Profileimage by Robert Venter IT Project Management | Agile/Hybrid Team Lead | Automation Specialist | 16 years experience from SantaPonsa

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Last update: 02.11.2021

IT Project Management | Agile/Hybrid Team Lead | Automation Specialist | 16 years experience

Graduation: Linguistics, Economics
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: German (Limited professional) | English (Full Professional) | French (Elementary) | Italian (Elementary) | Dutch (Limited professional) | Spanish (Full Professional)

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Skills

Expertise & Experience (16 years)

IT Project Management
  • Multi-Project Management
  • Agile & Hybrid Projects
  • Process Automation & Optimisation
  • Pain-Point Discovery
  • Solutions Design
  • User Interface / User Experience Design
  • Wireframes | Prototyping
  • Product-Market Fit Discovery
  • Requirements Analysis and Management
  • Developer Recruitment
  • Establishing and Managing Distributed Development Teams
  • Sprint Planning
  • Software Team Management
  • Agile MVP Guidance
  • Budgeting & Controlling
  • Risk & Opportunity Management
  • Scrum | Agile | Kanban | Design-Thinking | Earned Value
  • Slack | Trello | Asana | Monday
  • Power Platform | Power Apps | Power Automate | Power BI
Training & Coaching
  • Onsite Implementation
  • Rollout Planning
  • Customer Training (in person)
  • Customer Training Material (video & document creation)

Project history

06/2019 - 08/2021
Process Automation and Digitization of Paperwork Tasks
Network of Lawyers (250-500 employees)
Auditing, taxes and law
Role: Lead IT Project Manager, Solution Designer, Client Liaison
  • Understanding current processes and pain points
  • Conceptualisation of software solution
  • Overseeing Prototype design and obtaining signoff
  • Establishing and managing distributed development team
  • Managing the software development sprints and communicating progress with stakeholders
  • Monitoring quality assurance in accordance with requirements
  • Implementing internal soft launch and providing training materials (video & text)
  • Ensuring timely launch date
  • Feedback and bug management with timely fixes and updates
  • The solution saved each employee an average of 12 hours/week

06/2017 - 01/2021
Development & Implementation of a New Mobile App for Consumer Engagement through Photo Sharing
WALMART (>10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail
Role: Senior IT Project Manager
  • Definition of project scope and conception of master plan
  • Conception, hiring and setting up of project teams
  • Planning and implementation of workshops and analysis of processes and dependencies within Walmart
  • Communicating project to applicable teams and setting up communication channels
  • Overseeing Prototype design and obtaining Walmart signoff 
  • Managing the software development sprints and communicating progress with stakeholders
  • Monitoring quality assurance in accordance with requirements
  • Implementing internal soft launch and providing Walmart with training materials (video & text)
  • Ensuring timely launch date on the app stores for the general consumer market
  • Feedback and bug management with timely communication, fixes and updates
  • The project ran for 4 years with fantastic customer engagement and feedback

06/2016 - 06/2017
Development of Web and Mobile Software Solution for Fleet Management
H2O International (1000-5000 employees)
Transport and Logistics
Role: Senior IT Project Manager, Solution Architect, Client Liaison
  • Scoping out requirements based on existing business practices
  • Conception of software solution to replace and automate
  • Overseeing Prototype design and obtaining signoff 
  • Managing the software development sprints and communicating progress with stakeholders
  • Monitoring quality assurance in accordance with requirements
  • Implementing internal soft launch and providing training materials (video & text)
  • Ensuring timely launch date
  • Ongoing client training and support team management
  • Feedback and bug management with timely communication, fixes and updates

08/2012 - 08/2016
Creation and Launch of Mobile App for Business Social Networking
Business Social Networking (10-50 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Role: Senior IT Project Manager
  • Market pain discovery
  • Solutions design
  • Overseeing Prototype design
  • Developer recruitment / headhunting
  • Project speccing for developers
  • Software development sprint management and communicating progress with stakeholders
  • Monitoring quality assurance in accordance with requirements
  • Marketing personnel recruitment / headhunting
  • Implementing internal soft launch
  • Ensuring timely launch date
  • Customer feedback and bug management with timely communication, fixes and updates

01/2010 - 08/2012
Development of a New Mobile App for School-Parent Communication
Schools Communication Network (10-50 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Role: Senior IT Project Manager
  • Understanding existing communication methods
  • Conception of software solution to replace and automate
  • Overseeing prototype design and obtaining signoff 
  • Establishing and managing distributed development team
  • Managing the software development sprints and communicating progress with stakeholders
  • Monitoring quality assurance in accordance with requirements
  • Implementing internal soft launch and providing training materials (video & text)
  • Ensuring timely launch date
  • Ongoing client training and support team management
  • Feedback and bug management with timely communication, fixes and updates

04/2005 - 08/2010
Web Development for Various Small Businesses
Web Development Agency (< 10 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Role: Founder & CEO of small web development company for various clients
  • Acquiring customers through networking
  • Scoping out requirements and pain points
  • Conception of software solution to replace or automate existing processes
  • Hiring developers and designers
  • Overseeing Prototype design and obtaining signoff 
  • Managing the software development sprints and communicating progress with stakeholders
  • Monitoring quality assurance in accordance with requirements
  • Implementing internal soft launch and providing training materials (video & text)
  • Ensuring timely launch date
  • Ongoing client training and support team management
  • Feedback and bug management with timely communication, fixes and updates
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Time and spatial flexibility

Remote. Will glady travel for orientation meeting in person, and monthly in-person meetings

British Passport
EU Residency Card (Spain)

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