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Joseph Smith

Switzerland

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Member since December 23, 2013


  • Our Peoples Individual resumes range as follows:

    Summary:

    • Banner Consulting, Direct Management, Project Management, Advisory Consulting, Technical and Functional services from 4-12 years. Multi-product capabilities severing large to small higher education clients.

    Banner Consulting Experience:

    • Project management, advisory consulting for university systems, multi-year/site projects.
    • Project management for multi-product implementations for single site clients.
    • Lead consulting and implementation roles for all sizes of projects (by system module)
    • Production consulting and on-going support of production systems (all system suites)

    SCT/Sungard/Ellucian Experience:

    • Former SCT/Sungard/Ellucian consultants
    • Former SCT/Sungard/Ellucian senior management
    • Former SCT/Sungard/Ellucian clients

    Other Related Industry Experience:

    • Big Five management and consulting experience
    • Competitive ERP product experience (consulting and management)

    Higher Education Staff Experience:

    • Managerial
    • Administrative
    • Technical

    Visit our website at Abney Ramsay Associates

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  • Article Source

    Traditional management models stress the development of detailed project plans and the rigorous observation of disciplined models. Developed by engineering and manufacturing organisations they assume workflows with controlled variables and fixed inputs, in short they assume that you are managing machines, not human beings.

    Any experienced manager knows that you can follow the Gant Chart and spreadsheet every element to the finest degree, but the human factor will always be the element which bites back.

    Failure to effectively engage with people management repeatedly causes projects to underperform, miss targets and fail, leaving managers who adhered to the traditional management models confused and frustrated. But effective people management actually relies on only five key skills, the Five ‘C’s:

    Create

    Build a team which is fit for purpose. Don’t try to use the wrong tool for the job and then complain that the hammer won’t make the screw work! This involves making the correct decisions on three elements.

    The first is recruitment, the fundamental basis of the success of any business. If the right people aren’t coming into an organisation how can you expect the results to be successful? Hire the best people, hire the right people.

    The second element is training. It is vital that you give people the skills they need to do a good job. If you have people who aren’t quite right, develop them. They will not only be better suited and more productive, t...

  • Define A Define B

    Implement only establishes a framework for operations.

    Does A=B

    We have developed extended analysis and reconciliation processes that go beyond delivered solutions

    A=B

    Ensuring the accurate compliance to system standards is fundamental in the assumption that information is accurately reported.

    Abney, Ramsay & Associates, Inc

    Who Checked A=B?

    We assist in implementing defined process and management procedures to ensure on-going compliance to standards.

  • Abney, Ramsay & Associates, Inc ARAA Group Inc

    Community, Communication Design

    Innovation

    Innovating processes, management and methods.

    Economy

    Economizing through methods, technology, and direct cost with practical measurable applications.

    Results

    Results in business process and process management improvement, through proven technologies and sustainable methods.

    ARAA Group Inc

    We are an independent consulting firm specializing in the support of Higher Education business processes through Ellucian's Banner™ suite of administrative systems.

    Our solutions are based on our collective best practice experience supporting the Banner systems over 14 years. We have deployed our solutions across the full Banner™ client spectrum using a variety of technologies and tools developed and integrated over the years to achieve the clients objectives with sustainable and measurable results.