My name is Janek (ˈja.nɛk or simpler: yahnek) I’m a manager with 20 years of experience in IT industry. I’ve started as a developer and I spent several years in delivery, mostly in system integration, Service oriented architecture and CRM solutions for Telco industry. From delivery I’ve moved to consultant and product manager role in which I was responsible for the company offering, pre-sales and strategic projects. Since 2013 I had a pleasure to lead several teams, sized from 5 to 250 people, by working directly with engineers or with other leaders. I’ve spent longer part of my professional career working as a software/development vendor, however almost three years ago I’ve moved to the customer side. I’ve a practical experience in such matters as: - Engineering in general – organizational structure, distributed teams, communication, knowledge management, roles and responsibilities, ramp-up and ramp-down, vendor and subcontractor management, processes, metrics, hiring, change - Software development – starting from a business need up to go-live; different software development models/practices, starting from a waterfall, through an iterative up to a modern agile approach - Software maintenance – from defining and setting up a contract, up to organizing team to provide 24/7 coverage - Project management – planning and execution of a project or an initiative as well as establishing a project management system in your team - Product management – pretty much the whole product life-cycle, but especially how to start with a new product development - Software size estimation and project quotation – advantages and disadvantages of different size estimation techniques, choosing the best one for your project and how proceed from software size estimation to a project schedule and quotation - Sales and pre-sales of outsourcing or software services – how to prepare and answer a RFP/RFI/RFQ, important aspects of an offer or contract, pricing - Central European IT market I’ve a computer science background as well as I finished a MBA course. My experience come from company of different sizes – from 5 to 20.000 people, so I hope you will find our cooperation beneficial. Looking forward for our meeting.

My Mentoring Topics

  • Software Engineering
  • Building teams
  • Transformation

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