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  1. 1. Professional profile Mirek Rzadkowski has 29 years professional experience with computer software and hardware. It includes the last 20 years of highly successful customer IT projects with strategic software delivery process and tool deployments and implementations. Mirek is experienced with process and supporting tools for large global distributed application delivery teams and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) methodologies: traditional Waterfall and V-model, iterative and incremental including RUP, XP, SCRUM, Agile and Lean. He embraces modern delivery processes across the entire SDLC: requirements definition and management, architecture, visual (UML) design and model driven development, configuration and change management, automated build and deploy, runtime and static analysis and testing, QA management across lifecycle, security and compliance. Mirek can understand and write code in C, C++, Smalltalk, Objective-C, Java, various scripting languages, and many others he used over time. His software engineering and project management expertise is backed by solid knowledge of modern IT (software, hardware, networking) across a variety of hardware and operating system platforms, including virtualisation and cloud. Mirek always focuses on practical approaches to solving problems, explaining complex issues in simple concepts, finding pragmatic solutions, and achieving tangible business results for clients. Mirek has experience in the financial sector (banking and insurance), telecoms and federal government, amongst others — across teams in Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. More than half of his professional career Mirek spent with IBM Rational, and related software engineering technologies. In his tenure with IBM Rational he was in the roles of a Consultant, Technical Lead, Principal Consultant, Manager Technical Sales and Services teams in Australia and Japan, amongst others. From 1999 to 2003, while with Rational Software Mirek led technical pre-sales and deployment work for the cutting edge change and configuration management software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution at NTT Comware in Tokyo-Japan—a system integration arm of NTT, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world. From 2004 to 2008 while with Agitar Software, Mirek worked alongside Kent Beck, consulting to clients across Asia Pacific in the field of developer testing of J2EE applications and Continuous Integration and Deployment. Since the end of 2008 in the role of the Senior Managing Consultant at IBM Rational, Mirek worked with clients across Asia Pacific (Japan, China, Hong Kong), Australia and New Zealand helping with software and system delivery process improvements and successful tool implementations of the latest modern tooling solutions from IBM based on the Jazz platform and architecture. His recent interests lie in scaling Agile approaches in large enterprise deployments, software economics, social business, Measured Improvements™, virtualised on-demand cloud computing development infrastructure and services, and most recently mobile development lifecycle solutions for the modern mobile platforms and smart devices. In softnexus, Mirek will continue to focus on helping IT organisations become more innovative, identify and deliver measurable business value with strategic agility and less variance to secure competitive advantage. As every business challenge is unique it requires custom approaches and orchestrated collaborative strategies that softnexus will be delivering through its insight and ingenuity. Mirek is a Certified Scrum Master and a passionate Agile coach. He is also an accomplished photographer, with a number of successful exhibitions in Japan and Australia. Early in his professional career Mirek was involved in scientific research in the field of applied mathematics. Bio Mirek Rzadkowski softnexus Mar 2013—Page 1/4 Mirek Rzadkowski Managing Director, Principal Consultant softnexus Pty Limited Mobile +61 412 950 937 Email softnexus insight x ingenuity
  2. 2. Experience and accomplishments Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Rational, December 2008—Present (3 years+) Consulting in Measured Capability Improvement Framework, Application Lifecycle Management, Agile and Lean methods, supporting IBM Rational Jazz based tools across A/NZ, AP and Japan. Mentoring consultants in the Rational Services team across AP. Managing enablement and upskilling programs for Rational Services Team in A/NZ. Enablement shepherd. Agile coach. Certified Scrum Master. Social business practitioner and coach. In global collaboration between Rational teams in USA, Europe, AP and Australia, Mirek developed a number of artefacts and components for MCIF (Measured Improvement) framework. He became an expert practitioner in MCIF/MI, enabled Rational services teams in Japan and Australia in the framework, and practised its delivery with clients in China, Hong Kong, and Australia. As a senior member of the Rational Services A/NZ practice, Mirek co-managed the strategy, planning, delivery and reporting for Rational tools enablement programs in A/NZ, collaborating with the WW Capability and Community Development. Senior Consultant Asia Pacific Region, Agitar Software, April 2004—March 2008 (4 years) Consulting in AP region with focus on processes and tools in developer testing for Java. Worked with software development projects in Japan, China, Singapore, India and A/NZ. Built and mentored technical sales and implementation teams. Managed sales and delivery strategies to major Agitar enterprise customers, resellers and partners in AP. As a senior member of the technical sales and implementation teams, grew the market from 0 to over 90 satisfied customers in AP. Reported to the VP IBM Rational AP. Manager Strategic Initiatives AP, IBM Rational, October 2003—April 2004 (7 months) Managed relationships with IBM Rational strategic customers in AP. Reported to the VP IBM Rational AP. Manager Technical Sales & Services, IBM Rational, February 2003—September 2003 (8 months) Managed and mentored the regional group of 30 software engineering consultants at IBM Rational in Tokyo, Japan. Consulting across the entire SDLC in all software development processes and supporting tools with all major IBM customers in Japan. Reported to the VP IBM Rational AP. Manager Technical Sales & Services, Rational Software Japan, October 2002—February 2003 Managed and mentored the regional group of 30 software engineering consultants at IBM Rational in Tokyo, Japan. Consulting across the entire SDLC in