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Vasileios Alexiou


Senior Software Engineer Consultant, Software Competitiveness International

Location: Athens, Greece



Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Vasileios Alexiou

Personal Details:

Kritis 5,

Cholargos TK15561,


Tel: +302106543819




Career Profile

A versatile, analytical and hard-working Project Manager/Test Manager with a practical hands-on approach, who always perseveres to achieve the best results in setting and developing existing channels, responsible for planning, executing, controlling and closing projects delivering business value and delighting stakeholders. He appointed as a software engineer in the field of testing for a VoIP platform continued also in the application area. He leaded a team of 30 people in the application software testing, acting as technical project manager with the main focus to be the synchronization and clarification of any open/undefined product testing requirements. Currently he is acting as project manager to the Software Development House of Siemens Greece supporting all test activities including products such as telecommunication applications, EU projects (EESSI), Scrum master advisor and technologies including vectors such as Microsoft, IBM, and all modern Operating Systems (Windows server, Linux). His tasks also include the training of engineers in new areas and processes.

The consultant has excellent expertise in RUP and UML methodologies as well as Agile and Scrum Processes holding certification as Scrum Master and Scrum Product owner. During his work experience in Siemens he had acquired as Technical Account manager to deliver and support solutions based on IT products and technologies (web enterprise applications). He served as the delivery point of contact throughout the product support lifecycle, delivering excellent, analytical, quality and organisational skills. Financial controller in EU projects (bidding and follow up), together as a proposal writer in IT projects (e.g. medical solution to improve quality in ICU KAT, SIS GR business development for healthcare)

Professional Experience


Software Competitiveness International                                                                                    08/2011- Present                

QA / Software Project Manager Consultant


Main Responsibilities:


• Technical Project management in the test department.

• Responsible for QA of Network Management System of Optical Networks.

• Business Analysis of new requirements.

• MTOSI standard consultant.

• Software process consultant using iterative/scrum approach.




Syntax I.T. & Management Consultants                                                                                      03/2011- 07/2011                

Scrum/Agile Process Consultant


Main Responsibilities:


• Process and agile implementation on customer site.

• Technical support to Serena Agile tool.

• Introduce new test techniques in test department based on agile principles.

• Hands on product capabilities by applying customer requests.

• Organize customer teams to new development processes and potentiality.

• Monitor customer projects based on agile implementation. 



Siemens IT Solutions & Services                                                                                                          2008- 2011                 

Technical Project Manager / Test Manager


Main Responsibilities:


Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.

• Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools  (Microsoft project).

• Track project milestones and deliverables

Technical manager (Line manager for Testing): Follow and co ordinate technical matters acting as a facilitator. Follow up operations, issue tasks, clarify issues and prevent potential problems.

Acting as Test manager for web/enterprise applications. Definition of test plans, test cases based on use case specifications.

• Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.

• Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.

• Lead a team of technical staff through defining the requirements for several support applications for the use of customer services staff.

• Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals

Member of the business development team of SIS GR responsible for Healthcare solutions.

Proposal in KAT regarding workflow in intensive care unit remote monitoring.

Financial Controller responsible for web/applications projects such as AIDCO, EMOS, ECDC and sharepoint projects. Act as a guardian of the Service Level Agreements (SLA)

Bidding and tender support for EU projects such as Tessy training, sharepoint services and offsite development assignments.

Assist in the amendment of the Sales strategy. Increase market shares through existing channels improvement and new channel development. Develop professional relationships of mutual trust and comprehensive customer service.

Product manager for software engineering service in SIS SWE cluster.

Member of HR selection procedure. Delivered efficient recruitment processes by identifying, sourcing and matching candidates to the needed requirements per project.

Single point of Contact in SIS Greece for the bidding proposal (co operation with SIS Belgium).



Key Projects:


EESSI: The mission of EESSI project is to ensure free movement of workers for all EU nationals and to coordinate the social security schemes in the EU, so that every EU national may work and live in any EU country without being disadvantaged in relation to social security and healthcare. To that end, DG EMPL procured the construction of EESSI – an information system for electronic exchange of social security information, in order to support its mission.


Tessy training at ECDC premises.




Customer release of the EESSI project

Awarded five slots of ESP DESIS II.

Successful completion of three sessions of Tessy training


Siemens Enterprise Communications                                                                                                      2004- 2008

Quality Assurance Manager / Test Manager


Main Responsibilities:


• Manage of 30 employees across 3 locations including large offshore and third party contractors.

Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.

Responsible for a team of Test Analysts as well as functional responsibilities aligned with improving        product quality (company guidelines and standards).

• Manage handover activities from Germany to Greece. Responsible for cost optimization, effort estimation, installation and maintenance of equipment material, together with cost reduction at all project phase.

Test manager of HiPath8000 Assistant and Openscape applications. Developing, documenting  and maintain test cases (manual, automated), test plans, test procedures and test strategies. Analyze, report defects and provide test metrics.

Responsible for product training (H8K Assistant).

• Responsible for the planning and follow-up of HiPath8000 Assistant and Openscape projects (testing).

