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Agile Transformation Coach / Consultant Resume

Woodlands, TexaS

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Agile Coach, experienced in implementing Agile projects.
  • Proven experience in Leading large - scale Lean Agile transformations.
  • Successful at developing transformation road maps, and setting realistic implementation timelines.
  • Agile Certified Coach, proficient at transitioning Organizations and Teams from Waterfall to Agile.
  • Experienced in implementing Agile techniques in different cultures and environments.
  • Help to gently guide executives away from a command and control management philosophy towards an Agile Leadership and Collaboration Mindset.
  • Talented Agile Professional specializing in forming and guiding hyper-performing and multi-disciplinary teams from product development through successful product launches.
  • Experienced in facilitating SAFe PI Planning and ART.
  • Successful at developing product road maps and leading cross-functional software teams from prototype to release.
  • Facilitates the identification and resolution of organizational impediments to enable improved value delivery.
  • Work with Delivery Managers and Release Train Engineers to facilitate Planning Events.
  • Work with the relevant domains to develop, understand and maintain team metrics.
  • Coach multiple distributed and co located teams on Agile development methods.
  • Organize stimulation activities that help teams understand the purpose of agile adoption.
  • Work with other coaches and consultants to maintain and efficient COE
  • Excellent negotiation skills & Problem resolution skills
  • Advanced communication skills. Able to communicate with all levels of leadership

SKILL:

  • Agile methodologies
  • Agile Transformations/Transitions
  • Scrum Implementation
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Business process improvement
  • Strategic planning
  • Iterative development
  • Kanban
  • Effective multi-tasker
  • TDD, ATDD, BDD
  • Collaboration tools
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • SharePoint
  • Agile Transformation Implementation
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Conciliation
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Version One
  • Risk mitigation and management
  • Team player
  • Negotiation
  • Effective communicator
  • Results-oriented facilitator
  • Change management
  • Lean
  • Agile Coach
  • Jira(Align)
  • MS Azure DevOps
  • Confluence
  • Rally
  • CI/CD
  • Mediation
  • Facilitation

WORK HISTORY:

Confidential, Woodlands, Texas

Agile Transformation Coach / Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Feedback and recommendations after a Gemba, to new Agile project teams, to enable them improve their performance.
  • Worked with Evolve, CES coaches, Leads and Champions to align the organizations transformation strategy, with that of EMIT and ExxonMobil’s Strategic Alignment Framework.
  • Worked with Evolve, CES coaches, and leads to secure the approval of leadership, for team engagements and transitions.
  • Worked with internal coaches to transfer knowledge
  • Help teams set up TFS/Azure boards, and walk them through the buildout.
  • Work with the core coaching team on content for Radio Talk Shows
  • Help Leadership identify what they would like to improve and the need for metrics
  • Prepare Surveys to help team hold themselves accountable for their own improvement.
  • Help to take baseline Metrics, chart progress, and highlight early wins and challenges.
  • Helped to Develop a uniform structure for work categories.
  • Facilitated the creation of Scrum of Scrums to help enhance inter-domain teamwork.
  • Helped different domains realize the actual amount of work they had, by encouraging them to make the work visible on a single board and eliminate shadow backlogs and hidden WIP.
  • Facilitated brainstorming sessions with trains, and came up with solutions that significantly reduced the number of aging tickets.
  • Helped conduct s on
  • Psychological Safety
  • Agile Values and Principles
  • Team building, based on “Five dysfunctions of a team by……
  • Delegation
  • Lean, with emphasis on the elimination of waste.
  • Optimal Functioning of Agile Teams
  • Seneca
  • OKRs
  • Facilitated simulations on Kanban, Scrum, LeSS and SAFe using LEGO
  • Helped develop games and activities on
  • Understanding Agile Values and Principles
  • Evaluate EMIT performance at local refinery, provide feedback and formulate guidance on a roadmap to optimize value delivery and avoid waste.
  • Helped team Reduce aging/Legacy tickets from above 600 to Zero
  • Helped to create shared skillsets in teams, to avoid extreme dependencies on SMEs

