About the Agile Team
Michael Sinnott - Director of Agile
With an academic background in Engineering, Michael brought consulting experience in the private sector to a systems analyst role in IT Services’ Management Services Unit in 2004, moving to a director role in UCD Registry in 2006. Adding a number of additional areas to his portfolio in 2008, Michael spent seven years as the Director of Administrative Services, holding responsibility student records, fees and grants, curriculum management, student supports, amongst other areas. As someone with a natural drive for continuous change and improvement (“if it is broken fix it, if it works improve it”), the insights engendered by this broad exposure to the operational side of University life made the role of Director of Agile a natural next move for Michael.
Olga Murdoch - Agile Lead
Having first joined UCD as an undergraduate student in 2004, Olga has worn many hats throughout her years in UCD. Graduating with a PhD in Computer Science in 2015, Olga’s academic career also provided experience and insight through research internships, mentoring other students, as a tutor in, and coordinator of, the Computer Science Support Centre, and finally as a lecturer. Her keen interest in all things educational and technological led Olga to the role of Project Manager and Educational Support Specialist for UCD Online. This pilot project saw the end-to-end design, development and delivery of five new online programmes as well as developing the UCD Online brand. This role cemented Olga's passion for making the University a better place for all to work, to learn and to research.
Amy Fox - Agile Administrator
Prior to joining the UCD Agile Team in March 2018, Amy graduated from UCD with a (BBL) Business and Law degree, spent one year as the Vice President for Education in UCD Students’ Union and another year working with UCD Career Development Centre. During her year with UCDSU she represented students at UCD Governing Authority, UMT Student Experience Group and Academic Council and she supported students with academic or welfare difficulties, particularly during busy periods such as Orientation, Registration and UCD exams. Amy also created and managed two student development programmes; ‘Skills for Life’ and ‘LeadUCD’ in association with EY, AIB and the US Embassy in Ireland. This led her to joining the UCD Career Development Centre where she supported a number of projects including the First Destinations’ Return Survey, the ‘Preparing for your Future Career’ module, the Law ‘Study Visit’ to London and reporting of feedback from students, staff and employers.
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