Stephanie Chamberlain

  

Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Heart of England Scrum

Biography

Steph Chamberlain is CEO of Magic Milestones Limited which is an Agile Project Management Consultancy. We work with large organisations to help them get the best out of Scrum (as well as other methods) and transition them to a situation where they can better react to changes in the market place. Magic Milestones Consultants act as Scrum Master and mentor on client site rather than taking the "traditional role" of project manager. Steph has been practicing Scrum since 2003 and presented at XP2006 conference in Finland & London XP day ‘07 on the subject of UCD and Scrum integration. She also guest lectured in 2006 at Warwick University, introducing students to Agile principles.

Work experience

Magic Milestones, CEO
May 2007 - Present, London/Birmingham, United Kingdom
Magic Milestones – CEO June 2009 - Present Stephanie has spent the last 18 months in the CEO role, driving the business forward during some of the most challenging economic times in recent history. The business consistently remains profitable with a projection of 1.3M turnover expected for the financial year ending June 2011 and achieving 35% average gross profit margin over the company’s 3.5 years of operating. Onsite client projects/roles: -British Film Institute – Account Director/ Programme Assurance of Magic Milestones assignments -Reed Business Information – Development infrastructure and Agile Development Method Implementation -Reed Business Information – Account Director (providing project assurance on up to 8 projects at any one time) -Maverick TV - Agile mentor and trainer

bit10,
February 2006 - March 2007, Coventry, United Kingdom
Project Portfolio Manager for New Media Agency March 2006 – March 2007 (Permanent) • Responsible for production (Design, Development and Support) • Responsible for profit of all projects • Led project to acquire Networks Ltd raising rev from 1.1 to 1.6M • Responsible for all resource planning and management • Process analysis and introduction of change initiatives • Senior Project Manager/Programme Manager for key clients e.g. BMG publishing, Seven Trent Water, DfES • Development of company strategy and roadmaps

Channel 4 Television,
February 2005 - February 2006, London, United Kingdom

Project Manager on the development of a financial reporting system interfacing to
Oracle and various legacy systems.
• Core Project team of 15 individuals
• Consultancy on the implementation of development methods (Agile)
• Process re-design in the area of financial statement processing
• Project Manager on the development of the company intranet
• Management of third party supplier
• Contractual negotiation
• Project Manager for ORACLE Compensation Workbench implementation
• “Usability Champion” for the development of a new Rights Management System for
Channel 4 involving a culture change within the IS department to using the UCD
process
Benefits Realised: Quarterly to monthly financial reporting for TV Producers, efficiency in
processing and created strategic change in IS department by launching first .NET application.

British Broadcasting Corporation,
April 2002 - February 2005, London, United Kingdom

New Media Project Manager
April 2002 – February 2005 (Permanent)
Mobile Technology Group:
• Portfolio Manager for all mobile projects and services, e.g. “What not to wear”, H2G2 on
PDA, tsunami help line site for mobiles
• Tracking of 1.5M budget
• Stakeholder management, resource management, reporting and process engineering
Content Management Group – Deployment:
• Responsible for the deployment and user adoption of a (Documentum based) content
management system across 42 of England’s radio stations, allowing syndication of
content.
• Project team of 30 individuals at peak
New Media Project Administrator
Initial set-up and maintenance of Programme Office across 100 projects for BBC New Media