Head of Delivery Capability,
Zurich Insurance Company
Rick has been working in various IT roles for over 30 years, most of it within project management. After years of running IT projects, he moved into Global Project Delivery Assurance role providing oversight to large, complex projects. With certain issues reoccurring on these large projects, the role changed into one that assisted teams across the world implement IT project management best practices, such as Agile and DevOps. Usually focusing on organisational issues more than technical. The challenge being as per many large, complex companies, there are many large, complex applications too…
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