Text Box: Edward Taaffe                                        Business change via technology
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Recent assignments

June 15-date Working on-line games propositon for TV sports channels with Nektan Gibralter and designng trading tools for Betfair Dublin.

July2014 -  March 2015   BBC (3nd engagement)  Setting up a web team in Salford Reaction

* Recruited developers, coached Scrum master , developed two high profile web projects that received commendation and handed over to BBC staff member.

October2013 -  March 2014   BBC (2nd 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

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 project management.
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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
Took over a bogged down process automation project, nursed it to phase one completion ,renegotiated the contracts for phase 2 bringing it back on track and ensuring robust quality process were followed.

Environment agency  - Programme manager  case study                                                                                                             
*  Formulated and drove forward a merger of nine water monitoring regions and automation of the new processes from initial business case through to finding and procuring systems and handing it all to IT for implementation.

The Planning Portal - Product Planner  case study                                                                                                                          
* Delivered changes that improved e-planning form 10% to almost 90% up-take in two years and won an award.

Becta  - Programme manager and  Interim CTO    case study                                                                                                     
* Migrated 102 Government websites to a new CMS reducing costs by £2m annually and established and enterprise architecture board and processes to maintain the new clarity
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
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