Bogdan H.

Scrum master

Outsourcing
Senior
Bucharest, ROMANIA
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Company Specialized in Stroke Rehabilitation Solutions01.10.2018 - Present

Scrum Master.
  • Agile training and coaching for the team.
  • Communication with the client.
  • Helping the team deliver work to the Product Owner.
  • Making sure that the team can meet its commitments by removing any impediments they face, managing dependencies and escalating blockers that they cannot remove themselves.
  • Facilitating processes & meetings (e.g. Reviews, Stand Ups, Planning, Estimation, Scheduling, Prioritization).
  • Making sure that the team is fully functional and productive.
  • Improving the overall quality.
  • Shielding the team from distractions and interferences (including the Product Owner).
  • Enabling a close cooperation across all roles and functions and removing barriers.

Product Owner.
  • Analyzing the client's needs and translating them into comprehensive user stories.
  • Communication with the client regarding the functionalities of the product and regarding the status of the analysis / development.
  • Training the Client PO.
  • Refining the user stories in the refinement and planning meetings.
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Software Publisher01.06.2018 - Present

Scrum Master.
  • Agile training and coaching for the team.
  • Communication with the client.
  • Helping the team deliver work to the Product Owner.
  • Making sure that the team can meet its commitments by removing any impediments they face, managing dependencies and escalating blockers that they cannot remove themselves.
  • Facilitating processes & meetings (e.g. Reviews, Stand Ups, Planning, Estimation, Scheduling, Prioritization).
  • Making sure that the team is fully functional and productive.
  • Improving the overall quality.
  • Shielding the team from distractions and interferences (including the Product Owner).
  • Enabling a close cooperation across all roles and functions and removing barriers.
  • Evaluating the team, acting as a team manager.
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Raiffeisen Bank01.02.2017 - 01.04.2018

IT Project Manager within a top universal bank on the Romanian market, offering a complete range of products and services of superior quality to individuals.
within a top universal bank on the Romanian market, offering a complete range of products and services of superior quality to individuals.
  • Responsible for the coordination of the NetBanking implementation project.
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eMAG IT Research01.08.2016 - 01.01.2017

Product Owner within a company commercializing software and hardware products and specialized IT equipment.
  • Defining the strategy of multiple products and coordinating the development team accordingly in a high-pressure environment.
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Self-employed01.03.2016 - 01.08.2016

IT Manager / Team-Leader within a start-up.
  • Coordinating the development team and the strategy of the product.
  • Planning the customization of processes in order to support all activities and daily operations.
  • Implementing procedures for incidents handling.
  • Preparing the company to obtain the EuroCloud certification.
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EveryMatrix01.07.2015 - 01.03.2016

Product Owner within an independent company which offers high quality solutions to the e-Gaming industry.
  • Preparing, coordinating and aligning the product backlog in compliance with the business needs, the vision and the strategy of the company.
  • Supervising the development Scrum and Kanban-based activities.
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bwin.party Services01.07.2013 - 01.03.2015

Project Manager / Head of Department within an Austrian online gambling company.
Participation in multiple projects focused on the the creation from scratch or re-designing of mobile (native and web-based) applications for different markets, like Italy, Belgium and France.
  • Projects coordination.
  • Collaboration with virtual teams located in Ukraine, Romania, India, Gibraltar, UK, and USA.
  • Coordination of cross-located teams from Poland, India and Austria of over 30 FTEs (5 FTEs in Poland, 24 FTEs in India, 2 FTEs in Austria, 1 FTE in Germany.
  • Planning budgets and expenditures of over 5 million EUR.
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Erste Group01.10.2007 - 01.06.2013

(Sourcing) Process and Project Manager / Business Analyst / Mortgage Loans Specialist within an Austrian group providing a wide range of financial services mainly in Central and Eastern Europe.

Sourcing Process & Project Manager:
  • Identifying potentially source-able applications and proper team members.
  • Preparing the project plan, launching it and delivering the plan to another project manager for coordination.
  • Negotiation of T&M contracts concluded with the external FP provider.
  • Providing advice and coaching to other project managers with relation to an efficient collaboration with virtual teams.

Responsibilities as a Project Manager:
  • Coordination of multiple projects within the Risk BI Area (BI improvements, RWA decrease, Cognos upgrades).
  • Managing cross-departmental teams of 8 to 12 persons involved in business and IT projects.
  • Collaboration with the management department.
  • Concluding reports related to the projects according to the management communication plan.

Responsibilities as a Project Manager / Business Analyst:
  • Coordinating the development of a critical banking app - the Loan Analysis and Granting App.
  • Managing cross-departmental teams - Risk, Marketing and Legal departments.
  • Collaborating with the external provider.

Responsibilities as a Loans Specialist / Credit Analysts:
  • Customer profile analysis.
  • Granting loans.

My stack

Spoken languages

GERMAN: Average
ENGLISH: Advanced
ROMANIAN: Native speaker

Networks and systems

Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Languages

JavaScript

Web technologies

CSS, HTML

Analysis methods and tools

MS Visio

Software testing

JIRA

Miscellaneous

Kanban, Product Ownership, Scrum, Agile, Business Analysis, PMI, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Remedy, TOAD for Oracle

Computer tools

MS Office

My education and trainings

Master's Degree in Project Management, Faculty of Communication and Public Relations - The National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest.2009-2011

Master's Degree in Finance, Faculty of Finance, Insurance, Banking and Stock Exchange - The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest.n2007-2009

Bachelor's Degree in International Economic Relations, Faculty of Economics and Public Administration - “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava.2003-2007