Anglican Diocese of Adelaide
Founded in 1847, the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide consists of over 90 churches and 11 schools across 65 parishes. The Diocese provides support to parishes and related Anglican entities providing places for worship, outreach programmes and pastoral care to those in need. The Diocese also delivers education and professional development to clergy and church workers.
The Anglican Diocese of Adelaide is a large, complex organisation with a wide range of IT requirements. Following the departure of a key team member, the Diocese needed someone to manage their IT capability so that the departure did not impact current business and future operations. Adept was engaged to provide two of its core services:
- Interim IT Management to deliver the necessary operational support to ensure the existing systems enable the business and to maintain forward momentum on the Diocese’s current IT initiatives
- IT Strategy and Planning to develop recommendations as to how the Diocese can maintain an effective IT capability going forward
The Adept Interim IT Manager quickly assessed the immediate needs of the Diocese and ensured that their systems continued to operate to their full capability.
Over the next few months, Adept continued to assess the needs of the Diocese and developed recommendations for an appropriate ICT operating model and a transition plan. Once the model and plan were agreed, Adept identified, selected and onboarded a suitable vendor whilst ensuring that current projects were not impacted.
Adept responded quickly in a time of need. As my Interim IT Manager, Rob Silva provided the leadership I needed to effect change and move the organisation forward; both strategically and operationally.