The ALM Rangers are focused primarily on the delivery of out-of-band tooling and practical guidance to remove adoption blockers in real world environments. Typically an ALM Ranger solution is a hybrid of practical guidance and supporting out-of-band tooling and sample code.
NAVIGATE is the Continuous Improvement Program for Wholesale Banking of National Australia Bank. Stephan is responsible for "Inspiring" the internal communities to increase productivity and quality for the IT Service Delivery.
This program is highly succesful with 20% of all employees participating (Instant adoption!), delivering many productivity improvements like 6% across all developers, reducing testing efforts from 4 weeks to 4 hours for certain project, introducing Continuous Delivery patterns and Agile methodology across the business unit and beyond, etc.
Stephan has created and is leading the "Global ALM Community", a community to discuss, improve and maintain IT Best Practices across the IT industry. Many high profile organisations are participating and the participation is rapidly growing, reaching critical mass in the near future.
Being recognised inside and outside National Australia Bank as the Silverlight Expert that "gets stuff done", Stephan set out to use his connections and to share his knowledge Australia wide by organising the Australian Silverlight CodeCamp 2010.
This very succesful weekend event was sold out, attracted international speakers and attendees, including people from Europe.
The Pricing Centre projects aim was to replace an existing legacy application. Being one of the first projects do introduce Agile practices, the team implemented many Continuous Delivery practices ending up in the top 3 during periodic maturity assesments. The project was overdelivered on functionality and delivered on time and on budget.