Chief Executive Officer at the National Works Agency, Patrick Wong (centre), hands over the signed contract for the implementation of a Project Management System at the NWA to Director of Business Operations at Illuminat (JA) Ltd., Ative Ennis (left). Transport and Works Minster, Mike Henry, was participated in the contract signing.

In order to facilitate research and the future development of personnel, Chief Executive Officer at the National Works Agency (NWA), Patrick Wong, recently signed a contract for the development of a Project Resource Management System for the NWA. The system will be implemented on the Oracle People Soft Platform, and will provide the Agency with the capacity to optimally manage its human capital. Illuminat Jamaica Limited was selected to implement theProject Resources Management System (PRMS) for the National Works Agency at a cost of J$12.9 million.

 The project is being jointly funded by the Inter-American Development Bank and the China Harbour Engineering Company. Implementation is slated to begin in September and will continue for a period of five months.
 For efficient 
workforce management, the NWA, which is essentially a project management agency, will use this tool to deploy staff across its portfolio of projects. The application will be accessible over the Agency’s Intranet, and will allow office and field staff though a ‘Self Service Portal’, to access information on their employment and current work assignments.

Over time, the Agency could add other products in the People Soft Application Suite to create a seamless Enterprise Management System