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Matthew Adamo

Matthew Adamo

London, United Kingdom
Member since June 27, 2018
Matthew is a Project Manager with experience in digital, agile software development, and business analysis. Skilled in operating in a regulated commercial environment for an FTSE100 company, he also has expertise in education and the not-for-profit sector. With a background in Lean and Kaizen, Matthew has carried out business process transformation and SaaS implementations up to $1 million.
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Project Highlights
  • Six Sigma business analysis of a production team. Achieved £1000s in cost-savings due to in-sourcing and reduced temp usage.
  • Created a database of educational consultants, flagging those who may have had access to secure test materials.
  • Migrated 200+ recurring financial transactions from the US and Australia to a new server
Expertise
  • Agile
  • Agile Project Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • PRINCE2
  • Process Transformation
  • Professional Scrum Master, Level 1 (PSM-1)
  • Scrum
Education
Employment
  • Digital Project Manager
    2017 - 2018
    WaterAid
    • Managed project to migrate customer credit card information to new, Australian server. Involved liaising with Worldpay to coordinate activities, influencing international stakeholders to accept migration and ensuring PCI compliance.
    • Contributed to the implementation of a recruitment module for global HR Management System. Communicated with international stakeholders to map processes, gather requirements, and ensure the solution was suitable for their country or region.
    • Provided regular reports and documentation to Director-level stakeholders. Involved writing Feasibility papers to gain approval of third-party integrations, providing highlight reports and steering committee papers for review and acceptance.
    • Orchestrated website launches for several of our global loations. Used web analytics to determine which pages were most and least successful with customers/donators.
  • Change and Implementation Lead
    2016 - 2017
    Pearson
    • Managed project team, scope, and change requests in an Agile environment to deliver production tracking software on-time and in budget. Achieved 100% on-target delivery of products in 2017 post-handover.
    • Created wireframes in Balsamiq to aid with UX and UI.
    • Responsible for reporting on project and department KPIs to Director-level. Created new KPIs for production teams to aid in the reduction of errors.
    • Led directorate stakeholder groups on international project to replace global exam-marking system. Attended project board meetings, raised issues and ensured acceptance criteria were met.
  • People Support Admin (then Officer)
    2011 - 2016
    WaterAid
    • Identified, tendered for, and delivered a recruitment system to 280+ staff and 50+ users.
    • Managed UK rollout, liaised with third party consultants and ran training events, including one-to-one sessions, to support rollout.
Project History
  • Recruitment System
    Delivered a recruitment system for 280+ staff and 50+ users. Stepped up to cover Manager for UK rollout.

    Identified a business need for a recruitment system to manage the increasing volume of applications. Ran tender process, selection, and managed rollout in the UK.

  • Production Redesign
    Six Sigma business analysis of a production team. Achieved £1000s in cost-savings due to in-sourcing and reduced temp usage.

    Carried out analysis of a team producing training materials ("Packs") for educational teaching events.

    Reviewed monthly production figures to determine high and low periods of demand. Also determined the average number of Packs created per month per team member.

    This allowed me to create a monthly average of Packs produced per team member per month. I was able to demonstrate that, even at peak times, the team should be able to operate with no more than 4 people. As a result, fewer temps were used.

    This analysis led to a restructuring of the team to achieve long-term cost-savings. I created the necessary restructuring documents and worked with another team within the business to incorporate elements of the production process into their own existing processes.

    The result was a yearly cost-saving of £50,000+ due to a reduction in headcount and from efficiencies gained from the "in-sourcing" of other related processes.

  • Regulatory Database
    Created a database of educational consultants, flagging those who may have had access to secure test materials.

    A project to ensure regulatory compliance with Ofqual, the qualifications regulator in England.

    Any consultant who provides training for a qualification in England cannot have had access to drafts of any secure test materials prior to delivering training in the same subject area.

    To ensure Pearson was compliant, I worked with the Training team and with an in-house developer to create a SQL database which flagged any consultant who may have had access to secure materials.

    The process involved initial business analysis and the creation of a Problem Statement, and carrying out Sprint Planning and Sprint Reviews to ensure end-user feedback was heard and incorporated into future iterations.

    Using one-week sprints over a six week period, we created the database and achieved acceptance from the Training team.

  • Financial Transaction Migration
    Migrated 200+ recurring financial transactions from the US and Australia to a new server

    To achieve better value for money, I oversaw the migration of recurring financial transactions to a new server.

    Transactions represented 55% of total revenue and required close involvement of international stakeholders at Director level.

    The project required liaising with Worldpay and Stripe to understand the ramifications of transferring payments and to ensure the ongoing integrity of the payments.

    After identifying an in-house server which could host the payments, I worked with the project team to make sure the payments had been transferred correctly.

    We also worked with a developer to design a bespoke management portal to allow backend users to manage and amend any payee details in the future.

Education
  • Master's degree in English
    2009 - 2010
    University of Sussex - UK
  • Bachelor's degree in English
    2006 - 2009
    University of Sussex - UK
Certifications
  • AgilePM Practitioner
    JUNE 2018 - PRESENT
    APMG
  • Professional Scrum Master Level I (PSM I)
    APRIL 2018 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
    APRIL 2018 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner
    JUNE 2014 - JUNE 2019
    Axelos
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