Tomasz Szymborski

  

PM, Nordea

Location: Gdansk


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Armenia

Poland


Activity

Tomasz Szymborski attended event, "Berlin: 2014"

Biography

Tomasz Szymborski - Senior IT PM - got involved in information technology domain during studies.

Concurrently with obtaining higher academic education I conducted private english language lessons. Found this very satisfying and enriching soft skills and mentoring capabilites.

Have worked in IT industry since 2000. Got engaged in implementation consultancy of major Polish software houses. The core area of expertise was HP (formerly Peregrine Systems) Asset Manager implementation. After choosing project management as an area of professional focus - became PMP, then CSM and lately PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner who acts in current work position as Agile ambassadeur in Nordea Bank of Poland and Baltic Countries. Apart from managing multinational projects in banking sector acts as an internal PM department coach.

Plans to become CST in coming 2 years after applying agile to the organisation and facilitating the mindset changeover.

Work experience

Nordea, Agilist
December 2011 - Present, , Poland

Responsible for establishing a Nordea PL&BC Agile PM Framework that serves as a guideline for any project that considers being managed and ran more adaptive/iterative way.

The document is intended for the Bank’s project team that aims at delivering software solution in an agile way. It covers the subject of agile project setup, its lifecycle and possible alignment with existing RUP methodology that should result in establishment of agile mindset the organisation of Nordea PL&BC. 

This paper explains the most popular approach using Scrum, which focuses on the management and control aspects of the project life cycle and seems to fit well on demanding development projects where fast customer responsiveness is paramount.

The work on the framework is assisted by a set of lectures and workshops on writing requirements with use of User Stories, developing PM Competences, applying lessons learned from other projects or introducing agile path of PM to PMI Gdansk Branch volunteers

Nordea, Scrum Master
May 2012 - June 2013, Gdynia, Estonia

Acting as a Scrum Master in a genuine Nordea Polska project run in an agile manner, with Scrum roles, ceremonies and artifacts.

Due to the project complexity and ambitious timeplan I decided to proceed in an agile approach where requriements and solutions will be worked out iteratively in a time-boxed approach. Such approach leaves space for requirements to evolve and mature and also gives more flexibility for response to changes. In each time-box almost full system development cycle was performed from Requirements & UI preparation to Development & Test. Deployment of the solutions though will take place only in the end of the project due to direct impact on other operational systems like CMS and BPSS.