Meet Renee Taylor, Founder & Lead Consultant
Renée Taylor has been a business analyst and consultant for twenty years, and is a nationally known instructor, presenter and consultant in the fields of strategic business and systems planning, cost/benefit and feasibility studies, enterprise architecture and requirements analysis, process reengineering and data modeling. She is a Lean Six Sigma black belt practitioner and a PMI-certified Project Manager Professional. Prior to RTC, she worked at Oracle Corporation for ten years as an international instructor, then as product director for the Oracle Designer products, and finally as the consulting, education and marketing director for Oracle’s newly established Moscow headquarters. Ms. Taylor founded RTC in 1997. RTC specializes in providing process modeling workshops, enterprise information needs assessment and data architectures, strategic planning, and project management primarily to State of California clients.
Summary of Expertise
- Enterprise architecture to achieve business goals
- Value engineering and cost/benefit analysis
- Process and data modeling
- Information systems planning
- Team building and facilitation
- Organizational change management
- Staff mentoring and training
- Procurement support including developing RFPs and California state feasibility studies and FSRs
Business Process Analysis & Redesign
CA Department of Industrial Relations, Oakland, CA
For the Agency Director of the DIR and the Executive Officer of the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, RTC performed three interrelated strategic studies to evaluate the effectiveness of current computer systems and made recommendations for process and technology improvements to maximize usability and enhance user experience of those systems.
CA State Water Resources Control Board
Business Process Analysis for the Statewide Budgeting Office- Developed detailed business and systems requirements for a new budgeting system, confirming requirements with users, investigated potential software solutions and costs, and created process and data models of requirements as well as a function hierarchy of requirements for this business process analysis engagement.
CA DOT – Universal Transportation Project Identifier – Enterprise Business Process Study
Project Scope: Perform research and interviews, develop data models, and propose solutions to the lack of a single identifier across different systems for transportation project tracking and accounting.
CA DMV – Enterprise Business Process Integration Project
Project Scope: Develop an enterprise-wide integrated function hierarchy to integrate core processes across the Occupational Licensing, Drivers’ Licensing and Vehicle Registration areas.
CA DMV Business Process Reengineering, Drivers’ Licensing
Project Scope: Perform process analysis, data analysis and modeling, quality assurance of data models, user interviewing and process reengineering for the Drivers’ Licensing unit, under subcontract to Synergy Consulting. Provide training, project management support, Oracle Designer, and CDM method expertise to the Process Reengineering team.
Recent Procurement Projects
CA Department of Health Care Services, Sacramento, CA
Performed requirements analysis for two new systems replacements. Documented system requirements, staff skill requirements and developed vendor solicitation documents (IT MSA Requests for Offer) including statements of work, cost worksheets, requirements, terms and conditions to upgrade health care information protection for two existing systems as required by federal law. Coordinated scoring and evaluation plan and advised on risk mitigation strategies for effective procurement.
CA Department of Consumer Affairs
Feasibility studies and business process analysis
Renee managed procurement activities and teams of RTC consultants on preparatory systems acquisition efforts for improved licensing and enforcement applications. Enterprise-wide business analysis involved all business entities of DCA in planning improvements in processes prior to acquiring a new licensing and enforcement system for use by all Boards and Bureaus across the State.
State Water Resources Control Board Water Rights Information Management System
Developed detailed business and systems requirements for replacement of current Water Rights information systems. Created a business case to justify the replacement, created and confirmed models of requirements with users, provided an analysis of solutions alternatives and costed a proposed solution, documenting all findings in a feasibility study report for this major systems initiative. DOF approved the FSR.
CA Gambling Control Commission (CGCC)
Managed quality for a project to develop a 250-page Request for Proposal (RFP) calling for vendors to customize a COTS application for the licensing information system of California’s gambling industry. Reviewed drafts and all deliverables for quality and conformity to DGS guidelines. Served as liaison with government agency departments