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Nader Talai


Practitioner, Value Glide

Location: London, UK



Certified ScrumMaster


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London, UK


Experienced agile practitioner specialised in leading organisational transformations, working with delivery teams as well as with leadership teams and key stakeholders to implement focused and aligned improvements in the process, people and technology aspects that reduce time to go-live and deliver business value faster with high quality in a range of customer focused businesses. 

I am based in London and able to travel.

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Work experience

Sportingbet, Head of IT Development
January 2008 - January 2009, Lodon, London, GB
Head of IT Development Apr 2008 – Jun 2009 Responsible for software development, software architecture and Quality Assurance functions with full budget responsibility for multiple teams of onshore and offshore with multiple supplier and stakeholders. Managed a team of onshore (46) mixture of permanent and development partners and offshore (49) and a budget of £7.6m. Introduced Scrum with XP practices reduced complexity, improved architecture and decreased the engineering cycle time by 30% to 40%.

Associated Newspapers, Head of Application Management
January 2002 - January 2008, London, GB
Responsible for managing applications throughout their life cycle from the requirements evaluation, selection, implementation, development, maintenance and retirement with full budget responsibility. Responsible for the database administration and the editorial, advertising, digital media, publishing and commercial application development teams. Managed a blended team of 32 people and a budget of £2.3m for OPEX and a capital budget in excess of £10m for the projects. • Introduced agile software delivery using Scrum, Continuous Integration (Cruise Control) and Subversion to the Columbus project with three Scrum teams one based in London and two in Leicester.


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