Duncan qualified in 1987 as a civil engineer, and in 1994 as a project manager. He spent 9 years in the construction industry in various parts of Africa working on projects ranging from high rise buildings to bridges. He worked for Grinaker Construction – an international construction company – and during this period he was promoted from site engineer to branch manager, ultimately being responsible for up to 15 projects at a time.
He has spent the last 11 years training and consulting on Project Management, Project Server and SharePoint Server to many companies; assisting companies to define and streamline their internal project management processes and then setting up project management systems to manage these processes.
Duncan believes that by combining consultancy with training he can present a more accurate view of how the products can be used by organizations to streamline processes.
Duncan has also presented seminars – on behalf of Microsoft Gold Partners – to business owners indicating how new technology can be used to make their businesses more streamlined, and how they can get the most out of the technology they have bought.
EPM and SharePoint projects
Below is an indication of some of the Project Server and SharePoint Server environments Duncan has worked on.
- BT DUBLIN – Project Server
A full design, installation, configuration and training roll-out; for a design department (50 people) within BT, with the option to expand across multiple departments in the future (up to 200) without having to do a complete reconfiguration.
All information needed for the project was gathered in discussion with managers in the company; and then summarized in a project document following the Microsoft Solutions Framework methodology.
- CDS Group
SharePoint and Project Server installation, customisation and training.
- Merthyr Tidfill College
SharePoint 2010\InfoPath consultancy, configuration and support.