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Agile Solutions Architect / Sr Agile Coach Resume

Boston, MA

SUMMARY:

  • Enterprise Agile Transformation Consultant and Agile Solutions Architect serving
  • Global businesses and Confidential 500 companies in the Banking & Finance sector.
  • Fourteen years as a servant/leader with Agile, Scrum, Kanban and Confidential ® frameworks.
  • Four years as a Scrum Master/Product Owner working at the team level.
  • Ten years as Agile/Scrum Coach serving first at the team, then program & now enterprise level.
  • Twenty years of experience in business and technology change management, planning and directing complex enterprise initiatives as a private equity, mergers & acquisitions investor, a traditional and Agile Project Management advisor and a business management consultant.
  • Proficient in strategic solutions for Lean Agile transformation planning, process development and scaled implementation.

SKILL:

  • Confidential Agilist Program Consultant and Enterprise Transformation Leader.
  • TKP Certified to train management and teams in Lean Kanban.
  • Expert Scrum Master Certified (ESMC) to serve on Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) enterprise initiatives.
  • Accomplished at Change Management and Organizational Development coaching the teams of enterprises in transition and facilitating hybrid (Waterfall/Iterative/ - Agile/Scrum) projects. level Scrum Coach worked extensively with senior management stakeholders & C-level executives.
  • Accomplished with numerous Agile approaches including, Lean, Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework, Value Stream Mapping, DevOps, CI/CD, LeSS, TDD, FDD, XP.
  • Exceptional leadership skills; exemplary communication (written or verbal) presentation & facilitation skills.
  • Developed and delivered Lean Agile, coaching and mentoring to on-shore / off-shore, cross-functional teams for Confidential 500 global enterprises transitioning from a Waterfall/Iterative to an Agile/Scrum environment using Scalable Agile Framework ( Confidential ).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Boston, MA

Agile Solutions Architect / Sr Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as consulting Agile Solutions subject matter expert to C-level IT executives in the development of a long-range road map and an initial implementation strategy to introduce an Agile project delivery option for Confidential ’s U.S operations.
  • Develop, in MS Word and PowerPoint, an Enterprise Transformation Agile Methodology plan including development of all process and procedures that would integrate the Agile Methodology with the existing SDLC infrastructure as established by the Enterprise Project Management Office for Confidential, US.
  • Develop a strategy for the rollout of the Santander Agile Methodology that would utilize and comply with aspects of the existing SDLC while providing a parallel Agile option for pilot projects that would execute initially on the Scrum framework using Jira, Confluence, Jenkins, GitLab and other tools.
  • Collaborate with other teams to produce an Agile Governance Model and the Santander SDOP platform (DevOps) to support the implementation of the Agile Methodology for Confidential, US
  • Develop the plan to establish an Agile Center for Enablement comprised of Agile Coaches, Tech Leads, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Agile Solutions Architects that would serve as the primary resource responsible for the review of possible Agile Projects, the, coaching and mentoring of Agile teams in Agile Methodology and related frameworks.

Confidential, Tampa, FL

Coaches Team - Lead

Responsibilities:

  • As Coaches Team Lead, fostered self-organization of the Confidential Coaches Team to design and implement a strategy for delivering effective Scrum and coaching to numerous newly forming Scrum project and program teams, their managers and stakeholders to the portfolio level.
  • As Team Lead had responsibility for compiling recommendations on behalf of the team to Confidential RMO management for Scrum and coaching process improvements as well as driving collaboration among all Scrum practice contributors on the design and development of numerous tools for both coaches and teams to use as aids to team & development.
  • As Team Lead submitted individual team performance improvement recommendations for Confidential RMO using Jira configured as Kanban boards.
  • Also facilitated bi-weekly conference calls for Coaching Team progress updates to Confidential Leadership based in India.
  • Worked directly with Confidential management on both the business and engineering groups to roll-out the Scrum transformation effort by designing and delivering, coaching and mentoring to both categories in FL and globally.
  • Worked directly with Confidential management on both the business and engineering groups to roll-out the Scrum transformation effort by designing and delivering, coaching and mentoring to both categories in FL and globally.
  • As a member of the Confidential Coaches Team in 2017 I supported 10 teams in my own schedule creating s and delivering coaching and mentoring on a global basis to team members, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and managers. Instruction included details on ceremonies, artifacts, values and principles of the Scrum framework as it took shape and propelled changes in the existing Confidential waterfall/iterative working environment.
  • Served as Program Manager/Chief Scrum Master to four teams organized to implement Confidential CTO-RMO’s first Confidential (Scrum of Scrums) Scaled Scrum Initiative. This role entailed coaching and mentoring RTEs, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, managers and executives as well as developing the strategy for the implementation processes that ultimately supported delivery of the global enterprise initiative.

