Founder Sigma Rose. Innovation Expert. Delivering results that matter at the intersection of Technology and the Imagination. Challenger. Champion. Mentor.
I am a Lean Startup Machine mentor and I am actively engaged in this space helping several local tech startups.
Also I have more than 20 years of experience creating system-level products for harsh or complex environments (eg. marine seismic survey, seabed drilling and battlefield communication).
I am an Engineering Executive, Chartered Professional Engineer, Program/Project Management Professional and Certified Management Consultant.
I can help you define a trajectory that minimises your innovation risk.
I run a management consulting firm that translates insights into actions and impact. Working at the intersection of technology and the imagination, we provide management and advisory services specialising in technically or logistically challenging innovation projects.
I have worked with start-ups, SMEs and corporates serving both the public and private sectors. I have 25 years of experience managing projects, programs, operations, engineering and technology-driven change where I have served in both leadership and advisory roles internationally.
I can help you align strategic, tactical and operational plans and deliver results that matter by improving focus, reducing risk and eliminating disconnect.
Certified Management Consultant
Certified Program / Project Manager [MSP, PMP and PRINCE2]
Certified Change Manager [Prosci]
Certified Engineering Executive and Chartered Professional Engineer
Interestingly I took a look at Google just a few weeks ago...
Google has three important things going for it:
1 - a single mission - >91% of revenue is from advertising
2 - dominance (monopoly) - Google has 70% market share for web-search (Microsoft 20%, Yahoo 10%)
3 - Advertising is a huge market that is migrating on-line
Also, by partnering with hardware manufacturers [Samsung, LG etc] it is trying to keep in front of the users and be the entry point of choice. iOS has 43% market share but Android has 49%.
The trajectory is onward and upward!
Happy to throw out some other opinions but that about captures it for me...
I've worked with start-ups, SMEs and corporates serving both the public and private sectors. I have 25 years of experience managing projects, programs, operations, engineering and technology-driven change and have served in both leadership and advisory roles internationally.
Here are some essential things to think about when prioritising ideas:
Why do it? | Does it align with vision, goals & values? | is it the most sensible next step (thinking holistically)? | is there something else with a better ROI | what's the opportunity cost (ie what can't be done if you do this)? | does this help remove critical uncertainties ie reduce risk? | is there an associated health, safety or environmental issue | when does it need to be completed? | will this help build momentum and commitment? | what are the dependencies? | can it be properly resourced? | are there clearly defined, measurable success criteria? | does this have the required level of executive support? | how well does it align with other initiatives? | do all key stakeholders agree on the emergent priorities?
Feel free to come back to me with questions. Also, if you have a particular context I can get more specific.
Before launching into a detailed business plan, make sure you've considered all the key angles captured on the Lean Canvas (Ash Maurya) - http://leanstack.com/.
You might also care to check out the original business model canvas that inspired it - http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/canvas/bmc.
Between them, you'll have at least nine of the critical aspects covered. Once you've done that you should consider whether you really need anything more than a focused slide-deck providing the next level of detail.
Ultimately you need to be clear on who is going to read your plan? and why? - then tailor it for their needs and the outcome you want.
Trevor is a very well organized and detail oriented project manager. He demonstrates a high degree of professionalism in all situations. Trevor has my highest recommendation.
Dale Lambert, Vice President of Engineering. ION Geophysical
Trevor is a highly skilled and professional project manager. I have had the pleasure of working with him on several seismic product development programs. I give him the highest recommedation.
Trevor provided strong leadership with clear direction on key projects I was working on.
Objectives, budgets and time frames where well presented and an open door policy was always in place for any queries.
He also provided mentoring on project management for me during my time working with him.
Trevor is an energetic, engaging and creative thinker with a passion for innovation. I have co-presented with him professionally and found his unique style both entertaining and insightful. We have also collaborated over several years as part of a professional body committee and in this context I have been impressed with his results-focused drive and capacity to shape strategy to deliver value in a challenging environment. Trevor has a future-oriented outlook and readily applies his objective, systems approach to challenge assumptions, think outside the box and help others connect the dots. I have no hesitation in recommending Trevor to help you focus, innovate and deliver and, most likely, have some fun along the way as well.
Trevor provided detailed and focused project management for the completion of Benthic's innovative PROD2 integrated subsea drilling system and for the subsequent challenging development of complex new subsea tools. Under his direct supervision,PROD2 was made ready for deployment on its world-record breaking debut operations for Woodside in Australia and a new seismic tool was delivered and successfully deployed for our client's in the Caspian on a complex subsea investigation. I have no hesitation recommending Trevor for complex innovation management.
I had the pleasure of working in a team of professionals under the impressive Trevor's management. He provides a strong and smooth leadership by clarifying, categorizing and prioritizing the tasks to make a complex project accomplish without difficulty.
Trevor did an excellent job of driving his team to bring a very complex product from R&D to production ready in a very short time.
Trevor has been a great project manager. He has demonstrated that he holds the team together and ensures that we stick with our common purpose, working towards our objectives.
I have worked with him for a very short time but have been very happy with his effective development and delivery on the projects. He is reliable, a good communicator and worthwhile team leader.
I first met Trevor when he was contracted to undertake the project management of a complex marine capital asset build. An asset already committed to a client at a future fixed date, making on-time completion critical. Using his outstanding executive management, as well as his project management skills, Trevor completed the project on-time and within budget. His personable and seamless interaction with members of the staff garnering critical support to execute the project. I have no hesitation in recommending Trevor for similar profile projects. He is an asset to any company that employs him.