Alessandro Pognant Viù

Agile Product Owner, world-class web applications

I'm a manager with a technical background. I'm firmly convinced that computer science can improve people's quality of life.

As an Agile Product Owner I'm responsible for the CMS and the Live Blogging platforms used by my company to create world-class digital projects. Alongside the main activity I help other groups within the company to design the best solution that fits the clients' needs and I support them in adopting my platforms as well as new technologies and practices.

During my 15+ years career creating software I learned invaluable lessons about programming, web solutions' architecture, quality, scalability but also communication and client satisfaction, especially in the Sport domain.

My specialties are complex web ecosystems with many integrated services, back office applications and agile project management with a special care to people happiness.

What I do

From 2013 I'm responsible for development of deltatre online platforms: content management system, user management and live blogging. My responsibilities and involvement cover the whole product life cycle:

  • Research among market and stakeholders to define business and technical requirements.
  • Business planning.
  • Take part to the design of the overall architecture.
  • Convert features and requirements into implementable stories.
  • Engage in pre-sales activities such as marketing collaterals, proposals, live demos and Q&A.
  • Collaborate and coordinate the development phase with the technical team.
  • Manage the products backlog.
  • Provide integration design support, both internally and with third parties.
  • Being in charge of feedback, quality and usage KPIs to review products vision and direction.

Main achievements

  • My platforms have been selected by big Federations for their new multi million digital projects.
  • Reduced costs in building and maintaining a website saving up to 30%.
  • Received evaluations over the average for 90% of the categories of the 360-degree feedback.

References

“I have worked with Alessandro while scoping the new generation Forge & Engage and found him perfect at the art of managing user expectations and handling the client requirements.”

Usman B., Technology Manager

“As a Product Owner, he's passionate, detailed oriented and a pleasure to work with.”

Stefano R., Senior Software Developer

“Alessandro has a great technical background and the right vision do his job in the best way.”

Giuseppe G., Product Director

Education

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance - agile42 (2014)
  • Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies, Coursera (2014)
  • Management 3.0, with Jurgen Appelo (2013)
  • Domain Driven Design with Alberto Brandolini (2013)
  • .NET MVC (2013)
  • C# Programming (2003)
  • Object Oriented Programming, references to languages such as C + +, Java and Visual Basic.Net (2002)
  • Liceo Scientifico N. Rosa, Final result: 60/60 (1996)

Key Skills

  • Agile development
  • Scurm
  • Technical leading
  • Team working
  • Relationship with the customer
  • Domain-Driven Design
  • Test-Driven Development
  • CQRS
  • Event Sourcing
  • Design patterns
  • Web Applications
  • REST web services
  • Scalability
  • Security
  • .NET
  • SQL and NoSQL databases

Previous work experience

  • Software Developer

    2009–2013, deltatre

    As a .NET software developer I designed and implemented tools and platforms to support company value proposition.

  • .NET Developer

    2004–2009, Centro Ricerche FIAT, Co.Svi.For., HI-P.S. Italia

    During this period I've developed web applications and tools for multiple Clients to automate and improve their workflows.

  • Desktop support

    2003–2004, Provincia di Torino, Comune di Torino

    Systems engineer and technical assistance to more than 500 workstations.

  • Developer

    2002–2003, Autômata

    I've developed multiple applications, both web and desktop, being involved in database, websites and user interface design.

  • Firmware developer

    2001–2002, MR&D Institute

    Responsible for an interface between components in a Home & Building Automation system. I also developed the automated testing suite.