PROFILE

SUMMARY

Communicative team leader with the ability to build, motivate, and empower top performing teams in the achievement of operational excellence. Accomplished IT Management Professional with 13 years of hands-on experience from coding to designing, developing, and implementing innovative solutions that drive profitability, maximize efficiency, and enable organizations to thrive on a global scale. Proven agent of change with history of success leading high powered, complex transformational initiatives. Leverage sharp technical skills and product development expertise to diversify company offerings and introduce products to new markets. Programmer at heart, tester when needed, understand all steps in creating great products.
IT MANAGEMENT , ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION , PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT , SAFE FRAMEWORK FOR LARGE SCALE AGILE ADOPTION , REMOTE TEAM LEADERSHIP , STAFF TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT , PROJECT MANAGEMENT , WEB APPLICATIONS
AGILE METHODOLOGIES , PROCESS IMPROVEMENT , SCRUM , FULL PROJECT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

EXPERIENCE

Oikosofy

2013 September - Present

Managing Partner

Tallinn , ESTONIA

Oikosofy is a result of my and my partners vast experience in helping teams learn and organizations improve their performance. We work with teams to get them quickly through the learning curve of achieving concrete business results, and help organizations create the most appropriate structures to support their teams’ performance. Started the business in 2014 after many years as a middle to top-level manager in software companies in Europe. Authority in the software development world, with a popular blog at http://SoftwareDevelopmentToday.com. Author of #NoEstimates book, an innovative view on project management and project execution. For more: http://NoEstimatesBook.com Experience in working with senior leaders in software organizations to help them transform their business and improve their results through the applications of more than 17+ years experience.

AVIRA OPERATIONS, GMBH

2011 September - 2014 September

Director, Agile Coaching

Tettnang , GERMANY

German multinational and family-owned antivirus software company with 100M+ customers worldwide. Hired to spearhead large transformational effort centered on revamping company’s R&D organization. Led organization throughout change from waterfall, slow organization to Agile, quick-releases and customer-oriented R&D. Successfully implemented capability to deliver large projects by conceptualizing and initiating project framework and development timeline. Improved visibility and streamlined communication channels between teams through effective leadership of the adoption of large scale distributed project framework on multiple engagements. Successfully transformed R&D operations, leading improvement effort throughout full project lifecycle to ensure timely and accurate completion

NOKIA

2008 October - 2010 August

AGILE COACH

Helsinki , FINLAND

Built and led global agile coaching group within mobile device unit, driving adoption of Agile in large projects. Oversaw day-to-day team activities to ensure productivity and execution of development of large Agile distributed project framework. Assisted 6K+ users across all functions, leading one of the largest Agile and process change deployments in the world. Held key leadership position in the development and installation of large agile distributed project framework for 500+ multi-year project. Influenced creation of SAFe, a large scale Agile project framework via pioneering work in large distributed project.

F-SECURE

2007 May - 2008 October

DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE PROCESSES & TOOLS

Helsinki , FINLAND

Anti-virus, cloud content, and computer security company with 20 country offices and presence in 100+ countries. Defined, developed, and implemented software/product development processes. Orchestrated process definition and deployment efforts across four geographically dispersed organizations worldwide. Led teams throughout full lifecycle from preliminary strategic stage through final execution phase.

F-SECURE

2006 May - 2007 May

PRODUCT MANAGER

Helsinki , FINLAND

Possessed full responsibility for directing daily activities of product management team and driving successful construction and marketing of products in conjunction with R&D and sales departments. Defined and integrated new processes and innovation group within the product management unit. Ensured success of new company business model “Freemium” by launching new product. Instrumental in initial conceptual stages as well as release management and business development. Drove project completion, guiding engagement from inception through negotiation and securing business case validation, board approval, competitor analysis, team composition and project ramp-up execution.

Nokia

2010 August - 2011 June

AGILE PROJECT COACH/PROJECT MANAGER

Helsinki , FINLAND

Directed teams charged with developing and improving new mobile products within Agile process context. Oversaw Agile adoption within one of two organizational units. Led testing automation sub-project for recently released mobile device in addition to working with various device products. Advanced Agile adoption efforts within the organization as well as supervising large distributed projects on regular basis. Improved quality and time-to-market of releases by directing adoption of automated testing systems. Secured successful launch of one of the company’s last emblematic products.

PROJECTS

Skills

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Project Management
  • Coaching
  • Product Development
  • Software Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Product Management
  • Software Project Management
  • Scrum

EDUCATION

  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa

    1993-1998

    Licenciatura, Computer Science Engineering

CERTIFICATION

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Certified Project Manager