Software turnaround

Led front end planning for handset software involving negotiation of features, operator customisations, effort analysis and business case implications. Mass market software delivery was running very late, so was appointed to lead software domain teams and turn around a complex programme involving up to 240 staff, three different companies and ten separate locations around the globe.

Reorganised management of teams; restructured communications; streamlined and aligned processes to build a consistent approach. Analysed issues and mentored new managers. Networked to improve communications with stakeholders. Re-planned software for new China customer in less than 6 weeks and then again for US customer launch.

  • Software was delivered on time to revised deadline for US customer
  • Time to fix bugs decreased from over 40 days to 17 days