PROFILE

SUMMARY

Michael Levitis is a highly accomplished Senior Agile Project Management Executive, with a verifiable track record of managing complex projects and leading Agile transformations.

His 20+ year career has been focused on Program and Project Management. Since 2005, he has dedicated his professional career to learning, teaching and implementing Scrum and the Agile framework into companies and building self-managed and self-organizing teams. So far he has successfully led Agile transformation initiatives for Sirius Radio, Varisk Analytics and Cablevision. He has worked on many projects utilizing Scrum, Kanban and XP. Most recently he created and ran a customized 2-day Scrum Boot Camp for Sandata Technologies and their Executive Management team.

He has been very fortunate to work with some amazing teams from many Fortune 100, Mid-Size and Start-up companies that span across industries such as Financial, Banking, Media, Entertainment, Manufacturing, Chemical, Retail, E-commerce, Education, and IT.

Most importantly he loves his career and always look for ways to improve his skills and share his knowledge. He believes that education is something that is continuous and always try to learn from everyone around me. Michael often contributes to online discussions on Agile and Scrum and hosted a knowledge sharing group for Cablevision. He is currently working as a Sr. Agile Coach at IBM Studios.

EXPERIENCE

Agility Consulting Services

2013 September - Present

Managing Director

New York , UNITED STATES

Agile Framework Coaching, Transformation and Management service through customized, client specific, workshops and implementation strategies.

Sirius Satellite Radio

2006 November - Present

Director of Supply Chain Operations/Sr. Program Manager

New York, NY ,

Led the Scrum and XP Implementation for the Application Development Group Program Lead for the Website Enhancement Program Developed Control Point Reporting. Developed Release Management Implementation Implemented “Multi Queue” Processing Environment creation to reduce processing time by ~300% and increase processing accuracy by ~80%

IBM

2015 August - Present

Agile Coach

New York , UNITED STATES

Agile Coach training newly formed teams in the Agile Framework. Responsible for mentoring members to become empowered and self-managed members of an Agile team.

Cablevision

2013 September - 2015 August

Sr. Scrummaster\Coach

Bethpage, NY , UNITED STATES

Agile Transformation Initiative - Responsible for implementing and training Technology and Product teams in the use of Scrum and Kanban. Sr. Scrum Master and Coach for key Capital initiatives within the Customer Application Systems group. Notable Projects include: Optimum.com Redesign SMB.net Redesign Residential Content Management System Implementation

PR Newswire

2008 September -

Information Security Project Manager - Consultant

Jersey City, NJ , UNITED STATES

Sr. Project Manager reporting to the CISO and the CEO of PRN on their Global Oracle Financials 11i Implementation and PCI Compliance Initiative program. Managed the Oracle Financials implementation. Role was expanded to include the management of the PCI initiative. All reporting and management had to conform to Prince2 methodologies and standards.

JP Morgan Chase

2009 November -

Vice President Global Reference Data Technology - Consultant

New York, NY , UNITED STATES

JP Morgan Chase – Sr. PMO for the Investment Banking Technology Global Reference Data Division. Reporting to the Director of Global Reference Data Technology. • Developed new reporting and management methodology leveraging Clarity as a Program/Portfolio Management tool. New methodology reduced data input by ~50% vs. previous methods. • Developed reporting and analysis criteria for Status updates • Responsible for oversight of 6 streams of Initiatives with over a $50,000,000 annual IT project budget • Central liaison between Technology and Operations teams and Global PMO and PCO offices • Presented initiative level milestone status to Steering Committees. • Developed Reference Data team specific training and manual for Clarity use

American Arbitration Association

2011 March -

Director of PMO - Consultant

New York, NY , UNITED STATES

Responsible for establishing a Program Management Office for a worldwide not-for-profit organization. - Created customized framework for project management based on Agile & RUP concepts - Created customized templates - Reported to Executive Steering Committee on Program Health. - Developed customized dashboard reporting

Wyndham Hotel Group

2011 June -

Sr. Project Manager

Parsippany, NJ , UNITED STATES

Provided project management expertise utilizing RUP methodology on a number of high visibility projects. Responsible for managing a diversified team which included both local and remote staff and vendors. Maintained all project documentation and was responsible for resource and project forecasting.

Verisk Analytics

2012 February - 2013 August

Sr. ScrumMaster

Jersey City, NJ , UNITED STATES

Responsible for the delivery of highly complex infrastructure and software projects employing Agile methodologies and principles. Utilized JIRA Green Hopper and OnePoint for Sprint planning, tracking and reporting. Key projects include: Agile – Worked with EPMO and Scrum Coach to propagate and sell Agile across the company. Team was responsible for the founding of the NJ and Napal Agile Leadership Network Chapters. VDI – Scrum Master - Responsible for the rollout of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to 2,00+ users as a replacement for physical desktops.

PROJECTS

Skills

  • Coaching
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Project Estimation
  • Executive Coaching
  • Project Implementation
  • Kanban
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Project Management
  • Agile Testing
  • Agile & Waterfall Methodologies
  • Team Building

EDUCATION

  • Pace University

    1989-1993

    BBA - Finance

  • Pennylvania State University

    2009-2012

    MBA - Project Management

  • Villanova University

    2001-2001

    Certificate - Advanced Project Management

CERTIFICATION

  • Ceritified Scrum Professional (CSP)
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • Scrum Product Owner Accredited Certification (SPOAC)
  • Prince2 Advanced Practitioner (P2AP)
  • Scrum Master Accredited Certification (SMAC)
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)