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Aaron Bradfords Portfolio


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Aaron Bradfords Portfolio

  1. 1. Aaron Bradford Career Portfolio
  2. 2. Introduction Click this logo toSummary return to this pageAbout meBackgroundNext StepsEducationExperienceContact me
  3. 3. SummaryThis presentation is an expansion on my resume for theinterested individual or potential employer/client toreview more details about me and my history. It is myobjective with this career portfolio presentation to: Deliver an understanding of who I am and what I want in a career. Demonstrate my capabilities with presenting my education and experience. Provide details for potential employers and clients to contact me for future opportuntities.
  4. 4. About meWho am I?Aaron Kenneth BradfordWhat do I want?A career in the IT industry that I canprovide professional services in projectmanagement or a creative career as aweb designer / SEO professional.Why am I here?Because it is my nature to help. I feel I’mhere in this life to assist others in theirbusiness needs and objectives.
  5. 5. BackgroundI commenced my IT career with studying a Diploma ofBusiness Programming to fast-track into the marketbefore the Y2K epidemic concluded. After the dot-combust, I entered a career of project management with thedetermination to excel. Studying project management, Iendeavored to become professionally qualified. Workon several large Australian Government IT projectsdelivered the necessary practical experience to performand pass the examinations that professional qualifiedme as a project manager. However, the days ofprogramming and web development still yearns to freeand creative. I satisfy this craving with onlinefreelancing in web designing and SEO consultancy.
  6. 6. Next Steps Education EmploymentSeveral years studying project My focus is to develop my smallmanagement has come to a business. Until as such time it ispinnacle point with now a focus my primary source ofto study a subject that will income, I’ll continue providingcultivate my creative nature. my professional services inMy current studies include: project management and freelancing. SEO Certified Professional P3Group Web Design Professional Freelancing
  7. 7. Education Completed In-ProgressProject Management SEO Certified ProfessionalProfessional Web Design ProfessionalPRINCE2 PractitionerDiploma of Project CancelledManagement Bachelor of Arts (InternetMiddle Management Studies)Leadership DevelopmentProgramDiploma of BusinessProgramming
  8. 8. Project Management Professional Project Management InstituteCertified my project managementknowledge in the PMBOK guidelineswith a professional-level certification.Undertaking this challengingaccreditation was to demonstrate myknowledge of the PMBOK guidelines tothe market.This certificate superseded my CertifiedAssociate of Project Managementcertification.
  9. 9. PRINCE2 Practitioner APMG-InternationalCertified my project managementknowledge in the PRINCE2 methodologywith a professional-level certification.Undertaking this challengingaccreditation was to demonstrate myknowledge of the PRINCE2 methodologyto the market.This certificate superseded my PRINCE2Foundation certificate.
  10. 10. Diploma of Project Management Australian Institute of ManagementThis diploma studied the use of projectmanagement in the workplace with thePMBOK guidelines. The diplomaincluded:• A fundamentals course and advanced course.• Practical workplace exercises.• Final course to demonstrate our project and lessons learnt.• Project portfolio assessed by the Australian Institute of Project Management.
  11. 11. Middle Management Leadership Development Programme The Learning EdgeThis program educated Australian PublicServants in the theory and practical useof leadership in the workplace. Providedto APS6 and EL1, the program included:• A week course studying modern day management and leadership skills, with practical group exercises and team challenges.• Several follow-up sessions with practical use of leadership and management in the workplace.• Final assessment reviewing individual success.
  12. 12. Diploma of Business Programming Interim Technology Training InstituteThis diploma studied the use ofInformation Technology (IT) andpractical programming skills for thebusiness environment. My major was inVisual Basic and Access databasedevelopment. Other programminglanguages included:• C• COBOL• Java• Pascal
  13. 13. SEO Certified Professional SEOCertification.orgStudying best practices in Search EngineOptimization (SEO) to better designwebsites, market products and services, andprovide SEO consultancy services online andoffline. These best practices includes:• On Page Optimization Factors• Off Page Optimization Factors• Site Readiness• Pay Per Click Campaigns• SEO Monitoring and Tuning• Marketing Strategies• Advanced SEO Techniques
  14. 14. Web Design Professional Certified Internet Web ProfessionalReturning to my roots of programmingwith studying a working knowledge in theareas of web design and e-commerce. Asan entrepreneur who wants to be able todevelop and manage my businessonline, my aim is to combine the WebDesign Professional, SEO CertifiedProfessional, and project managementaccreditation to deliver a professional andcomprehensive approach to web designand development. The Web DesignProfessional consists of two specialistcertifications and one professionalcertification. These include:• CIW Web Design Specialist• CIW E-Commerce Specialist• CIW Web Design Professional
  15. 15. Bachelor of Arts (Internet Studies) Curtin University of Technology via. Open Universities AustraliaThis degree studied the humandimension of the Internet with howpeople networked and interconnectedonline. It focused on the socialnetworking online and social mediaincluding web-based and mobiletechnologies used to turncommunication into interactivedialogues. I withdrew from this degreein the second year because although Ireceived high grades, these studiesdidn’t align with my IT projectmanagement career in the AustralianGovernment.
