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Eduardo Enrique Bechtold

Eduardo Enrique Bechtold

Adrogué, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Member since August 24, 2018
Eduardo is an internationally experienced software development manager with more than 15+ years managing software teams with 50+ staff distributed worldwide. He is experienced with varied software engineering practices, from start-up to corporate, across multiple industries and countries. His main focus is to deliver early business value and help companies embrace an agile culture.
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Project Highlights
  • Lead the creation of a services oriented shopping engine multi-language/currency, white label, highly configurable system.
  • Fostered an agile culture/methodology while building an online solution for self-service printing.
  • Led product design/management and agile project management to launch the app.
Expertise
  • Agile
  • Agile Product Management
  • Agile Software Development
  • Kanban
  • Project Management
  • Scrum
  • Software Development
Education
Select Certifications
Employment
  • Senior Scrum Master and Agile Coach
    2015 - 2018
    Circle Complete
    • Created the tech area of the startup company from the ground up to 20+ tech employees.
    • Led the engineering team, including coaching, allocating resources, managing the budget effectively, and reviewing team performance.
    • Implemented and maintained Scrum methodology - organize and facilitate standup meetings, release and sprint planning, reviews, demos, and retrospectives.
    • Coached, mentored, and confirmed team delivering stories such that they meet the definition of done.
    • Managed releases and version control, facilitated release planning activities, and worked to highlight and resolve issues and impediments.
    • Fostered an agile culture, building trust and collaboration across all team members.
  • Senior Scrum Master
    2014 - 2015
    Office Depot
    • Facilitated scrum ceremonies such as daily standups, sprint planning, backlog refinement, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives.
    • Championed and managed weekly backlog grooming sessions with the team, ensuring work items are estimated, ready-for-work and maintained.
    • Empowered teams to self-organize and facilitate decision making during sprint planning sessions ensuring the commitments made are appropriate and uphold scrum principles.
    • Led team retrospectives and ensure key learning is incorporated into the next sprint.
    • Fostered an agile culture, building trust and collaboration across all team members.
    • Built trust and empowerment and creativity using sound judgment and excellent communications.
    • Protected the team from outside interference, removing impediments, and ensuring that the work is delivered as a team.
    • Identified impediments the team experiences and work with stakeholders to address them.
    • Provided agile training to teams and stakeholders.
  • Senior Delivery Manager
    2009 - 2014
    Travelocity/Lastminute/Sabre Holding
    • Led the Buenos Aires office for Global Trips initiative.
    • Created a Project Manager Office (PMO) in Buenos Aires.
    • Responsible for the daily management through the life cycle of the program.
    • Defined the program controls, that is the processes, procedures, reporting, etc., to manage the program.
    • Planned the overall program and monitor progress to make sure that milestones are being met across the various projects and programs.
    • Managed and used resources across the various projects and programs in the program including budget.
  • Senior Project Manager
    2006 - 2009
    Nextel (Snoop Consulting)
    • Ensured that software projects are delivered in accordance with agreed budgets and schedule, whilst implemented in line with all Company standards, requirements, and business principles, reporting progress monthly to own Line Management.
    • Managed front-end development, detailed design, procurement and construction activities related to the assigned projects in accordance with procedures and industry best practices, ensuring cost control and integrity standards are maintained.
    • Ensured effective communications with stakeholders involved in assigned projects to provide clarity, share information and eliminate confusion.
    • Established and communicated project execution strategies.
    • Leveraged CMMi methodologies to accurately define project requirements and minimize risk impact for certify level 3 pratices.
  • Engagement Manager
    2005 - 2006
    Sun Microsystems
    • Support the Client Solutions (CS) account relationship with clients, partners, and other Sun organizations.
    • Managed the overall project quality assurance process to ensure what was sold is successfully delivered and that Sun meets or exceeds client delivery expectations.
    • The EM is a highly strategic senior level business and client management role and is a representative of the client relationship team to ensure successful closure, delivery, and client satisfaction of Sun projects.
    • Lead the creation of custom service offerings to fulfill the strategic goals of our clients.
    • Created the presales “win team” as well as leading the proposal bid process.
  • Project Manager
    2002 - 2005
    Movicom Bellsouth
    • Responsible for Customers, Sales, Cost, and Inventory modules.
    • Led site content migration and redesign projects supporting the implementation of a CRM.
    • Utilized SDLC methodologies to manage IT Application Development projects including design, development, testing, and deployment.
    • Conducted user training sessions and wrote user documentation.
    • Produced wireframes for new java applications requested by company leadership.
    • Worked with clients/senior level stakeholders to gather requirements, establish the timeline, and plan products.
Project History
  • Global Trips
    Lead the creation of a services oriented shopping engine multi-language/currency, white label, highly configurable system.

    System powering main and distribution sites of our brands in Europe (lastminute.com) and APAC (zuji.com) and hotel path for NAM. The application provides offers for hotels, flights and dynamic packages and overall responsible for generating over £6 million per month of revenue for EU. Services consumed by the website and by mobile applications. Leading a team of 31 software and tests engineers in DFW and Buenos Aires Argentina with product owners in London and Dallas.

  • OD Copy & Print
    Fostered an agile culture/methodology while building an online solution for self-service printing.

    Online solution for creating, designing and printing any kind of material. From brochures, manuals, and presentations.

    Key functionalities:
    *Access Files & Printing Services Anywhere
    *Easily Reorder Previous Print Jobs
    *User & File Management Across Your Organization
    *Secure Online File Storage Secure cloud storage

  • CirCo
    Led product design/management and agile project management to launch the app.

    CirCo is a distributed workforce management platform that efficiently connects people with work without intermediaries.

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    1997 - 2001
    UADE University - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Certifications
  • Certified Scrum Master
    JANUARY 2012 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
  • Certified Project Manager Profesional (PMP)
    JANUARY 2011 - DECEMBER 2018
    Project Management Institute (PMI)
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