FUNDAMENTAL COMPANY SHIFTS
PM Tool optimizations begin & 2020 scope defined
PM tool launches to network of 32 contractors, old tools are shut off. Change beings.
PM tool intended to launch April 1 but external contractor is unable to complete. Launch date pushed back to July 1.
Scope change! Given new information, it's decided to add a SFTP integration with the tool. Additional time and budget allocated.
Upon a colleague resigning, Evan is handed the torch to be the Nexant Global Sustainability Manager
Managing Personalities pt.2
Global carbon emissions
quantification and offsets are due.
Long hours put in to complete along with tool development
Business case to be presented on
sustainability opportunities for
Nexant to pursue to create a revenue generating business unit.
Nexant to pursueto
PM Tool development in full swing; brand new MySQL back-end taking shape
$100k PO issued to 3rd party to build PM Tool. $32k PO issued to Tableau for PM tool visualizations.
PM tool preliminary development underway.
Nexant Software standardizes on Tableau.
Q3 Q4 2017
Approved to build new web-based Project Management (PM) tool for client.
Referred Tableau to Nexant Software.
Started Nexant Data and Analytics National Technical Working Group & official discussions with Tableau. "Hey, let's fix this together."
Excel is not the
right tool for
Company Culture and Habits
It's not just switching tools it's modifying
2018 Internal Survey
>= 30 minutes a week on computer challenges.
50% of office has new computers. Nexant switches to G Suite, leads to new role as Google Guide.
New computer orders start.
Wrote business plan for computer upgrades resulting in 14 day simple payback. Longer term plan to completely replace computers.
Chose Nexant prior to graduation due to excellent work culture and like-minded individuals.
2016 Internal Survey
Survey respondents spending
>= 30 minutes / week on computer challenges.
Passed CEM Exam
Passed LEED GA Exam
Term coined to unite all users of poorly performing
computers regardless of specific problems.
"We are all in it together."
Internal program processes not running smoothly. Issues with reporting, data cleanliness and accuracy.
Being 1 of 3 non engineers at Nexant and the only ISM major led to immediate opportunities, specifically computer and technology related.