Agile enthusiast with experience coaching and mentoring Agile teams. Ten years’ experience leading, coaching and supervising collaborative cross functional teams. Enthusiastically motivates teams to improve efficiencies and manage costs while delivering value that meets or exceeds expectations. Proven coaching, facilitation, project management, and communication skills and ability to prioritize multiple conflicting responsibilities. Exceptional personal integrity founded on an intrinsic motivation to succeed, coupled with a strong work ethic. Outstanding interpersonal skills fostering strong peer and client relationships.
Agile - Scrum
Software Development Life Cycle Process
Agile Project Management
As the Agile Coach, I work collaboratively with colleagues, across the Council, support the Chief Operating Officer’s leadership, and provide enterprise-wide agile coaching and support to carry out shared goals and objectives. Identify organizational adoption challenges and collaboratively assist in developing creative solutions in order to continuously evolve and improve agility within the organization. Bring agile best practices to the organization, progressing agile maturity. Coach executives and stakeholders to align their expectations for working with an agile environment. Create individual agile transformation strategies for each department. Build and enable an environment of continuous improvement and collaboration.
Support self-organizing, self-managing team to successfully achieve their daily, iteration, and release goals and delivery objectives Facilitate Scrum ceremonies Effectively apply, implement and enforce Scrum principles and practices Coach team and Product Owner regarding Agile principles Mentor Scrum Masters within the organization Create and deliver Agile workshops council wide
Supervised crew of 25 hourly employees. Motivated employees to collaborate as a team and utilize skills in multiple areas. Effectively organized and coached team to balance workflow and successfully complete workload based on employee availability and production flow.
Successfully developed and implemented a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) tracking and recording system. Additionally implemented Agile Scrum teams, resulting in quicker and consistent delivery of system improvements, and earning buy-in across all levels of management. Foster a collaborative team and work environment leading to increased team velocity, greater business value, and improved morale within the team. Serve as a company-wide advocate of Agile Software Development methodology by providing effective education and training for HR and IT teams. Utilize Project Management skills to provide leadership, monitor and track status of projects.
Project Management - Organized and coordinated office projects including employee moves and telephone line installations. Provided level one computer support. Worked closely with contracted computer consultant to set up and maintain employee computers. Monitored server performance and alerted consultant as appropriate when issues were discovered. Managed electronic and supply inventory. Contracted with vendors. Submitted supply orders.