  16. 16. ExperiencePrincipal Consultant Project/Change CoordinatorP3Group DEEWRProject Specialist Project Manager, AssistantTelstra DEWRImplementation Specialist Project Support OfficerQPS DOFAProject Manager, Assistant Project Manager, JuniorCrimTrac ALGAProject Scheduler Prior experience…DMO
  17. 17. Principal Consultant P3GroupAfter passing my PMP exam in January 2010, I Jul. 2010 –started brainstorming ideas to better deliver Currentproject management products, services, andsolutions. However, I didn’t want to stop with Northproject management. As my career progresses Lakes, Australiainto program management and portfoliomanagement, I’ll progress my business into these View websitemanagements. Hence the P3 acronym –Project, Program, and Portfolio Management. Inaddition to these knowledge areas, I’m focusingon providing consultancy services to the Brisbanemarket and freelancing online, including:• Web designing and development• SEO professional consultancy services
  18. 18. Principal Consultant P3GroupKnowledge/Skill Requirements • SEO knowledge Jul. 2010 –• Project management • Web design and Current knowledge development knowledge North Lakes,• PMBOK guidelines IT Environment knowledge Australia • Microsoft Windows 7• PRINCE2 methodology View website knowledge • Microsoft Office 2010• Australian taxation laws • Microsoft Project 2010• Business planning and • Microsoft Visio 2010 administration • Adobe Photoshop CS2• ITIL v3 knowledge • Serif WebPlus X5• KM knowledge
  19. 19. Project Specialist TelstraThe Australian Government’s decision to deliver Jul. 2011 –the first national wholesale-only, open access Oct. 2011broadband network to all Australians requiresthe provisioning of existing telecommunication Brisbane, Austnetworks, including the major provider, Telstra. raliaNBN Co. required Telstra to provide data on theTelstra telecommunication network. This in Private sectorturn provided NBN Co. the necessary IT projectinformation to plan their program schedules View websiteand coordinate with Telstra the upgrade andcutover of Telstra sites to NBN Co. over thecoming years.
  20. 20. Project Specialist TelstraReporting to the National Project Manager, I supported Jul. 2011 –the coordination of the Regional Coordinators and Oct. 2011Project Managers in delivering the requirementsrequested by NBN Co. that was the fundamentals ofplanning the NBN project between Telstra and NBN Co. Brisbane, AustMy duties included: ralia• Providing project management support to the Private sector National Project Manager in coordinating the IT project program of work. View website• Harvesting and quality assuring the requested data and documentation for NBN Co., including estimates.• Analysing data and coordinating issue resolutions.• Managing the software developers to create an Oracle database to store harvested data.
  21. 21. Project Specialist TelstraKnowledge/Skill Requirements • NBN requirements Jul. 2011 – knowledge• Project management Oct. 2011 knowledge • System Development Lifecycle knowledge Brisbane,• Agile project management knowledge IT Environment Australia• Leadership and • Microsoft Windows XP Private sector management skills IT project • Microsoft Office 2007• Excellent verbal communication skills • Microsoft Project 2007 View website• Telecommunication • Microsoft SharePoint network and 2007 infrastructure knowledge • Oracle APEX v3.1• Telstra network knowledge • Telstra systems (e.g. IPAC, PBR)
  22. 22. Implementation Specialist Queensland Police ServiceQueensland Government appointed the QPS to Jul. 2009 –lead a joint program in networking three May 2010agencies onto the one virtualized network.Queensland Police Service, Queensland Brisbane, AustCorrective Services, and Department of Justice raliaand Attorney-General switched to the PublicSafety Network (PSN) during 2009 / 2010 with Qld stateupgrading the network infrastructure over 700 government ITsites across the state and the 3 data centres in projectBrisbane. During 2010 / 2011, the Department of View websiteEmergency Services was added to the PSN.
