End-to-end benefit realization: How Aster Group is taking ideas from the drawing board to the balance sheet

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During this live webcast our CEO and Project Management Evangelist, Ivan Lloyd, speaks with Derek Wilkes, Assistant Director of PMO at Aster Group about the organization's decision to adopt an end-to-end innovation process supported by the edison365suite.

Aster Group is one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, with a vision of ‘everyone has a home’, they have provided over 30,000 managed houses across the South and South-West of England in response to the housing crisis. Working at such a large scale, Aster needed a way to effectively manage and deliver the projects aligned to their strategy. It decided the edison365 end-to-end philosophy was the way forward.
During this live chat, you'll hear how with this end-to-end approach, the Group is planning to transform innovation and delivery across the organization which gives it a way to take ideas seamlessly from the drawing board through to the balance sheet.

In this session, we discussed: 

  • Why Aster chose an end-to-end approach 
  • Creating project transparency from start to finish  
  • Why more and more of our customers are embracing end-to-end innovation
  • How the edison365 suite enables organizations on their journey. 

Meet the speakers: 


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Derek Wilkes

Assistant Director of PMO, Aster Group 

Derek has worked in the social housing sector for over 30 years and in the late 1990's, having spent a number of years running a Council's Housing Advice Centre, he was 'volunteered' to project manage the implementation of their new housing management software. His project management career had started!

Soon afterwards Derek joined the software company, IBS OPENSystems and as a Project Manager implemented housing management software across the country before then going back to the customer side and joining Synergy Housing, later to merge with Aster as the IT Programme Manager. Six years ago he was asked to set-up the Group-wide PMO.


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Ivan Lloyd

Chief Executive Officer, edison365 

Ivan is the global leader for our business and is a respected expert in innovation delivery, project management excellence and business case justification. He helps our clients drive innovation into their core business processes and deliver projects that provide value to their organization.