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Agile Coach Resume

Harrisburg, PA

SUMMARY:

  • Technology change agent helping organizations excel in adopting and using Lean - Agile methods.
  • Experienced in initiation, planning and enabling the use of agile methods and technology to solve business problems at local and organizational scale.
  • Coached stakeholders from Senior Management, Agile team members, external partners, distributed around the globe in multiple aspects of adopting, applying, and understanding Agile, XP, Large Scale Scrum (LeSS frameworks), Lean, Ideation, and Change Management
  • Encouraged a desire for continuous improvement, a longing for knowledge and a quest for best practices (or experiments) by implementing Communities of Practice, Lunch-and-Learns and Book Clubs
  • Worked with senior management to instill an agile culture by celebrating agile winning behavior.
  • Used Confidential walks, metrics, and Voice of the teams and their clients, to identify agile winning behavior
  • Established an agile team maturation process that included a series of trainings and mentoring sessions supported by a playbook of best practices, Confidential walks, periodic team maturity assessments (using multi-level Agile Maturity Model), and ongoing monitoring and coaching
  • Beyond coaching, other working roles have included serving as ScrumMaster, Senior ScrumMaster and Confidential ® Release Train Engineer; organizing and facilitating such meetings as PI Planning, Release and Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up, Sprint Reviews, Retrospectives

TECHNICAL, PROCESS AND TOOL SKILLS:

  • Rally / JIRA / RTC / MS Project
  • Mainframe / Web / Mobile Apps
  • XP / Scrum / LeSS / Kanban / Lean / Confidential ®
  • Oracle PL/SQL / PERL / UNIX Shell / .NET

WORK HISTORY:

Agile Coach

Confidential, Harrisburg, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Process study of existing processes and then working with the Organization leaders and managers to design a new process using an Agile framework that suited the Organization and people
  • Training all 5 teams on Scrum and Release Planning, and conducting the first Release Planning exercise
  • Trained specific individuals who would be playing the Product Owner role
  • Created & instituted "Agile/Scrum Playbooks" for each Agile/Scrum practice that the teams could immediately start using - to assist them during this transition.
  • Participated in team events, coaching & guiding individual roles and the team as a whole making sure they are practicing Agile right.
  • Mentored 1/1 ScrumMasters and POs
  • Worked with Leadership and management with their challenges regarding work intake, budget estimation, status reporting and handling traditional management tasks in the new world

Agile Coach

Confidential, Hartford, CT

Responsibilities:

  • Training new Product Owners and coaching/mentoring on an ongoing basis
  • Setting up IT and Business Teams for their first Confidential ® Program Increment:
  • Form Teams, identify & staff Program-level Roles
  • Train Teams on the Confidential ® Framework
  • Take Teams through a Pre-PI Planning Exercise
  • Launch ART and Facilitate the first PI Planning Event
  • Coach Teams and Program-level Staff through each Sprint
  • Facilitate Program-level Events
  • Identify relevant metrics and help capture them in the Agile tool of choice (Rational Team Concert)
  • Build process repository for Team and Program, using Agile Playbooks
  • Continually coach & mentor individual roles, Teams and the Program
  • Assess team & program health using basic maturity and fluency models
  • Coach teams & stakeholders at Program-level and team-level events & enforce adherence to Agile practices & Confidential ® Framework

Confidential

Agile Consultant/ Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Coaching Business & non-IT team members to adopt agility & integrate into an IT Confidential ® Framework
  • Coaching existing teams to improve performance and self-manage
  • Assess team & program health using AgilityHealth Radars
  • Coach teams & stakeholders at Program-level and team-level events & enforce adherence to Agile practices & Confidential ® Framework

Confidential

Agile Consultant/ Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Training new agile teams in Lean Concepts, Agile Values and Principles, Scrum Practices and Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) Practices & Experiments
  • Supporting Management in Scaling Agile for Product Development using LeSS Frameworks
  • Defining Agile Practices for the product & component team organizations
  • Coordinating with other agile coaches within a line of business to expand roll out of agile.
  • On the job coaching of teams and specific roles to enable them adopt Agile methods and move up the Agile maturity ladder
  • Assessing Team Agile Maturity

Agile Coach

Confidential, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Responsibilities:

  • Technology environment: mainframes (COBOL & DB2), Mule, Custom front-end frameworks in Java, WebSphere, Teradata & BO reporting
  • Achievements: facilitated launch of 3 agile release trains (400+ members), developed standards & guidelines, established intake workflow & control structures, established communities of practice and continuously trained & coached leadership and all roles that are part of this scaled agile organization.
  • Used a multi-level Agile Maturity Model to continually assess & report on agile maturity, and helped devise action plans for various parts of the organization to progress higher on the maturity scale.

ScrumMaster/Agile Team Facilitator

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Technology environment: mainframes, Java, WebSphere & various reporting front ends
  • Key focus areas: agile coaching, mentoring and execution, release planning, managing dependencies, stakeholder management: technical, business & directorate teams
  • Achievements: awarded top engagement feedback/performance scores of 7/7 by RBS Management for my teams achieved a savings of 112K USD in 2011 with a Lean/Kaizen initiative

Confidential

Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Transitioned two teams to agile methods (Scrum) working on a backlog of enhancements and fixes to the data warehouses & reporting systems of the building society’s Financial Risk Assessment & Management department.
  • T-SQL, C#, VBA, SQL Server 2005/2008 Components for DWH/BI and SQL Server 2005 RDBMS
  • Achievements: successfully ran these two teams as pilots for the larger organizational transformation path, generated standards & guidelines, established processes, generated SOPs and established different levels of trainings on agile & agile tools.

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