David Nimmo, Project Manager in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
David Nimmo

Project Manager in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Member since October 9, 2019
David has been a practitioner in business and systems consulting for over 23 years, including nearly 15 years with IBM. David applies his experience, skills and insight to help business leaders, business analysis and business architect consultants, and small business owners, to raise their expectations and achieve results beyond what they previously thought was possible.
David is now available for hire

Project Highlights

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Employment

  • Project Consultant | Test Manager | Enterprise Architect

    2012 - PRESENT
    Queensland Government Department
    • Led the implementation of a modern management reporting solution.
    • Led the initiative to deliver a rapid solution to pressing legislative business issues.
    • Championed and led a successful introduction of Scrum/Agile methodology to the business/systems team.
    • Advised business executives regarding project implementation methodologies and approaches.
    • Led the development and adoption of an enterprise and business architecture as a structured approach to business improvement.
  • Project Manager and Consulting Business Analyst

    1997 - 2012
    IBM
    • Managed a portfolio of projects for a large telecommunications client.
    • Project managed the successful delivery of a multi-million dollar system enhancement for a client.
    • Introduced and implemented a transition to Agile methodologies for a large government client.
    • Worked with a globally distributed team to implement a professional training initiative.
    • Led innovative approaches to help a client overcome technical challenges to solve a business problem.
  • Business Analyst

    1996 - 1997
    Suncorp
    • Created a management reporting system to meet executive reporting requirements.
    • Led user requirements and acceptance testing on multiple system enhancements.
    • Implemented intranet information resources.
    • Represented the business on an industry technology enhancement initiative.
    • Led the procurement initiative for a business information system activity.

Project History

  • Rapid Client Portal Implementation
    Led a team to define and implement a rapid solution to meet an urgent business need for a state government department.

    The business had an urgent and time-critical need to implement a web-portal-based solution, to allow business partners to view and manage clients on behalf of the department.

    I led an initiative to rapidly define and implement a minimum viable product, which was delivered by the in-house business systems team. within the budget and time constraints we were given.

    This initiative allowed the department to meet legislative requirements.

  • Full Lifecycle Package Implementation
    Successfully provided business and technical leadership on the project from early lifecycle through to production release.

    David was engaged as a principal business consultant, to provide experienced leadership to the product consultants and client business. In partnership with the client project manager, David had day-to-day project management responsibility, in defining the scope of work, planning and controlling the successful execution of that work, and structuring in continuous improvement of the project processes, through regular project ‘retrospective’ sessions.

    The scope of the work included multiple small-to-large project cycles culminating in successful product releases to production. This work covered the full project lifecycle, from stage scope planning to requirements workshops with the business, through to requirements and use case definition, technical design and development, unit/system and user acceptance testing, production deployment planning and execution, to onsite rollout support. The functional scope included the implementation of a rule and evidence-based system for client intake and assessment, support planning, service provision acquittal, provider registration, and contract management.

  • Scoping and Analysis Activity - Hospitality Industry
    Defined future state business processes for a hospitality industry client.

    David led a team of eight consultants through a 3-month activity to capture as-is business processes, and design future state (to-be) processes for client, across three large properties in two states, to support a package implementation and business transformation activity.

  • Package Implementation for Federal Government
    Led package implementation project from initial consultancy, through solution definition to implementation.

    David led engagement with the client from an initial fit-for-purpose consultancy, with findings presented to the CIO, through a three-month solution definition activity, and in a consulting role through to solution implementation.

  • Mainframe Application Enhancement Project
    Enhancement to a business-critical mainframe "core" application for capture and processing of Client customer orders.

    Role involved management of the team, including
    • Review and baseline of test project schedule
    • Management of a team of between 3 - 9 (at various stages of the project), including negotiation for allocation of appropriate resources.
    • Project issue, risk, dependency and action management for testing, including management of interface commitments to testing and test support.
    • Customer management with respect to interaction with business user group for requirements and user acceptance testing, including handover presentation to a user group, and preparation of initial test summary documentation.

  • Web System Enhancement Project
    Enhancement to a web-based workflow management system for client tickets of work using Websphere/Java-based technology.

    Managed and prepared solution design estimates. Verified requirements through customer consultation. Documented detailed requirements (use cases and business rules) and liaised with the customer, design/development, and test to communicate, agree, and manage requirements through to delivery.

  • Client Server System Project
    Managed multiple successful enhancement releases for a client order capture and processing system.

    Enhanced an existing order capture and processing system for new customers moving to the telecommunications business.

    • Defined customer business processes
    • Defined functional requirements using various tools
    • Supervised and led team in definition of major system enhancement
    • Managed multiple design engagements, including logical and physical design work
    • Drove process improvement
    • Mentored project team members
    • Constructed work breakdown structure, estimates, and schedule for construction, and tracked and reported using earned value techniques

  • Major Enhancement Project for Mission Critical System
    Two-year, multimillion-dollar project to enhance and upgrade an existing mission-critical telecommunications client system.

    As a project manager (including management of a portfolio of smaller applications with an ongoing program of maintenance and multiple enhancements), provided
    • Support, maintenance, and enhancement of a large, mission-critical client-server system
    • Evaluation and scoping of enhancement work, including joint requirements definition with customer
    • Management of O/S and middleware software currency upgrade
    • Production support activities, including problem investigation and resolution
    • Leadership of a project team comprising up to 30 team members

Education

  • Master's degree in Information Technology
    1995 - 1997
    Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture
    1985 - 1988
    The University of Queensland - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
    OCTOBER 2001 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    FEBRUARY 2001 - FEBRUARY 2020
    PMI

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