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Enterprise Agile Coach And Evangelist Resume

SUMMARY:

  • A professional engineer holding a PhD degree from University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). Versatile and highly accomplished Agile coach and Organization Transformation Agent, wif over 20 years of management experience in IT department in enterprise organizations. Has been working in Agile environments in various roles (e.g. Scrum Master, Agile coach, development/project/release manager) since 2005. Has been coaching Agile teams and leading enterprise organizations in their Agile Transformation journey since 2010.
  • Excellent track record of delivering complex large projects on - time and on-budget. Offers strong guidance to globally dispersed teams. Technically astute visionary thinker wif entrepreneurial attitude, an inspirational leader and outstanding team player; creates robust strategies through a collaborative approach translating vision into . Persuasive leader who inspires, motivates, and guides others towards an understood goal, continually leading by example.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills Strategic thinker, Extensive experience in guiding large teams Solution Focused Approachable Excellent presentation, organization and negotiation skills Hands-on technical knowledge of PDLC TEMPEffective team builder Procurement Proven capability in strategic work Process Improvement/Implementation Tactically astute in managing complex multi-million dollar projects delivery oriented Extensive work experience in various project management methodologies (Waterfall, RUP, Agile (XP, SCRUM, KANBAN, ScrumBan, SAFe and DAD)) and project management tools (MS-Project, MS-office, XPlanner, Rally, Version one, Jira-Greenhopper, Confluence)
  • Development and People/Project Management: Instrumentally contributed in adaption of Agile and Transformation to Agile in 6 enterprise organizations since 2005, Led and inspired up to 26 teams in mission critical projects in enterprise organizations (e.g. BlackBerry). Extensive Resource (50 direct reports in NCR), Budget, Risk and Change Management experience. Successfully delivered new product to major client (e.g. Confidential in NCR). Established PMO (Project Management Office) in the EMSP organization (BlackBerry) and structured various SOPs for EMSP (BES and BIS) organization.
  • Risk and Change Management: Streamlined Risk and Change management processes for EMSP organization and contributed in re-Engineering of PDP (Product Development Process) architecture. Engineered implementation and customization of PDP for EMSP organization. Actively participated and contributed in high priority PM initiatives (e.g. Release Train, Enterprise PM reporting and Enterprise Product Acceptance Committee).
  • Coaching and: Held workshops for teams in enterprise organizations, Trained and coached associates on Agile-adaption and Scrum Best-Practices, Developed Agile modules for various business units in multiple enterprise organizations. Led implementation, modification and improvement of Scrum methodology. Defined, modified and contributed in implementing Agile methodology (XP). Held scrum of scrum retrospective meetings and identified common areas of improvement for scrum teams, which resulted in performance improvement of the teams. Put together team dynamic surveys to measure scrum teams dynamics and areas of improvement. Consequently, team members were shuffled and higher performing teams were created. Introduced specific KPIs for Agile environments.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Enterprise Agile Coach and Evangelist

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Coaching teams wif their adaption of Agile frameworks and methodologies
  • Assissting organization wif their Agile journey
  • Oversaw Agile and lean practices (SAFe, DAD, Scrum, Kanban and ScrumBan) adaption in multiple business units
  • Worked wif Executives and Senior management on Enterprise Agile Transformation
  • Provided on-boarding strategies for Agile Roles, at the enterprise level
  • Initiated defining agile career path structures as part of Enterprise Agile Adaption
  • Member of COE team, overseeing enterprise agile transformation
  • Coached early adaptor agile teams on daily bases
  • Coached Team Leads, Scrum Masters, Managers, Product Owners and team members on Best Practices
  • Held workshops, presentations and classes for various functional groups in multiple business units
  • Established scrum-of-scrum strategies for product development by multiple scrum teams

Enterprise Agile Coach,

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Overseen Agile and lean practices (Scrum, Kanban) adaption in 3 business units in 4 offices
  • Member of the COE team
  • Worked wif 9 distributed teams in implementation of Scrum and Kanban
  • Helped organization to put together new Scrum and Kanban teams
  • Provided on roles and responsibilities to Management, Scrum Masters, Product Owners
  • Provided one-on-one coaching to Scrum Masters and Product Owners
  • Worked closely wif the Scrum Teams to coach them on Scrum’s proven practices
  • Engaged wif the Scrum Teams on daily basis to provide them wif instant feedback
  • Led the organization in adapting and deploying a SAFe environment
  • Held Scrum workshops for new and established Scrum Teams
  • Coached Scrum Teams on release planning

Agile Coach

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Held Scrum workshops for Scrum teams in various Business Units in PTC
  • Part of implementing cusotmized SAFe/DAD framework in ALM-Solution BU in PTC
  • Coached teams in various Business Units in PTC on Agile/Scrum implementation and adaption
  • Scrum Master/Coach for multiple Scrum teams in Integrity Business Unit
  • Built and presented “Scrum Overview” and “Scrum Events Detail” presentations
  • Coached Management, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Development teams on Scrum adaption
  • Contributed in release planning of multiple Business Units
  • Defined and developed on-boarding strategies for new hires in an Agile environment
  • Improved reporting mechanism and overseen Sprint reports to executives
  • Traveled to multiple locations in USA and India to provide in-person coaching to the Scrum Teams
  • Coached local and remote teams on implementing Kanban
  • Received 5 Excellence s in three years
  • Received “Team of the Month” s for two teams

Senior Release/Program Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Directed weekly (Agile) release of Rogers.com portal
  • Managed monthly (Waterfall) release of Rogers portal
  • Coached six scrum teams on weekly iterations and four project managers on waterfall projects
  • Led delivery of Hotfixes on weekly bases

Senior Program Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Directed a portfolio of BES products/programs targeted for SMB market (BPS, BES Express and MDaemon BES)
  • Managed all phases of projects, including initiation, planning, execution, implementation, and post-implementation for Major Releases (me.e. Service Packs and Maintenance Releases)
  • TEMPEffectively contributed adaption of Scrum in BES
  • Presented weekly reports to Senior Management and bi-weekly reports to Executives

Senior Development Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed Image Mark Passport Department Development and QA teams (up to 50 direct reports)
  • Defined Test cases, Test Scenarios and Test Scripts
  • Documented Test Plans and guided resources in Test executions
  • Worked closely wif Marketing, Sales, Professional Services to fulfill customer requirements
  • Gatheird business requirements during meetings wif clients, prepared testing strategies and procedures, risk analyses, resource management and change management for several projects and releases
  • Managed Agile teams on XP practices and processes
  • Defined a development documentation process adaptable in an Agile environment

Technical Project Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Performed high and low level designs, optimization, scalability and performance tuning for all the IT projects. Saved about $110,000 by negotiating and taking over the design in two projects
  • Managed and developed several in-house or out-sourced projects
  • Worked closely wif multiple organization on development of legal services products

Development Manager/Senior SW Architect

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed up to 15 software developers on a number of value-added software developed for Interactive TV on set-up boxes (e.g. ROGERS, BELL Express View)
  • Performed budgeting, employee performance evaluation, hiring, product road mapping and developers performance reviewing

Software Developer/Architect

Confidential, Mississauga, Ontario

Responsibilities:

  • Modified main supporting software product to run on Windows NT, from the original Unix AIX platform

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