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For up to date information on the availability of these or other Devon resources, or to learn more about Devon service offerings please call or email:

Heather McKendry at (613)567-2281

Project Managers

Project Manager (625RJ)

A certified Project Management Professional, this bilingual consultant has over thirty years of experience in the field of Information Technology. Since 1976, he has worked as systems consultant, account executive, human resources manager and project management consultant. This broad experience has given him a solid understanding of both the business and the technical nature of the IT business. His experience includes determining user requirements, leading teams of technical professionals, designing technical and business solutions, and implementing these solutions. Recently, he developed and operated a project management support office for a federal government client. He has also implemented project control environments for the SAP implementation at another major Crown project. He holds a PMP certification (PMI) and certification in Risk Management from the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI).

Project Manager (332OD)

This Senior Consultant provides management consulting services to project teams involved in the planning, procurement, implementation, and support of information technology and telecommunications solutions, including PBX and IVR/CTI technology. His management experience, industry knowledge, and ability to relate to and lead people, as well as his technical and project management knowledge, make him a valuable member of any team. As a senior Manager for a large IT systems integrator for many years, he was responsible for the implementation of many large projects and acted in an advisory capacity to project managers and implementation teams to ensure project management disciplines were adhered to. He also maintains an up-to-date knowledge of a broad range of Information Technology industry vendor offerings. He is a certified Instructor of High Performance Working Systems, Leadership Skills and Team Tools. He also is also ITIL certified with a foundation level certificate in service level management.

Trainer & Project Manager

Trainer & Project Manager (471LD)

This senior consultant brings over 30 years of experience in IT with a background in development, applications, systems' architecture and systems management. He holds certifications in Service Quality Management with both ITIL Foundation, and Practitioner level certificates in Service Level Management. Over the past 4 years he has been focussed on the development and delivery of ITIL Foundation Level training and Executive Seminars on the benefits of ITIL based IT Service Management delivery. This training and Executive Seminars have been delivered to over 300 participants in Federal Government Departments and several IT consulting firms as well as at several CIPS National Conferences. He is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Trainer with extensive knowledge of Windows NT, TCP/IP, Exchange and many utilities. His prior experience included extensive work managing a wide range of technical projects using Oracle, Cognos, SeeCommerce and other Internet based products. He also played a key role in the development of and N-Tier architecture and implemented a shared application development environment for a large federal government client.



Technology Architects

Technology Architect (440WA)

With 25+ years of experience in the IT industry, this senior resource has a comprehensive understanding of minicomputer and LAN technologies and their operating environments. Her primary focus has been within IBM-compatible mainframe computer and microcomputer environments. Her technical experience spans application development using traditional structured techniques, as well as prototyping, and object-oriented techniques. Her experience includes advising management on strategic uses of information processing technology, preparing mainframe organizations for transition to system networking environments, and addressing issues that are inherent with implementations of this type. Projects include an information-sharing initiative, public key infrastructure (PKI), electronic service delivery (ESD), and an overall information management system. As a Systems Engineer and Facilities Management Representative, she provided recommendations to technical support and operation management groups for service level and problem management systems. Her extensive knowledge and background in computer operations and application platforms, along with her ability to work effectively with users, engineers and management enable a well-rounded approach to the delivery of problem solutions for clients.

Technology Architect (357RM)

This senior consultant has 23+ years of IT experience within both the federal government and private sector. Areas of expertise include the evaluation, installation, configuration, maintenance, problem resolution, and performance tuning of third-party software products within multiple IT environments & platforms. He has provided day-to-day support to systems application support and field users. He makes recommendations to management regarding software products and business process re-engineering. In various roles as Security, Automation and Application Software Analyst he has worked on multi-disciplinary teams of 40+ resources, responsible for multiple platforms. Products included databases (DB2, IDMS), Storage (Tape, Dasd), Security (ACF2,TSS), WEB (USS, Websphere), Online (CICS), Operating System (Z/OS,OS390,MVS), Network (TCP/IP,SNA) and Application (Data Entry, CBT, CBR). He is ITIL certified with a foundation level certificate. In recent years he has been involved in several large-scale projects with project values in excess of $2M.

Technology Architect (485MC)

This consultant has over 12 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications fields, specializing in the support and engineering of complex routed and switched internetworks. His expertise and technical background includes expertise with Cisco Routers, Cisco Catalyst Switches, Bay Network Switches, Proteon Routers, Open-Route Routers, Gandalf Hubs, UB Hubs, 3Com Switches, 3Com Hubs, Plaintree Switches and CSU/DSUs. He has a comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of network protocols including, TCP/IP, SNMP, IPX, DECnet, OSPF, EIGRP, IGRP, OSPF, Ethernet and Fast Ethernet, Token Ring, VLANs, FDDI, VTP and STP. He is currently responsible for network standardization, optimization and installing a network management station using HP Openview, CiscoWorks 2000, Cisco Secure, TFTP server, Logging server, and Concord. He holds two Cicso certifications (CCNA & CCDA), along with various other Cisco and technical courses / certifications. Additionally, he is fluently bilingual in both official languages, and holds a valid security clearance at the SECRET level.

