PROFILE

SUMMARY

Agile Project Manager and Scrum Master offering an impressive record of taking over troubled projects, developing new launch plans and executing to successful completion. Driven and dedicated to deliver high quality and high value products to the market as quickly as possible.

Expert Level Agile Coach and Trainer leveraging real world experience to enable the Agile Enterprise.

Skills & Expertise Highlights: Agile Project Leadership, Agile Coaching & Training, Agile Business Analysis, Consulting, Business Process, People Development, Distributed Development, MSA & SOW Negotiations, RFI & RFP, Scrum, XP, Kanban, Crystal, Lean, SAFe, Nexus, Waterfall, Hybrid Methodologies

Primary Roles Performed
Agile Coach & Trainer (10+ Years)

Coaching and Training have included; Generic Agile, Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean, Crystal, Scaled Agile, SAFe and Nexus principles and practices. Utilize a hands-on approach leveraging real life experiences.

Agile Project Delivery Leadership (12 Years)
Serving variously as Delivery Principal, Program Manager, Project Manager, Iteration Manager, Scrum Master and/or Lead Business Analyst have played a critical role in the successful delivery of mission critical enterprise applications to over a dozen major organizations. This has included direct management responsibility for projects exceeding $10M in budget and teams ranging from 5 to over 125 team members. Responsible for all aspects of Project Management (leadership, planning, vendor relationships, people, budget, reporting, governance, communications, etc.).

Agile Business Analysis (5+ Years)

Financial Services Operations Management (10+ Years)

EXPERIENCE

Self

April 2014 - Present

Independent Consultant

UNITED STATES

Have worked with a variety of Enterprises and individuals with a focus on leveraging Agile principles and practices to improve efficiencies and evolve cultures. Have focused on short-term contracts and self-organized training sessions while seeking appropriate long-term opportunity.

Company Confidential

August 2014 - April 2015

Agile Coach & Trainer

UNITED STATES

Conducted Agile training to the employees of a technology start-up.

Cisco

April 2014 - July 2014

Agile Transformation Coach

Chennai Area , INDIA

Successfully trained over 150 Cisco contractors on Agile/Scrum principles and practices. Utilized interactive workshops with a minimal amount of lecturing. Coached 15 Scrum teams on a day-to-day basis. Mentored Scrum Masters and Product Owners new to the Agile process.

ThoughtWorks

July 1999 - November 2012

Principal Consultant

UNITED STATES

Successfully lead, manage and coordinate complex mission critical application development projects with strategic ThoughtWorks clients. Collaborate with clients, teams, and third parties to create vision, goals and reasonable expectations. Effectively build, motivate, and direct development and consulting teams. Coordinate all parties in effective planning and delivery while meeting targets of scope, schedule and budget. Provide expert guidance and coaching services in Agile Development Best Practices. Lead teams to satisfy client needs while developing team members. Participate in Sales Activities.

First Bank Richmond

1990 - 1999

Assistant Vice President

UNITED STATES

Effectively managed day to day operations of First Bank's commercial equipment leasing operations. Managed staff, performed accounting responsibilities, credit analysis and approvals and management reporting. Also served as manager for special projects for the bank as a whole, working on projects such as Y2K preparedness and the implementation of a document management system.

PROJECTS

Skills

  • TDD
  • Business Strategy
  • Agile Testing
  • User Stories
  • Ruby
  • Extreme Programming
  • Web Services
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Java Enterprise Edition
  • REST
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • SDLC
  • Continuous Integration
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Business Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • SOA
  • Software Development
  • Test Driven Development
  • Software Project...
  • Scrum
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Project Management

EDUCATION

  • Earlham College

    1985-1986

    Special Student as High School Senior, Mathematics

  • Northwestern University

    1986-1990

    BS, Economics

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