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About

I'm an experienced and qualified Project and Change Management Specialist with extensive experience of helping charities, not-for-profit, and SMEs of all sizes to specify, plan and successfully implement projects and change. My specialisms include:

  • IT systems and websites (inc procurement and vendor selection)
  • Organisational development and change (IT strategy, organisation restructures)
  • Developing new or existing processes, tools, and procedures for organisations to continue using.

I combine project management skills with technical awareness, and an ability to make complex information readily understandable at all levels; I’m also experienced in working with suppliers and third parties, ensuring everyone is working together effectively. My aim is to always add value, particularly by bringing clarity and sanity to projects and change.

There are some great testimonials from customers below, but please also see my recommendations on LinkedIn or contact me for a free consultation.

Alice

Services

Software and Vendor Selection

There’s a wealth of choice out there for systems and software providers, technical specialists, and third party agencies; having worked with several Alice can work with your organisation and teams to understand your initial needs and requirements, to then identify a shortlist of possible options, and support you during the selection process and vendor interviews to get to a final choice.

Programme and Project Consultancy

With hundreds of successful projects delivered, Alice can help you at various points in your programmes or projects to advise on best practice approaches to questions you’ve reached, put plans together for different eventualities, be a sounding board, provide some sanity and clarity. This can be through retained or ad-hoc services, formal or informal workshops, documentation, or just being available for a quick chat. Specific activities could include board facilitation and reporting, needs analysis, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) oversight, pausing and re-starting programmes, and troubleshooting challenging projects.

Complete Implementation Management

Projects are often pushed onto existing staff, spreading their time and reducing their work quality. Having an external consultant manager, available on demand depending on the project needs, gives you a consistent and experienced professional who can draw from your team’s expert knowledge and experience but help them to retain focus on their roles and what they do best. Support can include everything from Initiation, Planning, Specification, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Issue Management, Training Facilitation, Go-Live, and Post-Implementation – along with all the supporting documentation, updates, meetings, and reporting.

Relationship Management

Alice has a way of working with people, getting the best from them while keeping your best interests in focus. Programmes and Projects can often put strain on organisation, supplier, and third party relationships. Alice can help mediate and navigate these relationships to get a strong delivery from everyone involved at great value to your organisation.

Operational Support

Sometimes it’s beneficial to have an outside view, to check in on specific areas of the organisation, or to provide rapid cover in unplanned circumstances. Alice can help with this by getting to know the organisation and teams, working with them, and facilitating changes and improvements. This could be in the form of health checks, team away days or workshops, short-term interim support, short-term cover of organisation roles.

Speaking and Facilitating

Speaking and facilitating come as standard with good programme and project management, however this also translates well to speaking at events or webinars, and facilitating key meetings or workshops to keep them on track (virtual or otherwise). Using these skills every day, and being passionate about effective operations, management, and leadership Alice can bring to life these topics and get great results from teams from her years of experiences.

Clients

Missio
Missio undertook a major upgrading of its fundraising system which was a significant investment of money and time. Alice was engaged as a project manager to oversee the project and act as an 'honest broker' in our dealings with the software provider, as she had previously worked for them. Alice provided excellent project management skills to calmly steer the project through each stage of design, implementation and adoption. The project was completed on time and to budget and a large part of this success is attributable to the work that she undertook. I have no hesitation in recommending Alice.
Cedric Burke FCCA, Finance Director
Association for Art History
Alice did an excellent job of guiding Association staff and liaising with service providers on both of the projects, each of which had its inherent difficulties which pre-dated her involvement. She took the time to understand our needs as end users and as clients; she has the facility to make technical matters and complicated processes understandable to a non-expert, both to staff more deeply involved in the projects and to a manager who requires top-level summaries of necessary information. We had great confidence in her representing our interests to outside parties. We would be most happy to work with her again.
Gregory Perry, CEO
Parish of Burbage & Aston Flamville
I would like to place on record our thanks for all Alice has been able to help us do and for raising our profile in such very difficult circumstances. There’s lots of different support that Alice has been involved in over the past few months which has involved needing to communicate well, and needing to train and educate in different ways. Alice worked with us quickly and effectively as we learnt to adapt to the changes needed to deliver our services and activities remotely as a result of COVID19. Throughout this time Alice has been open and honest about how she can help us, given us plans/timeframes, and has set our expectations about what she can deliver.
Father Andrew Hall

Experience

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