Our client, Swinburne University of Technology, is a Melbourne head-quartered university with four campuses and over 50,000 students and 4,500 staff, academics and researchers from undergraduate to post-doctorate level. In 2017 Swinburne commenced their 2025 Strategic Plan, with a framework of three initiatives, namely “Future Ready Learners”, “Research with Impact”, and “Innovative Enterprise”. The execution of these initiatives required substantial investment and changes to the organisational structure, industry engagement, coursework design, and use of technology.
Talent and Avec provided a program team of 80-90 people where capacity was blended with capability through a robust delivery model. Resources were rapidly on-boarded, then managed by the Account Manager, Nathan Crawford-Condie, as an augmented workforce. Key elements of this included defining project team position descriptions, rapidly sourcing high quality candidates and on-boarding them, and the successful execution of a retention strategy to keep the project team of 80-90 staff and contractors stable for 18 months to ensure delivery to the tight deadline.
By working closely with Avec and Talent to deliver and manage an augmented workforce, Swinburne University successfully delivered the Canvas LMS program on time, under budget, and meeting all the defined business requirements.