PROFILE

SUMMARY

Project Management – Agile/Prince2/MSP qualified. Able to adapt approach to fit the culture and challenge to achieve success in transformational projects. Either via traditional Project management, with supporting plans,budget and reporting to Project Board/stakeholder groups on project progress, including risks and issues, OR creating, training and coaching teams to use Agile approaches to achieve a rapid result. Always proactively identifying opportunities for improving project success and process improvement.
Agile Coaching/training - As a BCS Agile practitioner I thrive on introducing teams to Agile and helping them advance their appreciation and adoption of Agile principles. Ultimately leading to a faster more valuable outcome.
Change Management – ITIL qualified. Familiar with implementing Change Management practices and policies in green field environment. Overcoming resistance to change and gaining buy in.
Leadership – Thirteen years managerial and team leading experience used to effectively manage technical cross-functional teams. Providing focus, passion and energy that enables people to drive performance and achieve measurable and long lasting results.
Communication: Confident communicator able to adapt style of communication to audience from one on one to auditorium presentations. Experienced negotiator and facilitator, well versed in drawing out conclusions and actions from difficult meetings.

EXPERIENCE

Office for National Statistics

2014 June - Present

Senior IT Project Manager & Agile Coach/trainer

UNITED KINGDOM

Managing multiple £1m+ projects, both software development and infrastructure (internal and cloud based). Principle Agile trainer on Titchfield site creating and running agile introduction classes and deeper dive sessions for all staff. Also agile coach for multiple teams. Extensive use of ScrumBan style management facilitating stand ups, retrospectives and other ceremonies. My teams are co-located, and as self organising as the limits of the organisation allow. Outside the usual Project management reporting, finances, contract negotiations I see my primary role as being 'To remove boulders and carry water for the team'?. Major Achievements: Restoring confidence to 'troubled' projects using agile methods to quickly demonstrate progress, deliver value and gain buy in. Introduction of agile principles to traditional teams and non IT teams building a community of practice.

University of Southampton

2012 January - 2014 June

Senior Project Manager

Southampton , UNITED KINGDOM

Implementing enterprise wide CRM system. Rolling out a suite of reports to support student engagement and progression tracking for UKBA and internal student pastoral care initiatives. Upgrading the student management system and the underpinning Oracle database. Using Agile DSDM techniques when appropriate.

PROJECTS

Enterprise CRM system

January 2012 - June 2014

Senior Project Manager

Implementing a Datastore and Datawarehouse to support management and Business Information reporting. Primarily to report on Student retention trends and recruitment performance.

Business Intelligence - Data Warehouse reporting system.

January 2012 - June 2014

Senior Project Manager

Implementing a Datastore and Datawarehouse to support management and Business Information reporting. Primarily to report on Student retention trends and recruitment performance.

Key Information Sets

January 2012 - September 2012

Senior Project Manager

Introduction of the Key Information Sets throughout the University of Southampton and deployment of the KIS software within Banner.

Oracle 11gR2 Upgrade

January 2014 - June 2014

Senior Project Manager

Upgrade the Student Registration Database to 11GR2 to support XML data transfer with UCAS

Implementing Banner 9

January 2012 - June 2014

Senior Project Manager

Upgrading the Student Management system to facilitate the next version of Banner, includes adding 5 fields to every datrabase table to support Groovy/Grails.

Skills

  • Project Planning
  • Team Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • CRM
  • ITIL
  • Change Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Process

EDUCATION

  • Victoria University of Wellington

    Studied for a BCA majoring in Information Systems

  • Wandsworth college

    Computer Science and Programming

CERTIFICATION

  • ITIL Foundation
  • Agile DSDM - Atern
  • Change Management Practitioner
  • MSP - Managing successful Projects
  • Prince 2
  • Practitioner Certificate in Agile