Colin Moreland, PMO Manager
Colin joined the University of Lethbridge in 2015 after 10 years working with 3ESI, a Calgary-based software startup. Colin has a broad background in IT service management and project management, with experience in QA, Customer Support, Project Management and PMO previously. Colin's previous role saw him providing consulting PM and Business Planning support to some of the largest energy companies in the world, including ConocoPhillips, Chevron, BP, Shell, BG, and over 100 others. Colin has a proven track record of project execution success, having executed over 150 projects in the last 10 years with a successful closure rate over 90%. While at 3esi Colin founded their PMO and built it from the ground up, experience that prepared him well to do the same thing here at the University of Lethbridge.
Colin holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute, as well as having met all requirements for the IIBA's Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) designation. Colin is working with the rest of the PMO team and ITS leadership to advance the role and scope of PM and BA at the UofL and mature processes based on his past experience. Outside of the University, Colin operates a photography business here in Lethbridge, he teaches Business Analysis at Mount Royal University in Calgary, and is actively engaged as a speaker at many PM, BA and Education conferences including CANHEIT, the IIBA's Calgary PD Conference, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), among others.
Jaime Prada, Business Systems Analyst
Jaime Prada brings to the PMO team extensive experience as a Systems Engineer with Databases specialization, having a depth of knowledge in Business and Systems Analysis of mission-critical Information Systems. Jaime has over 20 years' experience working with universities in Colombia (South America), U.S.A., and Canada. Jaime has been with the UofL for nearly 4 years now, having spent much of that time working with the Applications Implementation team helping in the design and selection of solutions, and the implementation of those solutions at the University.
Jaime contributes to the PMO's vision by bringing a level of technical knowledge and expertise to stakeholder discussions that saves considerable time iterating between business and development resources otherwise. Jaime is currently working a number of initiatives, and oversees the portion of the portfolio focused on "intakes", or projects that have not yet progressed far enough to be defined as Projects or not yet. Jaime is working actively to evaluate the IIBA's Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) and adapt several of the tools and techniques to the portions of the PMO lifecycle focused on solution definition, design, and selection.
Marni Morton, Business Analyst
Marni Morton joined the PMO team in a Business Analyst capacity in January 2016 after working for the University of Lethbridge in a variety of other roles since 2003. Her background includes experience with Records and Information Management, Privacy, and System Implementations. Her history with the University benefits the PMO with her understanding of policies, procedures, the organizational culture, and the general “business” of the institution. Marni also has well established connections in many of the business units on campus, which enables her to effectively guide and counsel project sponsors through project team formation and stakeholder engagement across business units.
Marni’s greatest strengths are in the soft skills required for building stakeholder relationships and facilitating change management. She works closely with stakeholders to understand the business needs and system requirements to help identify the best solution to fit their needs. Marni also has a strong footing in project management best practices and in particular the coordination of business process change projects that impact a large number of stakeholders.
Ana Lozoya, Project Manager
Ana joined the University of Lethbridge in 2016 as a professional with knowledgeable in planning, coordinating and managing projects. Her engineering background, business analysis skills and previous Project Management and IT experience have well prepared her to succeed in the challenging new role at the University. She currently manages numerous small and medium initiatives at the University, engaging with stakeholders within IT and other Faculties and Departments of the University.
Ana holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation as well as a Prosci certificate in Change Management. Prior to joining the University of Lethbridge, Ana was providing exemplary public service to a Crown Corporation in Saskatchewan, where her role as Project Coordinator emphasized full-scale project support from initial project start-up through to operations and closure, with a focus on ensuring accurate and well defined monthly budgets and cost forecasting. She was recognized multiple times by the Project Management Office for showcasing responsiveness, accountability and providing good suggestions for continuous improvements.
Ana also has a passion for community based volunteer work and she is currently the Secretary of the soon to be chartered Rotary Club of Lethbridge Mosaic
Ross Tisdale, Project Manager
Ross joined the University of Lethbridge in August 2017. Here at the U of L he manages the Major ITS project portfolio. These are large scale projects that require co-ordination between multiple campus departments. Ross brings with him nearly a decade of experience in the private sector. As a consultant he’s traveled across Canada to work with industry leading companies. These companies form healthy a cross section of Canadian commerce including food processing, metal fabrication, oil and gas, pre-fabricated homes, automotive and more. Specializing in large scale software implementations Ross brings with him a wealth of knowledge in Project Management, Change Management, Process Improvement and Business Analysis. Ross holds his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation as well as his Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) certification.
Ross enjoys working in a team environment, collaborating with new people and has a passion to get things done. Ross is a seasoned traveler having been to over 30 countries to date. This has allowed him a broad perspective and a respect for varying culture. Outside of work Ross gets his motivation from a family focused life. He’s a dedicated husband and has recently become a very proud father of an energetic baby boy.