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Chris

Chris Abbott New Zealand

Specializes in Project Management

Chris is a Project Manager in a wide variety of IT and business change projects. Never afraid to ask the 'dumb' questions that often prove insightful, he is a firm believer in planning the work with stakeholders and then getting the entire team working on the plan. He has conducted trainings on PMP, Agile and Scrum and Business Case Writing. He holds several niche certifications and qualifications such as PMP, PgMP and others. His years of experience in IT organizations greatly benefit his protégés.

experience

Royal Bank of Canada

Senior Treasury Analyst 1983 - 1993

PA Consulting

Principal Consultant 1999 - 2004

Axon Computer Systems Ltd

Contract Project Manager 2004 - 2005

Major roles / projects included:
Project Manager for systems upgrade for C&E Travel.
Service Delivery Manager for Axon at Fulton Hogan, setting up advanced (level 2/3 HelpDesk) on-site support team of around 4 people, and coordinating further project personnel. (c. 7 months full-time)

Fulton Hogan

Contract Project Manager 2005 - 2006

Project Manager for Fulton Hogan for their “Project CONNECT” to bring a purchased company, EnviroWaste into the Fulton Hogan domain – c.150 users, and 28 sites. (c.7 months effort)
Project Manager for Fulton Hogan for their “Project Blade”, a major reshuffling of production servers (c.2 months effort)

Intergen

Project Manager 2006 - 2008

Project Manager for several websites - internet, extranet and intranet - covering new sites and upgrades to existing sites. Exposure to EPiServer, Sharepoint and .Net technologies

Meridian Energy

Project Manager 2008 - 2010

Snap Internet

Contract Project Manager 2011 - 2012

Contract Project Manager for several projects, including
- WAN changes for ECAN following quake of 22/2/2011
- Setup of new WAN for CDHB
- IP Accounting changes
- Changes to core infrastructure

CCC Christchurch City Council

Contract Project Manager 2012 - 2012

Contract Project Manager for a range of IT projects, including:
- oversight of networking for the new AMI Stadium
- introduction of NICE Perform eXpress call recording to the Call Centre
- initiation of project to replace c.13 very old in-situ servers at City Water and Waste

CDHB (Canterbury District Health Board)

Contract Project Manager 2012 - 2014

Major projects included;
- Initiation and Planning of project to upgrade Maximo Enterprise Asset Management System.
- Initiation, Planning and initial Execution of "eMeds" project to replace paper systems in prescribing and administration of medicines across CDHB.
Both these projects were complex due to the no. and variety of stakeholders

Taking a break during EQC repairs

Project Manager 2014 - 2014

Millpond

Contracting to Millpond at City Care 2014 - 2014

Initiating DR testing of client's business-critical systems.

Available for new assignment

Project Manager, working for Enable Networks contracted via Project Plus Group 2014 - 2014

Hired to concentrate on detailed scheduling using Microsoft Office Project 2013.
Actual work was co-ordination of part of project to create a new B/OSS (Business/Operational Support System).

Avonmore Tertiary Institute

Course Writer 2015 - 2015

Architected and documented the Project Management module for Avonmore's CN609 Computer Network Engineering L6: Server Infrastructure course, as can be seen on
http://www.avonmore.ac.nz/courses/it/it-computer-networking-christchurch-campus/computer-network-engineering-intermediate-christchurch/
The course is intended to give students, equivalent to University year 2, an introduction to project management with emphasis on being able to contribute as a project team member.

Avonmore Tertiary Institute

Tutor 2015 - 2016

Tutoring very small classes of Avonmore-enrolled students Open poly course, 71353 Project Management - 1 student first semester, 3 students second semester. The course is a mixture of theory and practical management of a simulated project using the theory and practical introduction to Microsoft Office Project 2016.
See http://campus2.openpolytechnic.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=26198

KnowledgeHut

Part-time Trainer 2015 - 2017

Presented courses prepared by Knowledgehut:
Christchurch (2d) PMP Exam Preparation
Multiple 1d) Agile & Scrum
Multiple (1d) Business Case Writing

Certifications

Project Management Professional

PMP - Project Management Professional

Educations

University of Canterbury

B Sc Hons 1974 - 1977

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