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Case Studies

JCMA Consulting and its Associates have numerous case studies showcasing the diversity of proficiencies across each of the core areas of capability. Below are a selection of the more recent case studies to highlight the breadth of experience across clients, sectors and capabilities. To gain a better understanding of JCMA's full capability these should be read in conjunction with the dissection of Market Sectors analysis.


Case Studies - Strategic Consulting

   

Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) (Formerly NEMMCO)—Designed a process to evaluate the suitability of various data management models for the electricity industry in Australia.


Agilent Technologies—Provided analysis, review and recommendations on the various markets between Agilent Technologies and existing and new potential clients.


Biosciences Research Centre (BRC) Project—Established the Information and Communication Technologies project for the new Biosciences Research Centre Project (AgriBio, Centre for AgriBiosciences), a Public, Private Partnership project lead by Plenary Research with the Joint Venture partners, the Department of Primary Industries and La Trobe University. JCMA Consulting provided business transformation architecture and support to promote effective change in the establishment of the BRC.


Department of Primary Industries (Victoria)—Formed a Process Improvement Program to effectively amalgamate five separate parts of the organisation into one. Provided a project advisory role in the Advanced Scientific Computing project and later led the Project Management Team for the initiative.


Essential Services Commission (Victoria)—Led the Review of Electricity Distributors submissions for the Smart Metering initiative.


Printsoft Products Pty. Ltd—Assisted in the review and development of a significant Australian innovation. The expertise provided the means with which to convert a Research and Development application into a marketable product. This product won the “Xplore International Innovation Prize”. The Xplore exhibition is widely recognised as the premier innovation exhibition in the world. JCMA Consulting acted as a change agent for the organisation so that new methodologies introduced into this organisation can be sustained in future initiatives.


With its flexible approach to engagement and project models (see the white paper section of our site), JCMA has the toolkit to offer considerable value to any strategic undertaking.

 

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Case Studies - Project Architecture & Management

  

Department of Treasury and Finance ( DTF)—DTF required an independent consultant to review the progress and framework for a multi-million dollar work program being implemented by a third party supplier while being overseen by DTF. JCMA reviewed the program structure within DTF and identified a number of areas of recommendation for DTF to action in order to promote success of the program

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Biosciences Research Centre Project—JCMA Consulting provided strategic advice for the ICT component of the BRC project, the initial project framework and delivering the first series of project deliverables for the ICT portion in this multi-million dollar undertaking. The project has multi-party involvement from the core contractor in a Public–Private Partnership (PPP) to the joint venture partners (Department of Primary Industries and La Trobe University).


Biosciences Research Division (Department of Primary Industries Victoria)—JCMA Consulting has a long association with the Biosciences Research Division (BRD). The BRD have drawn on a range of JCMA Consulting capabilities to enhance its business in a highly competitive research environment. For example, due to the success of the Phytogene Laboratory Workflow System developed by JCMA Consulting (see Section 3.2), JCMA Consulting was commissioned to further enhance the Laboratory Workflow System so that:


•   Larger data volumes and a broader user base could be accommodated;
•   Data acquisition, retention and retrieval was improved; and
•   Common processes were consolidated to provide a centralised function to simplify future process change.

 
The additional functionality and streamlined workflow system has added significant value to the researchers of the Biosciences Research Division. The project has succeeded in demonstrating that, with fundamental project methodologies and communication protocols in place, substantive progress can be achieved in relatively short time frames. The various phases of the project have been delivered on time and within budget and are now a flagship application underpinning quality assurance, regulatory compliance and project management for large multi-million dollar collaborative partnerships.


Other significant assignments within BRD have included JCMA working as a Senior Advisor on the establishment of the Advanced Scientific Computing (e-Science research and computational biology) facilities, a project worth six million dollars. JCMA Consulting were later commissioned to conduct an independent review of the Advanced Scientific Computing  platform to ensure it remains capable of delivering defined services to an important external collaborator. Following the initial review that included recommendations, JCMA Consulting facilitated the engagement process between BRD and the collaborative partners to ensure all parties understood and agreed to the service offering, leading to satisfaction for both BRD and its collaborators.


JCMA Consulting created a methodology and processes to transition a microarray chip processing concept into a production and fulfilment operation. The BRD had struggled for the previous 12 months to realise quality outputs and throughput from the highly specialised equipment purchased. The assignment required a thorough understanding of technical, production, fulfilment and cultural change models in order to develop the program.


