Cornel F.

It project director

Outsourcing
Senior
Brasov, ROMANIA
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Pentalog01.12.2011 - Present

Pentalog Institute Director.
Responsible for the evolution of the Technical Direction towards Pentalog Institute:
- In charge of creating the Pentalog Institute brand.
- Management of the budget and experts recruitment.
- Deployment of a new consultancy and expertise offer (trainings, high level support, audits, coaching etc.).
- Services alignment to the objectives and to the market.
- Facilitator and coach within the experts team.
- Agile Consultant (Kanban, Scrum) for Pentalog Institute clients.
- Main animator of the communities of practices within the Pentalog group.
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Pentalog High Tech01.01.2009 - Present

Technical Director within the Pentalog group.
The Technical Direction team uses as organizational tool the Kanban framework.
  • In charge of ensuring the implementation of the Kanban organization and the continuous improvement within the service.
  • Participation in business meetings.
  • Responsible for the following activities within the Technical Direction of the group:
- support for pre-sales (customers meetings, estimates, architectural review);
- consultancy and project support (diagnostic, technical audits);
- technology watch.
  • In charge of ensuring global communication and knowledge sharing.
  • Guarantor of the methods and tools.
  • In charge of giving visibility on the activity.
  • Alignment of the DT services to the market needs.
  • Agility implementation on the Pentalog projects.
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Pentalog High Tech01.09.2007 - Present

Agile Organization Expert, Agile Coach and Scrum Master within the Pentalog group.
  • Knowledge sharing about agility: Agile camps, camps management.
  • Organization of several internal trainings such as: Business value, Scrum, Kanban, Software development using Agile practices including: Test Driven Development, Sustainable Pace, System Thinking and System Dynamics, Team management and Self-organizing teams.
  • Use of Agile methodology to manage tasks.
  • Management of internal training offers on the Agile methodology.
  • In charge of ensuring audits and consulting to the clients on deployment, administration and optimization projects using the Agile methodology.
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-01.05.2012 - Present

Participation as speaker in the following events:
- Moldova ICT Summit – “Growing IT Products over Building them”;
- ITCamp – “Kanban, an effective IT Change Management Approach”;
- Solutions Open Source Linux Conference – Speaker at the round table “Social Networks and Collaborative Tools”.
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Pentalog High Tech01.01.2009 - 01.09.2011

Responsible for the Pentalog training program.
  • Management of the global skills within the Pentalog group.
  • Guarantor of the training plan.
  • In charge of ensuring visibility on activity.
  • Knowledge capitalization.
  • Management of the technological partnerships and the partnerships with Universities.
  • Management of the trainings.
  • Recruitment and monitoring of the trainees.
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Pentalog High Tech01.09.2010 - 01.03.2011

Co-Deputy Director within the Pentalabbs.
  • Design of new products and services.
  • Participation in the technical feasibility studies.
  • Coaching of the project Scrum Masters.
  • Support to the implementation of Scrum on new projects.
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Strator - Altadis Group01.04.2009 - 01.10.2010

Project Director for the development of a more efficient and optimized solution, with new features, for sales and shop management.
  • Coaching of the Project Manager.
  • Management of the budgetary and contractual relationship with the Client.
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Cityvox01.03.2008 - 01.10.2009

Project Director for the development of several cultural websites for CityVox, French leader of City Guides.
  • Communication with the client and negotiation of developments according to the contract.
  • Animation of the project management meetings.
  • Recruitment of development team members.
  • Coaching of the project manager.
  • Monitoring of the developments within the development team and at the client.
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Lowendal Group01.10.2008 - 01.06.2009

Project Director AssetMaps for the development of an analysis application to optimize the company’s general expenses (telecommunications, energy and transport).
  • Design and development of the application.
  • Implementation of the application.
  • In charge of carrying out the authentication with SSO.
  • Testing of the application.
The main functionalities of the application are:
\n- collection of different format information from diverse sources;
\n- information convergence on a common support for making a general survey;
\n- data processing;
\n- new reports proposing cost optimization solutions;
- implementation of a flexible solution to adapt to each study and topic particularities: specific fields, topic-related processing, etc;
\n- insertion of right control functions to supervise user actions;
\n- administration of different functions for user management, right management and other information intended for the administrators of the solution.
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Strator - Altadis Group01.11.2008 - 01.04.2009

Scrum Master within one of the 8 teams of a project which allows several developments on the www.actinewsreseau.com website.
  • In charge of the Scrum implementation.
  • Identification of the best solutions in order to ensure continuous improvement on the project.
  • Support to the team so that it becomes autonomous at organizational and technical level.
  • Management and resolution of the problems encountered in the project development. The project objective is to add features missing from the existing solution.
  • Development of an application which allows to manage the press distribution in France. The application allows to:
- effectively anticipate stock-outs;
- organize transfers of paper;
- provide statistical tools custodians.
  • Communication with the client.
  • Management of the planning and human resources involved in the project.
  • Management of the developments.
  • Ensured the quality of the project.
Team size: 6 persons.
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Lowendal Group01.07.2008 - 01.10.2008

Scrum Master within the development of an analysis application which allows to optimize the company’s general spending: telecom, energy, transport.
  • Establishment of the Scrum methodology on the project.
  • In charge of ensuring continuous improvement within the project.
  • Management of the problems encountered by the team.
  • Coaching of the team in order to become autonomous at self-organizational and technical level. \n
The main functionalities of the application are:
\n- collection of different format information from diverse sources;
\n- information convergence on a common support for making a general survey;
\n- data processing;
\n- new reports proposing cost optimization solutions;
\n- implementation of a flexible solution which can be adapted to each study's and topic’s particularities: specific fields, topic-related processing, etc;
\n- insertion of right control functions to supervise user actions;
\n- administration functions for user management, right management and other information intended for the administrators of the solution.
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Pentalog01.07.2008 - 01.08.2008

Organization and animation of several training sessions:

“Windows Forms Development” training for Pentalog. The main purposes of this training were to create programs using a procedural language (such as C Sharp or Visual Basic) and to use Visual Studio .NET IDE in order to create, build and run a Windows Form application project.

