Project Description

Project Manager

University of Exeter

From: Jan 2020

To: December 2020

University of Exeter is one of the leading HE establishments in the UK. I was originally drafted in to steady the ship on a Research Data Storage implementation. The Scalable and Flexible Solution involved 5PB of on-premise Cloudian Storage, SME (Storage Made Easy), S3 – across 3 sites, that can be scaled up and out to the Cloud and supported legacy data too.

This project went on hold in March, due to lockdown and I was engaged on various migration projects as part of a fast paced response to the Covid19 Situation. I PM’d a mixture of Risk Mitigating tactical responses and expeditions of Digital Transformation Projects in order to aide remote working, learning and even exam taking. This culminated in a major migration of the University’s entire Virtual Learning Environment to the Azure platform.

Key Achievements

  • Project Managing the VLE migration to an Azure platform on time and on budget.
  • Successfully driving a mixed team of internal resources, 3rd party suppliers and senior stakeholders for long periods in unprecedented circumstances.
  • Budget, Commercial, RAID and Resource Management as single point of contact.