Piotr Kuchta

  

Agile Coach, bwin.party digital entertainment

Location: Gibraltar


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Piotr Kuchta - highly accomplished, experienced, certified ScrumMaster, Lean and Scrum Trainer, IT Project Manager, Coach and Agile Change Agent, helping transform multinational companies to benefit from Agile methods. 10+ years of experience in software product development in several sectors and industries. Strong communication and documentation skills, including business English fluency. Excellent planner and organiser, creative thinker, problem solver and decision maker. Team oriented, resourceful consultant in fast-paced and dynamic technology environments. Proficient in managing virtual teams. Experience acquired in technical and managerial positions alike. Passionate about iterative, incremental approaches towards software product development.

 

Project Management:
• PMP® Certified Project Management Professional;
• IPMA/D Certified Project Manager;
• Certified ScrumMaster (CSM);
• Certified ScrumProfessional (CSP);
• Extensive experience with project management tools and best practices (PMI/PMBOK);
• Knowledge of the practical application of Agile/Scrum methods;
• Expertise in business matters, finance, planning, forecasting;



Software Development:
• C/C++, Java (J2SE), .NET (C#), VBA;
• MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL;
• UML, OOP

 

Passionate photographer. Enjoy all sports particularly skiing, rock climbing, squash, roller skating and yachting. Love to travel and experience different cultures.

 

For more information, see my full professional profile at LinkedIn

Work experience

bwin.party digital entertainment, Project Manager
April 2013 - Present,

• Agile Coaching / Consulting, Scrum Training and Consulting, Project Management at bwin.party digital entertainment (Product Governance); • Organizational and Team Coaching, partnering in the process of introducing enterprise, large scale Scrum at all levels of the organization structure, across numerous geographical locations, including bwin.party offices in Gibraltar, Hyderabad, London and Vienna • Process and Tools Coaching - introducing and transforming enterprise processes supporting Agile methods, and adhering to Lean principles; • Contributing to Agile Transformation and Organizational Restructuring process on strategic, tactical and operational level; Coaching/Mentoring Scrum Teams, the Agile Change Agent;

Sabre Holdings, Team Lead IT Project Manager /ScrumMaster and Agile Coach
September 2011 - March 2013, Krakow, Poland

• Team Lead IT Project Manager at Sabre Holdings (Air Inventory);
• Transforming broad business strategies into action plans using Agile Methods, supported by the PMI best practices, in adherence to the product marketing strategy and enterprise objectives;
• Project Portfolio Management (PPM) for the Air Inventory Business Unit, managing the program office function, portfolio level planning and reporting (tactical level management);
• Resource leveling for 40+ team members (operational level management);
• Coaching/Mentoring SCRUM Teams, the Change Agent;

Sabre Holdings, Sr. IT Project Manager / Agile Coach
January 2010 - August 2011, Krakow, Poland

• IT Project Manager at Sabre Holdings (Air Shopping);
• Managing comprehensive, multi-year "HPS" program, delivering utterly innovative Air Shopping platform, providing highly scalable technological solution for travel planning;
• Leading IT systems delivery and integration within travel / aviation business domain;
• ScrumMaster in number of software development projects;
• Facilitation of product definition, design and development process;
• Agile coach/mentor in XP/Agile/Lean methods, with recognized results and achievements;
• Directing project teams in balanced matrix organization;

Sabre Holdings, IT Project Manager / Scrum Master
August 2008 - December 2009, Krakow, Poland

• IT Project Manager – contractor for Sabre Holdings (Customer Solutions);
• Managing projects under extensive 'ePOS' program, delivering 'Sabre Red Workspace' - the next generation point of sale solution for global travel agencies;
• Leading projects through all life cycle phases in multi-national, culturally diverse and globally dispersed environment;
• Forming creative and productive software teams to efficiently drive the solution development;
• Employing iterative and incremental Agile methodologies, as well as utilizing best practises derived from the framework settled by PMI;
• Collaborating with internal and external teams to provide consistent and coherent cross-flow cooperation that improves overall deliverables;

iizt Poland / Respectance Holding BV, IT Project Manager / ScrumMaster / Product Owner
February 2006 - July 2008, Krakow, Poland

• IT Project Manager / Product Owner / ScrumMaster in a wide variety of Internet software;
• Negotiated terms of a project implementation in an international environment;
• Managed projects throughout each stage of the project life cycle;
• Facilitated product definition, design and development process;
• Estimated time, cost, and resource requirements, set and controlled budget of undertakings;
• Created project and release plans, monitored and controlled projects, managed project and business risks;
• Directed and motivated project teams;

Malopolska Voivodship Office, Software Engineer/Analyst
July 2005 - May 2006, Krakow, Select a State, Poland

• Leader of a task force conducting pre-development analysis of the Electronic Document Circulation System at Malopolska Voivodship Office in Cracow;
• Identified and redesigned key business processes identified at the Malopolska Voivodship Office in Cracow;
• Documented functional requirements of a new system of Electronic Document Circulation System at Malopolska Voivodship Office in Cracow by implementing UML models;
• Created the workflow automation system model, based on the requirements set of the Malopolska Voivodship Office in Cracow (Final thesis, MSc, Cracow University of Technology, 2006)