all software development processes and supporting tools with all major Rational customers in Japan. Reported to the VP AP. Manager Strategic Services Organisation, Rational Software Japan, September 2001—October 2002 Managed and mentored the regional group of 5 professional services consultants in Japan. Consulting across the entire SDLC in all software development processes and supporting tools with all major Rational customers in Japan. Reported to the VP AP. Principal Consultant, AP, Rational Software, January 2000—August 2001 (1½ years) Consulting across the complete SDLC (software development life cycle) in all software development tools and processes in Asia Pacific region with a special focus on Japan. Managed the introduction of the first SaaS Rational delivery to NTT Comware in Japan. Reported to the VP AP. Technical Lead, Rational Software, October 1997—December 1999 (2 years) Managed and mentored 35 software engineering consultants in Rational Software Australia. Overlooked the hiring, growth and mentoring of the technical sales teams in Australia. Built a strong team that remained in Rational for many years to these days in various senior positions. Consulting across the complete SDLC (software development life cycle) in all tools and processes. Reported to the VP AP. Senior Consultant, Rational Software, May 1996—September 1997 (1½ years) Software engineering consultant across the complete SDLC (software development life cycle) in all tools and processes with all major customers in Australia. Reported to the VP AP. Consultant, Pure Atria, September 1996—May 1997 (9 months) Senior software engineering consultant in software configuration and change management and developer testing (memory leaks detection, runtime memory access errors, runtime performance, code coverage), on Unix and Windows. Reported to the VP AP. Bio Mirek Rzadkowski softnexus Mar 2013—Page 2/4
  3. 3. Consultant, Pure Software, April 1993—September 1996 (3 years 6 months) Kick-started Pure Software Australia as the employee #1 in Australia. Hired and built its technical and sales team and managed the Australian business until the merger with Atria Software in September 1996. Consultant in the field of developer testing with C/C++ (memory leaks detection, runtime memory access errors, runtime performance, code coverage) on Unix and Windows platforms. Reported to the VP AP. Software Engineer, Fujitsu Australia Software Technology, January 1990—March 1993 (3½ years) Responsible for HCI (human-computer interface, i.e. graphical & non-graphical user interfaces) development in C/C++ in the context of Fujitsu mainframe RDBMS. Solely responsible for the design and execution of unit, functional and system testing in the STRACT project. Research Scientist, Institute of Geophysics, Warsaw-Poland, January 1984—January 1989 (5 years) Research Scientist in a PhD program in the field of fluid dynamics, building and solving mathematical models describing flow of pollutants and heat in lake and river bodies. Research Scientist, IIASA, Laxenburg-Austria, June 1985—September 1985 (4 months) Member of research staff at the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) for young researchers from IIASA's (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) National Member Organisation countries aiming at identifying young and talented researchers who can broaden the research base at IIASA by developing new ideas and contributing to ongoing research activities. Education and background Master of Science, Applied Mathematics (Majored in Fluid Dynamics from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics), University of Warsaw, Poland Languages spoken: English, Polish, German, Russian, Japanese Technical expertise • Operating environments: VMS, IBM/DOS, IBM/OS2, Novell Netware, TN3270/TN5250, MS Windows XP/Vista/2007, MS Windows Server, SunOS, Solaris, HPUX, IRIX, AIX, Linux, Mac OS X • IBM Rational tools: CLM 3 (Rational Team Concert, Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Quality Manager), ClearCase, ClearQuest, RequisitePro, Rational Functional Tester, Rational Robot, Rational Performance Tester, Rational Insight, Rational Asset Manager, PurifyPlus, Rational Application Developer, Rational Modeller, Rational Software Architect, Rational Method Composer, Rational Unified Process, Rational Rose ★Expertise in services: tool installation, tool configuration, migration repositories between tools, migration repositories between tool versions, usage model definition and delivery process alignment, tool smithing and tool integrations with OSLC, tuning and performance verification and improvement, ROI models, business value assessment and delivery strategies, training and mentoring strategies, strategies for development environment optimisation with virtualisation and cloud, strategies for measured incremental deployment and implementation, technical risk assessments, status reporting and real time dashboards. • Open Source tool environments: CruiseControl, Hudson, ANT, JUnit, Eclipse, TomCat, SQL, CVS, Subversion • Other tool environments: SQL Server, Oracle RDB, CA Endevor, PVCS • Programming and scripting languages: Algol, Simula, Fortran, Pascal, Lisp, C, C++, VB, Smalltalk, Java, Objective-C, Unix and DOS shell scripting, SGML, HTML, XML, PHP, Perl, Java script, SQL • IDEs: Eclipse, MS .Net, Xcode Bio Mirek Rzadkowski softnexus Mar 2013—Page 3/4
  4. 4. Professional timeline Pure Software acquired Atria Software Rational acquired Pure Atria IBM acquired Rational 2013 2008 2004 1996 1995 1993 1989 1984 Majored in Fluid Dynamics from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw, Poland Degree obtained Master of Science in Applied Mathematics Education softnexus Principal Consultant, Sydney-Australia IBM Rational Senior Managing Consultant, Sydney-Australia Agitar closed operations Agitar Software Senior Consultant, Sydney-Australia Pure Software Consultant Pure Atria Consultant Rational Software Manager Technical Sales & Services Sydney-Australia and Tokyo-Japan IBM Rational Manager Strategic Initiatives Unixpac Director Professional Services, Sydney-Australia Fujitsu Australia Software Technology (FAST) Software Engineer, Sydney-Australia Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) Research Scientist, Warsaw-Poland International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Research Scientist, Vienna-Austria Professional Timeline Objective-C development for Mac OS X and iOS Photography Spanish guitar Cycling, tennis, skiing and judo Other Interests Mirek Rzadkowski Owner, Principal Consultant softnexus Pty Limited Bio Mirek Rzadkowski softnexus Mar 2013—Page 4/4