John Lardee


Senior Project Manager, Reed-Elsevier

Location: AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands


Certified ScrumMaster


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; REL; Publishing industry

Work experience

Reed-Elsevier, Scrummaster
April 2011 - June 2011, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
Article Transfer Service/Results In Journals in 2011: This project delivered a service that helps authors to transfer their scientific manuscript from one journal to another. Also 3 new journals with a different publication process were launched. This project was about adjusting existing procedures and reconfiguring existing software. Here I used Scrum to build an effective team. Time: One sprint of 9 weeks delivered the service & products.

Reed-Elsevier, Product Owner
April 2010 - February 2011, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
Find Reviewers Tool in 2010: My first SCRUM project was a software project to deliver a webservice that helps editors of scientific journals to find reviewers with the right scientific background. I involved the users from the beginning, had user stories, a user interface designer and the programmers. Time: 5 months in a row: 5 sprints and then V1 was offered to the Customers. After the product release, we had 3 new releases, all in sprints of two weeks.