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David O'Brien

  

Principal Consultant, Trexin Consulting

Location: Minneapolis MN


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Certified ScrumMaster

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Biography

David P. O'Brien

David is an IT Consultant with extensive experience in project management, system conversion and integration, interface designing and programming, and process restructuring. He has wide expertise in investment management, banking, insurance, and brokerage industries. He is proficient in implementing the SAFe portfolio management practices for intake, prioritization, roadmap development, and tracking functions. He is a certified Scrum Master and has certifications in Agile and SAFe methods.

 

Professional Highlights

 

Since March 2015, David served as Senior Consultant at Project Consulting Group. There, he was responsible for providing consultation to executive leadership of the Global Human Resources area on process restructuring and organizational development. He performed SAFe portfolio management practices for intake, prioritization, roadmap development and tracking. In addition, David was also working for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services as Project Manager for the project to re-build the driver and vehicle registration system, known as MNLARS. He was responsible for business readiness and process design aspects of the project, project portfolio management and managing the portfolio backlog.

 

Prior to this, David worked as a Principal Consultant and Senior Project Manager at CSC Inc. from 2007-2015. For FreddieMac, he managed a subproject of the pricing execution initiative with a team of 25 developers and business analysts. For the Minnesota State Retirement Systems, he managed a team of 30 CSC and subcontract professionals on a multi-year project to modernize a system that administers retirement benefits for retired employees of the State of Minnesota. For a global hedge fund-of-funds, he was Scrum Master for the development and maintenance of core fund accounting and reporting systems. He also managed a project to redesign the public website for the State of Minnesota Department of Revenue and many more.

 

In 2007, David worked as a Consultant for Sapphire Technologies Inc., where he was the Project Manager for a project at a mutual fund company to migrate 529 college savings plans from one servicing system to another. He managed and led requirements definition, solution design, build, and test phases and developed the implementation plan for the entire implementation.

 

David worked as the Director of Integration at Lifecycle Technologies Inc from 2007 to 2007. In this role, he managed the product development and implementation of the proprietary Cohere system. He performed pre-sales and pre-implementation assessments and estimations and was responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the product development, including the product calendar and the feature list.

 

David worked for Safenet Consulting Inc. as a Consultant from 2005 to 2006. There he managed a project at Ameriprise Financial, Inc. to replace the financial planning software being used by over 10,000 financial advisors across the country. At the same client, he managed a project to redesign the web portal used by the same advisors to transact client business.

 

Apart from this, David held Consultant positions in GE Capital Consulting and Pricewaterhouse Coopers; Project Manager at Safenet Consulting Inc.; and Development Group Manager in U.S. Bancorp.

Work experience

Trexin Consulting, Inc., Principal Consultant
December 2016 - Present, Minneapolis, MN, US
Principal Consultant in Agile Practice. Delivers Agile Framework solutions, training, and coaching to clients of Trexin Consulting,.

Project Consulting Group, Inc.., Scrum Master
January 2016 - December 2016, Minneapolis, MN, US
Led the transformation of a department of a very large bank that was not prioritizing its work in a manner consistent with Agile. Advised them to organize work around products, services, and value streams rather than projects. Implemented a product backlog of Features, which were broken into User Stories. Implemented the VersionOne tool for management of a portfolio of product backlog items. Introduced, trained, and implemented the Scrum planning poker method for estimating the product backlog items.

Project Consulting Group, Inc., Senior Consultant
March 2015 - November 2015, Minneapolis, MN, US
Senior Consultant on a major software development project for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services. Project Manager for the project to re-build the driver and vehicle registration system, known as MNLARS. He was responsible for business readiness and process design aspects of the project, project portfolio management and managing the portfolio backlog.

CSC , Principal Consultant
October 2007 - March 2015, Minneapolis, MN, US
Principal Consultant and Project Manager. Responsible for delivery of projects and programs. Frequently used Scrum and Scrum ceremonies in the course of delivering major projects for clients.

 

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