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Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes

Farnham, United Kingdom
Member since August 7, 2018
For over 21 years, Paul has had a passion for exceeding client's expectations through leadership and coaching teams to deliver exceptional digital products that users love. He has been an agile and lean practitioner since 2008, working with Disney, Tesco, Cap Gemini, Ford, Toptal, the BBC, the Sun, Dunelm amongst others. As a scrum master, project manager, and program manager he has successfully delivered bespoke platforms, web, and mobile apps.
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Project Highlights
  • Led R&D team to research, A/B test, and deliver multiple new product features into mobile apps.
  • Delivered MVP launch of digital and print loyalty program to the web and mobile platforms.
Expertise
  • Agile Software Development
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Kanban
  • Project Management
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Scrum
  • eCommerce
Education
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Employment
  • Delivery Manager
    2018 - PRESENT
    Dunelm
    • Managed the delivery of a re-platform and digital transformation program.
    • Coached and servant-led two squads delivering click and collect and checkout capabilities.
    • Worked across multiple streams to collaborate product delivery within the enterprise.
  • Technical Programme Manager
    2018 - 2018
    TALKTALK
    • Strategically managed multiple work streams and a budget of £1.2 million to enable GDPR compliance across the online platform involving ~6 million client records.
    • Collaborated with two product managers and three scrum teams to create online functions for customer consent, subject access requests, and the right to be forgotten.
    • Built relationships with cross-functional stakeholders and senior leadership teams to provide project progress, status, and risk reports.
    • Liaised with UK teams and offshore teams in India throughout the project lifecycle and negotiated the statement of work with finance and procurement.
  • Delivery Manager
    2018 - 2018
    REED EXPO
    • Provided interim delivery management of a re-platform and digital transformation program.
    • Coached and servant-led four product teams during Q2 execution and Q3 planning activities.
    • Identified incremental delivery improvements in collaboration with senior leadership team.
    • Ran the recruitment process for a permanent delivery manager.
  • Delivery Lead
    2017 - 2017
    Equal Experts
    • Joined the BBC team to deliver start-up and data mining capability to enable researchers, producers, and content writers to uncover new content.
    • Led and coached a business intelligence team at GVA to use scrum and other agile techniques as a product managed approach to software delivery.
  • Delivery Manager
    2017 - 2017
    Governmental Digital Services
    • Led and coached three agile teams to deliver back-end services and front-end, browser-based user experiences for a digital identity solution.
    • Coached teams in agile best practice to deliver lean products using scrum, Kanban, XP, and other agile techniques within a regulated environment.
  • Agile Project Manager
    2016 - 2017
    The Sun
    • Served as the technical lead for a £1.7 million digital platform project incorporating web, iOS, and Android apps as part of a wider £20 million print loyalty programme.
    • Embedded agile best practice across project teams using coaching to develop full-stack digital products using scrum, Kanban, XP, and lean techniques.
    • Delivered multiple concurrent projects end-to-end within a wider programme portfolio including Java, Salesforce, Micro Services and Cordova stack. Delivered MVP iOS and Android apps to market and meeting print deadlines.
  • Agile Technical Project Manager
    2015 - 2015
    Macmillan Publishing
    • Managed the discovery phase of a business transformation project involving a vendor procurement exercise to determine the suitability of solutions.
    • Successfully completed the vendor management process and identified cost-effective solutions using agile project delivery methods.
  • Senior Agile Project Manager
    2013 - 2015
    Tesco
    • Served as the project manager and scrum master for the Mobile Centre of Excellence to support Tesco Grocery and Digital ClubCard apps.
    • Supported the engineering teams in India to deliver mobile technology innovation and gain proof of concept approval for production.
    • Assigned to build and lead a new team of engineers, including developers and solution architects to create apps with Xamarin (C# framework).
    • Set up, led, and managed a team of eight developers in the UK (five new hires) and India.
  • Senior Agile Project Manager
    2011 - 2013
    The Collinson Group
    • Managed a £2.3 million budget to deliver multiple agile projects for a key strategic loyalty software product and its delivery to global clients.
    • Led three agile teams to deliver a core product, mobile apps and APIs within a pre-defined roadmap and two client implementations into live service.
    • Managed up to 20 developers, business analysts, quality assurance, UI/IA designers, technical architects, and product owners globally.
    • Delivered numerous client projects based on bespoke loyalty solutions, including scalable Restful API back end, responsive web front end, and iOS mobile app.
    • Sustained agile and PMP principles across projects, in addition to scrum and Kanban, to achieve a high level of quality output.
  • Project Manager
    2010 - 2011
    Club Penguin (Disney)
    • Led on solution delivery to enhance and support a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game including new channel implementation.
    • Built a project team and managed relationships with internal and external teams during the production of mobile apps and communications plans.
    • Delivered the first mobile initiative for a popular MMO game, which subsequently made the top ten on iTunes store in various markets.
    • Improved studio processes with PMO best practice, which resulted in clear visibility for capacity planning and cross project efficiencies.
  • Project Manager
    2007 - 2009
    The Collinson Group
    • Managed waterfall and agile software development projects for global clients and web application products for internal and external clients.
    • Recovered a failing project to deliver an affiliate-tracking platform, which reduced costs by 50% in UK market worth $5 billon and improved revenue strategies.
Project History
  • GDPR
    Delivered the limited scope GDPR project within a 4-month deadline and budget, with successful transition and handover.

    Responsible for delivering the GDPR needs of the consumer digital web channel within a wider GDPR programme for TalkTalk.

    Working to an incredibly tight deadline to ensure that GDPR compliance could be achieved on time for the introduction of legislation.

  • Tesco
    Led R&D team to research, A/B test, and deliver multiple new product features into mobile apps.

    Led the innovation team to identify solutions to customer problems and opportunities. Collaborated with product owners to source, select, develop, test and procure vendor technology. Implemented Apple Watch, NFC, Bluetooth, indoor location, and voucher technology.

  • Sun Savers
    Delivered MVP launch of digital and print loyalty program to the web and mobile platforms.

    Technical lead for a £1.7 million digital platform project incorporating web, iOS, and Android apps as part of a wider £20 million print loyalty program.

    Embedded agile best practice across project teams using coaching to develop full-stack digital products using Scrum, Kanban, XP and lean techniques

    Delivered multiple concurrent projects end-to-end within a wider programme portfolio including Java, Salesforce, Micro Services, and Cordova stack.

    Delivered MVP iOS and Android apps to market and meeting print deadlines

Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree with Hons in Computer Science
    1992 - 1996
    Oxford Brookes University - Oxford, United Kingdom
Certifications
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    JANUARY 2010 - PRESENT
    Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Certified Scrum Master
    JANUARY 2010 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
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