Project Description

Brett Krieger

Program Manager

Areas Of Expertise:

  • PMO
  • Delivery
  • Systems Integration and Development
  • Scrum/Lean/Kanban


  • SAFE4 Certified Agilist (Scaled Agile)
  • Prince2™ Project Management Accreditations (Foundation and Practitioner)
  • Bachelor of Science – University of Melbourne
  • Diploma of Education – University of Melbourne

About Brett

Brett Krieger is an experienced PMO Lead, Project Manager and Senior BA. His key areas of expertise are within Governance, Finance and the application of Design Thinking, Agile and hybrid techniques (Scrum/Lean/Kanban) for program and project delivery. Brett is an active member of the software community with regular participation in IT and PM professional meet-ups/conferences and is experienced with major PM tools including JIRA, Confluence, & MS Office suite including Visio & MS Project.

What Brett brings

  • Building effective relationships with key stakeholders across business.
  • Building governance frameworks for effective delivery tracking.
  • Providing leadership in portfolio establishment and management as well as maintaining technical currency through regular engagements in “hands-on” – systems integration and development – PM and BA delivery.
  • Experienced with JIRA, Confluence, Visio & MS Project.

Key Clients:

  • Vanguard Investments
  • National Australia Bank (NAB)
  • Leica
  • NBNCo
  • CrowdHired

Key Achievements:

As IT Program Manager at Vanguard Investments, Brett led the setup of IT Governance, business IT vendor rating models and E2E delivery for the Vanguard Personal Investor (Retail) Program. Brett built strong relationships with the Sponsor, business leads and key local and US leads for delivery of standardised regional AWS environment, Network Infrastructure, Client Verification/KYC, Cloud-Based Authentication and Security Model, Cloud-based CRM, management of third-party vendors and local and US internal teams in development of micro-services, client experience and integration of same.

As PMO Manager at National Australia Bank (NAB), Brett successfully led a range of practice improvements in Portfolio Management within the Wholesale and Regulatory Portfolios. The role included ongoing oversight of 15-20 Project Managers delivering projects with individual project budgets ranging from $1M-$100M.

As Program Manager at Leica, Brett undertook a review of the delivery model for a new flagship product within Leica, a worldwide leader in pathology products. The product consisted of a physical processing unit, multiple software components and complex chemical processes using reagents. The review encompassed recommendations for team structure, program governance for the global team, delivery planning, process and oversight of the implementation of the first phase of changes.

As Program Manager for the Portfolio Regulatory Change at NAB, Brett established the compliance reporting and regulatory change implementation practices for the portfolio of regulatory change projects within NAB Product & Markets. Brett coordinated a range of forward planning activities for the Regulatory Portfolio including preparation of the regulatory portfolio budget profile across the Bank.

As Program Manager at NAB, Brett led an Independent Program Review and presented to the NAB Executive Management, a review of G20 Regulatory Reform, the largest regulatory Project within NAB at the time. Brett established the Terms of Reference in consultation with the then CFO, presented the recommendations (which were subsequently adopted) covering new sponsorship and governance arrangements, team structure, financial management and project disciplines.

As PMO Manager at NAB Wholesale Banking, Brett had oversight of projects within the Wholesale Bank IT Portfolio including an uplift activity for regular project reviews, benefits tracking and the appropriate use of agile project delivery techniques in an enterprise environment. Monthly Portfolio reporting for the Wholesale Banking Investment Committee reporting to the CFO Chair, CTO and Heads of Business.

As Project Manager at NBNCo, Brett managed the fulfilment component for a major OSS release for NBNCo. This included managing a distributed team in the successful delivery of fulfilment capabilities including “Service Qualification” and “Automated Design and Assign” from the completion of the design stage through design, development and the various stages of integration and network testing. The major release was successfully deployed on schedule.

As Project Manager at CrowdHired Brett worked on the development and delivery of the referral recruitment portal launched at the YOW Conference. The platform was developed using Ruby on Rails and deployed on Heroku (Amazon-based) hosting platform. The platform is integrated with LinkedIn, Twitter and Google authentication. An Agile delivery process was used for the project incorporating a Kanban Card wall for User Stories, Burn-Down charts, velocity tracking and weekly Sprints.

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