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Agile Transformation Consultant Resume

Washington, DC

SUMMARY:

Experienced Coach with 15 years of experience providing direct support to Government and Commercial clients on Agile practices focusing on SAFe and DevOps. Led in developing Agile guidance and training material. Experience tailoring Agile practices to the existing government and commercial culture. Have applied Agile at Enterprise, Portfolio, Program and Team level. Successfully planned, facilitated over 2 dozen SAFe Agile Release Trains and Program Increments

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

SAFe SPC4.6 - SAFe RTE - SAFe SASM - SAFe S4G - SAFe PM/PO - SAFe Software Engineering - SAFe DevOps - CSM - PMP CISSP - CISM - ITIL Master - EMCISA - AWS

CAREER HISTORY:

Agile Transformation Consultant

Confidential, Washington, DC

Responsibilities:

  • Develop Executive level Strategy Presentations/Training/Papers on SAFe transformational goals, processes and practices.
  • Develop SAFe training curriculum for VA Portfolio, Program & Project level leadership and staff.
  • Train and certify internal staff as SAFe SA’s, SP’s, S4GOVT, S4SE, PM/PO, S4ARCH.
  • Engage and influence VA Management and Teams to embrace Agile transformation.
  • Develop and implement selection criteria for ARTs and act as RTE for PI Planning events.
  • Develop Agile Maturity Model for internal and external use to measure VA Agile Health and Maturation.
  • Develop SAFe Maturity Model for internal and external use to measure VA Agile Health and Maturation.
  • Created “White Papers” and other documents related to an Agile Center of Excellence (ACOE) and SAFe Implementation Plan to identify and drive opportunities for SAFe/Agile transformation.
  • Expanded Agile Methodologies used within VA from Scrum to Kanban to SAFe.
  • Provides technical knowledge to Teams in using Agile tools for creation and management of Agile information (user stories, tasks, acceptance criteria, burndown, et al.).

Sr. Agile Transformation Consultant

Confidential, Edison, NJ

Responsibilities:

  • Create, deliver and evolve Agile training for various teams in the organization, to drive common vocabulary, tools and frameworks for business agility.
  • Able to engage with and influence C level executives to embrace agile as a means of transforming.
  • An Agile ambassador that promotes a clear understanding of the underlying theory and methods.
  • Facilitate events and cross-functional improvement experiments to identify and drive opportunities for Agile transformation and measure their success.
  • Provide guidance to business leaders and functional leaders on how to drive a culture of collaboration and learning using Agile values, mindset, principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate active leadership in fusion of best practices from Lean, Design Thinking, Agility and frameworks to improve cycle time on value delivery to customers.
  • Mentor and coach teams, functions and leadership on emerging agile, Lean and engineering practices.
  • Trained Executives, Managers and Leaders on DevOps practices, principles and processes.
  • Developed Coaching strategy for enterprise and hire and train Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners.
  • Engage in business process reengineering and process improvement.
  • Train and transform teams and programs to fully implementing Scaled Agile.
  • Select and set direction for scaled Agile and DevOps migration.
  • Develop Executive level Strategy Presentations/Training/Papers on SAFe transformational goals, processes and practices.
  • Develop SAFe training curriculum for JPMC Portfolio, Program & Project level leadership and staff.
  • Train and certify internal staff as SAFe SA’s and SP’s,
  • Engage and influence JPMC Management and Teams to embrace Agile transformation.
  • Develop and implement selection criteria for ARTs and act as RTE for PI Planning events.

Sr. Agile Coach

Confidential, Milford, CT

Responsibilities:

  • Transitioned internal project methodologies to Agile while evaluating structure for SAFe introduction.
  • Worked on large scale project setting up multiple environments for Business Analytics related executive enterprise data.
  • Developed Agile framework to control project intake, processing, standards; pipeline and outflow. Researched best scaling frameworks and selected and implemented SAFe.
  • Agile Coach for several critical and high visibility projects within enterprise related to integration with Branded WEB sites; Contact Center and Digital Business initiatives.
  • Responsible for 6-week releases covering new features and functionality and maintenance.
  • Completed successful releases utilizing both domestic and offshore teams doing 2-3 week Sprints.
  • Managed, tracked and accounted for $10.5M in labor costs.
  • Coached and trained Leadership and teams on Agile, Scrum, Kanban and SAFe.
  • Used various techniques to help team develop user stories and requirements such as standard Product Backlog initiation and Story Mapping.
  • Define Standard Operating Procedures that work for clients, partners and customers.
  • Worked with System and Integration teams to develop DevOps pipeline sequencing from code check-in to release.

Sr. Agile Program Manager

Confidential, Baltimore, MD

Responsibilities:

  • Agile Coach for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Teams. Managed high-profile products within a large matrix organization.
  • Define business, product and marketing strategies, write requirements and documentation, and improve development processes.
  • Collaborate with nearly two-dozen domestic and foreign cross-functional teams and partners. Acted as Product Owner and Scrum Master for three domestic and foreign cross-functional Agile/Scrum development teams.
  • Coached digital projects including web, and mobile web.
  • Used Agile and Kanban frameworks to manage the product development workflow.
  • Worked with Product Owners to set up and refine Backlogs.

Sr. Agile Coach/Scrum Master/Product Owner

Confidential, Columbia, MD

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading Agile teams on large scale, high risk, high visibility projects and new business initiatives from initiation to delivery.
  • Assisted in setting up an Agile framework where none existed
  • Coached Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters and 10 domestic and international Agile Teams.
  • Mentored individuals and teams to discover and implement improved ways of collaborating and developing into high-performing, self-organizing Agile units
  • Piloted and coached Agile teams and acted as Product Owner/Scrum Master/Scrum of Scrum Master to facilitate and foster Agile Methodology into enterprise.
  • Provided balance of guidance where teams greatly benefit and take ownership of best practices, but are not dependent on the Coach
  • Used and recommended various tools to advance the Agile practices in the organization
  • Drove adoption of Agile mindset and framework best practices in teams
  • Proactively pinpointed and worked with teams to remove areas of inefficiencies and waste
  • Facilitated learning in a trusting environment by way of individual sessions, lunch and learns, group workshops, on-sites/off-sites, etc., with an emphasis on problem solving in timely manner
  • Interacted with a diverse group of executives, release managers, technology, and business sponsors
  • Facilitated Daily scrum meetings, spring planning, spring review, and spring retrospective. Worked with Product Owner on Artifacts Such as Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Sprint Burndown, release planning.
  • Facilitated Scrum of Scrum for offshore Scrum teams in US states and India. Managed the overall performance and delivery of cross-functional teams.
  • Publicized the team's progress and successes to make sure they were highly visible to product owner / stakeholders. Built and assisted in building teams to ensure successful sprints.
  • Managed budgets and project priorities, tracked project progress, reported project status to executives. Provided guidance for successful completion of projects within budget and time.
  • Managed releases of new projects and applications with large groups, multiple test environments, time-sensitive database refresh planning and execution,
  • Performed ongoing assessment of team and organizational Agile maturity, while coaching towards higher levels of maturity (at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization)

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