Professional Profile

I am a seasoned Certified SCRUM Product Owner with extensive experience in Agile software development.

In the past five years, I have successfully executed aggressive product roadmaps while at the same time reducing the product technical debt and managing the software releases across many SCRUM teams.

My previous experience as a developer enables me to effectively bridge the gap between Product, Development and Customers, defining requirements and managing change through the entire product life-cycle.

As a Product Owner, I am a passionate innovator, a user advocate and a process-driven professional.

Work Experience

09/2019 – 07/2020 Product Owner – Flexera Software, Maidenhead

Role: acting as Product Owner for Flexera’s Flexnet Operations, a suite for the management of software licensing.

Main achievement: enhanced the testability and reliability of Flexnet Operations by modularising and Dockerising it.

  • Cleaned and reprioritised the Product backlog in order to respond to recent escalation of stability and reliability problems.
  • Executed quarterly PI Planning and improved the clarity of represention of product change by seeking/adopting new tools.
  • Gathered background use-cases and technical understanding of the product.
  • Searched out stakeholders to validate assumptions and conclusions.

01/2017 – 08/2019: Senior Product Analyst – Cvent, Maidenhead

Role: acting as Product Analyst for the Cvent LeadCapture app, available on iOS/Android, supported by and integrated with other Cvent products and services.

Main achievement: successfully bridged feature-gap between old (iLeads) and new product (Universal LeadCapture), allowing a full customer migration onto the new offer.

  • Produced feature-gap analysis between sunset product, competitors’ and our new offer, identifying opportunities and presenting findings to key stakeholders.
  • Defined the Product backlog to be executed across three SCRUM dev teams and effectively managed change throughout its execution.
  • Executed quarterly PI Planning across three teams, identifying mid-term commitments and delivering them within deadlines.
  • Managed complex inter-team dependencies through multi-channel communication and SCRUM processes.
  • Worked closely with three SCRUM teams in their daily work to provide a perspective on product and business value and to ensure output compliance.
  • Provided product alignment to different stakeholders through regular meetings, demos and documentation.

05/2015 – 01/2017: Technical Program Manager – Lanyon, Maidenhead

Role: acting as Product Owner for the Lanyon Mobile app, available on iOS/Android/Windows, supported by a CMS and integrated with other 3rd party products.

Main achievement: Improved the usability of the Lanyon Mobile app by identifying areas of improvement through an analysis of the defects in backlog and executing the resulting stories.

  • Defined the product backlog by gathering requirements from Sales, Client Services, customers and end users.
  • Worked closely with the dev SCRUM team in day-to-day production by providing context on business purpose and value.
  • Defined the User Experience and acted as a major stakeholder in defining the overall solutions to business problems.
  • Effectively managed communication between Sales, Client Services and Development, bringing alignment and clarity on current and upcoming features.
  • Acted as UX designer and provided designs, user journeys and specs for stories in backlog and worked closely with developers and testers to implement them.
  • Triaged, analysed and categorised defects in backlog to identify areas of improvement. Translated those into requirements and executed them over the following quarter. Successfully presented the improvements to stakeholders.

11/2014 – 04/2015: Javascript Developer – Lanyon, Maidenhead

I initially joined Lanyon as a Javascript Developer but moved into Product Management when an opportunity arose within the company.

02/2011 – 06/2014: Senior Front End Developer – Yell.com, Reading

In 2012 Yell Group was rebranded ‘hibu’. I have spent the first year at Yell developing a number of Sales Tools, in the form complex, javascript intensive web applications. Following a radical group re-organization, my development duties shifted onto client-facing websites, primarily yell.com, opentoexport.com, paginasamarillas.es and paginasamarillas.com.ar.

Previous experience as Front End Developer dating back to 2005

Education

University

First Class Degree in Philosophy and Logic, University of Pisa, June 2001
Dissertation in mathematical logic: “The algebraic model of type-free Lambda Calculus D-infinite”

High School

Liceo Classico, Brindisi (Classical studies in Latin and Greek)

Hobbies & Interests

Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, History, Philosophy