• Delegate tasks and responsibilities to project members

• Create and follow planning schedules. Evaluation of project deliverables

• Manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.

• Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.


Key Projects:


HiPath8000 Assistant

Openscape Applications part of the symphonia project.




Customer release of HiPath800 Assistant V2.0, V2.1, V2.2, V3

Successful training session to external customers.

Successful handover activities.



Siemens Enterpirse Communications (Germany)                                                                                   2003- 2004

Senior Software Engineering, Germany


Main Responsibilities:


Main Responsibilities:

Openscape V2.1, V2.2, V3.0 applications based on service oriented architecture (SOA) based on symphonia common services V2.0 and symphonia framework V2.0

Project and product presentation to external customers.

Technical support in Linux environment of the HiPath8000.

Responsible for the use case specifications and test analysis.


Key Projects:

• HiPath 8000 platform.

• Optipoint family handsets terminals.



Liverpool John Moores University                                                                                                         2000-2001

Research Assistant


Main Responsibilities:

UV laser methods.

Research on plastic optical fibers

Interferometer, Fabry-Perot, methods.

Teaching activities.


Key Projects:


UV laser photo-induced refractive index changes in Poly-Methylmethacrylate and plastic optical fibres for application as sensors and devices.







National Kapodistrian University                                                                                                         2009-2010

 BA Business Administration


University of Liverpool                                                                                                                           2000-2001

M.Sc.  Engineering


Liverpool John Moores University                                                                                                          1996-2000

B.Sc (Hons) Electrical Electronic Engineering & Physics


certifications - seminars

PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate in Project Management                                                             2014

AXELOS Global Best Practice, License 4983377.20260434

ITIL® v3 Foundation (ITILF)                                                                                                            2014

AXELOS Global Best Practice, License 4983377.20248339

ISTQB-ISEB CTFL                                                                                                                           2014

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, License sr7442856

EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation (CLOUDF)                                                                                2014

EXIN, License 4983377.20254809

Certified Scrum Product Owner  (CSPO)                                                                                        2009

Scrum Alliance, Munich, Germany, Scrum Alliance, License Mmeber ID 15809

Project Management Training (PMP) certification                                                                          2009

PMI, Athens ITEC, Greece

ISO 9001-2000 Certification (Internal/External)                                                                                2008

Checkpoint, Athens, Greece, STAREGISTER, License AX112775

Certification in occupational health and safety issues                                                                    2008 Siemens, Greece       

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)                                                                                                         2007

Scrum Alliance, Munich, Germany, Scrum Alliance, License Member ID 15809

Software Group Education IBM (RFT, Java scripting)                                                                     2005  IBM, Munich, Germany                                                                                                                                   


Managerial Courses (Certified): EEDE: Presentation techniques, Time and stress management, successful negotiations, negotiation techniques, psychology management. ALBA University: Management of Projects. ITEC: Project management basics, PMP preparation. Siemens: Agility in the large, Strategy and management, collaboration in global software projects, Health and safety training by siemens scoring 95%.

additional information – professional membership

Member of the PMI community (Member ID: 1116630)

Member of the Scrum Alliance Community (Member ID: 000015809)

pc technical skills – languages

Microsoft Office, Microsoft windows (Ms Project 2003, ECDL certificate, etc).

Rational Test manager, Rational Functional tester, Load runner, VoIP advance, ICND1 and ICND2, Java scripting, RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2, Subversion SCM, Trac 0.11, TCP/IP Networks, IBM Rational ClearQuest, , SUSE Linux v.9/v10 (CentOS), SAP, Java: Eclipse, SQL, CSS, Unix (Solaris). MTOSI, SQL.


English (fluent), Greek (Mothen tongue language),German (Beginners), French (Beginners)


Development Processes:

Waterfall, AGILE (with Scrum), Rational Unified Process (RUP).


Available upon request



Work experience

Software Competitiveness International S.A., Scrum Master
August 2011 - Present, Athens, Attiki, GR
Acting as a scrum master for a team contained by developers and system integration testers. Responsible for sprint planning, tasks breakdown structure, plan of daily scrum meeting as we as review and retrospective meetings.

Syntax, Scrum/Agile Process Consultant
March 2011 - July 2011, Athens, Attiki, GR
Scrum/Agile Process Consultant working on customer premises to support them on scrum and integration process. Enhance and facilitate serena agile tool, and mentoring scrum team members of using it through daily basis.

Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Scrum master through test management
September 2008 - January 2011, Athens, Attiki, GR
Acting as a scrum master (Test manager) for a EU project (EESSI). Member of the scrum of scrums team.

Siemens Enterprise Communications, Scrum master
December 2004 - September 2008, Athens, Attiki, GR
Scrum master (test manager) for the applications software test team.

Siemens Enterprise Communications, scrum team member
January 2004 - December 2004, Munich, Bavaria, DE
Quality assurance sofwtare tester of a scrum team consisting by software system testers. Create test plan, perform test analysis and test execution and report in daily basis tasks accomplished. In contact at daily basis with members from other scrum teams to analyse and clarify open points for planned tasks.


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