  23. 23. Implementation Specialist Queensland Police ServiceReporting to the Technical Change Coordination Team Leader, I coordinated the rolloutof new infrastructure that upgraded and merged the QPS, Queensland Corrective Jul. 2009 –Services, and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General onto the PSN. May 2010This role required a technical background because I was made available to severalproject managers and network designers that assigned me to a variety ofjobs, including: Brisbane, Aust ralia• Coordinating the delivery and setup of network infrastructure hardware delivery and setup to client sites. Qld state• Quality assuring vendor performance to the PSN standards. government IT• Auditing legacy networks at client sites. project• Documenting audits into Visio diagrams. View website• Diagramming data centre rack layouts.• Installing hardware into data centres and client sites.• Testing installed hardware on-site and remotely.
  24. 24. Implementation Specialist Queensland Police ServiceKnowledge/Skill Requirements • Technical and non- Jul. 2009 – technical problem solving• Project management skills May 2010 knowledge IT Environment Brisbane, Aust• PMBOK guidelines knowledge • Microsoft Windows XP ralia• PRINCE2 methodology • Microsoft Office 2003 Qld state knowledge government IT • Microsoft Project 2003• Network and data center project infrastructure knowledge • Microsoft Visio 2003 View website• Excellent verbal and • Primavera written communication skills • HP Quality Center• Excellent customer • Network and data center service skills infrastructure
  25. 25. Project Manager, Assistant CrimTracCrimTrac is the data broker for the state and May 2008 –federal law enforcement agencies across the Apr. 2009nation. CrimTrac’s services to their clientsincreased sufficiently between 2004 – 2006 that Canberra, Austa business need for improved data centre raliafacilities were requested by the CrimTrac Boardof Management. After a market analysis during Federal2007, CrimTrac proceeded with a new data government ITcentre solution in 2008 with refitting their projectexisting data centre as the secondary / service $10 millioncontinuity site. Once delivered in 2009, the new budgetCrimTrac services were made available. View website
  26. 26. Project Manager, Assistant CrimTracReporting to the ITSC Program Manager, I assisted in project managing May 2008 –the setup of a new primary data centre and refitting the existing datacentre as the new secondary to support the increasing IT demands of Apr. 2009the state and federal law enforcement agencies. My duties included: Canberra, Aust• Managing a PRINCE2 project in a matured PRINCE2 maturity model. ralia• Preparing all PRINCE2 documentation for the ITSC Program Federal Manager. government IT• Preparing monthly highlight reports to the ITSC Project Board project and quarterly reports to the CrimTrac Board of Management.• Business requirements gathering and documenting. $10 million budget• Preparing tenders to market for a Request for Quote to survey the market and a Request for Tender to provision vendor services. View website• Built and administrated the project SharePoint portal.
  27. 27. Project Manager, Assistant CrimTracKnowledge/Skill Requirements skills, including agenda May 2008 – and minutes• Project management Apr. 2009 knowledge IT Environment Canberra, Aust• PRINCE2 methodology • Microsoft Windows XP knowledge ralia • Microsoft Office 2007• Leadership and Federal management skills • Microsoft Project 2007 government IT• Network and data center project • Microsoft SharePoint infrastructure knowledge 2007 $10 million• Excellent verbal and • Microsoft Visio 2007 budget written communication skills • Principal Toolbox View website• Stakeholder engagement • Network and data center and management skills infrastructure
  28. 28. Project Scheduler Defence Material OrganisationDMO IT division has Open Plan Professional Feb. 2008 –(OPP) as their Project Management Apr. 2008Information System. Project schedules weremanaged in OPP by the Project Scheduler Canberra, Austwhom engaged the project teams to quality raliaassure data accuracy and timesheetsubmissions were done. The integration of OPP Defence ITprovided DMO with better reporting projectscapabilities to the senior executive and Defence View websitepersonnel.
  29. 29. Project Scheduler Defence Material OrganisationMy duty as Project Scheduler was to Feb. 2008 –administrate the project schedules across the IT Apr. 2008division of DMO and report the resource usageto the Chief Information Officer and senior IT Canberra, Austexecutives. This included: ralia• Quality assuring and updating the project Defence IT schedule in OPP. projects• Ensuring weekly timesheets were submitted into OPP. View website• Preparing performance reports for the CIO and senior IT executives.• Raising and monitoring issues and risks associated with project schedules.
