Betfred : 2014 – 2016


December 2014 to January 2016:  

Betfred Limited (UK) –
Westgate House, Totepark, Chapel Lane, Wigan, Lancashire. WN3 4HS


Position:   IT Senior Digital Project Manager, Online and Mobile Division –
Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner, Agile SCRUM and ITIL

Worked as a Senior IT Project Manager in the Gambling and Casinos industry delivering multiple projects for both Betfred online and mobile (iOS, Android and Windows) using the Agile SCRUM framework. Project deliveries covered payment gateways and methods, sportsbook for football and horse racing amongst others and the online virtual (computer generated) gaming components.

Projects varied in size and cost and extended over multiple phases requiring the management of many software suppliers, each delivering different aspects of the solution from fraud detection, frontend, middleware, payment services and mobile apps.

Betfred Senior PM Role includes:

  • Taking responsibility for leading the delivery of multiple projects for Betfred online and mobile. This includes Agile application code development and management, integration and migration and involves the responsibility for the delivery of business change and transformation
  • Responsibility for each project budget (weekly effort burn rates and tracking using MS Excel) and ensuring delivery against financial forecasts set
  • Managing the monthly release cycle of internet-based software to the Betfred online real estate for both .COM and .mobi including iOS, Android and Windows native apps
  • Seeing through emergency system change requests (SCR’s) for the above relating to the latest gambling regulations plus industry compliance issues and directives and compromised financial trading online
  • Supplier management for external software suppliers like Degree53, Playtech, Onionsack, Intelligent Payments (Myriad), Inspired, iovation, StreamUK, Finsoft, Ineda, OtherLevels, Appsflyer, Income Access, Activewin, Virgo, Virtue Fusion, In Game Media, Satellite Information Services (SIS) and IGT
  • Ensuring the project is managed in accordance with the Betfred project management methodology, with regard to planning, control, status reporting, documentation, quality, change control, risk analysis and management
  • Ensuring appropriate and timely project reporting and escalation (within Betfred and to the supplier)
  • The definition of each element of the project plan (MS Project, MS Excel). The scheduling and management of all project activities, including the overall and detailed delivery schedules, project milestones and dependencies, acceptance criteria, quality criteria, commercial arrangements and financial parameters and management of sub-contractors / partners
  • Ensuring that all project ‘stakeholders’ (internal product owners, BAs, PMO, internal development and test teams) are identified and sufficiently informed and involved during all stages of the project
  • Ensuring each individual ‘stakeholder’ provides high levels of personal and public support to the project
  • Establishing and agreeing robust user acceptance criteria for each element of the project, and its individual streams, which can be used to measure project performance and ensuring appropriate levels of customer ‘sign off’
  • Management of all human resources assigned to the project to ensure high levels of performance
  • Ensuring the highest levels of customer satisfaction throughout the project life cycle
  • Management of project performance against the agreed and base lined plan and initiate ‘remedial’ action (or escalation), when required


Course:     Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013

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