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Mikko Alander

Senior Managing Consultant

"Mikko came into middle of large abroad ERP implementation project to stand in our own Project Manager who started parental leave. To take in external PM for such hectic and versatile project felt a bit risky, but his ability to quickly understand projects “ecosystem”, combined with his social and leadership skills, he really exceeded the expectations."​

Special skills

  • Program and project planning, control and management

  • Project portfolio creation and management ​

  • Project management office (PMO) creation and operations

  • Project management assessment and development activities 

  • Project management competences training and coaching

  • IT-Service management (ITIL Foundation)

  • Project team leading​

  • Experience on ERP projects from project initiation to planning, implementation, roll-outs as well as later system upgrade​s.

Strengths

  • Solid project management understanding and capabilities to execute large and various type of ICT transformation projects​.

  • Commitment to program/project objectives and understanding the big picture.

  • •Proven track record of leading large ICT transformation projects in global organizations with multicultural teams​​

  • Social (behavioral excellence), communication and leadership skills.​

Relevant experience

  • Work experience total of +20 years, which consist over 18 years in ICT. 

  • The years being involved with ICT, managed and participated in mainly large-scale transformation programs as well as ERP (SAP and Oracle) projects i.e. implementation, roll-out and upgrade projects.​

  • Solid expertise gained in project management, team leading and training throughout the whole project life cycle.

  • Special interest lies in international projects, project management, coaching and developing organizations and people project management competencies.​

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Project Management (planned graduation 2023)

  • IPMA level C and B certified​

  • ITIL and PRINCE2 foundation certified

  • Diploma in Business Administration

  • Export Marketing; Turun Ammattikorkeakoulu, 1994

  • Approbatur degree of Pedagogy, University of Turku, 1993

  • Graduate of Finnish commercial institute, Commercial Institute of Turku, 1992