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1994-08-01

2016-05-25

Summary - Thore Olsson

Senior consultant with experience within public section, retail, automation, transport and logistics, telecom/media and pharmacy market. Worked as a project manager with assignment in Europe, North America and Asia. Worked with customers within IT infrastructure and IT development in different roles. Worked with IT related areas in more than 15 years.

Experience:
Project Management (PROPS, PPS and Prince2)

Product Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Transition projects

Business Analyst / Product Owner. Worked with requirement specifications within IT Product Development on commercial solutions to retail organisations.

Certified, Prince2, ITIL and GDPR

Personal characteristics.
Structured and responsive with broad technical knowledge

Engaged in associations. Chairman of the board during three years in floor ball association with more than 400 active members and more than 70 coaches.

Experience
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2017-10-01

2018-04-16

Woody Bygghandel - Project Manager Rollout Digital Store B2B

Project Manager - Roll out the digital llatform - "Plattan". "Plattan" is a newly developed e-commerce solution that will become a complement to the stores to offer sales through more channels. An e-commerce solution supported by all types of devices and having a flexible integration set up for more than 7 business systems

2017-10-01

2018-03-30

IKEA IT - Pre-Study - Test Environment Optimization

IKEA has complex environments with many integrations. The big challenge in the new development project is not to apply new development methods, the challenge is setting up integration with existing legal systems and verifying that the solution works with existing solutions

The object of the pre-study was to review what possible solutions that could provide the development projects within IKEA with quality assured test environment for integration tests

2017-08-01

2017-10-30

Ework Group AB - Project Manager - Rollout Office 365

Assignment at Ework Group AB

Ework Group is the largest consultancy broker in the Nordic region with its headquarters in Stockholm. Ework has offices in Finland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Great Britain and 4 offices in Sweden.

Ework Group is approximately 350 employees in 11 offices.
Transformation project - From On-prem Office 2010 to cloud solution Office 365.
Thore was assigned as principal Project Manager to roll out Microsoft Office 365 to all employees in cooperation with Eworks Groups IT Partner.

2016-10-15

2017-06-30

Ework Group AB - Acting CIO

Assignment at Ework Group AB

Ework Group is the largest consultancy broker in the Nordic region with its headquarters in Stockholm. Ework has offices in Finland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Great Britain and 4 offices in Sweden.

Ework Groups IT department consists of 28 employees. Most of the employees are developers who provide the business with solutions and updates of their proprietary business systems. Other employees handle office support and ensure that the business has a functioning IT infrastructure for all offices in cooperation with a number of external suppliers.

The assignment was to create an view of the current IT department and their delivery capabilities, set up visions, strategic and tactical goals to match business goals by 2020 and start necessary initiatives to meet the goals.

Thore´s assignment was acting CIO

2016-03-01

2016-05-31

PRE-STUDY - WEB PLANNERS TO STORE

Assignment for IKEA of Sweden

At IKEA of Sweden all the design and product development take place. Headquarter is in Älmhult.

Commercial Matrix is a department of IKEA of Sweden focuses on supporting the business, ensures that the retail organization has the IT components that provide assistance and support in the sales process.

The pre-study objective was to create a budget proposals divided on operational and receiving cost, governance structure and processes to set up kiosks in the stores with planning/configuration tools for the furnishing of spaces

Thore´s role in the pre-study was deputy orderer of the project.

2015-11-01

2016-02-29

PRE-STUDY - NEXT GENERATION IKEA HOME PLANNER

Assignment for IKEA of Sweden

At IKEA of Sweden all the design and product development take place. Headquarter is in Älmhult.

Commercial Matrix is a department of IKEA of Sweden focuses on supporting the business, ensures that the retail organization has the IT components that provide assistance and support in the sales process.

The pre-study objective was to investigate the options available to make it easier and more inspiring to draw and plan a kitchen. In todays solution of the tool each drawing begins on a blank paper. One part of the pre-study was to look into what opportunities there are to add a inspirations part before detailed planning and by that get a drawing that is 80% complete when it comes to detailed planning.

Thore´s role in the pre-study was project manager and business analyst.

2015-01-01

2015-10-31

BRING IHP TO ITS BEST POTENTIAL

Assignment for IKEA of Sweden

At IKEA of Sweden all the design and product development take place. Headquarter is in Älmhult.

Commercial Matrix is a department of IKEA of Sweden focuses on supporting the business, ensures that the retail organisation has the IT components that provide assistance and support in the sales process.

The project was started to implement changes that make it easier and more inspiring for the customer to plan a kitchen. The focus of the project was to look at the usability of the tool. Simplify the menus, help and also make the interface look like the coming web page.

Thore´s role in the project was project manager and business analyst

2013-09-01

2014-05-31

SIMPLIFY RANGE ADMIN

Assignment for IKEA of Sweden

At IKEA of Sweden all the design and product development take place. Headquarter is in Älmhult.

Product communication matrix is a department of IKEA of Sweden focusing on supporting the product communication process and ensure that the design and development departments has the IT components that provide assistance and support during the product development phase, and also during the product lifecycle

The assignment was to analyze the process and governance to provide IKEA Home Planner with source data. Flow chart describing the process was developed. Flow chart describing systems that supply IKEA Home Planner with the data and when manual action needs to be taken.

Thore´s role is pre-study leader

2012-09-01

2013-08-31

METOD - IMPACT ON PLANNING & SALES TOOLS

Assignment for IKEA Retail Service AB

IKEA Retail Service AB supports, among other things, the retail organization with Planning and Sales tools.

Within the department Methods and Sales tools a project was initiated.

Project called: Secure the implementation of the METOD range in Planning & Sales tools.

The challenge was to be able to support the overall goals and time plans for the implementation of the METOD range

Secure functionality supporting METOD in all affected Planning & Sales tools and also secure performance when handling approx 1100 new METOD items and 40 000 - 50 000 new combinations as a consequence of METOD

Thore´s role in the project was Deputy Project Manger and Business Analysts. The role entailed thus have overall responsibility for budgets and time frames and writing business requirements on the underlying source systems to provide planning and sales tool with source data and ensure that they were implemented within the time frame of the project. Thore was also responsible for planning and execution of business acceptance testing

Project budget 2 600 000 €

Certificate

2017-09-16

2017-09-16

GDPR Certification

GDPR Certification
Foundation. Application and Substance Certification Exam based on the GDPR seminar conducted at The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark

Certificationnumber:2017083

2007-10-24

2007-10-24

Prince2 Certification - Project Management Foundation

2007-10-10

2007-10-10

ITIL - Foundation

Educations

2007-10-08

2007-10-10

ITIL Foundation - IT Service Management

ITIL gives a detailed description of a number of important IT praktices, with extensive checklist, procedures, duties and responsibilities that can be tailored for every IT organization

2007-03-20

2007-03-20

PPS - Practical Project Management

PPS provides complete support for the project. The model works for both small and large projects and include complete descriptions of projects, programs and portfolios.

2006-05-08

2006-05-12

UGL - Group and manager development

5 day workshop. Gives a good understanding of yourself and your skills as a project manager and project participants. You learn how to manage yourself and your employees when you are forced into a difficult situation. You also learn to anticipate problems in a cluster. However, the course focuses on how you react as a person.

1994-08-01

1997-07-01

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Bachelor of Science Electrical Enginnering (120p)