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Gokhan Canpolat


Last update: 28.09.2021

Project & Change Lead, Scrum Master, PMP | ITIL | Agile | Transformation| Rollout | Migration | ITSM

Company: Canpolat Consulting GmbH
Graduation: Post secondary, MIS
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Abhängig von Einsatzort, Projektart und Dauer
Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional) | French (Full Professional)


Projekt Management Program Management Interim Management Stakeholder management Risk Management Konflikt Management Requirements Engineering Data migration Change Management Transformation Software rollout Infrastruktur Rollout gap analyse Automation Test Management Product Owner Data Center Rechenzentrum Migration etl ITSM ITIL Cyber security TechOps wasserfall SDLC Agile Scrum gxp PMP CD CI TDD Clarity JIRA confluence Sharepoint MS project DMS CMS DevOps Projektleitung Administratives Prozessmanagement Project Management Requirements Engineering Business Analysis rfc FDA Project Leader Project Manager Interim Manager v modell CVS SAFe LESS Scaled Agile Google Suite OCM OCM Organizational Change Management Agile Coaching




Result oriented, customer focused Senior Project Lead, Interim Manager with technical background and profound experience in executing and leading global transformations in regulated environments, coordinating distributed IT teams, providing governance, leadership and expertise across the business and technology range

Key Project Areas
  • Qualification and rollout of infrastructure & Commercial off the shelf
  • Transition, transformation / change, PoC, piloting
  • Service delivery & integration
  • Software development & SDLC (agile scrum, V Modell & Waterfall)
  • Data migration & ETL
  • Application & data centre migration & move
  • Tender, RFP, RFI
  • Interim head of IT team and operations
  • Clear communication and stakeholder management
  • Creating & presenting reports and decision options
  • Requirements engineering, impact & GAP analysis
  • Risk Management (RAID)
  • Change management & quality assurance
  • Organization & coordination of complex teams and tasks
  • Cost, resource and time management
  • Conflict management
Certificate & Training
  • PMP (Project Management Professional, PMI/PMBOK)
  • CMS (Certified Agile Scrum Master)
  • ITIL v3 Foundation
  • ICE Silver (IQP + Crystal + Excellence)
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer
  • Certified Software Developer
  • Ethical Hacker (Training)
  • Data Integrity, GxP in regulated environments
  • GAMP 5 basics
  • MS Project
  • Clarity PPM
  • Visio
  • Jira / Confluence
  • gSuite
  • Smartsheet
  • UML tools
  • BPMN

Project history

02/2020 - Present
Agile Transformation Manager / Agile Coach
Roche La-Hoffmann (>10.000 employees)
Pharmaceuticals and medical technology
As a Project Manager I assemble, guide, empower and serve a team through excellence in project delivery resulting in value creation for our business. I am responsible for leading a team to deliver project outcomes, products and services in a complex IT environment by selecting the best project delivery method (i.e. Agile principles and practices or Waterfall) that best fit the business needs. Therefore as Project Manager chose on one or a combination of the following
roles in a squad, project or program : Program Manager, Project Manager, Squad Lead, Agile Coach or Scrum Master.

Tast & Responsibilities:
  • Engage with Leadership, both business and IT, to collaborate on the delivery of value at a rate that is sustainable and digestible for the team and business
  • Ensure promised business value is being earned by leveraging the value creation or value maintenance framework
  • Orchestrate the formation of a squad and once established, closely interact with the product owner, partners and the development team
  • Source of skills that are supplied by Pharma Informatics or other Technology partners
  • Guide the squad on self-organising to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
  • Coach the team to learn and adopt agreed ways of working and reacting to potential challenges and questions
  • Focus strongly on delivering MVP’s, focused on incremental value rather than perfection
  • Stronly engage with stakeholder (empowering people, influencing, negotiation, conflict management)
  • Exhibit servant leadership style towards the product owner, scrum master, development team and the wider organization

10/2018 - 01/2020
Interim Business IT Manager / Agile Project Lead
First on site management GmbH - Adecco (250-500 employees)

Two main functions as head of business IT and project manager for a software development project.


