"Corporate Oasis was engaged by United Way of Calgary and Area (UWCA) to recover the first phase of a faltering Client Relationship Management (CRM) project. Given a critical requirement to deliver on the original timeline, Corporate Oasis enlisted Quadrus Development to undertake the technical development work associated with the project. From the onset, Quadrus recognized that strong project management would be essential to success. Our knowledge and experience having worked with Corporate Oasis previously gave us confidence that the project would be recovered. Corporate Oasis worked collaboratively with UWCA end users, business SMEs and the Quadrus team to define realistic project deliverables and manage changing requirements, effectively allowing the Quadrus team to focus on the core development work. Throughout the project, Corporate Oasis worked diligently and professionally to ensure that customer deliverables were produced, tested and accepted by UWCA on time. Often Project Managers can be too rigid and inflexible to changing needs, constantly trying to force preconceived solutions inappropriately. By listening to the customer needs and requirements, and working cooperatively with the development team, Corporate Oasis was able to deliver critical value for UWCA. Quadrus is proud of its involvement with the Corporate Oasis team and is eager to work together on future projects."
Wendy Brown - Quadrus Development Inc.
"Corporate Oasis was engaged to Project Manage the implementation of our SOHO (Small Office / Home Office) digital phone enhancement initiative. This project was highly visible and directly customer facing with significant technological challenges and extremely tight timelines. The Project Manager was able to consistently provide clear direction, leadership, and balance throughout the initiative as well as ensure that communication to the business remained tight. We are pleased to say that the project was completed with great success and has provided us with a solid platform for future growth."
Shelia Artus - Shaw Communications
"I have had the opportunity of working with the Corporate Oasis team in several high visibility Information Technology projects during my time at FGL. The members of the Corporate Oasis live their very unique brand focused on delivering as promised to the highest level of quality in any endeavour. Corporate Oasis has raised the bar during each of our engagements using a very thorough consulting methodology to evaluate decisions and manage risks. I must admit that I have worked with few organizations that have this level of experience, expertise and core values in their area of business. I recommend Corporate Oasis to any organization looking for a strategic partner that will contribute to meaningful business transformation leveraging the power of IT ."
Manuel Tejeda - The Forzani Group
"In my role as Manager of the PMO at Canada’s largest sporting goods retailer, I rely heavily on contract resources. Corporate Oasis has been a key partner in meeting those needs. Their model of one degree of separation has meant that I only review resumes from people they know well and can confidently stand behind. Both Bob and Paul are seasoned and practicing PM’s themselves. They know the space well and it shows. They are pleasure to deal with and I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation."
Jason Leger - The Forzani Group
"Whenever an organization takes on a major new development there is a greater degree of risk than standard projects. It was critical for the CRM Phase 1 Project to succeed to create a sound foundation for subsequent Program phases. Having previously worked with Corporate Oasis, I called on them to again to manage the CRM project and was not disappointed. When the originally commissioned development vendor proved incapable of completing the project, Corporate Oasis proved their worth by recommending and assisting in securing a replacement vendor. Corporate Oasis also added and developed innovative change to the project plan to meet time and budget constraints. Despite a greatly increased pace and project dynamics, I always had appropriate communications which enabled me to make informed decision. The result was being able to deliver the project within the original budget constraints despite working through the challenging vacation season. Well done!"
Len Francis - United Way
"Our Corporate Oasis resource was a fantastic addition to our Point of Sale project who was able to communicate technical goals clearly to all levels of the team and management. Their technical abilities and understanding that business requirements drive IT systems helped move the project forward."
Morgan McKenzie - Best Buy
"Corporate Oasis has brought to Shaw many sound practices and was very accommodating and collaborative in their approach. They can be relied upon to look after every minute detail required to see a release through to completion. I have very much enjoyed working with Corporate Oasis and can honestly say that they have made our job not only easier, but have also helped us to ensure that processes and procedures are accepted and followed. I would not hesitate to recommend Corporate Oasis!"
Ngan Brogan - Shaw
"COI was chartered with the planning and implementation of new technology for our Business Intelligence platform. They are outstanding project managers with great leadership and an ability to not only engage the team but keep then energized about what is was they were doing. Their Project Managers was very personable and sensitive to the individual needs and differences not only within the project team members but in interacting with other members of other teams. They were very conscientious, ensuring that he was meeting his stakeholder needs. Great people and great professionals!"