Looking for a flexible interim/fractional IT Director who has worked with client companies to develop their IT Strategy and who can work with you on a interim/part-time basis so that you get the right expertise at a senior level but with out the high cost?
Peter has been involved in technology for many years. He has written software, managed software development projects, implemented and managed IT and telephony infrastructure (On Premise & Cloud), managed change including in manufacturing and eCommerce environments and understands how to introduce agile into businesses (not just for software development).
Competitive Advantage through Technology
Having an MBA(Open) and as an IT Chartered Professional Peter will help you develop a technology strategy using simple and easy to understand approaches that will help you improve how you use technology and identify a strategic advantage in your industry through the smart use of technology. Peter works with both end user trading and technology based businesses to help them identify how to gain a competitive advantage through the use of technology. Examples include a Forecourt Services business where Peter brought the external development in house and they now have a team of 5 developers or an Energy Broker that has now recruited 3 developers on the back of a technology based strategy. Comfortable with working at all levels in an organisation from the CEO to the shop floor.
Working in a fast moving business environment where change is inevitable then you need to take an agile approach. However, if in some projects where 80% of the cost is built in at design stage then a waterfall approach is required with careful planning undertaken to ensure project success.
Peter has used a range of tools over the years, including Microsoft Project but prefers the more agile tools such as Asana, Trello and Basecamp. However,spreadsheets can also work and Peter has a simple objective driven approach for senior managers who just want to see the objectives and milestones. Current project is as part-time Interim IT Project Manager to quickly work through the challenges faced by the business and put in place long term technology solutions. Here spreadsheets with quarterly objectives are used for senior managers and Basecamp for the team.
Peter has used both Waterfall and Agile approach to software development. Currently managing two technical people for a client and using an agile approach with weekly sprints. Prior to that at ADSOFT, Silkmoth, Shell, The Electricity Council and Liverpool University Peter has written thousands of lines of code.
Infrastructure Project Management
As part of a recent interim project, Peter is designing and planning the client's cloud based infrastructure. Part of the process involves evaluating other providers as well as getting better value from the current provider. In the past Peter was a part-time IT Manager for over 12 years with a manufacturer. He upgraded their infrastructure (IT and telephony) several times. As founder of ADSOFT Peter managed clients' ICT infrastructure for over 5 years.
Digital Coach and Management
Looking for somebody to work along side you to drive sales through digital marketing? Peter has presented workshops, seminars and has an eBook out on Digital Marketing Management.
We live in a digital world and with over 50,000 followers and connections across LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ Peter knows what works and what doesn’t.