Arbutus Solutions has proudly provided a range of services to the following organizations:

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Intuitive reporting for Alberta Health

The Problem

Alberta Health was looking for an EPM solution that was a better fit to their growing Project Portfolio Management maturity. Alberta Health ran a Proof of Concept and was convinced that Project Server was the right option.

They engaged with Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) to find a partner that would help them realize their vision and implement a solution that meets their needs.

The Solution

The process began with consultation, working with MCS to review Alberta Health’s existing technology challenges. We then continued alongside the ministry’s team to design and develop a Project Portfolio Management solution that meets their exact needs.

The Results

We worked with Alberta Health to put in place a Project Server 2010 solution that enables them to monitor project performance through the tracking of project status, issues, risks, and milestones. To help with adoption, we ensured that the solution is intuitive to use and  integrates with all of their current Microsoft applications (such as, Excel, Outlook, Word). The solution was tailored to be user friendly and scalable to allow for future enhancements.


Case Studies

“Our end users are very pleased with the results and the ease with which they can navigate and use the project portfolio management solution.”

-Brenda Kam
Executive Director,
Alberta Health

Our Health Care Partners

   Fraserhealth    ehealthsask    alberta health 

  PHSA - logo     Viha -logo    

Enterprise-level Portfolio Management for AESO

The Problem

When Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) came to Arbutus Solutions, they wanted to prioritize projects at the enterprise level, gain visibility on trends effecting delivery success, and use portfolio reporting to assess the value of their investments.

The Solution

We worked with AESO to put a Project Server solution in place to:

  • Manage portfolio data set across multiple PMOs through the use of our Portal App
  • Gain line-of-sight on which projects will take up the most cumulative resources
  • Implement our Snapshot App to increase ability to report month-over-month
  • Design a functional method for viewing project trends
  • Implement our Chameleon App to manage the change request process

The Results

To help manage their portfolio data set, we worked with AESO to implement a Project Server solution. After deployment, AESO had the means to take snapshots of project progress over time. This ability to see data in a linear form, rather than a static form, allowed for informed decision making.

“Arbutus Solutions set us up to be self-sufficient and didn’t make the project bigger than required. It was refreshing to work with someone who had our interests at heart.”

-Rod Millar,
Executive Director,

Our Partners in Utilities

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       LogoAltaGas       aeso


Project Online for University of Toronto

The Problem

The University of Toronto’s (U of T) primary issue was a decentralized IT department. There was a need to streamline all of their departmental processes together and find a means to standardize the methods for documentation, resource allocation, and approval. U of T also wanted the ability to monitor projects on hold, create milestones, and see how much time was spent on a task at any given moment.

The Solution

Arbutus Solutions provided the University of Toronto’s NGSIS department an Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution using Project Online. U of T utilized our QuickStart program to set a strong foundational technology configuration to support their project management efforts and ensure successful adoption to the cloud. Arbutus Solutions provided consulting services, implementation, and training to safeguard a seamless transition.

The Results

The solution provided the university with the ability to manage:

  • Scheduling for both waterfall and agile processes
  • Allocation of resources and time-tracking
  • Document management and collaboration for both PC and Mac
  • Governance and risk management to increase success rate and speed of execution
  • Project reporting and executive dashboards providing visibility on performance and impacts from risks and changes

“Arbutus Solutions was the right choice. They were flexible, understood our issues, and we got a client-focused product, not a cookie cutter answer.”

-Vikram Chadalawada, 
Project Manager, NGSIS,
University of Toronto

Our Partners in Education

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Policy Management Solution for the BC Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

The Problem

The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) was facing challenges in planning, tracking, and documenting the multiple treaties they manage. Arbutus Solutions worked under the Microsoft Rapid Deployment Program and utilized Microsoft Project Server 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to solve this business problem.

The Solution

The technology solution has been designed to manage the treaty implementation and negotiation process and streamline complicated legal projects. More effective reporting will give executives insight into the treaty development process and staff the means to think more strategically.

The Results

As a result, from the seamless connection of information, the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation is more able to locate negative cost drivers and avoid legal risk in treaty development. Arbutus Solutions continues to work alongside the ministry to enhance the solution and provide support.

Our Government Partners

BC     alberta health