Collectively, these three projects, under JCMA Consulting leadership, combined hardware acquisition, software development, knowledge acquisition and cultural change delivering real and sustainable benefits to BRD and the Department of Primary Industries.

 
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)—DEECD embarked on a multi-million dollar infrastructure and knowledge management initiative. JCMA Consulting was appointed to the senior project management team as Commercial and Contract Manager. This role included finalisation of the contract negotiation and contract structure for the program, project and quality management, functional analysis, oversight of vendor capabilities, providing advice on functional and technical benchmarking.

 

Printsoft Products Pty. Ltd – JCMA assisted in the review and development of a significant Australian Innovation. The expertise provided the means with which to convert a Research and Development application into a marketable product. This product has won the “Xplore International Innovation Prize” (The Xplore exhibition is widely recognised as the premier innovation exhibition in the world). JCMA Consulting also acted as a change agent for the organisation so that new methodologies introduced into this organisation are sustained in future initiatives.

 

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Case Studies - Collaborative Application Development

 

Biosciences Research Division (Department of Primary Industries Victoria)- JCMA designed, developed and deployed the Phytogene Laboratory Workflow System (LWS) to support the research workflow documentation processes of this world class research group. The intellectual property rights to the application are shared between the State and JCMA Consulting.


This highly specialised workflow system manages the research workflows and outcomes in a regulatory compliant environment and tracks plant experimentation from cell to seed. This is a collaborative development with the researchers converting scientific processes to pragmatic business processes via the application.

 

Aircraft Equipment Overhauls & Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd (AEOS)—Delivered an integrated management system for this manufacturing business in a highly regulated and competitive industry. The stringent quality systems required by airline regulators meant that the system had to conform to those regulations, protocols and requirements. This system has been fully deployed and compliant for 10 years. It continues to evolve through scheduled engagements with AEOS. The management of AEOS believe their integrated systems delivers significant advantage against competitors through the information collected, stored and presented and the streamlining of significant parts of their operation. 

 

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Case Studies - Quality Management & Compliance

 

Department of Treasury and Finance—JCMA Consulting undertook a review of several major IT initiatives to advise DTF on opportunities for improvements related to quality processes in the respective programs. The JCMA review highlighted a number of areas to be addressed by the project sponsors and managers to facilitate better quality processes across the various programs.


Biosciences Research Division (Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Victoria)—JCMA designed, developed and deployed the Phytogene Laboratory Workflow System (LWS) to support the research workflow documentation processes of this world class research group. This highly specialised workflow system manages the research workflows and outcomes in a regulatory compliant environment and tracks plant experimentation from cell to seed and from the laboratory to the field. The system and associate processes support the quality framework within the research division ensuring compliance with rigid compliance requirements.


Essential Services Commission (Victoria)—Led the review of Electricity Distributors submissions for the Smart Metering (AMI) initiative to determine compliance with requirements

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AEMO (Formerly NEMMCO)—Evaluated the industry data management maturity level and advised the suitability of various data management models for the electricity industry in Australia in support of the aim to develop quality systems around data management.

 
Electricity & Gas Full Retail Competition (FRC)—Managed the FRC change program for a major energy retail business for entry into the South Australian electricity and gas markets including ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements of the jurisdiction with respect to consumer obligations in energy contracts and billing processes.


Department of Primary Industries (DPI)—DPI required a framework for the production of quality assured transgenic plants for a key external industry stakeholders.  A framework and guiding principles document was developed as a reference for staff in the development of transgenic plants. Staff trained and signed off on adhering to the principles. The framework and principles are pivotal to the development of quality assured transgenic plants. The document provides the basis for researchers, managers, and quality assurance officers to evaluate the quality of the production of transgenic plants. It further provides assurance to key external stakeholders of the quality standards applied to product development. The framework and the guiding principles define the Quality Management System, to which all staff within key projects delivering transgenic plants are trained.


Commercialisation of a new idea can be a daunting prospect. Intellectual property, capital raising, market analysis and implementation require a solid team to be successful. JCMA and its strategic partners assist organisations to take a good idea / invention and provide the processes and methods to evaluate its potential and develop a roadmapfor commercialisation. JCMA works with the organisation at a detailed level to ensure progress toward commercialisation and profitability.  

 

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