Manuel Borja started as a software developer in the late 90s and since then he’s played the roles of business analyst, software developer, software architect, technical leader and project manager in different organizations. He’s been in both the customer side and the seller side. His last job was as a software architect in a mining company and now he is one of the owners of bit2bit, start-up company which offers software engineering services in Perú.
Manuel is interested and has expertise in topics like agile, service delivery, project management, business analysis, business process management, service oriented architecture, business intelligence and software development. He enjoys learning ways to do things better through reading, sharing experiences with colleagues and trying, in order to improve the way to deliver value to customer organizations.
At bit2bit they use Scrum for software development projects, which is new to most of their customers, reason why it’s been and still is a challenge. They work with virtual teams, approach which brings new demands to the management of their projects.
Manuel holds PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP, CSM, CSD, ITIL, OCEB and CBAP certifications, has attended training in CMMI and Software Architecture at Software Engineering Institute. He also holds a MSc in Information Technology at Carnegie Mellon and Tecnológico de Monterrey.
May 2011 - Present, Lima, Peru
Responsible for the commercial growth of the company, as well as for quality assurance of the services we provide. Definition and validation of the architecture of the informatics solutions we provide. Definition of the strategic and tactical objectives of the company.
Datco Perú, Chief of Special Projects Division
February 2010 - April 2011, Lima, Peru
In charge of the portfolio of projects for the main customers in the finance and insurance industry. Responsible for project management quality. Responsible for the quality of the services and products delivered to customers. In charge of a 20+ team. Definition and validation of the architecture of solutions.
Minera Yanacocha, Applications Architect
September 2004 - January 2010, Cajamarca, Peru
Propose, define and implement software-related policies, processes and procedures. Provide software expertise to business analysis, project management and service delivery teams. Interact with corporate IT in applications-related topics. Developer role in critical projects using .NET and Business Objects technologies. Monitor IT service provider performance in application-related topics.
Telefónica Empresas, Team Leader
September 2003 - August 2004, Lima, Peru
Team Leader and Software Architect for custom development projects.
Articles I've written
An Approach for Scrum in a Fixed-Price Contracts World
We know a fixed-price contract is maybe not the best alternative when applying Scrum to a software development project. However, some organizations will not change the way they approach contracts for software development projects. What if this org...