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Edward Backhouse


Solution Architect, Cloud Sherpas

Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia



Certified ScrumMaster


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Brisbane, Australia


Edward Backhouse

I enjoy fishing, skiing and extreme sports.  I currently work as a Salesforce Solution Architect and enjoy the challenge of design on complex projects.  I've been an IT Professional (10+ years) involved in running many projects and programs across a range of industries and customers such as Barclays Bank, Suncorp Metway, Ergon Energy, Powerlink, South East Water, Runge, UniQuest, SunSuper, Queensland Government.  Earlier in my career I was a Project Manager - most of this experience was using a variety of waterfall methodologies like PMBoK and Prince2.  In the last 3 years I have become a Scrum Master (amongst other roles) and been running mostly agile projects including some SCRUM projects, particularly in the cloud computing, integration and CRM space.  I am now reinvigorated in my career after receiving good scrum training and guidance from Kane Mar and Fred Stute (amongst others), and now am on a quest to improve my own organisation's approach to work and projects and also to be a change agent towards agile and scrum for the customers I work with. Onwards and upwards!


Work experience

Cloud Sherpas, Solution Architect
January 2013 - Present, Brisbane, Queensland, AU
Involved in large complex projects for Cloud Sherpas as a Solution Architect. Some of these projects I have advised and been involved actively in using SCRUM as the project delivery approach and 'way of life'.

Cloud Sherpas, Delivery Lead / Senior PM
August 2010 - January 2013, Brisbane, QLD
Running Agile and Scrum projects for a variety of customers in the CRM/Cloud Computing space, including integration. Recently I have also used my experienced running SCRUM internally to deliver scrum coaching to customer organisations in a professional capacity.

Powerlink, Project Manager
January 2009 - July 2010, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Project Managing large-scale infrastructure, security, network, software development and web projects.

Barclays Bank, Program Manager
March 2009 - July 2009, London, United Kingdom
Running a quick-start program of Intranet / Portal / Web projects for Barclays Bank.

QM Technologies, Manager Project Services
January 2008 - February 2009, Brisbane, Australia
Managing a team of Project Managers/BA's and also running the major projects delivered by the organisation. Print/Mail industry. Running projects for many of the major organisations based in Brisbane.

Equity Insurance, Program Manager
August 2007 - September 2008, London, United Kingdom
Program Managing a 30 million pound business integration program (merging two insurance companies claim's departments).


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