Dr. Dale Keefe
The Executive Sponsor is the ultimate authority for the project. He approves any changes to the plan, scope or timeline while securing budget and resources. Dale also chairs the Steering Committee.
The project sponsor acts as the project champion. He ensures that the business needs are valid and correctly prioritized while resolving issues by escalating to the Executive Sponsor. He also approves project the plan.
Project Steering Committee
The Steering Committee meet regularly to review project progress, resolve escalated issues and communicate project decisions and status to members of their staff as reinforcement of the project messaging. They also act as project champions.
Dr. Dale Keefe
Dr. Suzie Currie
Dr. Anna Redden
Project Team Members
Project Manager - Dylan Boudreau
The PM leads the project from initiation to close, to ensure stakeholder objectives are met with success, and facilitates meetings between team members, leadership, stakeholders, vendors, and other relevant parties. The project manager maintains communication relating to project activities with all stakeholders and is responsible for ensuring projects remain within scope. Their project management knowledge and experience is used to help sponsors, team members and other stakeholders to effectively collaborate and make more informed decisions. They work with the organization leadership to ensure projects are aligned with overall strategies and to ensure project risks are mitigated and negative impact to project stakeholders are minimized. Ultimately, project managers play the role of facilitator and leader for project activities.
Change Manager - Barry Hachey
The change manager guides, communicates, documents and implements strategies to effectively manage change. He helps to create a way forward for organizational leadership, employees and other stakeholders as they transition during times of change. They maintain a strong focus on the people side of change and how these changes impact those involved. They ensure risks are mitigated and the impact to people within the organization is minimized. They aid in the process adoption and buy-in thus reducing resistance when changes occur. They play the role of liaison and advocate for the University.
Business analysts (BAs) are responsible for bridging the gap between IT and the organization by assessing processes, determining requirements and delivering recommendations and reports to executives and stakeholders. BAs engage with leaders and users to understand how changes to process, products, services, software and hardware can improve efficiencies and add value. They must articulate those ideas but also balance them against what’s technologically feasible and financially and functionally reasonable.
Project Implementation Members
The Implementation Members provide the knowledge and expertise in a specific subject, departmental area or technical area for the project.