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Mark Kennaley, B.A.Sc - Electrical Engineering

Senior Consultant, Author of SDLC 3.0: Beyond a Tacit Understanding of Agile


Consulting Synopsis:

Mark Kennaley is a senior consultant who provides services focused on improving the Enterprise IT Value-Stream. With over 20 years experience within the Information Technology industry, Mark has served clients as a trusted advisor on numerous engagements. He has delivered value in various roles including Management Consultant, Mentor/Coach, Enterprise Architect, Project Manager/Lead, Process Improvement Analyst and Process Engineer. He has pragmatically leveraged many bodies of knowledge and a wide range of technologies in delivering innovative solutions to business problems. Recently, Mr. Kennaley has emerged as a thought leader in the industry, proposing innovations that have the potential to drastically advance the state-of-the-practice. Through his experience, lateral vision and analytical abilities, he is uniquely positioned to help enterprises enhance business efficiency and effectiveness.

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Consulting Highlights:

Capital Group of Companies - Senior Advisor within the Office of the CIO - Process, Methodology & Technology (PMAT) group. Defined Enterprise-wide Process Adoption Strategy and Roadmap for continual improvement of 2000+ global IT organization to establish CMMI-3 level maturity. Led Enterprise Process Framework integration efforts encompassing SAS-70 audit compliance, Application Lifecycle Management, Portfolio Governance alignment, ITIL and COBIT best practices from a base of Scrum, Open/UP and RUP. Head coach for the package evaluation project impacting Fund Accounting operations responsible for $1.2T AUM. Architected Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) approach leveraging IBM Rational ClearQuest. SOA-based architecture encompasing fine-grained Demand Management, Workitem tracking and Release Management including Build and Deploy. Features included WBS templates, estimation learning, HP Quality Center integration, risk-driven late Release binding, and Digital Kanban. Served as Agile Coach for Information Architecture (IA) intensive Web Development and Corporate Actions processing projects as part of adoption governance feedback.

Charles Schwab-US Trust - Senior Consultant to wholly owned subsidiary of Charles Schwab. Agile coach to largest programs within $30M portfolio, including $12M Investment Management System platform based on Charles River COTS, and Market & Reference Data systems feeding Trading and Accounting Systems. Advised on PMO Governance standards, AgileUP and delivery process alignment with Business Architecture initiatives. Developed the US Trust Toolset strategy to support governance metrics initiative, workflow automation, and cross-enterprise PMO alignment. Advised Charles Schwab PMO on governance enablement through application of Rational's Unified Change Management framework for global development programs.

Nationwide Insurance - Mentor/Coach within Claims Solutions Division. Delivered knowledge transfer within Project Management, Architecture, Analysis & Design and Requirements disciplines based on principles of Agile-Unified Process (AgileUP). Provided advice and guidance for Nationwide Insurance enterprise methodology standards.

NEC Solutions America - Senior Methodology Advisor for NEC Solutions. Responsible for instantiation of Rational Unified Process in global setting, with development sites including India, China, Tokyo and San Jose, California. Provided strategic guidance on offshore sub-contractor management and process enactment. Consulted on applying Rational Software's Unified Change Management process model and technology infrastructure to facilitate workflow automation and governance for 1000+ member, globally distributed program.

NEC Global Banking System - Senior Architectural Advisor for the $160M NEC Global Banking System project. Responsible for architectural advice and guidance to enhance core banking package robustness to be delivered to over 11 banks, and positioned for global markets. This strategic initiative is part of the Anti-Mainframe alliance between NEC, Oracle, BEA and HP, focused on the fourth "big-bang" evolution of the mission-critical Japanese banking system towards an OPEN platform. Technology environment included innovative MDA/MDD platform based on Rational Rose, C++, Oracle, HPUX, BEA Tuxedo, BEA WebLogic.

United States Department of Defense - DIMHRS - Senior Consultant for the multi-billion dollar Defense Integrated Military Human Resource System (DIMHRS) program. Delivered Mentoring and Facilitation services related to business process modeling for business process reengineering of unprecedented scope, including large-scale systems from the Financial, Personnel and Operations Support systems within each of the 4 services. Provided advice and guidance on the application of architecture-centric and iterative development practices at a time when commercial best-practices were not applied within the DOD. Innovated approaches to COTS based Software Engineering that later would be incorporated into EPIC through collaboration with the SEI. Introduced RUP and commercial best-practices to the DOD as a result of Clinger-Cohen, and integrated these within the DOD 5000 process framework.

Rational Software Corporation - Senior Consultant for the Silicon Valley District. Major account assignments including the following: Siemens Medical Systems - architectural assessment for distributed real-time control system for radiation therapy; 3Com - Rational Unified Process methodology and component-based development mentoring; National Semiconductor - requirements engineering and business process modeling; Network Associates - project manager for enterprise change management deployment. Instructed courses for Rational University, including OOAD/UML, Introduction to Rational Rose, Requirements Management w/Use Cases and the Rational Unified Process.

IBM Canada - Systems Engineer, IBM Canada. Various assignments nationally.


Professional Credentials:

Mr. Kennaley has completed the following university and professional development programs:


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Professional Memberships:

Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)

Member number:4643
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