Picture of Paul Mather, Head of PPM Solution ArchitecturePaul Mather, MVP Head of PPM Solution Architecture

Biography

Paul has been a Project Server and SharePoint consultant for over 8 years and  has worked for more than 10 years in IT.  He was initially supporting Project Server and SharePoint where he quickly became the support escalation point.  He then moved into designing and implementing Project Server and SharePoint solutions for large CPS customers, ensuring the solutions met specific business needs. As well as having experience with architecting and installing Project Server and SharePoint, he also has extensive knowledge of all versions of Project Server / Project Online.

Paul is now the Head of PPM Solution Architecture at CPS which encompasses many different roles including but not limited to PPM Sales support, PPM escalations, PPM consultancy and Product Design lead / architect. Paul is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Business Solutions – Project and has been since 2013.

Professional Experience

CPS:  Lead product architect for Microsoft award winning PPM product PS+.

Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS):  MCS contracted CPS to work for one of MCS’ public administration service organisations based in Portugal to design a large multi-tenant SharePoint / Project Server 2016 farm to support multiple external organisations.

MOD:  Consultant for the installation and setup of the infrastructure for a Project Server 2010 solution to support 20,000 resources. Responsibilities included the migration of the 2003 configuration from 2 instances into 1 Project Server 2010 instance and providing an escalation point for the project team.

Secure ClientConsultant responsible for installing SharePoint and Project Server 2010 for 1,000+ users and developing a system auditing solution Project Server.

Certifications

Microsoft Business Solutions (Project) MVP 2013 to current
MCSA: Office 365
MCSE: Productivity 2017
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Project Server 2007
Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) Office 365 Identities and Requirements, Office 365 Enabling Services, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2007, Project Server 2013, Project 2013, Project Server 2010, Project 2010, Project 2010, Project Server 2007, Project 2007
Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 to current

Education

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College: BSC (Hons) Internet Technology BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing

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Skills

Project Server and SharePoint, install, setup, solution design and administration
Project Professional – All versions
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, report design and delivery
Power BI / Power Query report design and delivery
PowerShell scripting