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Aurecon Case Study

Aurecon, a global engineering and advisory consulting firm has a client-centric business model that gives them the agility to deliver a full range of services globally. With multi-disciplinary major projects being delivered across the globe, Aurecon’s aim is to empower its team to connect across economies, businesses and communities. However with hundreds of projects underway across the globe, with a myriad of tools at play, the time taken to gain a view of project delivery performance was inefficient. It was also challenging to know which projects were going well, and which might need additional attention or resources in order to deliver on time and within budget. Aurecon chose to implement a pilot of Sensei’s Jumpstart Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution (predecessor to Empower PPM). And after an initial pilot proved Jumpstart’s potential for transforming the way project leaders work, the solution rolled out to some 450 users in regions including Africa, the Middle East and Australasia. By improving a fundamental aspect of its business – project management – Aurecon is transforming how it does business today in order to compete tomorrow. Aurecon has now boosted its ability to track, analyse and amend-on-the-go its various projects across the globe.

Swinburne Uni Case Study

Swinburne University of Technology is an Australian public university based in Melbourne, Victoria and it has a student roll of more than 23,000. The IT department serving Swinburne runs multiple projects in its efforts to provide employees and students with the services required for their daily activities, those projects range from large implementations down to smaller initiatives. Project data was difficult to get hold of, it was hard to see where any given project was. With a constant portfolio of multiple projects running at any given time, the distinct lack of coordination and efficiency demanded a better way if Swinburne was to be sure of getting the best results from every initiative.

Backed by the support of Sensei Project Solutions (Sensei), Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology has introduced a structured way of handling its projects in the information technology department using Microsoft Project Online. Over the course of five years, Swinburne has matured its project management capability, so it achieves optimal results across multiple concurrent initiatives and has more recently introduced Sensei’s Reporting Hub for greater insights and control across all projects.

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Fujitsu Case Study

Fujitsu is the world’s fifth-largest IT services provider. The Oceania division of Fujitsu, a $4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) company wanted to consolidate several multi-national groups using various systems including CA Clarity and Excel, move everything to the cloud, and integrate with SAP — all in a few months because their Clarity licenses were soon up for renewal. Fujitsu’s immediate challenge was threefold; decommissioning two on premise legacy systems; Australia’s CA PPM Clarity version 13.3 that was long out of support and New Zealand’s Project Server 2010 and freeing its people and data from ‘Excel Hell’.

The company decided to unify their systems, teams and regions with Sensei’s Jumpstart Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution (predecessor to Empower PPM). The integration with SAP would be accomplished with the Sensei Integration Hub™. Hosted in Microsoft Azure, it would allow Fujitsu to move data in and out of Microsoft PPM for integration with SAP so they automatically sync and continuously communicate with one another in real-time. This case study delves into the challenges Fujitsu faced, why they made the switch to Microsoft PPM and the instant benefits they experienced as a result.

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Melbourne Water Case Study

Melbourne Water Corporation is responsible for providing affordable, world-class drinking water and safe sewage treatment for millions of Melbournians. Melbourne Water is the caretaker of river health for 8,400 kilometers of waterway in the Port Phillip and Western port region and manages a capital investment program exceeding $2.5 billion in any given five-year period.

As water demand and environmental complexity increase, so do the number of projects and employees—and Melbourne Water found itself in a difficult position, Melbourne Water wasn’t able to predict portfolio underspend until it was too late to react. Since the company began using Microsoft PPM, increased portfolio visibility has enabled Melbourne Water to utilise funds more effectively and enhance life and liveability for the community of Melbourne.

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These awards confirm our laser focus and innovative thinking on portfolio, programs, projects and work management solutions. We’re constantly motivated by excellence, seeking continual improvement every day.

"The experts at Sensei have helped us to centralise, standardise, and create resource visibility to all of our IT initiatives. Sensei provided the training expertise to allow us to quickly grow our understanding and use of project and portfolio management. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND this product and team.”

Mr John Caldwell Richport Shipping

“Historically, a lot of our project management information was held in disparate tools and systems across the organisation. Sensei helped us sweep all those data sources into one space and through that we gained greater efficiency in terms of being able to access and report on that data.”

Dan Butcher Corporate Portfolio Manager at SA Power Networks

“The experts at Sensei offer a practical approach to Microsoft Project training.”

John Stream Assistant Vice President, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union

"The Customer Care team at Sensei are responsive to our requests for assistance, rapidly fixing issues that arise so we can get on with what we do best. Our team love that they can call Sensei Customer Care up and speak to Aussie-based experts, get helpful guides and materials and schedule in person innovation updates."

Monica Geraghty Project Management Lead at Life Without Barriers

"The experts at Sensei have helped us to centralise, standardise, and create resource visibility to all of our IT initiatives. Sensei provided the training expertise to allow us to quickly grow our understanding and use of project and portfolio management. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND this product and team.”

Michael K. Ayres Information Systems PMO Director, Mountain States Health Alliance, Inc

Stats

More for your money: cost savings and benefits of implementing Microsoft PPM Forrester TEI study reveals Microsoft Project Online delivers $8,359,959 in total benefits
75 %

Increased Strategic
Alignment

301 %

Return on
Investment

67 %

Reduced Portfolio
Budget Size

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