Technology Architect (290LB)

This Technology Architect has over 25 years of hands-on experience in data processing industry. He has been active in a variety of roles from that of developer / programmer, architect, communications specialist and technology analyst. He has worked in both systems applications support and has been required to provide documentation / technical writing as well as training and project management. He has extensive experience in Software Development, Production Printing, and Local and Wide Area Networking. He has participated in matrixed as well as hierarchical work relationships and can adapt his skills to complement others to ensure the success of a project. He has performed requirements analysis, developed technology strategies, and evaluated and implemented numerous technologies. In addition, he has extensive experience with MVS, UNIX, NT, OS/2, Windows, and MS-DOS platforms.



Network Architect

Network Architect (628HM)

This Senior Network Consultant has over 22 years of extensive LAN/WAN experience in Support, Design, Deployment, R&D testing, Network Conversion and Personnel Management. His diverse experiences with various multi-vendor technologies and platforms provide him with a very unique talent that is an asset to any organization. He has interfaced with Carrier and Private Operational and Network Engineering groups and has provided world-wide 3rd Level Product Support for both Voice and Data services. He has Managed Outsourced Network Operations and was responsible for delivering contractual Service Level Agreements (SLA). His leadership qualities acquired during military service enables him to promote teamwork and to achieve timely objectives.



Security Architect

Senior Security Architect (626RR)

This CISSP and CISM information security and privacy professional has over18 years of IT experience. Over the past 9 years he has demonstrated his expertise, technical knowledge and understanding of security architecture, infrastructure, networking, and security best practices with a focus on achieving business objectives. He has been responsible for Threat and Risk Assessment (TRA), Vulnerability Assessment (VA) and Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for various government and private companies. He is an exceptional communicator and has significant experience mentoring others and establishing productive relationships with team members and clients. He was awarded a prestigious award for Going the Extra Mile on NASA's Space Vision Program for his work in the 'IS Security and Management' area.



Business Analyst

Senior Business Analyst (446WJ)

This consultant has 20+ years of experience working with client organizations to manage the change associated with the introduction of IT. Her principal areas of activity are project management, business analysis and management consulting. She has extensive experience in developing the strategies and transition plans necessary to move towards an organization's goals. Working closely with the client, she analyses the strategic and operational issues in order to identify and manage potential impacts on the organization. Additionally, she is recognized for strong interpersonal and writing skills, and a practical approach to addressing clients' issues. She involves clients and users in the study or implementation process with the goal of ensuring a smooth turnover of knowledge and expertise. She works effectively with all levels of management and staff within an organization.



Quality Assurance Specialist / Tester

Team Leader / Senior Quality Assurance Specialist (629ES)

This fluently bilingual consultant has over 17 years of experience in the IT sector. Areas of expertise include Quality Control and Quality Assurance processes, Testing suite cycles, Unit-functional-regression and Acceptance testing, User requirement specifications and business flows, System analysis and Design, Training sessions and liaison with management. She has served on numerous projects in various government departments as well as in private sector organizations (National and International) as Project Manager, Project Leader, Quality Assurance Specialist and Senior System Analyst. Her project experience ranges from feasibility studies, planning, designing-integrating, testing, analysis to the implementation and post-implementation phases of nation-wide information systems. She has successfully managed several teams in large organizations and in matrixed organizations.



Technical Writer

Senior Technical Writer (106AH)

A Senior Technical Writer with over 16 years experience in the technical writing, publishing and business fields, this consultant has been involved in all aspects of the publishing and documentation management process, in various public sector departments as well as high technology firms (telecommunications, hardware and software). Her technical writing experience includes documentation, online documentation, web design and content, training, analysis, testing and project management. She has used RoboHelp, Framemaker, Clearcase, MS Project, Doc-to-Help amongst many other tools.



Project Administrator

Project Administrator - PAd (627MJ)

This Project Administrator / Administrative Assistant has over 17 years experience, of which over seven (7) have been in the IT industry as a Project Administrator / Scheduler. She completed the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation certificate in 2005. Over the course of her career, she has actively been involved in all aspects of office procedure and management including document management, scheduling, report planning and design, finance and coordinating administrative tasks, meetings and conference calls. As a Project Administrator, she has extensive experience in developing and maintaining Project Schedules current with the lifecycle of the project, in identifying and implementing procedures, administering budgets and providing support for Project Managers/Directors and team members. She is also involved in documentation configuration management and managing project libraries. Over the years, she has developed a solid understanding PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge), of business processes and of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), which has proven to be beneficial in supporting the Project Manager and managing the project / program office.

Project Administrator (340PS)

This Project Administrator and Business Analyst has over 15 years of experience in Business Analysis, Project Office Administration, Planning, Scheduling, and Management in IT, security and Telecommunications environments. Drawing on strong analytical and organizational skills, she works closely with management, technical personnel and end-users in the provision of office systems for the support of technical needs in the organization. Recently, working in a large, federal government department, she provided assistance in the management of various project control activities including finance, administration, facilities, scheduling, documentation management and many other activities. As the Change Manager on another project, she created and documented processes to manage project changes, tracked all Change Requests within the project, ensuring official processes were followed, providing guidance and reporting to senior management on change status. In the role of Scheduling Analyst, she has tracked, maintained and reported on integrated schedules of all activities within the Projects as well as, multiple schedules for different groups. She was responsible for facilitating project planning sessions and ensuring that all project plans follow similar structures and rules based on DMR-P methodologies, which follow the project management guidelines, set out in PMBOK. As Business Analyst she has been responsible for analyzing existing software applications and report on improvement and/or changes to these applications, creating background information and project documentation.



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our service offerings, please call Heather McKendry (613) 567-2281.

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