Project Description

David Mansfield

David Mansfield

PMO Manager

Areas Of Expertise:

  • Project Management
  • PMO Management
  • Governance & Assurance
  • Financial Management


  • Bachelor of Business; Swinburne University of Technology
  • Certified Training and Assessor

About David Mansfield

David is an experienced PMO Manager passionate about utilising his extensive project management knowledge and experience to assist companies with maturity uplift and governance. David has worked on a wide range of large scale projects and programs, across various industries and applied multiple project management and development methodologies, including P3O®, PMBoK, PRINCE2® and Agile Delivery.

What David brings

  • Rigorous Analytical ability, process improvement skills.
  • Extensive experience as a trainer, ensuring PMO and the program/project team are trained in all relevant processes and procedures.
  • Strong Financial Management skills.
  • Strong experience working closely with key stakeholders to identify the key delivery criteria.

Key Clients:

  • Aurecon
  • Dept. of Social Services (DSS)
  • Downer EDI
  • Bluescope Steel
  • National Australia Bank (NAB)
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • BHP
  • City West Water
  • MLC
  • TAC/WorkSafe

Key Achievements:

As PMO Manager at Aurecon working on the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP), David was responsible for gaining security compliance for their IT Infrastructure and Applications for their Defence projects which earned $100M annually. David was the sole PMO resource for the program, which had a budget of $2M. David setup the governance for the 6 sub projects of the program, including the Steering Committees and Project Control Boards and established the project Finance Trackers which enabled the tracking and reporting of the baseline budget, forecast and actuals. As a result of the DISP Phase 1 Retrospective David undertook, he provided a program and project maturity assessment, leading to a Maturity Uplift Action Plan. David assisted the projects with resource management, including forecasting, recruitment and onboarding and facilitated issue and risk management, as well as all governance administration such as action tracking and dependency management.

As PMO Manager at DSS, David ran a 4-person team for both the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) project and the internal revenue generating Digital Transaction Intelligence project. The combined budget for the 2 projects was $750k. He established the PMO, it’s procedures and the roles of the PMO staff, including regular PMO Improvement Initiatives and maintaining a PMO Wiki in MS Teams. David managed the Program Budget, Forecasting and Project Resourcing, and executed the Delivery Governance, including training all the senior staff on the processes and procedures.

As PMO Manager at Downer EDI, David ran the PMO, a 6-person team, for both the Data Centre and Service Management Transformation program which had a budget of $4.5M. David ensured the delivery governance was being performed adequately, including overseeing deliverables registration, quality, and approval. He also managed the executive reporting, including overseeing the stream and program level reports and developed the Release Change Management processes, documented the training material and trained the project leads. David reviewed the program schedule regularly to ensure accuracy and quality, including verifying resourcing and associated budget implications.

As PMO Manager at Bluescope Steel (Bluescope Steel were working on a core systems replacement, deploying Microsoft Dynamics, which required a large scale program of IT development, inclusive of Agile delivery.) David was responsible for establishing a 6 person PMO, inclusive of PMO procedures, task assignments and Agile tracking and reporting of PMO progress. David assisted the program startup and created the governance and delivery methodology procedures, including program scheduling, resourcing, financial management and reporting. He also provided coaching, mentoring and support for the program team of more than 150 staff (vendor and client) during the requirements development, design, and deployment of the first modules. The program budget was $14.5M.

As PMO Manager at National Australia Bank (NAB), David assisted NAB in establishing the Enterprise Process Automation (Robotics) program within the Technology and Operations division. He instructed the stream leads and coordinated the development of the Program Schedule which was a MS Project master schedule and sub schedules, developed the resource management and demand management procedures, developed the project reporting standards, including integrating the Agile development reporting and developed and managed the $5M financial budget, forecast and funding submissions. David contributed to the development and deployment of the Robotics Delivery Lifecycle.

As PMO Manager at Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), David completed the analysis and development of the Portfolio, Programme, Project Management Maturity Assessment, using Axelos P3M3 assessment methodology of key portfolio, programme and project artefacts and information. He undertook stakeholder management including a series of structured interviews with key personnel and developed a maturity uplift action plan, which targeted BOM’s key areas of opportunity for improvement, including portfolio and program management, benefits management, governance and reporting. David also undertook key project health checks, inclusive of developing the process and procedure that BOM could continue to utilise and provided training to project staff so that they could undertake their own regular health checks.

As Senior Financial Analyst a NAB, David was responsible for undertaking a large scale program of work to align with the finance industry New Payments Platform changes. David delivered the multi-million dollar financial forecast within 5% of the funding for FY14/15 at $12.8m, including interviewing managers to determine requirements for each business unit/stream and completed regular financial forecasting, budgeting, procurement and financial funding. He also provided monthly analysis of actuals versus budget, whilst updating forecasts and undertook resource management analysis to addresses full time equivalent headcounts, trend analysis and month on month comparisons and associated dashboard reporting.

As Portfolio Manager at Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), David was responsible for the development and uplift of the Portfolio Management capability. He delivered the foundation for capability uplift and maturity in Portfolio Management and Benefits Management and delivered portfolio reporting to the Executive, which required the development of Portfolio, Programme and Project reporting processes and data definitions, so that information could be collected at the various levels, divisional and the enterprise. David developed the Benefits Management process, which included the definition of Benefits Classes and Key Performance Indicator structures and definition and developed the Initiative Pipeline and Resource Pipeline, which recorded all initiatives across BOM in a consistent and transparent manner, inclusive of those initiatives at the proposal stage.

As Project Scheduler at BHP, David was responsible for assisting with initiation of the new project, by establishing the application of the project methodology and assisting with the rapid project start up. He established the integrated project schedule, inclusive of alignment to the sub schedules and key milestone dates, through Work Breakdown Structure analysis workshops and undertook resource management and initial cost and resource forecasting. David established the governance meetings cycle and project registers, inclusive of the risk register and holding the initial risk management workshop and subsequent risks meetings.

As PMO Manager at City West Water, David ensured the PMO delivered according to the contracted PMO commitments and that program governance was being executed accurately and in a timely manner. He updated the project management processes and procedures, to ensure they reflected the customers’ unique requirements. And established and chaired the Change Control Board. He undertook regular Issues and Risks Management and managed the $10M budget and financials of the vendors and subcontractors. The program had 150 staff at its peak.

As PMO Manager at MLC, David was responsible for the management of the Program PMO which successfully supported Year 3, the final phase of delivery of the Insurance Resurgence transformation program. He developed and deployed an integrated Program Management Plan and established and maintained an integrated MS Project schedule to co-ordinate the 7 stream level schedules. David uplifted PMO capability and mentored staff whilst delivering the ongoing operational elements and re-defined the program’s team structure, the associated roles and responsibilities, as well as the definition of the Project Control Board and its associated governance. David managed the project financials with a budget of $5M, including budget requests and financial reports and was responsible for resource management and contractor management and ongoing lessons learned across the streams, including data gathering, analysis and preparation of the final program performance review.

As PMO Manager at TAC/WorkSafe, David was responsible for maturing the capability of the Programme Management Office (PMO) and enhance the IT Project Methodology for the IT Shared Services division. He established a Programme Governance Forum, which reviewed and endorsed all key IT funding decisions and integrated the IT Project Methodology and Corporate Project Management Frameworks. David implemented the resource management tool “b-smart” and aligned PRINCE2 and government standards for business cases and funding approvals, inclusive of Investment Logic Maps. David developed and deployed a health check process, inclusive of Stage Boundary Checklists, Project Reviews, Peer Reviews, Corrective Action reporting and overall portfolio health reporting to executives via Dashboard Reports.

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