Chris Preece

  

Software Development Manager (SEED), University of Hull

Location: Hull, UK


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Chris Preece: 

 

I am an experienced manager of complex, business changing, technical projects while leading multi-site, cross-functional development teams with domestic and international bases. I can build and develop highly cohesive and productive teams.

Strategic Management: I develop IT strategy in support of company objectives whilst managing an effective IT infrastructure. 

Project Management: Experience of leading different concurrent projects from inception to implementation and on to the provision of robust support, within budget and agreed timeframes.

Agile Development: I am a qualified ScrumMaster and have introduced and trained both teams and businesses in Agile methodologies and best practice. 

Having a software development background (Lead .NET Developer) enables me to work effectively with a technical development team. However, I am also an expert communicator with senior management, external clients and other stakeholders. 

I am adept at maximising business benefits, increasing visibility and optimising profits in dynamic, fast-paced environments.

 

Work experience

University of Hull, SEED Manager
February 2012 - Present, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
SEED (Software Engineering Experience Development) was established in 2005 by the Department of Computer Science with support from Microsoft UK and the European Social Fund, as a means of increasing the employability of graduates. SEED runs both commercial projects and student projects. this includes 12 - 16 year long, commercial student projects. Scrum methods are taught to the students and implemented throughout SEED

NFOPP, Head of Development and IT
August 2010 - February 2012, Warwick, Select a State, United Kingdom
I was the Head of IT and Development for a National, non-profit group of companies. We utilised Scrum throughout all our projects. this included training both technical and non-technical people about Scrum and its benefits

Holidaybreak PLC, Software Development Team Leader
May 2009 - August 2010, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Holidaybreak's development teams moved to Scrum following my appointment. This 3 team split-site development team realised significant benefits from the move. It was during this time that I (finally) completed my CSM qualification

Fat Media, Software Development Manager
November 2007 - November 2007, Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Fat Media had little formalised processes when I joined. As a strong advocate of Scrum, the projects and clients benefited greatly from this approach