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Opcomm successful on Defence DMOSS Panel
27 October 2005
Opcomm has been successful in its application for admission to the DMOSS panel in the "Communications Engineering RFT/Tactical" category

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AIPM Project Management Award
31 August 2005
ACT Emergency Services Authority wins the AIPM PMAA2005 Community Benefit Award for the trunked radio project, managed by Opcomm

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Awards
1 June 2005
National Quality and Productivity Award

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Project Management Services

Project Management

An Opcomm consultant was selected as the Project Manager of the Emergency Services Situational Awareness project (Firelink ). The role included liaison with the supplier, ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT State Emergency Services to assist in the articulation of their operational requirements and to ensure that the project is able to meet those requirements. Our consultant was responsible for the creation, specification and conduct of system acceptance testing in accordance with endorsed system test plans and system engineering best practises. He was also responsible for budget management, contract changes, creation and dissemination of project reports in accordance with accepted Project Management Methodologies and the successful integration with existing critical dependant projects 

Project Management

An Opcomm consultant was selected as the Project Manager for a critical component of one of the largest Network Operating Centres in Australia. Our consultant was selected by Department of Defence to oversee the co-location and integration of several disparate entities from stove-piped organisations and propose and manage their successful transition to the new facility. This role included some conflict resolution and mediation between the construction contractor and the end users. Our consultant successfully achieved practical and agreed outcomes for all parties.  

Project Management

An Opcomm consultant was selected as the Project Manager and lead consultant in a research and analysis project aimed at identifying a suitable air data cryptographic device for rotary wing aircraft. This project involved identification of key stakeholders, capturing acceptability requirements, conflict resolution and consideration of suitable options. Following exhaustive research, interaction with major foreign companies and analysis of options, a viable solution was recommended that resulted in a win for an Australian owned company and cost savings to Defence of over $2 million. 

Project Management

An Opcomm consultant was responsible for providing specialist RAAF advice to managers on major logistics-related projects.  Our consultant conducted an independent visit to a number of overseas countries as a representative of the Australian Defence Force to examine the viability of introducing a tri-service supply system into diplomatic missions in Europe, the UK and USA. This visit involved presentations to several high-level foreign government representatives and to numerous commercial, diplomatic and military staff.

Project Management

As manager of Warehouse Technology Introduction, an Opcomm consultant represented the ADF during the design, development, testing and implementation of a system to provide barcoding support and Portable Data Terminals to the Department of Defence.

Project Management

As Project Manager of Project AUTOSUB, an Opcomm consultant managed the software development, funds approval, hardware acquisition and implementation of a system to automate the replenishment of consumable spares stores across the Royal Australian Air Force’s aircraft maintenance sites. For this project, our consultant won the 1992 Defence Productivity and Quality award.

Project Management

As Technical Manager for Electronic Purchasing by Units (EPU), an Opcomm consultant managed the development and introduction of a system to provide electronic cataloguing of routine consumable items and electronic order transfer from Defence units directly to commercial suppliers. For this project, our consultant was awarded a Service Commendation.

Project Management

As designer of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) clothing store system, an Opcomm consultant introduced bar coding and Point of Sale technology to the ADFA initial kitting process for Officer induction.  For this project, our consultant was awarded a Service Commendation.

Project Management

An Opcomm consultant was chosen to lead the development and improvement of a large communications organisation.   Appointed as the Senior Engineering manager, our consultant was responsible for the engineering management, including budget definition, of the maintenance of the Air Force’s largest and most diverse inventory of communications and information systems including radio systems, radar, aircraft navigational aids, satellite systems, mobile information systems, tactical vehicles and power systems. The role demanded the leadership, management and career development of 100 staff including junior officers, Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCO) and airmen.  

Project Management

Opcomm consultants were engaged to support and manage varied projects throughout the service within the ESA IM&C3 program office.  The projects involved high-profile radio network installations for the services, and GPS tracking and communications through Firelink.  Opcomm consultants were involved in training all services, including DUS, ACTAS, ACTFB, ACTRFS, ACTSES, and ESA staff in the use of the communications equipment.  Opcomm developed continual training capabilities through the use of on-line training applications for all services that can be maintained and driven through the ESA to provide added community protection for the ACT. 

Project Management

At DoTARS, an Opcomm consultant undertook project management and business analysis roles over a variety of projects.  The projects involved the following:

         Preparation of a brief.

         Documentation and preparation of process and data models

         Writing a project initiation document.

         Cost estimating the project.

         The analysis and documentation of requirements.

         The project management of the development.

         Maintaining Project Plans and Schedules

         Testing and implementing the solution.

         Reporting to the executive, at times organising for exception reports and meetings.

         Delivery of work packages, and end stage reporting.

Project Management

An Opcomm consultant managed and contributed to the work of a team of system testers that was responsible for UAT and unit testing of the EXDOC Meat Export system. 

Project Management

HealthInsite is a national Internet portal, designed to provide Australians with quality-assured, reliable, up-to-date health information that is easy to access. It was, at the time, the largest, most diverse and most comprehensive internet portal project ever attempted by the Commonwealth government.  The Commonwealth Health Minister, Dr Michael Wooldridge, launched this site in April 2000. An Opcomm consultant acted as project manager for the development and implementation of this high profile site, located at http://www.healthinsite.gov.au. Our consultant also undertook strategic planning for the development of the site, examined and documented operational options for the future and ensured a smooth transition to internal management of the operation.

Project Management

An Opcomm consultant undertook several web development analyses and provided project management services and specialist advice to the Web and Electronic Business Section.

 

 
 
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