What was your journey to your current role?
I have worked in education for a number of years, and before coming to CEG I was a School Business Manager. Shortly after starting work with CATS in 2007, the company introduced Unit-e as the Student Managment System and I moved over to IT to help with the roll out across the business. In January 2009, I transferred to ONCAMPUS where I worked as their Information Systems Manager until April this year, when I moved back to IT as an IT Project Manager.
What does your job entail?
To ensure that all IT projects are implemented effectively to a timely delivery at the correct quality and cost. I also contribute to the identifying, planning and controlling of the IT Group's project work stream.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve overcome?
My biggest challenge is my current job, although I have worked closely with the IT Department in my previous roles, this is my first role as IT Project Manager. Not only am I having to learn the skills to become a successful Project Manager, but I am also learning the technicalities of IT too.
What motivates you to come to work each day?
Each day for me offers different challenges and I love a challenge! I receive a lot of issues that need resolving and I get enormous satisfaction out of finding solutions. I also enjoy the fact that my role is so varied, and no two days are the same.
Describe a typical day at work.
Most days I get in early to check my emails so that I am ready for the project meetings that I have that day. Each morning I attend the IT Applications Development meeting, this allows everyone to share completed development, and any outstanding work. Following this, I review Project Plans