Guillermo Nudelman Hess, Project Manager in Porto Alegre - State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Guillermo Nudelman Hess

Project Manager in Porto Alegre - State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Member since March 20, 2020
With a robust background in training, capacity building, and team management, Guillermo is a project manager with several years of experience in IT. His knowledge of project management includes agile (scrum and kanban), business analysis, technical software requirements, cloud computing, and software development. Guillermo's also worked with startups where he served as the scrum master as well as the product owner—from product discovery and lean canvas building to the MVP release.
Guillermo is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Managed the entire project from the product discovery phase to the current release.
  • Participated in the initial product discovery to define the MVP.
  • Performed the discovery phase for a meal planning web application, delivering the product backlog and the MVP, planning the development team, and suggesting the technology stack.

Education

Employment

  • IT Manager

    2017 - 2021
    Super Câmbio
    • Oversaw and was in charge of the software development team as well as the relationship with the third-party developers' managers.
    • Built the technical team and managed them using agile methodologies.
    • Conducted the product discovery phase—creating the user stories and defining the minimum viable product (MVP).
    • Educated the clients about backlog prioritization and the constantly changing nature of a software project.
    • Designed and implemented the entire system architecture using Amazon Web Services—assuring high availability and automatic scalability.
  • Agile Project Manager (PO and SM)

    2020 - 2020
    Freelance
    • Started the project as Product Owner / Business analyst and lead the discovery phase of the project, identifying the user stories, prioritizing the backlog, and scoping the MVP.
    • Helped the client in defining the technology stack to use as well as selecting the developers to implement the project.
    • Managed the development team and served as QA for the project.
  • Assistant Professor | Researcher

    2003 - 2019
    Feevale University
    • Idealized and coordinated a postgraduate course in digital business management.
    • Served as a software engineer experimental lab (LabEx) coordinator—managing the team and also was responsible for the project backlog. The lab was an education project in partnership with HP, in which a software house was simulated.
    • Lectured in a graduate course for software testing and quality assurance.
    • Worked as an assistant professor in IT-related undergraduate courses for 16 years—teaching on databases, software engineering, project management, and cloud computing (in English).
  • Co-founder | Director

    2009 - 2017
    Ionatec
    • Led the process of Ionatec’s accreditation as an Amazon Solution Provider in the Amazon Partner Network (APN).
    • Designed and implemented cloud computing web-based systems architectures for several customers using Amazon Web Services. Some of the results achieved were cost reductions, high availability, and on-demand automatic scalability.
    • Trained IT professionals in cloud computing and Amazon Web Services in Porto Alegre, Curitiba, and São Paulo (2012 to 2015).
    • Acted as the product owner in several products conducting the process discovery phase and MVP definition.
    • Served as a scrum master for the development teams, encouraging them to follow agile principles and practices.

Project History

  • Supercâmbio
    Managed the entire project from the product discovery phase to the current release.

    Supercâmbio is a fintech startup that created a web portal where users from Brazil can compare and buy foreign currencies as well as travel insurance.
    WORK DONE:
    I managed a team of 3-to-7 members using the scrum framework, which meant it was a multidisciplinary team. I also played the part of the product owner as well as scrum master during the entire project. Once released, I became Supercâmbio's CTO.

  • Orulo | A Real Estate Web Portal
    Participated in the initial product discovery to define the MVP.

    Orulo is a system for helping real state agents to keep properties automatically up-to-date.
    WORK DONE:
    I co-managed the project using the scrum methodology and co-managed the process of product discovery for defining the MVP. I also worked as part of the development team.

  • Clube de Autores
    Managed the work that reduced cloud hosting expenses by 30%, the unavailability time by 70%, and fixed the majority of bugs.

    WORK DONE:
    I managed a team that assumed the maintenance of a self-publishing web portal that had been already released to production with thousands of users. I acted as the project manager by obtaining the client requirements and passing them along to the team—helping in the prioritization and quality assurance of the deliveries.

  • Web app for healthy meal planning
    Performed the discovery phase for a meal planning web application, delivering the product backlog and the MVP, planning the development team, and suggesting the technology stack.

    Executed workshops with the customer to define the product's unique value proposition, identify the personas, and the main features. Built the product backlog, estimating the size of the features, and helping the customer to prioritize them in order to define the MVP.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science
    2004 - 2008
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    2002 - 2004
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    1997 - 2001
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Porto Alegre, Brazil

Certifications

  • Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
    ICAgile
  • Agile Team Facititation (ICP-ATF)
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
    ICAgile
  • Professional Scrum Master Level I (PSM I)
    APRIL 2020 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org
  • Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC)
    MARCH 2020 - PRESENT
    SCRUMstudy
  • Professional Scum Product Owner (PSPO I)
    MARCH 2020 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org

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