Confidential, Portland, ME

Lean Agile Coach/Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborated with Confidential, US program level teams to prepare for and facilitate their first Confidential ® 4.0 Big Room (PI) Planning session to develop, revise and commit to workplan for Q-1 2017 and beyond.
  • Recommend Close Plans; propose an NFR Assurance To-Be Design Plan for Confidential, US to establish parameters for the implementation of Confidential ’s, Lean Agile NFR Governance Program.
  • Provided coaching by delivering and mentoring to 117 teams and management on the enterprise-wide implementation plan for Confidential ’s Lean Agile NFR Governance Program to assist Confidential, US in its transition from Waterfall/Iterative to Lean Agile/ Confidential ® 4.0.

Confidential, Montvale, NJ

Agile Coach Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Consultant to Confidential on behalf of Confidential ’s, Project Grow, serving as a member of the International Commercial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions team contributing to varied M&A technology integration efforts.
  • My assignment was to assist with the Waterfall to Agile transformation by re-working existing processes for resource estimating, scheduling, and timelines.
  • Provided foundational for teams on implementation techniques for Lean Agile Confidential principles & values.
  • Consulted on business process improvements to forecasting used in planning, estimating, budgeting and resource allocation for teams within a portfolio of QA projects requiring technology integration within new, standardized WU payments platforms planned to be introduced across the enterprise.

Confidential, Portland, ME

Agile Coach Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with senior management of start-up manufacturing firm to address existing distressed project needs and to lay the foundation for an Agile Program Management Office to establish formal project management processes that would fulfill the business’s long-range growth agenda.
  • Coached Management and Team Leads on the implementation of a future state plan for internal initiatives and programs of projects to support goals and objectives of the firm including the realization of a fully projectized organization operating an Agile/Scrum/Kanban Program Management Office.
  • Delivered basic Agile/Scrum to internal team and coached this team to be future trainers who would be responsible for subsequent teams.
  • Coached management team on planning and implementing for a program of organizational development projects that would potentially lead to the production of their proprietary micro-scale manufacturing software.

Confidential

President/ Senior Consultant / Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • As of December, 2012 relinquished day-to-day operations of for the Work it Confidential to focus exclusively on clients seeking coaching assistance for Scrum and Agile framework projects, programs and initiatives by creating this new corporation.
  • What may appear to be gaps in my work history between 2013 and 2017 may be understood as time dedicated to work performed to establish this start-up company. I am not active in this company. I remain as a Shareholder. Others manage its operations.
  • Certified as: Scrum Master, SA - 4.0 Confidential ®Enterprise Consultant, Kanban Team Practitioner and ICA Coach
  • Developed three-course program for University of Southern Maine in, Business and technology Change Management for their Department of Continuing .
  • Established a core Agile/Scrum program for businesses interested in learning about how to lead their teams through a waterfall to Agile transformation initiative.

Confidential, Portland, ME

Program Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Served the Product Owner and Scrum Master of the team to coach them for a planned MVP release in fall, 2014.
  • Crafted an organizational strategy and program management plans to accomplish a growth agenda for the company to attain their goals as a software development start-up creating a mobile platform for two entertainment industry mobile apps using Java/Oracle.
  • Selected SME’s for project team, trained them in Scrum principles & values and coached team in utilization of the Scrum framework for their development process to create a platform for the successful launch of two proprietary Mobile MVP apps.
  • Provided executive coaching to key management and Owner/entrepreneur in pursuit of their long-term objectives and to verify concepts for an initial product offering.

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