the insurance industry gather data about their clients and the insurances they have to ascertain their financial requirements accurately.
To surface this, we created a switch using .NET and Microsoft technologies to allow metadata and interfaces to be accessible. This enabled subscribing clients to access this data in alignment with regulations to help their clients.
Enterprise Bus for a Healthcare Not-for-profit Organization
Worked as a solution architect and created a roadmap for a technology upgrade to cater for the highly sensitive customer information move to the cloud.
A health organization required a highly governed process to protect its data while trying to navigate the legal implication of using data in the cloud. The confidence at this time in the cloud was low but eventually we collaborated with Microsoft to validate quality concerns using Azure cloud.
We proposed and implemented a K2 workflow, SharePoint for intranet and internet and business intelligence dashboards, as well as a geo-based mobile app.
World-class Case Management System for the Government
Delivered a case management system for the Competition Commission to deal with all cases past and present.
There were many problems that were encountered involving GDPR, conflict of interest and legal obligations, as well as dirty data.
Using SharePoint, K2 workflow tools, we created a business intelligence solution to surface accurate and relevant data with Microsoft BI tools and Power View for each level of management.
Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Platform for the Government
Managed a program of 16 projects which included developing a custom operation systems.
The department of planning, monitoring, and evaluation needed a system upgrade with new features to satisfy their digital transformation.
The projects involved solution architecture, windows applications, web and mobile applications, BI and workflow applications, and solutions.
Microsoft Office 365 Migration for a Multinational Manufacturing Company
Created and implemented the Microsoft roadmap for the digital transformation of the Office 365 product suite across 50 different countries and cultures.
I worked with over 50 countries and affiliates to lead the adoption, learning, and technical implementation of Microsoft O365 in a multicultural environment. I laid out the prioritized backlog of tools and services based on the organization's requirements, and dealt with the legal implication and regulations of the various countries.
The team consisted of over 150 people.