CONSUMERS ENERGY
(2nd Engagement)

Engaged to assist in the strategic planning,  program/project management – and course correction of multiple hi-profile technical (IT) initiatives/studies; collectively budgeted at $28M. All projects tasked with delivering upon their individual scope/vision  within the IT portfolio  while operating as prescribed by the clients governance body ( i.e. PMO, Financial Accounting Department and Leadership Committees).

Initiatives facilitated would include: 

(a)    (TaaS Study) Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Study: Commissioned and executed over a 3-month span to help identify a best practice CLOUD action - and creation of a blue print for execution via the delivery of a Strategy, Design and Execution Plan document.

(b)    (Private Cloud) Planning and build-out  of an IaaS Strategy and Environment – which would (i) automate the provisioning of servers via a self-service portal– (ii) facilitate the on-demand leasing of fully

        provisioned and patched Virtual Machines (VM’s) – and(iii) the leveraging of change, chargeback and capacity management reporting– (to name a few activities).

(c)    (Vblock / Converge Infrastructure)  - The planning, building and rollout – of a new infrastructure platform to facilitate the Private Cloud initiative – while [also] migrating Call Center and SharePoint operations

(d)   (Service Now) – the decommissioning of Service Manager 7 – and Rollout of Service Now


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