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Simon Davis

Project Manager

 

 Background

I began my career in Higher Education as a Learning Technologist at the University of Leeds in 2007. I joined York’s E-learning Development Team in 2009, leading on developing departmental elearning strategies and staff development.

Building on experiences with learning systems rollouts, I joined Enterprise Systems as a Project Manager in 2015


 Experience
  • Project Management (PRINCE2, AgilePM)

  • Staff development and end user engagement

  • Working across multi-functional teams to deliver projects

 Interests and aspirations

While a PM needs to be on top of all the moving parts of a project (scope, time, resource, quality etc), a lot of the job is knowing when to push and when to leave the operational teams to get on with the work they need to do.

In an ideal world projects would all go according to plan and plans would never change. The reality of many projects often requires a PM to have the flexibility to adapt while keeping a focus on the overall goals and benefits of the project.

 

Tim Andrew

Project Manager

 

 Background

I joined the team in January 2018, moving across from Space Management in DECS where I was previously the Business Systems Manager. Prior to joining the University in November 2014 I worked predominantly in financial services with Halifax Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, firstly as a developer before moving into project management.

 Experience
  • A broad technical background covering programming and database manipulation.
  • Project management of software development and infrastructure implementation projects.
  • Working closely with business and technical teams to get projects across the line.
 Interests and aspirations

Having worked in the in large financial organisations for most of my career, with challenge of highly dispersed development and analysis teams across the UK and offshore, I am really keen to continue to develop what I see as a real advantage of running change projects at the University. Namely, the fact that you are only 5-10 minutes from the vast majority of the your colleagues and the advantage that brings for good stakeholder engagement and constant communication.

Adam Watson

Project Manager

Adam will be joining the team in 2018.

 

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Kathryn Woodroof

Business Analyst

 

 Background

I've been working at the University since 2011. I held a variety of roles within the Space Management team and was Business Systems Manager there from 2014 until 2016, when I joined the Enterprise Projects Team.

 Experience

 My experience is in the following areas:

  • Tools and techniques for discovery analysis

  • Generating customer insight

  • Bridging the gap between technical and non-technical colleagues
 Interests and aspirations

My aspiration is to build and mature our business analysis capability at the University. BA tools and techniques can be used in almost any situation and my aim is for them to be used more often, by a wider range of people. You don't have to be a Business Analyst to add value to your team or your area of work. You just need the right approach: a good pair of ears and an openness to new ideas and perspectives.

Emma Lyons
Business Analyst

 

 Background

I joined the team in January 2018. I worked at the University of Leeds for 9 years as a Developer and Nestle for 3 years as a Developer and Project Manager.

 Experience

My experience is in:

  • Using my technical knowledge to kickstart idea analysis
  • Working across multi-disciplinary teams from all levels and building good relationships
 Interests and aspirations

I am passionate about making sure systems are enabling users to work smarter rather than be a hindrance to the job in hand. If this requires significant change then I enjoy helping users work through it and gain satisfaction from the a positive end result.

Darren Geary

Project Manager

Darren will be joining the team in 2018.


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Katie Burn

Project Officer

 

 Background

I’ve worked at the University since I graduated in 2003. I have held various roles within the Library and Information Services since then, with a focus on customer service and content delivery. I was lucky enough to be appointed the Executive Officer for the refurbishment of the University Library which propelled me into the world of project management. I have been in my current role since 2012, and moved across to IT services in 2016 to focus on wider university projects and business analysis.   

 Experience
  • Tools and techniques for discovery analysis

  • Research and gathering insight

  • Option evaluation and analysis

  • Facilitation

  • Staff engagement

  • Project Management (PRINCE2 Practitoner)

  • Helping to bring about positive change
 Interests and aspirations

I get really energised by meeting different people across the university; working together to understand their processes, developing options and solutions.

I'm lucky enough to also see some of this work through to the project stage. Seeing positive change happen as a result of what usually starts out as a lot of post it notes and brown paper is pretty satisfying!

Nicola Hodgson

Project Administrator

Nicola will be joining the team in December 2017.

 

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