Current: European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Stockholm)
Education Level: Master
Number of higher education certificates: 3
Job Level: Senior Manager
Sectors of Expertise: Business, consulting and management | Healthcare | Information technology
Years of Experience in the core Subject: 17
Mother Language: Greece
Other Languages: United Kingdom
Employment - experience description:
2007 - Today: Senior Project Manager IT, PMO,Business Consultant,IT Analyst, Guest Lecturing for EU Agency, Consulting Firm, Multinational Software House, European Universities
Tasks: PMO, Project Management in IT for large projects and big customers in public sector, banking, multinational organizations (web, mobile, intranets, MIS). Presales administration, aftersales support management, minor Project Management in the area of Business Planning - Development - Administration, Human Resources, Business Financing, state / EU grants, IT Mergers and Acquisitions.
2006 - 2007: Military Service
2002 - 2006: Project Management – PreSales Manager for Projects in Public Sector. IT/Defense Company
Tasks: Project management for IT projects in public sector areas of action: defense, public security/safety and more (projects up to 3m USD), Presales administration and aftersales support management.
2000 - 2002: IT manager. Financial Institution
Tasks: Design and maintenance of financial sector company IT infrastructure. Managing networks, custom software, databases etc. Project Management and systems administration.
1997 - 2000: IT Teacher - Business seminars instructor. Private Tutor, Part Time College Teacher.
Tasks: Various IT (programming, PM, auditing, use of tools, theory) and Business seminars instructor.
2016: Master in Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics
2015: Objective C (iOS) Certification - Unicert
2015: PMI-PfMP, Portfolio Management Professional Certification (the first PfMP holder in Southeastern Europe)
2014: Lean Management, Kaizen (Seminar, Workshop)
2014: PRINCE2 Practitioner (Seminar, Workshop, Certification Exams)
2013: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (Seminar, Workshop, Certification Exams)
2012: The Art of Project Management for IT Projects (Seminar, Workshop)
2011: Google Qualified Individual (Self-study, Workshop, Certification Exams)
2007 - 2009: MBA - University of Wales
1997 - 2000: BSc in Computation - University of Manchester (UMIST)
1996 - 1997: Foundation in Information Technology
1990 - 1996: General High School
Articles and Tools
BYOD - Bring your own device and release your business
July 15, 2014
The vision, the market, the future (In Greek Language)
High Performance Teams in Project Development
February 16, 2014
Delivering exceptional results (In Greek Language)
Analysis: Project Management for IT
June 13, 2014
An article on Managing IT projects, in Greek, Language plublished at infocom
"Saving 750 billions every year".
A Team Evaluation - Performance Tool (tool)
January 8, 2014
The questions fall in different groups and have a weigh factor. Are of two types single and multiple response questions. Every question has point value that can be negative or positive. The questions, weight and points are on constant evaluation based on community feedback and the average performance team level is based on the statistics of the teams that use this tool. In order to give your feedback and make this questionnaire better use the button next on the following table of questions.
The aim is to provide always the most complete team performance evaluation method based on the current trends.
Cost of Software
October 20, 2013
Over the time, the Cost of Software or how much a software product or a custom software development feature will cost has become one of the most challenging things to refer to. What is also true is that the cost of software is one of the most important factors (in many cases the most important one) when deciding if you do the software development and/or, after the delivery, when outcoming if this was a successful project or not.
Project Management: Manage expectations with proper estimates
January 10, 2014
Managing expextations is about giving proper estimates with successful communication (In Greek Language)
Agile Methodologies for Software Project Management (Introduction)
March 6, 2013
12 Principles of Agile
Agile Declaration of Interdependence
Agile vs Waterfall
Effort Estimation for Software Development using 5 different methods (tool)
June 6, 2013
After years working in IT sector, mainly as PM, I have realized that
1. All software development organizations face the challenge of effort estimation
2. After searching the web I haven’t found a tool that could offer most of the methods for effort estimation
3. Some tools available cover just one method, are not web-based and many of them seem to be outdated
4. I couldn't find a tool that has the ability to feed itself from community effort estimations and, at the same time, to be able to use organization specific characteristics and data.
So, I have decided to build this tool trying to cover the above needs. After a lot of reading, research and a few thousands lines of code here is my software development tool.
Mobile - Responsive - Adaptive (the Terms, the User, the SEO)
April 19, 2014
I have found out that a lot of people have a somehow cloudy idea about what adaptive, responsive and mobile site/design is. First of all, for me, these terms have to do with more things than a website and not just with design. Even desktop applications may fall in these distinctions since different screen resolutions or platforms may be used. Complicated ERP or CRM systems are developed as a web – browser solutions or as solutions available to many different devices.
Effort Estimation for Software Development
August 8, 2013
Effort Estimation Methods
Efforts Estimation Best Practices
Effort Estimation Tools
The impact of social media in marketing
May 20, 2013
In Greek Language
Other Seminars – Workshops - Conferences:
Extract Business Value out of the IoT (2015 Conference)
Establishing the Business Value of Project Management (2015 Conference, Invited Speaker)
The Project Manager as a Change Agent (2014 Conference)
Mobile opportunities - Google (2014)
Crisis Management (SMW 2014)
Building IOS App Workshop (2014 - Infocom Apps)
Building Windows 8 App Workshop (2014 - Infocom Apps)
TedX Athens (2013)
Social Media World (2013 - Conference)
Mobile Apps for Smart TV (2013 - Workshop)
What the Google do we have to do – CRM (2013 - Workshop)
Professional Systemics (2013 - Conference)
UX – Usability Workshop (2012 - Workshop)
ICT Forum (2007 - Conference)
Education for Adults (2004 – Private Tutor course)
Customer Service and Hospitality Standards (2000 - Seminar, Workshop)
Projects for customers like:
- European Union
- Ministry of Defense
- Ministry of Public Order
- Ministry of Development
- Hellenic Air Force
- Hellenic Navy
- Ministry of Public Order
- Ministry of Health
- Municipality of Ag. Paraskevi
- Fats Inc.
- Greek PPC
- WIND Telecom
- Historic Hotels of Europe
- Piraeus Bank
- Vodafone Albania
- DAFNIS SA
- QKT Finance SA
- Arab Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
- TRASTOR SA
More than 100 projects for web, mobile, ERP, CRM, IT Auditing, IT Consulting, Business Administration, and SEM/SEO for small to multinational customers.
Skype ID: Spyros_Ktenas
LinkedIn Profile: http://gr.linkedin.com/in/spyrosktenas/