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Product Manager for Public Cloud

by Aaron Booth

Product Manager for Public Cloud At the UK Home Office I set up their Public Cloud Team and led on the creation of their overall cloud strategy. I was responsible for ensuring that we worked on the cloud securely, reduced our costs regularly and continuously improved the way that we worked. I was able to secure over £10m of savings …

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Home Office: Data Analytics Competency Centre

by Aaron Booth

Home Office: Data Analytics Competency Centre I worked as the Lead Delivery Manager within the Home Office’s Data Analytics Competency Centre (DACC) for a year. In this role I worked with 7 teams across the whole of the Data Analytics process from ingestion, matching and visualisation. This was a varied role where I worked directly to the head of the …

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Product Management at TeachPitch

by Aaron Booth

Product Management at TeachPitch I spent 6 months at TeachPitch as their Senior Product Owner. In this role I worked closely with the CEO based in London. I was responsible for articulating his vision and ideas into a manageable product roadmap. I then used this roadmap to communicate the priorities to our development team based in Albania. Managing an overseas …

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Delivering the Supplier Cyber Protection Service

by Aaron Booth

Delivering the Supplier Cyber Protection Service I was the Product Owner for the Supplier Cyber Protection Service, a £1million defence project. I directed the implementation of the product into Live. The purpose of the project was to secure the defence supply chain from cyber security threats. It was the first MOD project to be hosted on GOV.UK and was developed …

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Representing the UK Abroad

by Aaron Booth

Representing the UK Abroad As product owner for the Supplier Cyber Protection Service at the MOD I was also responsible for setting policy direction for the project. Throughout my time on the project I worked with stakeholders to ensure that our cyber security controls were appropriate for our suppliers. My time on the project culminated in attending the Multinational Industrial …

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Teaching Agile with Lego

by Aaron Booth

Teaching Agile with Lego Within HMRC the level of Agile understanding varied between project managers. As HMRC were moving to a new Target Operating Model where a lot of new projects will be developed in house by Agile teams there was a need to increase the technical knowledge of our project managers. I delivered Agile training sessions across the directorate …

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Royal Navy Reserves – OP Hermes

by Aaron Booth

Royal Navy Reserves – OP Hermes I spent two years in the Royal Navy Reserves training to be a maritime reserve officer. As part of this training I spent 8 weeks training with the RNR which included 2 weeks at sea. I really enjoyed my time in the RNR and it really highlighted all the amazing work that the Navy …

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Joining the Civil Service Fast Stream

by Aaron Booth

Youngest Ever Civil Service Fast Streamer I was offered a role on the civil service fast stream when I was 19 years old. This was a considerable achievement as it is one of the most prestigious graduate schemes in the UK and over 30,000 people apply each year. I have learnt a lot by being on the fast stream and …

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First Agile Role at DWP

by Aaron Booth

Working in DWP My first Agile role was in DWP as a Business Analyst. In this role I was on a project to replace the Universal Jobmatch website. I was involved in a large number of user research sessions. Towards the end of my time in this role I consolidated my agile experience by attending the DWP ‘Digital Academy’, a …

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by Aaron Booth

I joined the Civil Service on a Level 4 Business Administration apprenticeship. Over my two years on the apprenticeship I worked in two job roles in HMRC.

My first role was a Team Leader. I managed a team of 10 people who processed working tax credits claims.