Monday 5th Dec3:00 PM
My name is Janek (ˈja.nɛk or simpler: yahnek) I’m a manager with 20 years of experience in IT industry. I’ve started as a developer and I spent several years in delivery, mostly in system integration, Service oriented architecture and CRM solutions for Telco industry. From delivery I’ve moved to consultant and product manager role in which I was responsible for the company offering, pre-sales and strategic projects. Since 2013 I had a pleasure to lead several teams, sized from 5 to 250 people, by working directly with engineers or with other leaders. I’ve spent longer part of my professional career working as a software/development vendor, however almost three years ago I’ve moved to the customer side. I’ve a practical experience in such matters as: - Engineering in general – organizational structure, distributed teams, communication, knowledge management, roles and responsibilities, ramp-up and ramp-down, vendor and subcontractor management, processes, metrics, hiring, change - Software development – starting from a business need up to go-live; different software development models/practices, starting from a waterfall, through an iterative up to a modern agile approach - Software maintenance – from defining and setting up a contract, up to organizing team to provide 24/7 coverage - Project management – planning and execution of a project or an initiative as well as establishing a project management system in your team - Product management – pretty much the whole product life-cycle, but especially how to start with a new product development - Software size estimation and project quotation – advantages and disadvantages of different size estimation techniques, choosing the best one for your project and how proceed from software size estimation to a project schedule and quotation - Sales and pre-sales of outsourcing or software services – how to prepare and answer a RFP/RFI/RFQ, important aspects of an offer or contract, pricing - Central European IT market I’ve a computer science background as well as I finished a MBA course. My experience come from company of different sizes – from 5 to 20.000 people, so I hope you will find our cooperation beneficial. Looking forward for our meeting.
Manager of Managers
Do you want Jan as mentor?
Develop yourself to become a stronger engineering / product leader
Jan Pieczykolan, Software Engineering Director, shares his experience changing the organizational model to matrix-based resource pool one.
Jan Pieczykolan, Software Engineering Director, advises how he handled an unexpected termination of an outsourcing contract and addressed people's fears to finish cooperation in a mutually beneficial way.
Jan Pieczykolan, Software Engineering Director, describes how he prepared a successful transition plan for a vendor to take over responsibility for a whole customer IT domain.
Jan Pieczykolan, Software Engineering Director, describes how he successfully started a new product.
Jan Pieczykolan, Software Engineering Director, shares a case study of what is essential when moving from a legacy third-party system to a new in-house solution.
Head of IT Development
Santander Bank Polska
Dec 2021 - current
Leading IT dev teams in the company.
Director of Product and Software Engineering
Feb 2020 - Dec 2021
Managing product teams that covers most of claim processing and back-office processes.
Head of Product
Mar 2019 - Feb 2020
Managing several Product Managers responsible for claim processing, legal and back-office products.
Dec 2016 - Mar 2019
Led one of Financial Line of Business engagements.
Jul 2004 - Dec 2016
Started as developer and later worked in consulting, sales and management roles.
You're a great engineer.
Become a great engineering leader.
Plato (platohq.com) is the world's biggest mentorship platform for engineering managers & product managers. We've curated a community of mentors who are the tech industry's best engineering & product leaders from companies like Facebook, Lyft, Slack, Airbnb, Gusto, and more.