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Senior Agile Coach, Consultant Resume

Tampa, FloridA

SUMMARY:

Agilist and systems thinker with multiple years in Financial Services and Retail, achieved cost savings, shorter times to market, and better user experience across multiple industries through Lean Agile principles and pragmatic approaches. Empowering high performing and self - organized teams that relentlessly improve through Servant Leadership.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • XP, Scrum, Kanban, TDD, BDD, Trello, Jira, Confluence, VersionOne
  • MS Dynamics, Azure Cloud, SharePoint, O365, Amazon Cloud
  • HTML, HTML5, Java, JavaScript, .Net, Visual Basic, ASP
  • UNIX, Linux, OS, Android, Mobile, Apache, Message Broker, WebSphere MQ
  • ANT, Tortoise Shell, CVS, Cruise Control, LuntBuild, Jenkins, BitBucket, BitLocker, CollabNet
  • Clarity, Remedy, @Task, MS Project
  • Oracle Retail, Oracle DB DB2, SQL Server, Data Stage, Hibernate, Spring MicroStrategy, DOJO
  • ALM, UFT, QTest, Rational, Junit, JMeter, LoadRunner

CAREER & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

Senior Agile Coach, Consultant

Confidential, Tampa, Florida

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with and coach Agile Transformation Team regarding strategic, behavioral, and tactical elements
  • Provide guidance and coaching based on team and individual observations of scrum events
  • Develop and leverage coaching plans focusing on agile behavior and mechanics enabling momentum in a quest for Business Agility
  • Facilitate workshops regarding the agile mindset, Scrum, TDD, BDD, and Kanban
  • Harnessing Servant Leadership in providing seeds of information, coaching team members to be part of the solutions
  • Successfully leveraging coaching recipient neuroplasticity enabling a quicker shift to an agile mindset, expediting a more sustainable transformation
  • Design and delivered to utilize interaction and adult learning best practices

Leader, Coach, Mentor

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Lake Norman Professional & Technical Career Transition Exchange
  • Co-Founder and Leader of a weekly career transition meeting, applying Kanban and daily stand-up principles
  • Individual and group coaching in helping others with their job search and activities
  • Facilitated group collaboration

Volunteer

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Volunteer in Nursing Homes providing pet therapy and social interaction to shut-in residents

Agile Coach - Sr. IT Manager

Confidential, Mooresville, North Carolina

Responsibilities:

  • Coached and mentored Scrum Masters, staff and partners on Agile, Scrum, and TDD practices
  • Slashed contractor dependency for cross-functional system testing by applying Agile and Lean methods, and “Shift Left” resulting in $1 million labor savings per year and increased delivery
  • Assessed agile maturity and understanding
  • Leveraged Agile exercises and soft-skill tools that included Johari’s Window, DISC, The King’s Fable, and House of Cards to build trust, communication, Agile principles, and collaboration
  • Coached the formulation and adoption of working agreements at the team and program levels
  • Guided scrum masters in developing information radiators identifying successes, improvements, impediment resolution, retro findings, etc.

Agile Coach- Sr. IT Manager

Confidential, Irving, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Reduced QA labor costs by $800,000 through Lean principles, creative resourcing options, and applied “Shift Left” principles
  • Transformed traditional testing methods to Agile TDD and Lean processes, saving the company money by avoiding costly corrections and enabled more sustainable processes
  • Reduced delivery time 50% by rolling out automated tools, Pareto Analysis, applied Agile and Lean principles, coached teams, eliminated waste, improved communication, and focus
  • Performed agile ceremonies including daily stand-ups, sprint demos, and retrospectives
  • Collaborated with Product Owner and stake holders in sprint planning, backlog refinement and grooming sessions
  • Trained stakeholders on Agile Manifesto and principles leveraging communication and collaboration exercises increasing trust, adoption, and importance of quick feedback loops
  • Removed impediments and prevented distractions of the scrum team through collaborating with and educating partners including management, other teams, and program managers
  • Developed and implemented agile and quality reporting metrics and KPIs
  • Utilized Kanban board to planning and managing Disaster Recovery

Scrum Master/Agile Solutions Manager

Confidential, Irving, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Increased web traffic on average by 30% yearly based on fresh content, search optimization, and integration of cloud service providers including Akamai, Demandware, and Axiom
  • Leveraged DevOps principles in continuous delivery and integration expediting value to our customers
  • Successfully delivered AJAX based Kanban board application for Store Task Management
  • Facilitated Sprint Planning efforts and estimations work for Stores & Selling Systems in addition to identifying Themes, Epics, and Stories
  • Utilized team building exercises including Johari’s Window, DISC, and other activities
  • Leveraged continuous integration tools including JUnit, JMeter, Cruise Control, Luntbuild, Ant, Jira, and Radview Functional Test
  • Applied SAFe principles in implementing DemandWare (SaaS) and Akamai
  • Scrum Master of effort guiding Web Team in achieving PCI and SOX
  • Utilized XP, Scrum, and TDD on multiple Website implementations and enhancement releases

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