Dominic Townsend

Pragilist | Pragmatic Agile
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This is me

My Attributes

Key Attributes

Leadership

Professional management style and engaging leadership attributes. Excellent interpersonal communication skills with high emotional intelligence.

Project Management

Exceptional organisational and planning skills, working within Stage-Gate, Waterfall, and Lean|Agile|Kanban environments. Deep understanding of PRINCEII framework.

Strategic Management

Including strategic planning, SWOT analysis, risk management, environmental scanning and project management. Impeccable document and diagram design skills.  Capable interim…

Software | Firmware | Hardware Skills

Extensive computer programming experience using C and assembly languages, PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Powershell and Python scripting language. Some experience…

 

Agile Coaching | Development

Excellent understanding of Agile Development, including successfully introducing and refining Agile based development processes in several roles in a variety…

Lean Start-up and Change

From Design Thinking through to Lean Change, experience of coaching teams from software, firmware, hardware and integrated systems. Understanding People-Organisation-Culture.

Business Analysis | Product Ownership

Extensive experience analysing and documenting epics & user stories to meet the business requirements for various functions and applications. Assisting…

Continuous Improvement

CI mindset and tools. Experimental change, retrospectives, lean principles, journey mapping, lean coffee, kaizen events, gemba walk, TIMWOODS, 5S's. Using…

My Education

Qualifications

MEng

Master of Electronic Engineering University of Hull, 2000

DipEng

Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental and Ecological Electronic EngineeringUniversity of Hull, 1994

BEng (Hons)

Bachelor of Electronic EngineeringUniversity of Hull, 1994

Key Skills & Services

Skills and Services

CONSULTING SERVICES
Expertise in Software, Firmware, Hardware, design review. Experience across Software, SAAS, Control Automation, Embedded Electronics, Embedded for Silicon, Wireless and IoT, Networking, Medical Imaging, Prototyping, Research and Development, Environmental applications, Website design and applications, databases, scripting, logo designs…. and many more
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Specialising in Technical Project Management, can assist with all aspects of getting things done. From initiation through planning, executing and reviewing, all whilst maintaining control and visibility to all stakeholders. Able to work within Stage-Gate, SCRUM, KANBAN, Lean startup, PMP and PRINCE II, or any framework required.
LEAN CHANGE
From Design Thinking through to Lean Change, can help teams and company build the right processes to ensure minimum viable products are released efficiently and meeting your clients expectations. Can cover from Firmware, through Software to Hardware as well as integrated systems. Use and scale of Kanban, Kaizen and Lean Canvas creation.

AGILE DEVELOPMENT | COACHING
Having extensive experience of implementing Agile Software Development methodologies into software and hardware companies, can ensure that teams develop the right process, understanding and mentality to ensure teams are motivated and driven to build products that are fit-for-purpose. Coaching of team, scrum master, product owner and C-suite.


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Business Development Management Services for technology companies. Able to use our industry knowledge, technical know how and New Zealand contacts to help grow clients through educating them about the company’s expertise and capabilities.

INTERIM LEADERSHIP
Interim CIO, CTO or any Technical Team needing a steady hand to see company though times of change, extended periods whilst recruiting, or just to have Senior Leadership as a part-time role whilst a business is maturing.

My Beliefs

Applying Lean to a business isn't just simply starting to use Kanban boards, scrum ceremonies, or doing Kaizen and value…

Applying Lean

Understanding the need to combine Design Thinking, Lean Start-up and Agile to form the most powerful way to understand and…

Design Thinking – Lean Start-up – Agile

High performing teams need Psychological Safety - Dependability - Structure and Clarity - Meaning - Impact

Performing Teams

Contact Me

dominic@mnemonics.co.nz

Cell: +64 21 365 077