Head of Business IT, Coach:

  • Line manager for a distributed team of 8 persons
  • Reorganize, define and implement a service-oriented IT culture
  • Improve processes such as change, release, incident and test
  • Coach the team and do employee dialogues
  • Responsible of IT service and business applications
  • Liaise between IT and other business department
  • Adapting the GDPR and managing compliance requirements
  • Managing external supplier


Project Manager:

  • Project manager for a software project with agile scrum approach, with API interfaces to various systems, feature development and backlog management with three scrum teams
  • Define and build a test process based on TDD (Test Driven Development)
  • Define and establish a framework to harmonise different suppliers and scrum teams per SAFe
  • Train the product owners regarding requirements, backlog grooming, defining user stories

08/2017 - 08/2018
Senior Project Manager & Streamlead, IT Security & Quality Improvement Project
Novartis AG (>10.000 employees)
Pharmaceuticals and medical technology


  • Create a concept for and carry out the Network Segmentation in OPC Layer in order to increase protection against cyber-attacks within GxP relevant areas
  • Qualify and rollout a passive monitoring and anomaly detection tool in approx. 80 manufacturing sites within the operational technology / TechOps area, onboard to SOC and build global service
  • Lead the development of a temporary asset management software tool for OT systems (LIMS, MES, PLC, SCADA) at manufacturing sites
  • Planning and conception of ETL & data migration for GxP relevant documents from legacy Lotus Notes to new DMS and decommissioning of legacy server and services



  • Overall responsibility of the work stream and projects
  • Act as interface and facilitator between local business, global business and technical team
  • Lead migration and validation efforts
  • Conduct PoC and define migration requirements and validation process
  • Create project charter and present to and get endorsement from steering committee
  • Implement a change management process within the project
  • Create migration and cutover plan
  • Create integrated project plan that covers efforts of all streams
  • Organize and lead project workshops
  • Organize, lead or participate in regular project and steering committee meetings
  • Handle external vendors
  • Handle dependencies to and from other streams/projects

02/2017 - 07/2017
Project Manager, EDI Consultant
Stepcom GmbH (Switzerland) (10-50 employees)
Internet and Information Technology

Integrate B2B clients into EDI processes as part of their supply chain management processes, in order to enable them to exchange orders, inventories and invoices with business partners

11/2015 - 01/2017
Project- & Change Manager, BPMN Cloud Integration & Transformation
Roche La-Hoffmann (>10.000 employees)
Pharmaceuticals and medical technology
Integrate a cloud based iBPMS system with the company internal Document Management System, mainly but not limited to SharePoint, gSuite and OptenText

Time and spatial flexibility

  • Verfügbarkeit bis zu 100%
  • Einsatz vor-Ort bis zu 100% , aber auch remote, je nach Absprache und Bedarf möglich
  • Uneingeschränkte weltweite Reisebereitschaft


Berufshaftpflicht- und Vermögensschaden-Versicherung vorhanden


Chief Digital Officer (Adama DOLO)
"In the frame of a strategical IT and Digital project within Adecco, I had the chance to collaborate with Gökhan. Gökhan towards his strong knowledge and experience in managing IT project was a key contributor in the success of initiating this project. As well his very good capacity to steer a team and his negociation skills were a real asset to maintain and even to leverage the team velocity."
FIRST on site management GmbH (Dietmar Günther)
"Gökhan Canpolat war sehr schnell in der Lage, sich in unser Geschäftsmodell einzufinden und auch die Teamstrukturen zu erkennen. Insofern ist es ihm hervorragend gelungen, das beauftragte Projekt ins Rollen zu bringen. Sowohl konzeptionell und methodisch, als auch fachlich und disziplinarisch hat er das Projekt und auch die beteiligten Mitarbeiter zum Erfolg geführt. Er ist eine sehr engagierte, kompetente und fokussierte Persönlichkeit."

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