About Xamia

We are based in Perth, Western Australia and bring over 30 years of experience in the delivery and review of IT projects.

The principal consultant, Scott McDonell, has worked for a major corporate service provider, delivering system integration projects for organisations such as; Optus, Vodafone, Westpac, Qantas, Commonwealth Government, Chevron, INPEX, Western Power and WA State Government. Throughout his career, he has provided pre-project readiness assessments, and reviews of in-flight projects, reporting to senior executives, providing  observations and recommendations in order to de-risk the delivery of the projects.

While working on a major Western Australian gas infrastructure project, over two years he led the project oversight of 20 separate projects with a total value in excess of $20M, reporting both internally and to the customer.

It is this experience that he will bring to your organisation, to de-risk your projects.

Who Are We

Experienced IT Project Managers with extensive experience in performing project health checks for organisations of all sizes.

We also bring extensive experience in the development and deployment of project management processes that are scaled to suit the needs of individual organisations.

Our Mission

De-risking the delivery of IT project through health checks and oversight.

Working with organisations to assist them to develop their project management capability.

What We Do

Work with your organisation, in particular the; project sponsor, business owner, project manager and project team members to:

  • provide an independent assessment of project performance.
  • assist them to develop internal processes to optimise the delivery of their IT projects.
  • provide mentoring to build capability.

Our 6-Step process



Agree with key stakeholders what outcomes they expect from the engagement with Xamia.

Agree cost and schedule.



Review available documentation… What outcomes are the project intended to achieve and how are those objectives intended to be achieved?


Stakeholder Interviews

Meet with key stakeholders to verify the findings from the Discovery phase and to explore any deviations from those findings.


Project Team Interviews

Meet key members of the project team and collect project specific artefacts such as progress tracking tools and project reports. Explore any variance from stakeholder expectations.


Present draft findings

Review draft findings with key stakeholders and project team. Collect any additional information that is provided and modify draft report if necessary.


Final Report

Present final report to key stakeholders and project team.

Why Xamia Project Services

Our History

The Principal Consultant has over 30 years experience in:

  • project and programme delivery
  • undertaking project assurance reviews
  • developing scalable processes to suit the needs of individual organisations
  • supporting and mentoring junior project managers

In particular, our Principal Consultant spent 2 years on a major Western Australian Oil and Gas project, leading the project assurance team to oversee over 20 IT projects ranging in value from $300K to $3M.

Throughout his career, he has independently assessed projects at startup as part of the assurance reviews to ensure that they are commercially viable and appropriately planned to succeed

Our Team

Principal Consultant - Scott McDonell

Engaging Xamia Project Services

Direct Engagement

Xamia is a registered Australian company, registered for GST. Most organisations can engage us directly.

ABN: 38 447 166 533

Via Pty Ltd Partner

If your organisation can only engage Pty Ltd companies, please contact us. We have relationships with a number of partners and we can facilitate this relationship.

Via WA Government Common Use Agreement (CUA)

If you are a WA government agency and prefers to engage via a WA Common Use Agreement please contact us. We have relationships with a number of partners who are already registered for the CUA and we can facilitate this relationship. (eg CUA ICTS2015 - Category 1).