Projects Delivery Manager at BJSS
- Leeds, United Kingdom
- Information Technology and Services
Nick Porthouse's Overview
- Projects Delivery Manager at BJSS
Nick Porthouse's Summary
I am an expert in the management of delivery and service operation teams and the delivery of IT projects, products and services with a strong track record of success as an IT Programme Manager, Head of Development, Project Manager and Agile Coach.
I bring first class leadership, organisation, decision making and communication skills, and the ability to build close, trusting, working relationships with sponsors, customers, and delivery teams.
I have hands-on experience of building delivery teams, rescuing failing programmes and projects, re-architecting organisational processes and structures and instigating and managing change.
I am passionate about rapidly delivering customer requirements to high quality through frequent stakeholder engagement and the application of best practice and maintaining service levels throughout the solution lifecycle.
I have the ability and experience to manage programmes of work, which include many disparate projects, simultaneously.
Nick Porthouse's Experience
Projects Delivery Manager
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
January 2013 – Present (1 year 9 months) Leeds, United Kingdom
BJSS are a Software Engineering Consultancy specialising in high performance, high quality solutions to meet customer’s needs. It operates in the financial, retail, energy, media and public sectors. BJSS has won a number of awards for delivery to the public and private sectors.
SunDance Management and Consulting
October 2011 – May 2013 (1 year 8 months) Leeds, United Kingdom
SunDance Management and Consulting Ltd provide development management services in the form of Agile Coaching, Development Management, Project and Programme Management and Scrum Mastering.
Head of Development (Capita One)
Public Company; 201-500 employees; CPI; Information Technology and Services industry
May 2012 – December 2012 (8 months) Bedford
Capita One is the leading supplier of children’s services software to local authorities in the UK. It calculates school admissions and transport routes for upwards of 70% of all UK school children, administers free school meals and other grants and benefits, monitors troubled and disadvantaged families, allows for the management of school facilities, calculates and facilitates the payment of third party providers and administers the eStart programme for early years clinics.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; FTE; Telecommunications industry
November 2011 – May 2012 (7 months) Leeds
Head of Software Development for NHS Choices
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CPI; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
May 2010 – November 2011 (1 year 7 months)
NHS Choices is the premier website for the NHS (www.nhs.uk). With over twenty million unique visitors a month it is one of the most visited sites based in the UK and one of the largest SharePoint implementations in the world. It provides its users with information about health care organisations, the ability to rate and comment on their care, health care information and advice related to conditions they may suffer from and many other services. It is thought that NHS Choices saves the NHS over £90 million a year in unnecessary GP consultations and hospital visits.
IT Development Manager
Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry
January 2007 – May 2010 (3 years 5 months)
The NHS Information Centre (NHS IC) (www.ic.nhs.uk) is the central source of health and social care data for the NHS, local and national government, UK academia and the commercial health informatics and pharmaceutical sectors.
Information Manager (Business Intelligence)
Leeds Primary Care Trust
October 2002 – January 2007 (4 years 4 months)
Leeds Primary Care Trust (PCT) (www.leeds.nhs.uk) was one of 154 PCTs that are responsible for the commissioning and provision of healthcare services to the public. Its main concerns were improving quality while reducing the cost of services and also running public health activities to lessen the burden on primary and secondary healthcare services.
Public Company; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
1998 – 2002 (4 years)
MFT Computer Services was a small software house, of about thirty development staff, specialising in records management and online trading websites.
Nick Porthouse's Skills & Expertise
- Requirements Gathering
- Development Strategy
- Team Management
- Development Management
- Business Process
- Requirements Analysis
- Change Management
- Agile Project Management
- Business Analysis
- Leadership Development
- Certified Scrum Master CSM
- Team Leadership
- User Stories
- Business Requirements
- Team Building
- Business Process Design
- Extreme Programming
- Functional Specifications
- Gap Analysis
- User Acceptance Testing
- Continuous Integration
- Agile Methodologies
- Test Driven Development
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Software Documentation
- Program Management
- Business Intelligence
- Software Development
- Stakeholder Management
- Project Delivery
- Solution Architecture
Nick Porthouse's Education
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