Nate Dinet, Project Manager in Poland, OH, United States
Nate Dinet

Project Manager in Poland, OH, United States

Member since February 25, 2019
Nate is an expert agile program manager with nearly a decade of experience leading organizations and teams through agile transformations and delivering projects within the Agile methodology. He has a rare combination of experience working for some of the largest corporate environments as well as coaching founders as an executive coach and delivering leadership contributions to small startups.
Nate is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Transformed the consumer lending program to a scaled Agile environment and launched new MVPs into the market.
  • Unified the entire Salesforce program for an oil and gas client under a scaled Agile framework and released a valuable MVP.
  • Led digital transformation for a learning management system at a large corporate dentistry organization.

Education

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Employment

  • Director, Consulting Services

    2018 - PRESENT
    CGI
    • Led a team of project and program managers to establish a portfolio and the program management office for a telecom industry client. This PMO included portfolio management, resource allocation, value realization, intake management, and training.
    • Led five cross-functional teams in the mortgage LoB for a national financial institution and drove throughput from 40% actual vs. committed to 90% actual vs. committed across features.
    • Integrated the Atlassian toolchain and established an agile delivery model for an oil and gas client transforming their ERP system.
    • Consistently negotiated contracts on behalf of clients, identifying key elements of scope, timeline, and budget limitations to meet project demands.
    • Led the implementation of a third-party API integration platform with a regional financial institution.
    • Requested, refined, and defined customer requirements for multiple engagements.
    • Managed a team of twelve developers, analysts, quality assurance analysts, and project managers, delivering a CRM implementation for an oil and gas client.
  • Delivery Manager, Partner

    2013 - 2018
    Six Weeks to Agile
    • Led a team of seven to fifteen scrum masters and agile coaches in delivering agile transformations to various clients across the United States as the lead transformation architect.
    • Facilitated user story mapping and customer empathy workshops for product organizations within the financial industry.
    • Stood up an enterprise-wide JIRA instance for a manufacturing organization with over 10,000 users.
    • Defined the MVP product for the executive management team utilizing user empathy and customer profile canvases.
    • Worked alongside the CEO for a medical startup organization and established an operating structure for the IT department.
  • Engagement Manager

    2010 - 2014
    Neudesic
    • Joined a fifteen-member team as a business analyst and elevated my responsibilities to project manager after the course of three major releases.
    • Solicited requirements from key stakeholders and acted as the product owner for clients transitioning their current state processes into a dynamics CRM.
    • Led teams of three to five developers throughout many proofs of concept presentations and demos to the client, winning new business through a critical understanding of client needs.
    • Created the project plan and executed it while managing client expectations and deliverables for a large ombudsman portal at an energy company.

Project History

  • Consumer Lending Transformation
    Transformed the consumer lending program to a scaled Agile environment and launched new MVPs into the market.

    Managed six different development "squads" all under the consumer lending program for a large financial client. Established best practices for the entire unit for enhanced value delivery. Created release, planning, DevOps, execution models, and best practices for the program team. Released a high priority MVP into production.

  • Salesforce Transformation
    Unified the entire Salesforce program for an oil and gas client under a scaled Agile framework and released a valuable MVP.

    Developed the entire program and portfolio for a large oil and gas client. Established portfolio management and lean budgeting practices with internal teams. Directly managed four development teams to release new business process tools for the organization. This resulted in a quicker value delivery to end users and increased the organization's bottom line.

  • Enterprise LMS project
    Led digital transformation for a learning management system at a large corporate dentistry organization.

    As the project manager on the LMS re-write, I was responsible for the end-to-end solution from inception to execution for a larger (over 700 offices) corporate dentistry firm. I extracted requirements from internal stakeholders and external customer-facing store management teams to initially understand and elicit gap analysis on the current solution. Once a baseline of themes was established for the new system, I established a partnership with the external firm that would end up providing the majority of the development for the platform from a technological standpoint and integrated them into the Scrum team. With the vendor integrated into the Scrum team, we were able to deliver incremental chunks of features out to the users both in terms of net new LMS functionality as well as net new content within the LMS system itself. The Scrum team comprised two onshore developers (technical), two offshore quality engineers (technical), four content developers, a product owner, and myself. In addition to managing the overall budget burn down, I acted as the Scrum master for the project teams, facilitating Scrum ceremonies, helping to groom the backlog, and deliver value to the end-users that was delivered on time and 200,000 under budget.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics
    2008 - 2010
    Arizona State University - Tempe, Arizona

Certifications

  • SPC 5.0
    NOVEMBER 2019 - NOVEMBER 2022
    Scaled Agile
  • Kanban Coach
    MARCH 2019 - MARCH 2020
    Lean University
  • Certified Scrum Master
    JUNE 2017 - JUNE 2019
    Scrum Alliance

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