Nick Porthouse

Projects Delivery Manager at BJSS

Leeds, United Kingdom
Information Technology and Services

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Nick Porthouse's Overview

  • Projects Delivery Manager at BJSS
  • Head of Software Development for NHS Choices at Capita
  • IT Development Manager at NHS Information Centre
  • Information Manager (Business Intelligence) at Leeds Primary Care Trust
  • Technical Consultant at MFT

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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 2013Present (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.

Managing Director

SunDance Management and Consulting

October 2011May 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)

Capita Children's Services

Public Company; 201-500 employees; CPI; Information Technology and Services industry

May 2012December 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.

Agile Coach


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; FTE; Telecommunications industry

November 2011May 2012 (7 months) Leeds

Head of Software Development for NHS Choices


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CPI; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry

May 2010November 2011 (1 year 7 months)

NHS Choices is the premier website for the NHS ( 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

NHS Information Centre

Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

January 2007May 2010 (3 years 5 months)

The NHS Information Centre (NHS IC) ( 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 2002January 2007 (4 years 4 months)

Leeds Primary Care Trust (PCT) ( 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.

Technical Consultant


Public Company; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

19982002 (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

  1. Scrum
  2. Requirements Gathering
  3. Development Strategy
  4. Kanban
  5. Team Management
  6. Development Management
  7. Business Process
  8. Metrics
  9. Agile
  10. Requirements Analysis
  11. Change Management
  12. Coaching
  13. Agile Project Management
  14. Business Analysis
  15. Mentoring
  16. TDD
  17. Leadership Development
  18. Certified Scrum Master CSM
  19. Team Leadership
  20. Waterfall
  21. User Stories
  22. Business Requirements
  23. Team Building
  24. SDLC
  25. Business Process Design
  26. Extreme Programming
  27. Documentation
  28. Functional Specifications
  29. Gap Analysis
  30. User Acceptance Testing
  31. Continuous Integration
  32. Agile Methodologies
  33. Test Driven Development
  34. SharePoint
  35. Microsoft SQL Server
  36. Software Documentation
  37. TFS
  38. Program Management
  39. PRINCE2
  40. Business Intelligence
  41. Software Development
  42. .NET
  43. WCF
  44. Stakeholder Management
  45. Oracle
  46. Project Delivery
  47. BDD
  48. ITIL
  49. SOA
  50. Solution Architecture

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Nick Porthouse's Education

University of Leeds

BSc(Hons), Computer Science


Nick Porthouse's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

Scrum Alliance

Honors and Awards:

Certified Scrum-master May 2011
ITIL v3 Service Operations March 2009
ITIL v3 Foundation September 2008
Prince 2 Foundation September 2011
Prince 2 Practitioner September 2011

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