Text Box: Edward Taaffe                                        Business change via technology
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Text Box: Phone:+44 (0)844 8844 713 
E-mail: ed@thebridger.co.uk
Linkedin  -  http://uk.linkedin.com/in/edtaaffe 
Cell +44 (0) 7730956672
Central London and Midlands bases, but available worldwide           Tag cloud

Recent assignments

2017 De Montford University  Leicester

* Coaching and Embedding Agile and working on UX processes and customer research
2016/17   Johnson &Johnson  Global Integration Programme Ireland/USA/Belgium

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Delivering IOT dashboards for medical devices, embedding GDPR, coaching Agile
2015/16   Spirax Sarco  Global Integration Programme UK/US/China/India/Brazil

*Integration of 32 companies with 22 ERP nd 6 CRM systems into a single cloud architecture

November 2013 -  Jan2015   BBC (2/3rd engagement)  Project Feasibility in-sourcing

* Mapped dependencies between systems across the architecture and mapped systems to servers and knowledge to systems and platforms in an attempt to understand the impacts of breaking up outsourced contracts  Report
*Coached a gamification team to drive high profile projects through via agile without ignoring strict EA, Infoesc and other rules
Commendation

April 2013 -  September 2013   Npower (2nd engagement)   Product Feasibility

* Completed feasibility on new Smart meter based products

December2012 -  March 2013   Carnival cruise Lines   Project manager -  New products

*Developed and Launched two lucrative products to passengers on cruise ships for mobile and tablet users

July 2012   November2012 -  Red Bee -BBC   Product Owner/Scrum Master

* Built and launched JSTV, 2 channels over internet with ecommerce etc. using a scrum team within BBC.

September 2011    April 2012 - Pearson  Business Architect - Programme Planner

*Pulled together a series of disjointed projects, developed a shared vision across the businesses and created a Programme plan and business case and released funding to move it to a global Programme.

January 2011 -  May 2011   Phones4U  Product Owner
 *  Delivered a business case, Benefit driven user stories, technical requirements , new  supporting business architecture and high level project plan to the offshore IT team.

June 2010—November 2010 Jaguar Landrover  (2nd engagement ) Project Manager
*  Delivered a new web infrastructure, improved processes and a signed off design for an online  car finance product for European market.

MOL  Consultant
. * Delivered online CRM with billing and electronic payments  that reduced debtor days globally by 30%.

Calor Gas Project/Programme  Manager
Environment agency  - Programme manager 
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The Planning Portal - Product Planner 
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Becta  - Programme manager then Interim CTO   
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Others:
ICSA, Tesco, IBM, General Electric, Ford, Npower

Education and competencies

BComm  UCD 1987:  BSC  Computer Science with software engineering  UCE  1998
Certified PMP, Scrum, DSDM,
Other competencies  UML , Six Sigma DMAIC, Prince 2, ITIL
Blog 
www.thebridger.co.uk/blog.      A selection of references can be seen here     Competencies  Matrix