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​Experience Profile

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U.S. based, leading maker of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals. 

G-P LEAD (Leveraging Effective Application Development) was a Smithsonian Award nominated program ​designed to revolutionize the manner in which the company conceived and managed its IT Portfolio. The program consisted of the key areas listed below.

Application Component Library

​Managed as an internal product development company, the Application Component Library involved the architecture, design, development and marketing of a library of common software components.  The components provided objects used for security, data access, single sign-on, and provided standard wrappers for interfacing to the company's SAP and other systems.

Knowledge Base

Developed and marketed the use of a comprehensive library of a knowledgebase of software development tips, process/methodology guides, and related software development best practices.  Users can access and download the Application Components (above) through this knowledgebase.

​IT Transformation

​The G-P LEAD IT Transformational project conducted  workshops, lunch-and-learns, and conducted internal consulting engagements, to transition the company's 28 divisional IT groups to common, enterprise-wide set of processes, toolsets, and development standards.  The program dramatically reduced the overall costs of new application development and ongoing maintenance and support.