Project Management & Business Analysis

Below are some recent projects undertaken by James Harley & Associates. Contact us if you would like more information.

Project Management


Principal Research Fellow - RMIT University

Responsible for managing and leading research projects with a total value of upwards of $2.2M (ranging from $20,000 to $640,000) within the school of Property Construction & Project Management. Projects included working with other universities, State and Commonwealth governments and construction industry clients including the Australian Constructors Association; Cross Yarra Partnership; Australian Workers’ Union; Department of Environment, Land, Water, Environment & Planning; Lendlease; Victorian Major Transport Infrastructure Program, Transport for NSW & Multiplex.


Architects without Frontiers - Consulting project coordinator

Advising on project management and governance issues:

The Ra-Marama Community Information Hub (RCIH) in Savusavu (Fiji). This project comprises the design and construction of built structures and associated landscaping and civil infrastructure. It is a collaborative project between the community and Architects without Frontiers Australia funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


The Dien Ban Disability Day Centre (Hoi An, Vietnam). AWF worked with the Kianh Foundation from 2008 - 2012 to develop and deliver a purpose-designed Disability Day Centre.


Senior Project Manager - Digital communications strategy - City of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne digital communications strategy projects involved reviewing corporate internet and intranet sites and developing documentation for procuring and implementing a new content management system to deliver a refreshed approach to the digital channels of the City of Melbourne.


IT Project Director - State Service Authority (Victoria)

Developed a whole-of-organisation ICT workplan and associated project briefs and provided governance and project management to the development of systems, procedures and procurement processes, liaison with inter-governmental IT service providers and contractors.


Project Manager - Departments of Treasury & Finance (DTF) and Premier & Cabinet (DPC), Victorian Government

  • Review of requirements for digital mobility within DTF and DPC including qualitative and quantitative research into the use of mobile solutions by staff in both departments

  • Developing a series of strategic recommendations for SSA websites, including project management of the review, redesign and rebuild of the SSA corporate website (www.ssa.vic.gov.au), and the consolidation of its associated websites

  • Managing the rollout of Internet Managed Security Service (MessageLabs) and MobileX calendaring systems for the Victorian Premier’s Private Office

  • Establishment of a Virtual Private Network between the Cultural Agencies of the Victorian Government including the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Victoria, Victorian Arts Centre Trust.

Business Analysis


Feasibility Study into a new design and architecture degree

This assignment was at the request of a national university to undertake a feasibility study into a suite of design-related programs for its main campus.

Industry Partnerships Project

Mapping external industry relationships and networks for the Pro Vice-Chancellor’s office in the College of Design and Social Context.

Market research and business case development

Conducting a high-level review of disaster management programs offered within Australia and abroad, to develop a program structure for local and international campuses.

Survey of Alliances Performance in Public Sector Infrastructure

Researching issues impacting project alliances, including performance, commitment to best for project, value delivery, team collaboration, workplace culture and innovation.

More than a Roof Overhead Research Project

Project manage research identifying improvements in Indigenous family wellbeing, health, education and economic development. The project was a partnership between the Australian National University, Charles Darwin University, and organisational partners Northern Territory Department of Local Government and Housing, Centre for Appropriate Technology (NT), Department of Housing Works Western Australian Government, and Indigenous Business Australia.

Consulting External Reviewer - Continuous Improvement Plan of SIHIP, Northern Territory Government

Development of a scoping document and continuous improvement/ benchmarking matrix for the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program. Project undertaken in association with Northern Territory Government.