Phil Comelio

Phil Comelio
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Phil Comelio is an experienced software development manager who has taken responsibility for all aspects of commercial product delivery. This has encompassed the initial product concept through requirements definition, architecture specification, implementation, quality assurance and final production roll out, followed by on-going customer support. Phil has directly project managed significant development activities in the UK, Canada, USA and off-shore development in India.

In September 2002 Phil set up Comelio Consulting Limited to provide an independent software consultancy service providing specialist skills and experience in the production delivery of complex software systems requiring both systems integration and bespoke development. The first significant project for Comelio Consulting has been the provision of Software Development Manager skills for a government funded e-Learning project, delivering a complex integration of bespoke and COTS J2EE components within the Sun Java System architecture.

Phil has a deep understanding of the software development process, and how it interacts with hardware development. and, as an example, Phil has introduced and implemented an iterative development process based upon Rationals Unified Process (RUP) which he specifically tailored to meet the needs of real time software and hardware development.

Phil Comelio at the 1998 Sherpa International User Group Meeting in Alburquereque. Copyright Jerome Poudevigne.

Phil has also had significant commercial experience through prospect and customer facing consultancy roles, specifically at Sun Microsystems, Cambridge Technology Partners, Sherpa Corporation, Frazer-Nash Scientific and Syntek. All of these roles involved both pre- and post-sales components, initially working with sales and marketing to propose, present and demonstrate solutions, then either project managing or implementing the solution for the customer. Typically Phil became the customers’ technical consultant of choice. In doing this Phil has clearly presented technical concepts to non-technical audiences and has been invited to give many technical presentations at Sherpas’ International User Group Meetings.

Sherpa International User Group Meetings

Phil's focus is now to provide a service to companies that are trying to make the transition from high tech start up to the next level and need to adopt a more structured approach to software development, delivery, deployment and support.

Phil graduated from The University of Liverpool in 1981, with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Engineering Science and Industrial Management, is a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and is a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner

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