Programme & Project Management Practitioner
Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom
Drive for Efficiency Ltd
March 2013 to Present
Head of IT Portfolio Management Office
January 2015 to April 2015
Jaguar Land Rover
February 2014 to December 2014
Jaguar Land Rover
IT Portfolio Management Office Lead
March 2013 to February 2014
Programme & Project Management Consultant
April 2010 to March 2013
London, United Kingdom
Thales Consulting & Enginneering (Quintec Associates Ltd)
June 2008 to March 2010
Norwich Union Plc
Programme Office Manager
2006 to 2007
2005 to 2006
2004 to 2005
Portfolio Management Office Analyst - for Virgin Media, Technoloogy & Transformation May 2014 - present Project Manager - GovernIT Programme - for Jaguar Land Rover, IT Feb to Dec 2014 IT Portfolio Management Office Lead for Jaguar Landrover, IT March 2013 - Feb 2014 Drive for Efficiency Ltd was established to support programme and project delivery and... Portfolio Management Office Analyst - for Virgin Media, Technoloogy & Transformation May 2014 - present Project Manager - GovernIT Programme - for Jaguar Land Rover, IT Feb to Dec 2014 IT Portfolio Management Office Lead for Jaguar Landrover, IT March 2013 - Feb 2014 Drive for Efficiency Ltd was established to support programme and project delivery and provide challenge and assurance to enable organisations to make improved management decisions. The Company has acquired industry experience from a “Big Four” firm and is equipped with best practice knowledge, tools and techniques based on PRINCE2 and P3O methodologies.
What company does Louise Jane Calver, BSc, MAPM work for?
Louise Jane Calver, BSc, MAPM works for Drive for Efficiency Ltd
What is Louise Jane Calver, BSc, MAPM's role at Drive for Efficiency Ltd?
Louise Jane Calver, BSc, MAPM is Director
What industry does Louise Jane Calver, BSc, MAPM work in?
Louise Jane Calver, BSc, MAPM works in the Management Consulting industry.
Louise is a professional project practitioner with 11 years of industry experience. She has a proven track record in operational PMO and as a project manager operating in fast-paced project environments. She is a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner with knowledge of P3O. Louise is driven and tenacious, and enjoys operating independently whilst building strong relationships with the team and Senior Stakeholders. Louise started her career supporting projects in the Insurance sector moving into a programme office manager role and since then, has diversified her career across a number of sectors including Utilities, Defence, International Development, Healthcare, Banking and Financial Services. Louise has acquired expertise from a 'Big Four' Firm providing her with solid experience on customer facing projects and is now equipped with best practise knowledge, tools and techniques in all aspects of programme and project management. She created Drive for Efficiency Ltd to help drive the establishment of PMO functions, support programme and project delivery and provide challenge and assurance to enable organisations to make improved management decisions. This is something Louise is very passionate about this and is now looking for a steady opportunity with a fun company to demonstrate and use her skills and experience on an ongoing basis.Director @ Portfolio Management Office Analyst - for Virgin Media, Technoloogy & Transformation May 2014 - present Project Manager - GovernIT Programme - for Jaguar Land Rover, IT Feb to Dec 2014 IT Portfolio Management Office Lead for Jaguar Landrover, IT March 2013 - Feb 2014 Drive for Efficiency Ltd was established to support programme and project delivery and provide challenge and assurance to enable organisations to make improved management decisions. The Company has acquired industry experience from a “Big Four” firm and is equipped with best practice knowledge, tools and techniques based on PRINCE2 and P3O methodologies. From March 2013 to Present (2 years 10 months) Head of IT Portfolio Management Office @ Aim of this role is to successfully ensure smooth running the IT PMO and delivery of the PMO projects on a day-to-day basis, using Agile and Waterfall delivery methodologies, encompassed by best practices and procedures to deadlines and within budget. This will be based on the the provision of good technical and business decision making to ensure good quality deliverables are achieved and risks & issues are managed effectively. My ambition is to bring best practice change into the organisation with the aim to gain acceptance of a more disciplined approach to programme management, project management and the running of the PMO. From January 2015 to April 2015 (4 months) Project Manager @ Working across IT on a Strategic Change Programme. Provided background information and guidance to new Programme Manager to assist in the creation of Programme Initiation Document. Agreed and delivered the following scope of work: (1) Design and standardisation of an end-to-end IT High level Delivery Framework across the 4 IT departmental silos (2) Redesign of business processes and implementation of new ones (3) Designing and implementing end-to-end processes for Risk Management and Benefits Realisation Management (4) Working with the Leadership Team to design, develop and implement a top level Governance structure (Portfolio Review Board, Architecture Review Board and Service Review Board) From February 2014 to December 2014 (11 months) IT Portfolio Management Office Lead @ Initial scope of work to conduct analysis of the IT Portfolio to provide Senior IT Leadership with management information needed to prioritise and optimise the pipeline of work. Facilitating Governance Forums and driving engagement across the IT functions to enhance maturity of the IT wide project and programme management processes. Lobbying and engaging with Stakeholders for the establishment of an end to end IT Delivery Framework and associated governance model for how the IT Organisation should manage projects from idea generation through to transition to business-as-usual and the realisation of benefits. From March 2013 to February 2014 (1 year) Programme & Project Management Consultant @ Worked on the following projects achieveing top half performance ratings: Global Aerospace & Defence Company – Rapid Project Health Check - Project Consultant Government of Ethiopia Agency – In-country Programme Office Manager Leading Water Company – Asset Data Improvement Programme - Project Manager PwC ClimateWise Fourth Annual Independent Review – Workstream Manager Feasibility Study for a Large Retail & Commercial Bank – Programme Officer NHS Trust Cost Savings Programme – Workstream Lead From April 2010 to March 2013 (3 years) London, United KingdomSenior Consultant @ Thales UK-wide Oracle Implementation – Communications Workstream Manager Delivered programme-wide communications and provided guidance to local businesses in adopting the UK communications strategy and plan in support of a UK-wide Oracle implementation for Thales. Thales UK-based benchmark for Programme Management – Project Manager Project managed the development of a best practise set of process models using the ARIS™ BPM Tool Set and best practise model design to demonstrate the standard process for excellence in programme management for Thales in the UK. These were published in the company’s reference system for adoption by each UK division. From June 2008 to March 2010 (1 year 10 months) Programme Office Manager @ I successfully led the Programme Management Office and supported the delivery of an Offshoring framework on behalf of the Programme Manager. This involved delivery of the programme budget (£5.9M) within portfolio tolerance for 2006, recruiting and managing a Programme Officer. I drove efficiency and improvement across the PMO infrastructure by formulating and delivering continuous training to the portfolio and programme office teams on budgets, planning and governance. I was nominated and recognised as a SME in budgetary management. Specific project management responsibilities included programme planning, programme reporting, financial management and cost reporting, stakeholder management, input into programme business case and defining success criteria, preparation for end of stage assessments and quality assuring gate document submissions (Direct reports: 1, Budgetary responsibility: £5.9M, Geographic spread: Global) From 2006 to 2007 (1 year) Programme Officer @ I was appointed to support a senior Programme Office Manager in providing a consultative role for Project Managers on the Offshoring programme. This involved consulting the programme on their financial planning needs and as a result, formulating and delivering training material for the programme office management community on the newly established standards for financial management. I also initiated training with project managers on cost reporting and variance analysis and played an active role in the co-ordination and control of the new ‘QMS’ standards and procedures required within the programme. I developed and agreed a transition plan to take over responsibility for the Offshoring programme office. Specific project management responsibilities included providing guidance and support to project managers on best practise, programme risk and issue management, configuration management, programme planning, programme level progress reporting and financial management (Geographic spread: Global) From 2005 to 2006 (1 year) Project Support @ I was appointed to support a project delivering new e-business functionality to support the Companies IFA network. Specific project management responsibilities included deputising for the Project Manager and taking the lead in their absence and managing the change control procedure to ensure that the projects remained within tolerances set for time, cost and benefit (Geographic spread: National) From 2004 to 2005 (1 year) BSc (Hons) 1st Class with distinction, Economics, Environment & Ecology @ University of York From 2000 to 2003 BSc(Hons) Environment, Economics & Ecology, Economics, Environmental Science, Ecology @ York University, UK From 2000 to 2003 Louise Jane Calver, BSc, MAPM is skilled in: Stakeholder Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Change Management, Full project lifecycle experience, Business Transformation, Governance, Project Management, Management, Management Consulting, Program Management, Analysis, Organizational Development, Outsourcing, Business Process Improvement, Process Improvement
Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)
1 year(s), 5 month(s)
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