Application Delivery Manager
Valerie is Equinox IT's Application Delivery Manager where she creates the right environment and facilitates activities to ensure that we deliver highly valuable products for our clients while meeting all of our other application commitments. Valerie manages resource allocations, coordinates quality assurance of work and ensures that we deliver as per our contractual expectations. She also helps clients through Agile change as a Coach and Scrum Master.
Valerie has over 25 years of IT experience with specialist skills in:
- Application delivery
- Team leadership
- Agile, Lean, Scrum and DevOps approaches
- Agile Coaching and Scrum Mastering
- Project management
- Contract management
- Kanban Method
- Acceptance Test Driven Development
- Test planning, management and reporting
- Requirements analysis
- Defect management
- System, regression and technical integration testing
- Performance testing
- Technical troubleshooting and problem solving.
"We focus strongly on being an honest, reliable and easy to work with company. My role is to ensure we consistently meet our clients' expectations across delivery, quality and timeframes so that our clients can focus on their core business rather than needing to worry about whether we are performing."
Valerie has worked in many industries including government, utilities, transport, animal health, banking and insurance, and software.
She is also an Equinox IT certified instructor, delivering training courses on Agile and user training for software products.
Valerie is one of New Zealand's first Certified Scrum Professionals - Scrum Master. She is also a Certified Scrum Product Owner and holds an ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.
When not at work Valerie is a (very) busy mum of 3 and a keen runner.