John McKenna
Associate Principal 

Qualifications & Memberships

  • BA(Hons) History, Medieval & Modern.

 

Core Skills

-    Deltek Cobra

-    Open Plan Professional

-    SQL (SQL Server, Oracle,MySQL)

-    ASP.Net (including SAP)

-    Javascript (including jQuery)

-    Visual Basic (including VB.NET)

-    Primavera P3 onwards

-    BuVisual FoxPro

-    Cold Fusion

-    MS Project 98 onwards

-    WelcomeHome

-    PM Compass

 

Sample Clients

PTT Exploration & Production, Abu Dhabi Airports, Manchester City Council, SAAB (Aerospace), Thales UK, MoD, Magnox, General Dynamics, Ferrari S.p.A, Elbit Systems, Basilea Pharmaceutica, BAE Systems.

Profile

John has more than a decade’s experience in Project Controls with a particular flair for system design, implementation and handover. He has extensive expertise in delivering solutions into organisations with Earned Value Management and Cost Management requirements. John is considered to be one of the, if not the, leading experts in Deltek Cobra. 

Experience

John is a Consultant specialising in earned value management and project controls systems implementation and training. Lead consultant on major project controls systems implementations in organisations. His previous assignments have included:

 

  • Designed and implemented earned value management system based around Deltek Cobra for a major project delivered to the UK Ministry of Defence

  • Developed bespoke MS Project to Deltek Cobra interface for integration of project budgets and forecasts

  • Developed bespoke Deltek Cobra to Excel interface for CAM reporting

  • Migrated project controls software from Deltek Cobra v4 to v5

  • Designed and developed bespoke web-based reporting package built around the Deltek Cobra Web Pack

  • Designed and implemented earned value management system based around MS Project and Deltek Cobra for a major project delivered to the US Government’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)

  • Designed and implemented certified earned value management system based around MS Project and Deltek Cobra for a major project delivered to the Australian Department of Defence

  • Developed bespoke MS Project to Deltek Cobra interface for integration of budgets and forecasts

  • Implemented Deltek Open Plan scheduling software and managed the migration from MS Project

  • Designed and implemented project controls system built around Primavera P6 and Deltek Cobra

  • Designed and implemented project controls system based around Primavera P5 and Deltek Cobra

  • Design and development of small works and responsive maintenance management databases for the council’s Corporate Technical Services division

  • Delivered training and support for earned value management system built around Deltek Cobra