Agile Business Connect LLC
Orlando, Florida Area ,
The purpose of Agile Business Connection LLC is to use Agile and Lean methodologies to deliver business value. We utilize industry best practices, with a focus on Agile values, principles, and organizational change management. We do this by leveraging our expertise in three main areas:(1) Lean & Agile Coaching (2) Certified SAFe Program Consultant (3) New Team Training/Quick Start (Certified SP)
2013 November - 2014 August
Agile Coach, CSM, CSP, SAFe SPC
Leading the Agile consulting practice at Ciber. My responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assist teams in adoption and adaptation of Agile techniques
Train Scrum Masters and Product Owners on best practices
Facilitate/demonstrate effective and efficient Scrum meetings
Empower cross-functional self-organizing teamwork
Leverage situational leadership
Observe team verbal and non-verbal communication and collaboration, and provides meaningful feedback directly to the team, leaders and other stakeholders as appropriate
Employ transformational thinking through the ability to challenge status quo, command and control, and prescriptive leadership
Recognize when a particular Agile technique is not the best solution for the team’s needs
Coach and mentor teams of Ciber Agile Project Leads at companies such as Microsoft, Equifax, T-Mobile, and Ford.
Work with Project Leads to share findings and maximize practice consistency between teams
Collaborate with Project Leads to facilitate continuous delivery, planning, transparency and improvement
R&D Program Manager
A Finnish multinational communications corporation that is engaged in the manufacturing of mobile devices and in converging Internet and communications industries. With over 132,000 employees in 120 countries, sales in more than 150 countries and global annual revenue of over €42 billion, it is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones based on the Symbian C++ operating system.
Worked with Product Management Executives, Director of PMO and VP of Engineering to prepare program budget, schedules; also delivered customer presentations, and assessed performance for all development team members.
Managed multi-site program and budget schedules for US, European, and international engineering teams through leadership and exceptional communication skills.
Directed technology teams in Europe and Asia.
Created and implemented multimedia and IT Network software strategies by working directly with Nokia internal and external customers which contributed to Nokia’s gaining of 40% of the market share and drove record profits.
Reduced software maintenance costs by 35% by negotiating international outsourcing contracts to Mexico, China and India.
Promoted a culture of corporate entrepreneurship, which resulted in new revenue streams.
Managed Nokia’s multi-million dollar handset Music Player program and Web 2.0 services ecommerce site.
Deployed MVC C++ and Java software applications to over 30 phone programs including VoIP for wireless.
Managed Nokia’s multi-million dollar handset Music Player program and Web 2.0 services, SaaS site which uses SQL, .Net, C#, XML for ecommerce.
Reduced delivery time by 40% by implementing Q/A processes and procedures including Master Code Line (MCL).
Architected domain APIs for Symbian Foundation’s open source software model.
As a Certified Scrum Master, significantly improved product quality and development by implementing Agile and Lean development processes; reduced defects by 30% and development time by 3 months.
2011 January - 2012 November
CTO/VP of Engineering
DJV Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of DJV Services, a home health contract firm. DJV Technologies is a technology consulting firm specializing in the rapidly growing mobile healthcare marketplace.
Worked with Physical Therapy Contract firms to design HIPPA compliant iOS healthcare tablet application, for commercial sale; which enables home health care workers to replace redundant paper documents with electronic versions at the point of care.
Offshore technical and strategic management of health care application development.
Responsible for P&L of home health contract services, including billing and account management.
Leadership of home health contract staff.
Scrum consultant for IT and Software organizations wishing to convert their organization from Waterfall to Scrum and Agile methodologies.
1989 January - 1993 December
Managed two separate and diverse teams of engineers resulting
in on-time and on-budget delivery of new fault-tolerant
defense satellite downlink technology.
Generated and analyzed financial reports including project cost
and performance analysis reports to measure project status and
profitability by utilizing DoD Cost Account Management
Established and managed advanced research program to
develop and deliver innovative communication technologies to
the Department of Defense.
We The People LLC
Agile Coach, CTO/CIO
Leading the development of the casual video game "AngryVoters". As CTO and CIO I am responsible for leading the local and offshore design and development teams for We The People LLC. My responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Project evaluation and management
Software Design and Development for iOS and Facebook
Hiring of technical teams
Help develop the business plan and financial feasibility
Scrum and IT Leadership
As part of American Airlines PMO, helping coach American's IT teams transition from Waterfall to Agile methodologies
Integrated Systems Inc
1993 December - 1999 September
Networking Technology Evangelist/Field Engineering Manager
Managed 10-member central region technical account team to
serve large business customers, resulting in a 35% increase in
revenue for the region as well as a 10% increase in quality
Increased network software sales by creating a global marketing
campaign to deliver consistent messages through multiple
Established team of on-site consultants for enterprise
networking solutions for large Datacom and Telecom
Increased visibility of Integrated Systems Networking Products
and Services by meeting with the trade press and publishing
several articles on networking software.
2009 April - 2011 January
VP of Engineering and IT
Worked directly with CEO, CTO, and VP’s of Marketing and Sales to develop product strategies for new market penetration and additional revenue streams.
As a member of the Executive Team, provided strategic and technical leadership, and projected ROI; which led to the efficient use of capital and resources.
Managed Engineering and IT departments, which drove revenue growth by 20%; created budgets, accountable for P&L, and ensured staff performance.
Created project evaluation criteria and business cases to evaluate new projects for cost/benefit analysis.
Led recruitment, hiring/firing and performance management.
Worked on-site with large telecom customers to gather requirements, train employees, and supervise product installation.
Created plan for engineering to reduce “technical debt” and improve product quality.
Converted the engineering department from a Waterfall to Scrum model, which streamlined the release schedule and ensured on-time customer deliveries.
Significantly improved product quality and increased development by implementing TDD, Agile and Lean development processes which have resulted in a 30% decrease in defects and a 3 month reduction in development/deployment time.
Established Q/A, Lean, and Agile processes and implemented Continuous Integration (CI), Test Driven Development (TDD), and Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP), which resulted in a reduction of defects and an increase in quality.
Utilized DDD (Domain Driven Design) to design Telogical’s N-Tier architecture to support Microsoft and MySQL Server and REST/SaaS APIs.
Integration of custom software with Salesforce.com CRM.