PROFILE

SUMMARY

My name is Abayomi Bankole, though everyone calls me Yomi. I possess a unique combination of technical knowledge, business and project management skills, gained from 10 years experience spanning across information technology, construction and logistics sectors.

I have remained focused on delivering web and software products for the last 5 years, using diverse agile methodologies including Scrum framework, Scaled Agile Framework, kanban, Disciplined Agile Delivery, DSDM, Extreme programming and well grounded soft skills to successfully deliver very complex projects.

Experienced in communicating effectively with all stakeholders, understanding what project success means to customers, creating a conducive and productive environment for development teams, leading, motivating and coaching project teams to achieve project objectives.

EXPERIENCE

Barclays

2015 July - Present

Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master

UNITED KINGDOM

Logistics Planning Services

2004 September - 2009 December

Senior Project Manager

UNITED KINGDOM

Managed a portolio of logistics and petroleum pipeline projects for several oil producing companies including Shell, ExxonMobil, Oando and NNPC. I also pitched for and won several haulage contracts with both private and public enterprises. Maintained effective communication with all stakeholders, managed their expectations and always delivering their products on time and within agreed budget.

First Tradelinks Ltd

2013 October - 2014 March

Senior Product Owner/Product Manager

Basildon , UNITED KINGDOM

Managed and owned First Tradelinks Advanced Procure-to-Pay system product portfolio. Created the product roadmap and eCommerce business model, collaborated with both internal and external stakeholders, identified appropriate software solutions and managed cross-functional teams both on-site and offshore. Ensuring that the product backlog is organised by clustering features that will have value in the market in order to reduce time to market, gather consumer reaction and improve cash flow, alongside making informed return on investment decisions based on information about technical and business complexity.

NHS England

2014 November - 2015 June

Business Systems Project Manager

Leeds , UNITED KINGDOM

EMIS

2014 March - 2014 August

Development Project Manager/Scrum Master

Leeds , UNITED KINGDOM

First Tradelinks Ltd

2010 February - 2013 September

Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master

UNITED KINGDOM

Challenging the team to be honest, respectful and transparent in order to build trust among team members and all stakeholders. Encouraging the discussion of actions involved in successfully completing a backlog item, so that the team can increase knowledge and understanding of the required work. Encouraging technical excellence by supporting team members in making sound technical choices and taking a no-compromise attitude towards quality. Encouraging team members to engage in continuous learning by promoting coaching, pairing, and mentoring in order to improve their performance. Collaborating with the team to identify appropriate metrics that could be collected and used to define actions that are likely to improve team performance.

PROJECTS

Skills

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Testing
  • Vendor Management
  • SharePoint
  • Agile Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Coaching
  • CRM
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Process Improvement
  • Integration
  • IT Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Logistics
  • Program Management
  • PMO
  • Software Project Management
  • SDLC
  • SEO
  • SQL
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Databases
  • Software Development
  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Project Planning
  • PMP
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Scrum
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Business Analysis

EDUCATION

  • University of Lagos

    1998-2003

    BSc, Geography

  • University of Bradford

    2011-2012

    Masters in Computing

CERTIFICATION

  • CSPO: Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Project Management Professional
  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing
  • ISTQB-ISEB Certified Tester Foundation Level
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Certified Scrum Professional
  • Certified SAFe Agilist