Having been the principal developer of CGT Reporter (the market-leading software for Australian share investment tax accounting), Warren has built up a remarkable understanding of both business and technical requirements in this complex area. His extensive experience in Financial Analysis, Accounting, Software Development, Training, Support and Project Management is extremely rare among Australian software professionals. Add to this his massive share investment tax software experience and Warren is clearly a unique talent in Australia.
As the consulting Agile "product owner" to CCH for CGT Reporter, Warren skilled, mentored and guided distributed agile development teams split between Sydney, Cyberjaya and Kuala Lumpur, in a massive redevelopment of CGT Reporter for cloud computing.
This exciting product was scheduled for staged release from fiscal 2013/14 onwards and was entering beta test phase when Warren's contract came to its scheduled close.
Warren was also responsible for managing the continued enhancement and maintenance of the legacy Windows-based CGT Reporter systems in the meantime.
In spite of these distributed CGT Reporter redevelopment teams being fairly inexperienced, relatively new to agile techniques, and codifying extremely complex business rules, under Warren's guidance they achieved an exceptional rate of software development.
In addition to Scrum Alliance certification as a Product Owner, Warren has icAgile certification as an Agile Professional, Agile Project Manager, Agile Facilitator and Iteration Manager, and Agile Coach.
CCH Australia and New Zealand, Product Owner / Architect
July 2011 - July 2014, North Ryde, NSW, AU
I was the Scrum Product Owner for the multi-million dollar CGT Reporter redevelopment project. This project involved a distributed Scrum team in Australia and Malaysia, developing a very large complex financial product for the Australian marketplace. Total number of stories exceeded 500.