Accenture, Agile Coach
December 2014 - Present, , IE
Agile coach for consultancy clients in technology, telecommunications and financial services.
Lead Agile Transformations. An average 6 month period includes:
- Coaching and facilitating 12-16 teams / 4-6 ARTs over a 3-6 month period depending on their maturity of Scrum/Kanban/XP/ScrumBan/SAFe
- Mentoring & advisory 1-to-1 with Managers, Change Agents, Agile Leads, RTEs, etc. across several Agile flavours and transformation strategy areas
- Instruction of 400+ Agilists in various class settings (Agile team training, Scrum Master, etc.) and bespoke workshops
Smartbox, Technical Project Manager & ScrumMaster
February 2013 - Present, , Ireland
Project managed development of the company’s gift/coupon eCommerce websites (France & worldwide).
Using Scrum, managed the parallel development efforts of 12 developers/QA for incremental development, maintenance, performance/stability improvements and migration (data center).
Governed the architectural integrity of this Magento-based eCommerce site and its interaction with backend systems (incl Salesforce, Navision and several other bespoke systems).
Evangelized and coached on the use of Scrum & XP for sprint, product and portfolio planning.
ICAN Advertising, Project Manager
May 2011 - March 2012, , Ireland
Managed the completion of an online car & house insurance quoting system. This project rescue was overdue & over-budget prior to my starting and required extensive damage-limitation control & scope-control with the clients (Glennons insurance company) and micro-management of external software developers (LPH Media).
Babelgum, Technical Project Manager
September 2009 - December 2009, , Ireland
Coordinated, managed and administered concurrent projects with suppliers and customers to deliver internal business systems (SalesforceCRM, CMS, advertisement management systems, billing systems) and bespoke online streaming video players for multiple affiliates (30+).
Coordinated internal/external engineering groups, QA groups and business departments to ensure successful delivery of programs of work.
Tracked project interdependencies, milestones and deliverables to ensure successful project implementation/ deployment. Maintained the project plan, work breakdown structure and issues list.
Organized, chaired and attended meetings with business stakeholders and project team members to ensure effective and structured communication of progress/plans.
Sentenial, Senior Technical Project Manager/Performance Manager
November 2008 - September 2009, , Ireland
Managed the profiling & performance team with the goal of producing tuned, high-performance releases iteratively (every 6 weeks) and within critical deadlines (compliance deadlines, EU mandates). Also managed a porting team producing Linux & z/OS versions of Sentenial’s EuroDebit product releases.
Established project control (configuration management, resource balancing & interviewing, reporting, scope, risks, issues, communications, change control) and the activity planning of 12 reportees for in-house, client-site and offshore activities (at IBM Germany test facilities) through use of the Agile/Scrum methodology.
Single point of contact with stakeholders (RBS, ABN), internal teams and external vendors (IBM performance/ systems specialists, Perot Systems consultants).
Senior Technical Project Manager:
Governed the full life-cycle engineering of a program of J2EE/XML projects integrating Sentenial’s direct debit management product with financial institution systems (clients: ABN, RBS; 3 parallel releases).
Single point of contact to bank stakeholders.
Managed the task planning of 11 reportees (Technical Consultants, BAs & QAs) and offshore vendor relationship (Capgemini sub-contracted for 50% of development) through usage of the Scrum methodology (1-4 week sprints).
Established project control (budget: €1 million, resource balancing & interviewing, reporting, scope, risks, issues, communications, change control) and new joiner 90-day roadmap strategy (training, workshops, learning plan and end-of-sprint presentations).
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Senior Technical Project Manager
June 2008 - October 2008, , Ireland
Governed the work tasks and deliverables of far-shore outsource partners and in-house engineers/QA in delivering new development and maintenance releases of an e-learning assessment system (12 reportees, J2EE).
Management of budget ($1.5 million), stakeholders (expectations, reporting, communications; U.S. based product owners), schedule (live releases every 3 weeks), resourcing and change control.
Cúram Software, Technical Project Manager
June 2005 - November 2007, , Ireland
Project managed development of infrastructural components relating to the front end layer of Cúram’s product.
Project management involved planning (estimation and scheduling of resource/work activities), leadership (of onsite team members) and project control (of risks, issues, change requests, scope management, prototyping, reviews and milestone delivery) using Agile/Scrum methodologies.
Supervised and coached team members (6-8) in company processes, tooling and development guidelines and practices.
Accenture, Technical Team Lead
April 2001 - May 2005, , Ireland
Led teams (4 to 8 members) through architecture, analysis and design, estimation, planning and development through to test phases and final handover to clients (Royal Sun Alliance quote application, Bank of Ireland Group intranet). Management of scope, risks & issues, change control, stakeholders and resources.
Architected web based applications using Struts, EJB’s, Servlets, JSP’s, XML, WAS, WLS, IBM HTTP Server, Tomcat.
Designed and developed bespoke web based applications for integration with client systems (Belgian Government online tax return portal, New Ireland Pensions portal).
Kadius, Senior Software Engineer
October 1999 - March 2001, , Ireland
Architected, designed and implemented the first release of core components relating to XML document publishing and user account management in Kadius’ content management product (EJB’s, Servlets, JSP’s, XML, XSL).
IONA Technologies, Software Engineer
August 1998 - September 1999, Dublin, Ireland
IONA’s product OrbixWeb (Java, CORBA based server).