Office for National Statistics
Senior IT Project Manager & Agile Coach/trainer
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
Senior Project Manager
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.