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Greg Prickril

Greg Prickril

Heidelberg, Germany
Member since October 9, 2018
Gregory is a product strategy consultant and trainer with nearly 20 years of experience shipping digital enterprise products at IBM, Microsoft, and SAP. He's a global expert on delivering complex products and solutions at enterprise scale.
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Project Highlights
Expertise
  • Agile
  • Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Lean IT
  • Product Management
  • Product Strategy
  • Project Portfolio Management (PPM)
  • Scrum
  • Workflow
Education
Select Certifications
Employment
  • Founder
    2015 - PRESENT
    Prickril Consulting
    • Improved the effectiveness of product management function at global technology companies.
    • Delivered product management training and certification publicly and in-house for clients.
    • Delivered an assessment framework to derive a maturity score for product management organizations.
    • Helped organizations scale their approach to Agile, including defining portfolio process.
    • Developed job descriptions, job hierarchies, and competency models for product management.
  • Director, Product and Solution Management, New Business Incubation
    2012 - 2014
    AGT International
    • Defined process for evaluating new business opportunities using Lean and Agile principles.
    • Consulted innovators on gated "Innovation Process" to coach them through the phases.
    • Liaised between New Business Incubation Group and Advanced Technology Group to ensure opportunity/technology fit.
    • Provided coaching for product managers in technology group to ensure strategic planning and execution.
  • Solution Manager, Urban Safety and Security
    2011 - 2012
    AGT International
    • Defined strategy for urban security offerings.
    • Defined solution details, including products to be developed, capabilities to be acquired and required services offerings.
    • Led product ownership discipline as part of a highly successful roll-out of Agile development.
    • Presented to corporate and government leaders sharing urban security vision and capabilities.
    • Defined value propositions and messaging for marketing and sales collateral.
  • Lead Product Manager, BPM and BAM
    2006 - 2011
    SAP AG
    • Established product management discipline in SAP's technology stack, SAP Netweaver.
    • Delivered version 1 of an enterprise business process management platform (NetWeaver BPM).
    • Piloted “design partner councils”, close design collaboration programs with internal and external customers and systems integrators.
    • Responsible for engagement with SAP Research on BPM and BAM topics, including prioritizing research topics and defining the engagement model.
    • Consistently selected for Top Talent program.
  • Senior Program Manager, Business Process Management, Office Business Applications
    2006 - 2006
    Microsoft Corporation
    • Owned business process management strategy and features in Microsoft’s Office-centric composite application platform, “LOBi”.
    • Implemented end-to-end (E2E) scenario methodology to drive functional requirements on LOBi v1 release.
    • Defined patented technology integrating Microsoft Office with SAP ERP data.
  • Senior Program Manager, Connected Systems Division
    2003 - 2006
    Microsoft Corporation
    • Served as the functional owner of BizTalk Windows SharePoint Services adapter.
    • Managed the product for an incubation project developing business process modeling tools for knowledge workers.
    • Developed functionally-oriented business process meta-model and associated tooling.
    • Developed new, innovative approach to constraint-based workflow modeling to support adaptive workflow and facilitate gradual adoption of business process management.
  • Founder
    2002 - 2003
    Exadyne Corporation
    • Developed directory management tools for global companies.
  • Product Manager, Workflow Solutions
    2000 - 2002
    IBM/Lotus
    • Defined and shipped the first IBM version of an acquired workflow tool.
    • Represented product with industry analysts and at trade shows worldwide.
    • Developed solutions building blocks designed to accelerate adoption of Lotus Workflow by existing and potential customers and partners.
    • Piloted instructor-led courseware for Lotus Workflow in English and Portuguese.
  • Senior Consultant/Solution Architect
    1997 - 2000
    IBM/Lotus Consulting (Brazil)
    • Served as a member of the team launching consulting services in Latin America/Brazil.
    • Delivered a Web-based procurement application processing millions of dollars in employee requisitions for one of the world’s largest petroleum companies. Considered an expert in the Americas on the integration of Domino with SAP.
    • Architected and delivered complex collaborative solutions for some of Brazil’s largest companies, including the state-owned oil company and Brazil’s largest media company.
    • Developed an application framework that significantly reduced project delivery time and increased solution quality and supportability.
Project History
  • Global Product Management Training and Certification
    Developed a hybrid-delivery (video/presence) course for digital product managers and delivered it globally (>150 PMs).

    Adapted an International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA)-based course for a global location services company, blending video content with a 3-day instructor-led course that led to ISPMA certification.

  • Portfolio Process Definition
    Defined and piloted the portfolio process for a global "high assurance" communication system vendor's flagship business unit.

    Defined a holistic portfolio process to rationalize investments in products and innovation for a business unit generating tens of millions of euros in revenue annually. Included best practices from previous employers, adapting the process to be leaner and more agile.

  • Product Business Case Process Definition
    Defined a lean business case process for a global automotive drivetrain testing company.

    Defined the roles, activities, and artifacts for a lean process for defining product business cases for new businesses, accelerating time to market and right-sizing business case effort.

  • Structured Assessment of Global Companies Business Units
    Performed structured assessment of product management organization in key business units for a global company.

    Developed and delivered a product management "maturity assessment" framework aimed at quantifying this discipline's strategic impact, delivering a maturity score and highest impact follow-ups to senior leadership.

  • Global Product Management Course Development
    Defined, delivered and trained the trainers for a global ERP company's product managers.

    Adapted Prickril Consulting's 3-day course into a 1-day course rolled out globally to product managers at one of the world's largest software company.

  • Product Management Role and Competency Definition
    Defined global job architecture, job descriptions and competency model for product management discipline

    Helped "Transformation Office" and HR define a job architecture for product management and product ownership, including detailed job descriptions and a competency model for various levels of each position. Performed interviews, created deliverables and worked with HR to ensure conformance to corporate norms.

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance
    1985 - 1990
    University of Oklahoma - Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Certifications
  • Certified SAFe Program Consultant
    MARCH 2015 - MARCH 2019
    Scaled Agile, inc
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
    MAY 2013 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
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