An energetic professional Software Delivery Manager with over 20+ years experience spanning the insurance, education, government, banking, defence, energy and manufacturing industries. Experience in Change, Programme and Project Management using both traditional and Agile methods, including hybrid applications. Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) and highly experienced in establishing the vision and strategy for organizations and then delivering both the business change and IT programmes to meet this goal. Skilled in the implementation of policy, process and procedure to aid and control software delivery.
A hands-on problem solver with a high rate of achievement, driven by an appetite for new challenges and strong desire to be successful in all endeavours. A motivational and inspirational leader of multi-skilled teams who thrives in highly pressurized and challenging working environments.
Specialties: Offering outstanding talent in Agile implementation & coaching, Programme and Project Management, SAP Customisation and Implementation, Process reengineering (inc. implementation, continuous improvement, cost reduction and efficiency gain), Risk Management, Knowledge Management, Governance and Audit.
Used Version One, Rally, Mingle, Scrum for Team System, Jira, AgileZen, MS Project, IBM Rational Portfolio Manager, Cruise Control, Clarity, Quality centre, TFS2010 and visual information radiators .
v Agile implementation, Agile coaching v Test Driven development, Behavior driven development v User story workshops / product backlog preparation v Programme and Project Management, v Process reengineering, Process implementation, v Continuous improvement, cost reduction and efficiency gain, v Risk Management, v Knowledge Management, v Governance and Audit Agile Transformation Consultant /Agile Coach Sopra Steria, London, UK (May 2014 – Apr 2015) • Introduced and implemented Agile practices in three accounts (Ministry of Justice, Toyota and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Agency). • Worked closely with the GDS (Government Digital Services) team to ensure GDS guidelines are followed. • Experienced in OpenSource development, BDD, TDD, test automation and continuous integration. Agile Transformation Consultant Morrison’s, West Yorkshire, UK (Oct 2013 – Mar 2014) • Responsible for implementing agile project management and delivery of business intelligence project using the OBIEE. • Introduced and implemented Agile practices in a Business Intelligence change programme and successfully set up and trained scrum teams members, business owners and directors. Agile Consultant Bupa International, West Sussex, UK (May 2012 – Aug 2013) • Led, coordinated, planned, managed a £5 million Online Business Intelligence change, to ensure compliance with all EU & UK policies (Solvency II Compliance Programme). • Responsible for production of business case, defining and communicating the relevant project processes, documentation, reporting, resourcing, implementation and change management control for the successful completion in a timely, cost-effective manner. • Introduced and implemented Agile practices in a Business Intelligence change programme and successfully set up and trained scrum teams members. • Worked closely with the Strategy, Development & Commissioning team for improving efficiency and work flow management using ‘Kanban’ methodology.
v Managed multiple complex projects v Managed teams in multiple locations v Managed expectations of high profile users(Ministers and Directors) v Managed expectations of people with disabilities v Resolved Asset Management Problem v Set up new Datacenters in two locations (Doxford and Washington) and support services v Managed UK wide rollout v Managed external suppliers like BT, Microsoft, Energis, NeoProducts, HP, Fujitsu and Dell. v Managed and supported the release management of 78 Crown Courts across UK. v Responsible for Change Management
v Analyzing the software requirement v Managed the complete Software development life cycle. v Managing project in two location( India & UK) v Understanding the immigration and work permit process
v Delivered ERP and e-commerce systems v Managed team of 7 developers and testers v Business Analysis and Project Management
v Successfully delivered an £18 million National Diploma Programme and Online coursework and standardisation programme. Managed a portfolio of complex corporate transformation and challenging projects. v Delivered Programmes within structured environments using RUP and Agile methods with aggressive or fixed timescales against key measures of success. v Piloted Scrum with a small project and delivered it successfully, later rolling it out to other projects within the programme. v Worked closely with external Agile consultants and gained valuable experience in pair programming, Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, Feature Injection, Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration. v Managed transition from traditional software delivery methods to agile delivery method and implemented good Agile practices. v Experienced in various programme governance processes and implemented quality and audit process reviews to improve consistency across delivery teams. v Managed programme life cycles from initiation, mandate to implementation including delivery of benefits and management of risks & issues improving productivity and efficiency. v Led international virtual and matrix teams within rapidly changing environments, in a number of locations including EMEA, USA and Australia, building relationships to ensure delivery of common goals. v Demonstrated solid understanding of business processes and responsible for change management, bid preparation, producing business case, seeking budget approval, planning, and execution. v Built close trusting relationships with executives and stakeholders, managing conflicting priorities and expectations. v Negotiated and managed third-party offshore relationships to agreed performance targets and service levels, renegotiating existing contracts to reduce cost ensuring return on investment.
v As a Chief Engineering Officer I was responsible for various engineering activities in a forward Airbase. v Lead team of circa 400 airmen v Acted as Battery Commander of a Missile unit