Dr Georgios Koutsoukos

Georgios Koutsoukos

Dr Georgios Koutsoukos

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (TF)

Phone: +44 1784 443424

Personal profile

Dr Koutsoukos joined Royal Holloway after working for 15+ years in the IT industry, in both “technology-providing” and “technology-consuming” organizations, mainly in the Financial Services sector.

Over the course of his professional career, he assumed a wide spectrum of roles:

  • Hands-on software development and automated legacy systems’ re-engineering;
  • Project Management and delivery of several large IT projects;
  • “Thought-leading” roles in IT Governance, IT Service Management, Product Management and Enterprise Architecture.

Dr Koutsoukos is still an active practitioner in the field; He currently leads Code Groovers, the software company in the Department of which students are the main software developers.

Moreover, Georgios regularly collaborates with industry partners’ to provide consulting and training services. For instance, to provide an independent/objective perspective, to apply best-practices/methodologies, to propose/carry out concrete improvement actions, inter-alia.  His main areas of expertise are:

  • IT Governance and Strategy, with emphasis on IT Service Management
  • Software Engineering processes, methodologies and tools
  • Project Management frameworks and best-practices, with emphasis on Project Strategy
  • Human and Psychological factors of software teams

As a researcher, he has participated in various projects that involved industry and academia partners and has published work on software architectures, on automated systems’ re-engineering, on the leadership of software development teams and on project management. 

His current research interests focus on IT project management and on software engineering processes, mainly on project strategy and on the human factor in IT organizations and projects.  

Since 2004, Dr Koutsoukos has also been teaching at the University of Leicester, where in 2009 he became a Honorary Visiting Fellow.

Georgios holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, an MSc in Enterprise Information Systems from King’s College London and a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Dr Koutsoukos is certified as a Prince2® Practitioner in Project Management, AgilePM Practitioner and ISO/IEC 20000 (IT Service Management) Lead Implementer. He also holds the Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster® certification. 

 

Teaching

CS5504:Business Intelligence Systems, Infrastructures and Technologies.

CS3003: IT Project Management.

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