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Stuart Aitken
IT Project Management Consultancy Services

Self-Employed

January 2015 – December 2016

Following an extended period of leave after redundancy from BT at the end of June 2014, I entered into self-employment providing IT services to individuals and small businesses whilst continuing my personal and professional development. Following careful consideration, I have reached a decision to focus exclusively on the challenges and satisfaction that project management opportunities offer.

  • Provided desktop, laptop and mobile troubleshooting, configuration and repair services
  • Provided broadband and wi-fi troubleshooting and configuration services
  • Developed technical skills to provide web site development services for small businesses
  • Developed computer programming skills and published a guide at http://www.harbour-guide.com
  • Project managed the renovation of a property and act as agent for the Australian based landlord
  • Learnt investment skills to manage 6 share portfolios achieving annual returns exceeding 20%

BT plc - Senior Project Manager

May 2004 – June 2014

As a permanent Senior Project Manager, I was deployed in customer facing roles in the BT Global Services, Openreach and BT Innovate and Design lines of business. I was responsible for supporting pre-contract negotiation and preparation and for then leading end-to-end delivery of projects from initiation to closure, following handover to in-life support, for a diverse range of BT customers. I frequently managed multiple simultaneous delivery projects to different customers and was line or matrix line manager of specialist teams of various sizes and capabilities.

BT Roles and Key Achievements


Senior Project Manager - The BT and City of Edinburgh City Council Partnership

October 2013 – June 2014

I was responsible for managing multiple BT Global Services suppliers delivering complex and challenging requirements to the City of Edinburgh Council. As senior project manager, I was also responsible for leading, supporting and mentoring junior project managers leading smaller projects.

  • Successfully led a complex systems integration project comprising 8 component solutions from different suppliers to deliver the councils’ public facing ICT & Digital Transformation platform
  • Employed Agile techniques to deliver a scalable, robust Microsoft Lync collaboration platform for 7000 new users, including Lync client rollout to over 5000 machines, completed  within 6 weeks
  • Planned, recovered and completed a “distressed” project to deliver a new computer aided facilities management (CAFM) solution to Council stakeholders, partners and service suppliers
  • Successfully delivered a scalable, robust Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform based on the Airwatch product and completed migration and enrolment of over 1300 mobile devices

Further details of career history to be uploaded.

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