Project Management Experience
Berka Solutions has over 25 years of project management experience. Our MD is a member of the PMI, a certified PMP professional and a lecturer for Educate 360. We offer expert project management services in delivering bespoke solutions that meet our client's project management needs, both in terms of program governance and direct project management labour.
From Project planning to execution and monitoring our team ensures that your project is delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest standards.
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Mentioned below is a quick outline of some of the projects undertaken in that time.
Berka Solutions project management capability is based on a combination of strong process methodology and communications.
Understanding the needs of the client and stakeholders is critical in ensuring the project delivers the right outcomes to benefit your business.
Projects We Delivered
This Project was a partnership approach structured as an Operational Excellence Program of a Manufacturing Organization and focused on the continuous improvement of strategic business processes and procedures
The objectives of the program was as follows:
1. Implementation of the cultural and behavioral improvement programs which include every employee, including focused workshops, vision definition, productivity enhancements, A3 projects, and town hall events.
2. Enhancing efficiency and productivity through setting up and deploying smart goals and objectives for each individual, restructuring the management organization, and enhancing the organizational communication process. This required in-depth development, workshops, and training as was part funded by the Irish Centre for Business Excellence Advanced Productivity SkillNet program.
3. Digitalization of client’s organization operational, manufacturing, and management performance processes and procedures through the introduction of two new Software as a Service Technology platforms part funded through the Enterprise Ireland Digital Voucher scheme.
After establishing the key client objectives with the Client's Management team ,our Team then worked directly in implementing the plan over a period of time. During the project we resolved complex issues, manage timelines and budgets, coordinate with multiple stakeholders.
The core Area of Implementation were as follows:
Drafting of Business Plan, QMS Manual, SOPs, Policies, and defining the Process.
Setting out Vision, Mission, Values, and behaviours as part of the Client’s organizational culture.
Develop a Procurement/Stock Management System to eliminate waste based on Policies, SOPs, and standard work practices, including stock tracking and audit program.
Development of a production planning strategy to enable dynamic planning, scheduling, and performance monitoring capability. This was the first time that production planning had been introduced in a standard process and was developed through the completion of an in-depth Kaizen event involving all the key production and logistics personnel.
Four Production Supervisors appointed to deliver productivity enhancements in each of the product lines.
Two digitalization SaaS solutions for Business Governance are now in place.
Digitalization program in Client’s business reduced the paperwork and enables organizations to improve their environmental impact. This act eventually leads to taking the first step toward green business and sustainability.
Purchase of hardware devices such as laptops and upgrade of site IT infrastructure to improve data collection and analytics as part of the digitalization program.
Training has been conducted to impart core capabilities, structures, and knowledge to enhance the employee’s skills and ability to leverage the new technology, processes, and procedures being implemented. The focus has been on eliminating waste through proactive planning, setting clear weekly targets, and tracking plan v’s actual performance to drive productivity.
Educational Development program for production staff with two employees already signed up for level 7 educational program.
The program was managed through weekly meetings to ensure each task activity was implement & any variations were addressed immediately.
The Impact of all above mentioned initiatives were as follows:
Structural development of Client’s Organizational chart with detailed job descriptions & individual Roles & Responsibilities.
Tiered communication process introduced comprehensively covering Compliance, People, Customers.
Bonus Pay & Benchmarking completed and an 8% pay increase rolled out.
Restructuring of organizational structure, Process Map & Sales & Design Processes.
New hires were added to the management team to strengthen the management team’s capability.
Revenue growth increased from ~€15 million in 2021 to ~€21 million in 2022.
Technology is now in place which enables the ongoing transformation, innovation, and continuous improvement journey to be smoother.
The technology solutions have made process optimization, business governance, digital analytics, data management, performance management, compliance, and asset care management more efficient and effective
Our Managing Director was the Project Director on an Asset Strategy Program implementation across 5 large Pharmaceutical sites. He developed the project charter and agreed on this with the client as they were the most influential & powerful stakeholder involved. After approval I was responsible for the phased planning and deployment of each work package.
He lead the monthly governance process, constantly reviewing the status and variance from our project plan. He lead the quarterly roadshows to ensure everyone was kept focused on the key project deliverables. He closed the project by transferring the project outputs to the Ops team.
Our Managing Director was Project Director on this project to decommission two Pharmaceutical Facilities. He initially met with the client to develop a project charter and ran workshops with key stakeholders to defined the scope & establish teams for each work breakdown structure. He developed the schedule and identified the critical path. He identified costs and negotiated the phased reduction in services and financial implications.
He engaged weekly with the stakeholders, involving them in risk identification, control measures, and change control. He formally closed the projects successfully on time with no compliance issues
Our Managing Director was the Project Director for a University campus accommodation refurbishment. He negotiated the project with the client & built a Project Plan detailing the time, cost, quality, vendors & communications requirements.
Working with each building owner he communicated the details of the project weekly, & coordinated task activities to ensure minimum disruption to residents. After the first phase He completed a lessons learned & in agreement with the client, restructured my schedule to improve the project execution. He compiled the handover certs/invoices to close the project.
Our Managing Director was the Project Director for a large complex Lighting infrastructure retrofit project. This project required extensive planning & engagement with multiple stakeholders. He negotiated the project with the client & following the compilation of a Project Plan detailing the scope, schedule, cost, quality, specialist materials & communications requirements.
He restructured the project & brought in an external finance company, reshaping the project to a Lighting as a Service model. He ensured governance through both formal & informal meetings. He closed the project saving the client over €1 million in Capex funding.
As Project Manager, Our Managing Director initiated and developed the scope of work, schedule, costs and standards to be used for onboarding two new facilities management & environmental management companies for a large Pharmaceutical a Facility.
After establishing the key client objectives with the site leadership, He then worked directly in implementing the plan over a five month period. He held daily meetings to ensure each task activity was implement & any variations were addressed immediately. He closed out the project successfully with two contracts signed on time and on budget saving the client over €700k.
What Our Clients Says
“Berka Solutions provided us with a really informative and thorough training course in GXP requirements in the Lifescience and MedTech industry. Bernard’s expertise is excellent, as is his presentation style and collaborative approach.
I have no doubt his training program and workshops were not only helpful in winning new contracts, but also strengthened the entire team’s ability and awareness. I can highly recommend him as a trainer and a consultant.”
Head of Business Development Mitie