PMP and CSM certified Professional, with over 12 years of practical experience in project implementation, on-line product development, UX consultancy, creative direction, and technical team management. Have grown through creative designer ranks with extensive UX design and development experience. My roles have varied from Team Lead, Project Manager, Scrum Master and Product Development Manager. My current focus is continuously learning and implementing lean/agile practices to help improve software/web development in companies with self organized high performing teams with a focus on high customer value products.
I have a solid work ethic and am an enthusiastic/ natural motivator of people. I enjoy mentoring individuals and coaching teams in Agile and Lean software development methodologies (Scrum, XP, and Kanban practices) and believe in empowering the teams with self-organisation to provide the motivation to move the team along the productivity curve towards ultra performance. I also have a strong experience in overcoming organisational challenges of transitioning to Agile methodology from traditional project management and development.
--> Specialties: Product Development, Agile Methodologies, Managing Scrum Teams(Scrum Master & Coach roles), Recruitment and Selection, Project Management, Project Estimating and Release Planning, Working with large Distributed teams, Setting up new teams and processes, Quality Assurance Control/Standards, Team Building, Strong Communication Skills, Mentoring & Leadership, Measuring key project criteria using matrices, User Experience, Information Architecture, Usability.