The Cordelta Crocs, a group of 10 Deltoids and friends, swam for 24 hours straight for MS Australia's Mega Swim
at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Along with 26 other teams, more than $130,000 was raised for MS Australia's 'Go for Gold' Scholarship program. 'Go for Gold' scholarships are awarded to people living with Multiple Sclerosis achieve their dreams in a broad range of categories including education, travel, sport, music, the arts and employment.
Natalie McInerney was team captain of the Crocs. “This is the second year Cordelta has participated in the Mega Swim event. My father has the disease so this is something close to my heart, and it’s great to see so many people that are not affected by the disease getting involved to raise the money and give up a weekend for such a great cause,” said Natalie
Natalie swam during the grueling overnight shift. “This year we had a modest team of 10. With a couple of late withdrawals due to injury and sickness we had to rely on last minute recruiting.”
Natalie couldn’t be prouder of her team. “The general guts of the team is what got us through the 24 hours. Special
recognition goes to David Simmons, and his lovely wife Cynthia. With a last minute withdrawal, Dave and I were left to carry out the night shift. Cynthia stayed with us the whole night to count lap and it just made the night a lot easier for us. All in all we swam 43.8 km. Great effort guys and thanks for helping such a great cause!”
Special thanks goes to the team members, lap counters, staff, friends and family who sponsored the Cordelta Crocs and MS Australia. More than $2,100 was raised by the team.
Cordelta is proud to support community causes, participate in charity fundraising and donate business services to not-for-profit organisations.
Cordelta were pleased to be invited by TIBCO
to present with Dion Hinchcliffe
(author of Social Business by Design
) in a Tibbr event: Enterprise Social Networking that coincided with Intranets2012 conference
held in Sydney on 16 May 2012.
Our CIO and Director, Matthew Ryan, presented on our use of Tibbr for enterprise conversation behind the firewall.
As a proudly Australian owned and operated consulting firm, Cordelta are experienced users of Atlassian's
enterprise wiki platform Confluence
, which supports much of our internal collaboration, intranets and external collaboration needs, as part of a broader collaboration platform.
However, a need was identified to be able to better sustain and foster internal conversations along defined subject streams to help move traffic off email and allow for visible, persisted conversations that our staff could participate in. As a TIBCO partner, Cordelta have been trialling the use of Tibbr
, a corporate social networking tool, to address this aspect of our business.
Tibbr has been running internally as a pilot, which allowed for fine tuning of the approach and subject directories. It now supports a wide range of internal conversations occurring along defined topics, with use made of TIBCO's plug-in connector to Confluence. This allows for visible conversations to be integrated alongside business critical content.
Matthew's presentation to the group is now available at http://www.slideshare.net/cordelta/cordelta-tibcopresentationsocial-collaborationintranets2012
Cordelta are continuously integrating the learnings of this into our Workplace Collaboration service and product development road maps of both Tibbr and Confluence.[Read more on tibbr's blog]
Cordelta has committed to turn what many consider worthless into lasting change for disadvantaged communities. The Canberra company is proud to announce its recent partnership with not-for-profit organisation YGAP and the 5cent Campaign. Throughout May, YGAP aims to collect one million five cent pieces to create better living conditions for impoverished communities in Australia and abroad.
Cordelta staff, clients and partners have already started collecting five cent pieces. In just a few weeks the company has raised nearly $500 in change. Cordelta has also pledged to donate five cents for every billable hour of work recorded by its staff during May.
“We live in the community and believe that everything is connected” says Cordelta’s managing Director Ken Gutterson. “We don’t exist on an island. If we can help each other there are better outcomes for everyone.”
“Partnering with YGAP appealed to us because they have a different approach to traditional fundraising and support worthy causes to help end poverty.” Ken explains. “They also solve a problem for us. No one likes having a wallet full of five cent pieces.”
“It’s great to have organisations like Cordelta behind us.” says Sean Hanley, YGAP’s Business Manager. “Not only are the employees enthusiastically behind the campaign, but as a consulting organisation, they have been able to involve their
clients as well.”
The partnership will continue beyond raising money. Sean adds “After the initial campaign, Cordelta is going to provide YGAP with strategic advice to help us move the campaign from a local initiative to a nationally focused movement.”
YGAP is a not-for-profit organisation aiming to redefine how people contribute to change. YGAP seeks to drive tangible social change through innovative social enterprising and creative fundraising initiatives. Learn more about YGAP: www.ygap.com.au
You can donate by going to www.fivecent.com.au
or by giving your five cent pieces at the Cordelta head office.
Canberra consulting firm Cordelta recently strengthened its commitment to provide quality, professional project management services. The Canberra company has become a member of Australia’s peak project management
body, the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
. This is a strategic step for the rapidly growing firm in building its internal project management practice and in providing contemporary, accredited project management professionals to its clients.
Cordelta project management practice lead Boyd McCarron said membership to AIPM was yet another step in the right direction. “AIPM membership allows us to incorporate industry standards through AIPM’s competency standards and certification framework,” he said. “Professional certification is a defining element of quality in our practice and our service offering. Over time Cordelta will embrace a wider range of the competency standards to further mature project management capability. Ultimately all Cordelta practicing project managers will be professionally certified.”
AIPM has a long and respectable history in the Australian project management industry and has been instrumental in developing the profession nationally and overseas. Boyd believes Cordelta’s clients value the professional accreditation because it represents reduced risk of project failure and provides assurance of working with competent professional practitioners.
Since establishing in 2004, Cordelta has continued to grow its project management capabilities at project, program and portfolio level. The company has extensive experience in private and public organisations across a variety of sectors and project types including, ICT, product development, business change and transition management. Cordelta’s project management practice aligns with industry standards and market trends. Beyond AIPM certification Cordelta considers certification in contemporary methodologies as being equally relevant to its practice standard. Many staff are already certified in methodologies such as PRINCE2, Project, Program and Portfolio Offices (P3O) and Managing Successful Programs (MSP).
Over the past two years Cordelta has successfully undertaken more than 150 projects, which demonstrates a growing confidence in delivery capabilities and value proposition. Cordelta’s services span a range of sectors including, health, defence, finance, real estate and telecommunications.
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Project Management Practice Lead