  30. 30. Project Scheduler Defence Material OrganisationKnowledge/Skill Requirements IT Environment Feb. 2008 –• Project management • Microsoft Windows 2000 Apr. 2008 knowledge • Microsoft Office 2000 Canberra, Aust• Excellent verbal and written communication ralia • OPP skills Defence IT• Stakeholder engagement projects and management skills• OPP administration View website knowledge
  31. 31. Project/Change Coordinator Department of Education, Employment, & Workplace RelationsDEEWR’s IT Services Group (ITSG) integrated Nov. 2006 –the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) as their set of Jan. 2008practices for IT Service Management (ITSM).ITSG required a Project/Change Coordinator to Canberra,build awareness of the ITIL maturity model and Australiathe ITSM’s need for all projects to submit theirrequest for changes be submitted in advance to Federalthe requested change window. This built government ITawareness at the Change Advisory Board projectsmeetings through the Forward Schedule of $1.5 millionChange and ensured resources were made budgetavailable across the ITSG. View website
  32. 32. Project/Change Coordinator Department of Education, Employment, & Workplace RelationsMy duty as the Project/Change Coordinator was to build the Nov. 2006 –awareness of the ITIL environment to the IT project Jan. 2008managers across DEEWR and support their project needs insubmitting change requests. This included: Canberra, Aust• Chairing an open change forum to the IT project ralia managers and ITIL team leaders. Federal• Preparing the Forward Schedule of Change for the government IT Change Advisory Board (CAB). projects• Advisor to the CAB on new and upcoming change requests. $1.5 million budget• Analysing project requirements and preparing change requests in InfraEnterprise. View website• Reviewing production system checklists in the CMDB.
  33. 33. Project/Change Coordinator Department of Education, Employment, & Workplace RelationsKnowledge/Skill Requirements and management skills Nov. 2006 –• Project management • PMO knowledge Jan. 2008 knowledge IT Environment Canberra, Aust• PMBOK guidelines knowledge ralia • Microsoft Windows XP• Leadership and • Microsoft Office 2003 Federal management skills government IT • Microsoft Project 2003 projects• Excellent verbal and written communication • Microsoft Visio 2003 skills $1.5 million • Microsoft SharePoint budget• Business requirements 2003 gathering and documentation • InfraEnterprise v7 and v8 View website• ITIL v2 and v3 knowledge
  34. 34. Project Manager, Assistant Department of Employment & Workplace RelationsContact Centre Management System (CCMS) Feb. 2006 –project delivered the customer management Oct. 2006system and IT service management tool for thedepartment, Workplace Authority, and Canberra,Workplace Ombudsman to support the Work AustraliaChoices legislation. DEWR in partnership withInfra Corporation, delivered InfraEnterprise Federalversion 7 to the department and agencies as government ITpart of phase one. The next phase delivered projectsupgrading the CCMS to InfraEnterprise version $20 million8 and maturing the ITIL model to version 3. budget View website
  35. 35. Project Manager, Assistant Department of Employment & Workplace RelationsReporting to the CCMS Project Director, I assisted in the coordination of theproject teams, business analyst consultants, and vendor to deliver two contact Feb. 2006 –centres and upgrade the DEWR IT Service Management tool to InfraEnterprise Oct. 2006v8. My duties included:• Preparing project documentation in a PMBOK environment. Canberra, Aust ralia• Preparing monthly performance reports for the CCMS Project Director.• Liaising project progress with the Project Management Office (PMO) and Federal attending the PMO Forums. government IT• Business requirements gathering and documenting with the business projects analysts consultants.• Preparing change requests in InfraEnterprise. $20 million budget• Representing the project at the CAB meetings.• Secretary to the project Change Control Board. View website• Built and administrated the project SharePoint portal.
