Terra Schwartz is an approved supplier on the Defence Support Services (DSS) panel, Defence ICT Provider Arrangement, AFP Capability Support Services panel and the Digital Marketplace. These panels are multi-agency enabling all departments and agencies to access our services.
Terra Schwartz is an approved supplier through various procurement schemes for NSW, ACT, SA, VIC and NT governments.
Terra Schwartz is an approved supplier to the United States Federal Government, UK Ministry of Defence, and the United Nations.
Terra Schwartz is a registered and approved supplier for many of the leading global defence firms.
Our team understand how to effectively manage complex programs in large and diverse organisations. Such programs may be characterised by uncertainty, ambiguity, dynamic interfaces and significant political or external influences. They also usually run over a period of time which exceeds the cycle times and lifespans of the technologies involved.
Our team of program directors, project managers and support team have extensive experience in delivering program and project management services to numerous Fortune 500 companies, large Australian corporations and Government departments.
We follow industry-leading program frameworks, processes and tools to delivery quality outcomes and capability realisation in a managed and controlled manner and have provided advice to clients on the optimal application.
To ensure the achievement of capability realisation, organisations must enable projects to succeed by providing a structured, disciplined and proven framework for the management of supporting business processes by controlling key project aspects (capability, scope, benefits, time, quality and cost).
Our Terra Schwartz PMO services can manage and support your project processes, such as contract management, risks, issues, assumptions, changes, scheduling, financial, benefits, governance, communications and resource management. We are uniquely positioned to support you with our experienced, qualified and security-cleared personnel and our mature set of supporting tools, methods and templates. This enables us to provide stakeholders with a broader contextual view of current project performance, as well as the potential challenges ahead. We provide improved visibility to stakeholders with early identification and reporting generated through these processes.
All our consultants are highly experienced and well qualified for their respective functions. We can provide a complete project management office, or work with you to build a hybrid project management function comprising your resources, our resources and any other third party resources.
We are experienced at managing Government contract processes, and other complex agreements.
We also offer an Integrated Project Team that can operate in the Defence environment to support the development, acquisition, delivery, and integration of large, complex capability across the land, sea and aerospace domains, as well as C4ISREW.
We leverage our skills to provide prudent contract management with our:
Previous demonstrated experience with managing contracts based on ASDEFCON, Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPR) and the Public Governance, Performance, and Accountability Act (PGPA);
Strong commercial acumen;
Ability to communicate with influence and strong negotiation skills;
Excellent communications skills, both in the development of complex documentation and managing stakeholders;
A team with current security clearance.
Our services are delivered with neutrality. We have no industry alliances with ICT systems integrators
Our teams are highly skilled and experienced at managing vendor performance on their delivery of complex and long-term projects.
We build rapport with the vendors to understand their drivers and constraints, so that we can strive to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes that result in optimal mission success.
We review client deliverables against contract requirements and current business needs to ensure full scope management. Changes are managed through agreed, structured governance. We analyse proposed changes to determine full impact assessments to cost, scope, quality and time, and provide comprehensive briefings with options and recommendations to the clients so they can make informed project decisions.
We have designed and implemented full vendor performance management frameworks that have provided clients with effective approaches to managing their vendors and achieving successful outcomes for all stakeholders.
Organisations are increasingly undergoing transformation and embarking on complex change initiatives, both for the deployment of complex, integrated capabilities and changes to business opportunities. These changes are implemented on a large scale and over many years. Our independent reviews and internal audit capabilities play a key role in successful delivery by looking at the end-to-end life-cycle of the program and embedding a risk-driven assurance approach in program and project delivery.
Our review and audit capability in relation to portfolio, program and project management assists organisations to achieve their strategic objectives. We conduct gap analysis, design and implement internal audits, and design and facilitate internal self assessment activities. Our findings are presented in reports and presentations, with clear options and recommendations.
Importantly, we can provide truly independent assurance and advice. We have no affiliation with any systems integrators, hardware or software providers that would give rise to any conflict of interest that may prejudice the internal audits and reviews we perform.
We are able to supply specialised personnel to assist you to achieve results, either through long-term support and short-term surge assistance or specialised advice.
Our team of program directors, project managers, and support team have extensive experience in delivering Program and Product Management Services & Support to numerous global Fortune 500 companies, large Australian corporations, and Australian Government departments.
Our team holds extensive relevant tertiary qualifications including postgraduate degrees in Information Technology, Business Administration, Law, and certifications in a range of industry best-practice methodologies.
Our team is experienced at working in highly sensitive environments and hold high-level security clearances and suitable to support all client Cybersecurity and Systems Engineering requirements.
I worked with the team on a complex client transition. Stakeholders are always extremely challenging in the public sector - you need to understand who the real decision makers are. The team were fantastic at quickly analysing issues and achieving excellent outcomes.