KGW Consultants












Responsibilities 

 Ken Wiens established KGW Consultants in 1994.  He performs a wide range of consulting activities, specializing in:

  • Software selection and implementation
  • Project Management from a Business and IS perspective
  • Post Implementation Reviews (PIR)
  • Organizational Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) assessments
  • Information Systems (IS) Management
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Cultural / Organizational change management
  • Operational reviews
  • Business Performance Improvement
  • Systems Strategic Planning.
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Ken applies his background in Information Systems, Human Resources and Corporate Strategy to his engagements.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Project Manager, OpenLink ETRM selection and implementation
  • Program Manager, Dynamics AX implementation
  • Finalist, "Project Management Excellence" award, PMI 2005
  • Successfully managed the largest EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) project in Canada
  • Successfully re-engineered and managed one of Canada’s largest Project Management Offices (portfolio of $225,000,000)
  • Managed the design, development and implementation of the first knowledge management system in the oil & gas industry
  • Over 19 years of successfully managing projects ranging from $30,000 to over $10,500,000
  • Recognized public speaker on Project and Knowledge Management for universities and industry associations
  • The only consultant in Canada with recognized professional credentials in Human Resources, Project Management and Information Systems

 Educational and Professional Designations

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Organizational Design and Management Information Systems)
  • MBA (Finance, Accounting and Information Systems management).
  • Professional designations awarded include:
    • ISP - Information Systems Professional
    • CHRP - Certified Human Resources Professional and
    • PMP - Project Management Professional 
  • Extensive industry training including:
    • Organizational Change Management (OCM)
    • Organizational Alignment (OA) 
    • Behavioural Descriptive Interviewing (BDI) 

Associations

Ken is an active member of the:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS, Co-Chair - Project Management Special Interest Group)
  • Human Resources Association of Calgary (HRAC)
  • Strategic Leadership Forum
  • Calgary Chamber of Commerce (Vice Chair - Civic Affairs Committee)
  • Human Resources Institute of Alberta 
  • Calgary Technologies Inc (formerly Calgary Research & Development Authority) 

 

Experience 

Ken has been actively involved in Information disciplines since 1976. His experience includes:

  • technical, marketing and managerial positions with Unisys for 9 years
  • IT manager for Ranger Oil Limited, and
  • 25 years in consulting as a manager / principal with Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young, and subsequently with KGW Consultants Ltd