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DUANE NICHOLSON

Situational leader bringing an aptitude for negotiation and natural people skills to support and coach team excellence.

Founder | Agile Coach | Management Consultant specializing in IT

 Do you need a skilled consultant that will drive results, manage teams, proactively mitigate risks, resolve is̕sues and ensure messaging is clear at all levels of the organization?

 Do you need a strong communicator that can demonstrate how change in processes will decrease cost, increase productivity and enhance process effectiveness and efficiencies?

 Are you seeking leadership, accountability, flexibility and the ability to build rapport with clients, managers and team members?

 Do you have transformational initiatives that are significant in scope, sensitivity, complexity?

 Are you ready to apply improvement methods and process redesign in order to change departments or organizations?

 Do you need a catalyst for change for approaches with teammates?

 Are you looking for someone to partner with your executive management team that will develop effective methods for standardizing the Program Management Office and make recommendations for process improvements to strengthen strategic execution?

Let's partner for success!

 

Career Highlights:

  • M.B.A. with emphasis in Geographic Information Systems which enhances ability to relate to business objectives; specifically, those requiring location-based solutions

  • 20 years of experience in the financial services industry

  • 5 years in a Program Management Office (PMO); dedicated to Product Management portfolio

  • 8 years developing financial products regulated through the state, FINRA and Securities Exchange Commission

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Microservices Architecture

  • Custom Salesforce Implementation

  • Agile Transformation at the Enterprise Level 

  • Budget Management $24 Million

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Sr. Software Engineer

In short time I worked with Duane, I have seen a big positive impact on our two teams he helped out from project management / scrum-master front. I am talking about coaching the teams to have more effective and efficient standups, Sprint planning, grooming and overall communication. He gained the respect of the teams very fast. It was a pleasure to work with him.

Sr. PMO Manager

Duane is a high caliber Project Manager that demonstrates the right skillset to handle challenges and deliver successful projects with professionalism and ease. He is skilled at quickly building a cohesive and productive relationship with the project team. He has a strong background in agile development and elevates the team in implementing the scrum methodology

Strategic Planning Executive

Duane is a great example of both an individual contributor and a team player. His ability to handle a broad array of assignments contributes significantly to his value within an organization. He can easily traverse across the roles of member, leader and coach.