Kathy Grant
1780E Lamoureux Drive
Orleans, Ontario

Employment History

Kathy Grant is an experienced IT project manager and project coordinator.  She has been associated with a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Coppercoated Entertainment                                                                                   January 2010 – May 2010
Project Coordinator
Kathy has utilized her hands-on knowledge and experience in multiple disciplines to create synergies between events, assist in the development of business proposals & profiles, determining and documenting roles, responsibilities and accountabilities; documenting corporate databases, processes and procedures; preparation and administration of contracts.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to strategic planning, proposal writing, press releases, ads, brochures, media releases and communiqués, job descriptions, sponsorship packages, business analysis requirements and process improvement documents.  

Black History Ottawa/ The Catholic Immigration Centre    Dec. 2007
Youth Mentorship Project Coordinator
Coordinated a forum to educate community leaders on mentorship and strategies for a successful mentorship program.  Devised and developed strategies, gap analysis documents and questionnaires.  Gathered info and creating an action plan to establish a black youth mentorship program.  The gap analysis document assessed how well the planned organization’s presentation would address the concerns of the program.  The questionnaire assessed and analyzed the aptitudes of potential mentors and mentees to work within the guidelines of the program.  A comprehensive Final Report was written and submitted to the sponsoring organizations.  The information gathered from this exercise was eventually used to implement a method of mentorship which could be executed in the multi-cultural and multi-national Black Ottawa community.

Business Analyst   Jul. 2002 – Apr. 2005
Provided support to Canada Post clients in various application management business sectors; analyzed their business processes; devised strategies using best business practices to determine course of action; Using logical data models wrote client business plans, proposals, project plans, cost/benefit analyses and made recommendations based on the outcomes.  Gathered, documented, analyzed and identified business needs and functional specifications for the development a web-based application to track and administer corporate purchase orders, created the associated project plan and managed project from end to end.  Analyzed critical business needs, business drivers and current processing environments as a basis for modeling the proposed (To-Be) environment. Developed a comprehensive approach for corporate client’s needs-fit analysis for a web-based off-the-shelf search engine application and service provider; facilitated discussions and design sessions to ensure consensus and commitment by project stakeholders; gathered information, documented and analyzed the top 5 applications based on client’s criteria, leveraged the rating system which was developed and determined the best fit (recommended search engine) based on the results. A follow-up technical proposal was written and presented to the client along with detailed project plans for team members and stakeholders who subsequently implemented the recommended search engine nationally across the corporation.
Within a team of project management specialists, analyzed small size development and maintenance projects (between $150K and $500K), developing project plans, tasks, phases, and work streams from end to end.

Canada Post Corporation
Project Delivery Office – Officer, Project Schedule & Cost ControlNov. 1999 – 2001

Project Coordinator and Control Officer for several major projects such as the ROSS (Retail Outlet Support System) Label Simplification Project, Business Transformation, Address Improvement Project and the eSignature Project.  Supported the eCommerce Group and provided support services to the Director eCommerce, Managers and the PDO Operations Group.

Excel Human Resources Assignments       Jan. 1995 – Nov. 1999
Canada Post Corporation Project Delivery Office, Canada Post Corporation Year 2000 Program, Revenue Canada Customs & Trade Administration Branch, Canada Post, Retail Cash Management Project, ROSS Development Project. 

Implemented Earned Value practices to Project Directors and Managers within the Corporation.  The Year 2000 Program has a very high profile within and without the corporation.  As such, the ability to generate accurate and timely Performance metrics reports and publish these findings internally or externally was of paramount importance.  As the WorkMangement Performance Measurement Analyst, the role consisted of gathering metrics from all the YMG reporting tools and databases; apply earned value techniques and present findings.  In the course of supporting duties, created, wrote and prepared report documents to graphically demonstrate findings.

Other Assignments
In previous assignments, supported the NCC’s Human Resources Group writing and preparing HR Job Placement Opportunities, Deloite and Touche, Natural Resources, Fisheries & Oceans as a documentation specialist – editing and proof-reading a book about the environment and effects of pollution on ocean and freshwater habitat.

CAL Corporation (EMS Technologies)
Executive Assistant to VP FinanceFebruary 1991 – May 1994
As a leading Space and Communications company, CAL Corporation had development subcontracts with the Government and other Government related organizations.  The revenue generated by these subcontracts had to be closely managed and tracked ensuring timely invoicing and cash deposits.  As the EA to the VP Finance, tracked the financials, performed analysis on costs and cash receipts forecasting, prepared P&L Financial Reports and assisted the VP Finance in preparing the Due Diligence document for divesture of the company.   Also employed in communications and marketing for this aeronautical and space engineering firm, Kathy was responsible for corporate communications, communications design, planning and marketing. 

Crowntek Business Centres
Sales Coordinator         Sept. 1988 – August 1990
Crowntek was a leading supplier of computer hardware, software and peripherals.  Role consisted of writing, editing and delivering the Branch Report, producing Sales Reports; developing methods and processes to streamline the delivery of customer product; administrative duties and order processing.

All MS Suite of Applications (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and Project, Outlook)
MS Publisher
Adobe Photoshop
Education:  BA Brock University ‘88; Project Management Masters Certificate ‘02, Business Analysis Certificate, Quality Control Certificate – CDI

References Available Upon Request