  36. 36. Project Manager, Assistant Department of Employment & Workplace RelationsKnowledge/Skill Requirements • Secretary duties Feb. 2006 – skills, including agenda• Project management and minutes Oct. 2006 knowledge • Work Choices knowledge Canberra, Aust• PMBOK guidelines knowledge IT Environment ralia• Leadership and • Microsoft Windows XP Federal management skills government IT • Microsoft Office 2003• Excellence verbal and projects written communication • Microsoft Project 2003 skills $20 million • Microsoft Visio 2003 budget• Business requirements gathering and • Microsoft SharePoint documentation skills 2003 View website• ITIL v2 and v3 knowledge • InfraEnterprise v7 and v8
  37. 37. Project Support Officer Department of Finance & AdministrationFinance’s Budget Estimates and Framework May 2005 –Review (BEFR) program key deliverable was Jan. 2006the replacement of the legacy AccrualInformation Management System (AIMS) with Canberra,the Central Budget Management System Australia(CBMS). Finance in partnership with IBMdelivered the CBMS across the Australian FederalGovernment departments and agencies with government ITupgrading the on-site Finance desktops, CBMS projectremote accessing software, and delivering a View websitecontact centre to support the finance staffacross the Australian Public Service.
  38. 38. Project Support Officer Department of Finance & AdministrationReporting to the BEFR Project Manager, I assisted the project teams indelivering the Central Budget Management System (CBMS) to the Australian May 2005 –Government. I was assigned to a variety of jobs, including: Jan. 2006• System testing new models for the CBMS. Canberra, Aust• Patch releasing to Federal Government clients. ralia• Installing CBMS software onto Federal Government computers at client sites. Federal government IT• Resolving connectivity issues at client sites. project• Preparing training schedules and materials. View website• Training public servants in CBMS.• Setting up the CBMS Contact Centre.• Assigning CBMS user access in Active Directory.
  39. 39. Project Support Officer Department of Finance & AdministrationKnowledge/Skill Requirements • System testing skills May 2005 –• Project management IT Environment Jan. 2006 knowledge • Microsoft Windows XP Canberra, Aust• Excellent verbal and written communication ralia • Microsoft Office 2003 skills • Microsoft Project 2003 Federal• Excellent customer government IT service skills • Microsoft Visio 2003 project• Technical and non- • Microsoft Windows technical problem solving Server 2003 Active View website skills Directory• Training skills • Access database• In-depth CBMS and AIMS • CBMS and AIMS knowledge
  40. 40. Project Manager, Junior Australian Local Government AssociationALGA’s Online Services team managed the Local Sept. 2003 –Government Interoperability Framework (LGIF) Apr. 2005program that consisted of 16 sub-projects toassist council IT managers in mitigating their Canberra, AustICT expenditures and assist in developing their raliaknowledge in modern ICT technologies. Theprimary deliverable was the LGConnect website Localthat published the project outcomes. This government ITwebsite is now decommissioned, however projectsALGA has retained the important information $4.4 millionfor local government on the ALGA website : budget Policy and Research / Information View website Technology
  41. 41. Project Manager, Junior Australian Local Government AssociationReporting to the LGIF Project Director, I assisted in managing the 16 Sept. 2003 –sub-projects in the LGIF that delivered tools and techniques for localgovernment to mitigate IT costs and improve awareness of online Apr. 2005technologies. I was assigned to a variety of jobs, including: Canberra, Aust• Coordinating the software developers in creating an open source content management system. ralia• Coordinating the software developers in creating a web spider Local to harvest and index local government websites. government IT• Developed the Connecting Local Government (LGConnect) projects website. $4.4 million• Publishing project outcomes onto the LGConnect website. budget• Quality assured vendor’s deliverables to the business requirements and contractual agreements. View website
  42. 42. Project Manager, Junior Australian Local Government AssociationKnowledge/Skill Requirements • Australian Government Sept. 2003 – domain name policy• Project management knowledge Apr. 2005 knowledge IT Environment Canberra, Aust• PMBOK guidelines knowledge • Microsoft Windows XP ralia• Leadership and • Microsoft Office 2003 Local management skills government IT • Microsoft Project 2003• Excellent verbal and projects written communication • Microsoft Visio 2003 skills $4.4 million • Linux, Apache, MySQL, budget• Open source knowledge and PHP (LAMP)• Web design and XML • MetaNode View website technology knowledge
  43. 43. Prior experience… Helpdesk Manager, Telstra Project Support Officer, HPA Project Support Officer, CSC Project Support Officer, Outsource Australia Intranet Developer, DigiPlus Project Support Officer, InTACTView my LinkedIn profile for more information on the above positions.
  44. 44. Contact mePostal Address Email Address & URL PO Box 971 North Lakes QLD 4509 www.aaronkbradford.comPhone Number Instant Messenger 0402 962 269 (Google Talk) akbradford (Skype)