Mitacs Step – Empowering Ownership

Recently, a web-based system I designed, project managed and developed went live across Canada for both internal and external…

Mitacs Globalink Events Portal

The Step Registration System on the Drupal 6 platform was so successful that I was asked to create a…

GL Events Portal Quick Start Guide

As part of the change management process for my projects, I am still writing training and systems guides to…

Mitacs Step – Publishing system reports via Sharepoint

At Mitacs, we used Sharepoint, and an “sp.” site as a simple location for employees to find reporting data….

Agreeing on Enterprise Reporting Requirements

Mitacs continues to struggle with enterprise reporting. A custom-built system called Mitacs Online was problematic because it had been…

Agreeing on Database Integration Requirements

At Mitacs, there was poor communication and collaboration between departments implementing web solutions (namely, Communications, Programs and IT). Also,…

Communicating and driving cross-functional and organizational change at Mitacs

When I started at Mitacs, Programs was a new organizational division at Mitacs. Previously, there had been no distinction…

Putting PMO (program) best practices in place for Mitacs Programs

When I first started consulting to Mitacs, I carried out analysis, then prepared and presented a report to Sr….

Mitacs Programs – A structure for data capture of weekly reporting

Weekly reporting was largely qualitative and done in simple text email format within Mitacs Programs. This was causing problems…

Introducing Strategic Operational Planning For Mitacs Programs

Programs at Mitacs had only just started to conduct formal operational planning. Most of the program directors had never…