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Duncan Hewitt

PMO Lead


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  Areas Of Expertise:

  • PMO Set-up & Operation, Delivery & Governance of Project/Program/Portfolio, Development / Implementation / & Maintenance of Practice Operations

 Education:

  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Diploma of Project Management
  • Diploma of Business
  • Diploma of Technical Analysis

 

 

Duncan Hewitt is a skilled PMO Consultant, joining Seven Consulting’s Sydney Practice in August, 2017. He has over 12 years’ experience in PMO Management and is a highly experienced project specialist, skilled in all stages of the delivery lifecycle with a focus on PMO.

Duncan has strong commercial acumen, Project & PMO management, communication and problem-solving skills. He brings an excellent track record in establishing high quality framework, processes, reporting and risk management.

 

What Duncan Brings? 

  • A highly skilled PMO Consultant with both delivery and governance experience.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to communicate across all organizational levels including senior stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in varied management roles including PMO, Risk Services and Operations.
  • Sound knowledge in facilitation, stakeholder management, change management, project estimating & scheduling, and project management risk management & communications.

 

Key Clients:            

  • Woolworths
  • National Australia Bank (NAB)

 

Key Achievements:

  • PMO consultant for the Project Delivery Capability Assessment for Woolworths IT. This consulting engagement included over 50 interviews, multiple business and IT workshops and delivered a comprehensive set of recommendations and solutions to implement a Capability Uplift Transformation program.
  • For NAB, as Manager Enterprise Project Delivery Practice, Duncan oversaw and provided business management and PMO / Program level support to key initiatives associated with the overall strategic development performance. The practice delivered over $1 billion of project change in FY16 with over 500 permanent and contracted staff.
  • For NAB’s Enterprise Project Delivery Practice, Duncan implemented a consistent operating rhythm by improving the executive reporting framework and schedule between projects to match senior executive requirements across ten strategically important projects. Duncan also successfully managed & led the internal working group and the external resource supplier evaluation process designed to deliver cost savings and improved deliverable quality.
  • For NAB, as a Senior Consultant in their Business Management, Risk Services, Duncan successfully managed the Division’s Small & Medium Change (SaMC) Project Portfolio. He delivered the Portfolio at 1% under the $1.4m budget in FY14. This was achieved by assessing the portfolio state and improving actions and ongoing active management of the pipeline with budget cut challenges.
  • For NAB’s Risk Division, Duncan recovered 20% of the NAB SaMC Project portfolio from a third-party supplier through implementation of a disciplined process and rigorous reporting and expenditure. The refund was then used on other initiatives in the Risk Small and Medium Project portfolio in FY14 which saved a potential ongoing cost to a Risk business unit of $300,000 per annum from FY15.
  • As a Project Manager for NAB’s Business Bank’s Small & Medium Change (SaMC) Project Portfolio, Duncan managed the end to end delivery of the Technology Portfolio with an extended team of up to 30 members per project. He was appointed Acting Program Manager due to his success.
  • Duncan successfully delivered a total portfolio of approximately $2m in a Business Bank Small & Medium Projects budget at NAB, consisting of around 15 projects with an OpEx range of $10-600k per project. He also improved the Portfolio budget and estimating process and took the lead in developing a clear release framework from a previously disorganized process.
  • As a PMO Manager, for the NABConnect Program, Duncan successfully managed the complex PMO for the $14.8M Business Bank flagship program. This included management and timely production of status reporting, funding requests, control board packs, risk management, and stakeholder management.
  • As the PMO Manager for NABConnect, Duncan brought the Program’s risk management processes back on schedule with the delivery of an effective risk assessment management process and facilitated workshops with a challenging stakeholder group.
  • For NAB, as a Project Manager for Low Value Settlement Services Project, Duncan successfully completed and delivered the Master Test Plan alignment to the compulsory Government-established timeframes.
  • For NAB, as a Project Manager for Cards eVerification Project, Duncan successfully delivered Business Case completion and secured investment board endorsement and funding approval for the key initiative. He was then charged to lead the project set-up and vendor selection in a challenging environment. The Project enabled the bank to provide a 3rd party electronic identity verification service to improve customer experience by removing the need to present physical identification in Branch.

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