“Advanced Microsoft Word” training for Pentalog.
Covered the following topics: Styles and AutoFormatting, Sections, Columns, and Page Formatting, Using Bookmarks, Cross-References, Footnotes and Link, Creating Indexes and Tables of Contents.

"Project Management" training.
Studied the following topics:
- fundamentals of project management according to projects development;
- project cycle, risk management, effort (workload) estimate and management, planning, client's management, team management, communication.

Microsoft Office Excel – intermediate training within the client's headquarters.
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PebbleAge01.12.2007 - 01.03.2008

Project Manager within the development of accounting and financial system applications.
  • Management of team members' tasks.
  • Communication with the client.
  • Development of an application allowing the creation of specific activity flows in the financial sector.
  • Development of a n-tier application allowing specific accounting data extraction to the Hyperion server.
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Fashion industry01.04.2007 - 01.11.2007

Project Manager - Architect in charge of a complete sales management system, including stocks and e-commerce website management, based on a service oriented architecture.

Participation in the development of all the project's applications.
  • Management of the team members' tasks.
  • Management of the project planning, reports and resources.
  • Activity monitoring within the team and evaluation of its members.
  • Technical assistance to the team and the client.
  • Communication with the client, analysis and projection of the evolutions, writing and follow-up of the specifications.
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QCM France01.02.2007 - 01.08.2007

Team leader in charge of technical support for the team developing a survey management platform ("Mystery Manager").
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DMAILER01.09.2006 - 01.03.2007

Project Manager within a development team in charge of the extension of the DmailerSync project, a software allowing users to easily and securely access, synchronize, backup and edit data from any computer to any mobile device.
\nThe created extension will allow the connection to an Exchange Server by the WebDav protocol.
  • Development of the project prototype.
  • In charge of performing research on the WebDav protocole.
  • Resources, tasks and deliveries management.
  • Communication with the client.
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Lowendal Group01.02.2005 - 01.08.2006

Team Leader for the development of the Match 5.0 client/server application. The application includes several reporting functionalities in order to match inventory data with data issued from two different sources: assets (non-standardized file provided by the client) and inventories (standardized file based on an inventory of the assets, generated by assetmaps.pocket).
  • Development of the data import function into the application datagrid, from Excel or .CSV files. The import function offers the possibility to create a mapping of the fields.
  • Development of the properties form which allows the definition of the several application stages.
  • Development of several functions for data enrichment: splitting, cloning, finding/replacing keywords, etc.
  • Development of the data matching system of the application: automatic matching, manual matching (according to the criteria defined by the user).
  • Improvement of some .NET component functionalities so as to optimize data surfing and operation performance.
  • Optimization of the browsing and operation processes for very big data volumes.
  • Design and implementation of a method allowing multiple use of the application with a remote desktop connection.
  • Modification of the database in order to add several languages to the application.
  • In charge of installations on the remote server.
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C.A.R.U.S Romania01.08.2000 - 01.01.2005

Project Manager within a project concerning the development of a management, accounting, assets, transports, salaries and production ERP application.
  • Writing of the functional analysis.
  • Interfaces design.
  • Integration of existing applications into the new system.
  • Reporting forms development.
  • Ensuring communication between the development team and the users.
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CADITEC Germany01.12.2003 - 01.03.2004

Participation in the development of several applications within an engineering department, using Catia.
  • Ensuring Catia integration.
  • \nParticipation in the development of an Internet Project Tracking System for document wokflow, e-mails and reporting follow-up.

My stack

Spoken languages

ENGLISH: Advanced
FRENCH: Advanced
ROMANIAN: Native speaker

Languages

ASP, C#, Delphi, JavaScript, PHP, Visual Basic, Visual Basic Applications, Visual C++, XAML, XML

Technologies

ActiveX, COM, DCOM, .NET 3.5, .NET 1.1, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, OLE, WCF, Win32 API, Windows Forms, WPF, WWF, Xceed, XERCES

Web technologies

ASP.NET, CSS3, HTML5, jQTouch, jQuery, Telerik

DBMS

SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL

Business Intelligence / ETL

Hyperion

Development Environment

Visual Studio, Eclipse, NetBeans

Application servers

Apache, IIS

Miscellaneous

Agile, Kanban, Scrum

My education and trainings

CSM - Certified ScrumMaster.2011

Financial training.2011

ISO Training.2011

ʺSCRUM Managementʺ Training.2011

ʺPeople and Project Managementʺ Training - Session 3.2009

ʺPeople and Project Managementʺ Training - Session 2.2009

Bachelor's Degree in Technological Engineering, Faculty of Technological Engineering - University of Transilvania, Brasov.2005-2009