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Christopher D'Souza

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MBA, PhD, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, Cert.APM, CSM, CAL, CSP

Christopher D'Souza is a client-oriented, results-driven professional with leadership roles for the past 25+ years in business and information technology in major companies around the world. In the information technology sector, he has worked over the past 17 years using PMLC and SDLC methodologies. He has led successful multi-million dollar projects in the areas of application development and infrastructure enhancements. His roles and responsibilities have included Agile Project Manager, Portfolio Manager and Program Manager. He has also led enterprise delivery teams comprising of business system analysts, developers, quality assurance, solution architects, and information security specialists, which have been co-located as well as geographically dispersed through offshoring arrangements. Christopher has received several accolades from business and IT senior management for the successful delivery of challenged projects.

D'Souza has been part of agile transformations in major financial institutions for the past 5 years, delegated by management to train, coach, and lead agile teams. He has completed certifications such the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Agile Project Manager (Cert.APM), Certified Scrum Master (CSM,) and Certified Agile Leader (CAL) certifications. D'Souza is also a member of the Scrum Alliance and has been designated a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).

A strong advocate of continuing education with an MBA specializing in Project Management and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, he has his PMP and PMI-RMP certifications from the Project Management Institute. With his drive for project excellence, significant experience and advanced qualifications, he has excelled in training others in both corporate and academic environments.  (D'Souza is an Adjunct Professor at several Colleges and Universities in Canada and the United States. His primary subjects for training are Project Management, Risk Management, Leadership and Agile (Scrum and Kanban). Christopher has a Certificate in Adult Training and Development from the University of Toronto and participants in his workshops  have referred to him as inspirational, knowledgeable, and thought-provoking.

Christopher has been an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2004. He is the past Director of Communications for the PMI Lakeshore Chapter and has served as a PMI-appointed mentor/coach to PMPs in North America.

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Industry

Cross-Industry, Financial Services, Professional Services

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Agile Delivery Methods, Agile Project Management, Change Management, Lean, Project Health Checks, Project Management, Project Management Training, Software Development, Stakeholder Engagement, Systems Development Lifecycle, Systems Integration

I want to personally thank you for all of your support and help to myself and our small team on the Program for these past months.  With your background and skills in Project Management as well as IA practices we were able to complete a number of key artifacts and move them forward.  Without your help our team would have really been challenged to meet our timelines. Your contribution has been greatly appreciated!

Christopher D'Souza: Senior Director, Transformation Office, Internal Audit, Royal Bank of Canada

Without your help, our team would have really been challenged to meet our timelines. Your contribution has been greatly appreciated!

Michael Oakes | Senior Director, Transformation Office | RBC: Consultant

This was a complex work effort and the team collaboration to plan and solve problems was key to your success.  Thank you for taking on this challenge and for doing such a great job. Your work is very much appreciated.

Irene Sobolewski: SVP, Insurance Technology, RBC