It takes more than theoretical knowledge to deliver successful projects - it takes Leadership...
At PRSL, we have a long and successful track record. Here are just a
few of the project we were involved in and the thoughts of those whom we served.
In control from the start…
Strategic planning document for the Edmonton Police Department:
"Your energy and dedication to achieve this goal was obvious and is evidenced in an excellent finished product. This
document provides not only valuable information for our technology people, but will serve as a useful purposes for the
Department as a whole." - F. Rayner, Deputy Chief of Police
Edmonton Emergency Response Department Mission-critical Dispatch System - One of the most technically complex
integration projects using a multi-disciplinary team located across North America:
"The project was extremely complex and diverse, with many internal; and external factors that required attention and
action. The fact that the project was delivered on time and on budget is a tribute to your project management skills. This
was a truly extraordinary accomplishment." - Doug Woodward, City of Edmonton
State of Tabasco (Mexico) Data Centre:
Working with a team of five, developed all government applications to bring the State into the computer era in only
seven months. The payroll system became the standard used in other federal government departments.
Everyone said it could not be done…
Websites integration for a large telecommunications company, completed on time and on budget.
The project started late, and was plagued by scope ambiguity and control conflicts. Everyone bet it could not be
completed by the desired date, but the team developed a plan to deliver it on time without diminishing its scope.
After months of trying, top researchers could not solve a transportation and distribution problem to make sure
corn got to the distribution centers in Mexico City.
In only two months, developed heuristic algorithms that simplified the mathematics needed to calculate loads and
routes for over 70 50-ton trucks to distribute the corn on time. As a result, only half of the trucks were required to do
the same job.
The computers in Mexico were not powerful enough to solve an economic model developed by the World Bank.
Recruited top mathematicians and developed a new approach to solve highly sophisticated linear regression models.
We need to recover this one…
The on-line systems and equipment delivered by the supplier crashed the mainframe each time the terminals were
With no prior O/S and assembler experience, redesigned the OS interrupt subsystem and on-line management software in
six months and developed a new ISAM kernel to support the first on-line/real-time information system to manage irrigation
systems across the nation.
A massive development project involving state-of-the art technologies was stalled and six months behind schedule.
The team was demoralized and did not have the right skills. The customer was about to pull the plug. Introduced a new approach for planning and tracking (Gate Management), as well as quality management processes that form the foundation of the Perform Methodology. The project was back on track in two months and the team achieved unprecedented productivity levels - 250 per cent above industry standards.
Lawyers were on the door with a massive lawsuit because a computer system ordered a year before had not been delivered. The client was in San Diego; the customer was in Paris, most of the team was in Montreal and Ottawa, and no one new what was to be delivered.
By re-focusing the project to meet acceptance criteria developed in conjunction with the customer, the team regained the drive and energy needed to deliver the solution in four months.
"Why is it that the company did not bring you as the project manager at the start - we would have avoided all the headaches and delays." - Director of Information Systems, Solar Turbines