Confidential, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Agile Transformation Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Feedback and recommendations to new Agile project teams, to enable them improve their performance.
  • Challenged people to rethink, and change the way they go about software development.
  • Helped the Center of Excellence and Agile Transformation Organization conduct and stimulation sessions on:
  • Story Splitting
  • SAFe WSJF Prioritization model
  • Product Backlog prioritization
  • Lean
  • Scrum Framework
  • Kanban (Flow lab)
  • Pair Programming
  • Scaling Agile
  • Refactoring
  • Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery(CI/CD)
  • WSJF with business to help them set priorities.
  • Worked with executives, delivery managers, release train engineers. CTPOs, Scrum masters and Knowledge workers to conduct PI planning sessions, Value Stream Mapping and Product Roadmap Planning.
  • Periodically check up on teams, help them stay on track with Agile techniques, and fine-tune behavior as needed.
  • Coordinated multiple Agile release Trains.
  • Helped leadership interpret and understand the relevant Metrics
  • Facilitated communication and collaboration with executive management teams, business teams and agile teams.
  • Help the teams maintain positive attitudes and know that it is OK to fail, as long as it is fast and Forward.
  • Help teams understand the need for transparency and inclusion of Stakeholders daily throughout the product development.
  • Act as a guide, to remind Scrum masters, Product owners and delivery managers to implement what they have learned in into their daily work.
  • Facilitated decision-making, issue resolution and consensus among the team members and dependent teams, only after they had tried to do it as a team first.
  • Worked with multiple Scrum masters to set a cadence for Scrum Events and ensure that all parties adhere to the time frame.
  • Embrace a servant-leader role across multiple Agile teams and supported them by proactively identifying, removing and escalating organizational impediments, and dependencies internal to the team as well as external, dealing with cross-functional teams as appropriate.
  • Developed a trusting environment, fostering creativity where problems were raised without fear of blame, retribution; being judged, with an emphasis of problem resolution.
  • Facilitated/encouraged open, creative discussions, decision making, and conflict resolution.

Confidential

Agile Team Coach/Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Served in a mentoring and coaching role, providing objective guidance, without personal or political consideration.
  • Worked with all teams, to achieve peak performance.
  • Facilitated the Agile methodology implementation and activities and assessed the maturity of Agile teams.
  • Along with different product owners and business, put together multiple great scrum teams that are efficient and effective as fully functional Agile teams.
  • Encouraged Lean practices such as pair programming and refactoring.
  • Provided management with Agile KPIs as required. Was a constant Agile champion within the corporation always seeking avenues for individual and team continued growth.
  • Assisted with providing a vision and strategy for the product.
  • Listened in on Scrum ceremonies (Sprint Planning, Sprint Retrospectives, daily Stand-ups, Sprint Review and where needed, gave one on one or team feedback.
  • Observed Story grooming and Backlog refinement sessions.
  • Determine ways to improve the teams’ throughput, velocity and allow the teams flexibility to self-manage themselves especially on items identified from the retrospective.
  • Mentored team members as well as product owners on how to cut down on the refinement time by writing better user stories initially and having a clearer understanding of the Definition of Done.
  • Promote continuous improvement by facilitating the implementation of action items from retrospective.
  • Removed raised organizational impediments by the teams.
  • Assisted with prioritization of the product backlog.
  • Responsible for the overall delivery project, technical staffing plan, and iteration tracking.

Confidential

Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with all levels of the organization to implement Agile Projects.
  • Socialized new concepts and provided .
  • Promoted a Lean mindset.
  • Worked with stakeholders to understand the flow of value and identify value streams.
  • Facilitated the creation of new Agile teams.
  • Spearheading and transforming the teams into the path of Agile and working closely with them to attain the maturity.
  • Access Agile ceremonies - Planning, User Story grooming, Scrum execution and retrospectives with team comprising of Business analyst, Architects, Technical leads, developers, Testers, security architects. Performance team. Led WAR room calls as needed during UAT phase.
  • Provide feedback and recommendations, to enable teams improve their performance.
  • Tracked complete execution in IBM RTC tool - EPIC, Features, user stories, estimation, assignment, progress, impediments, approvals, closure and retrospectives. .
  • Led PI Planning Retrospectives meetings to identify learning's, improvement areas and best practices.
  • Ensure that all issues identified are addressed in a timely manner.

Confidential

Agile Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully ran agile projects of varying sizes and complexity.
  • Acted as a change agent, motivating and encouraging change in individual mindsets, mental models and a dependency on processes built up over the years.
  • Helped teams to adopt and improve Agile practices.
  • Helped to implement a long-term strategy across the entire organization.
  • Ensured Agile ceremonies - stand-up, sprint planning, spring review, and sprint retrospective meetings were attended as scheduled, to help the teams understand that they are accountable to keep each other on track with the delivery of each iterative increment.
  • Responsible for communicating program performance to program management office - could include areas such as onboarding,, sprint plan, deliverable signoff, monitoring velocity, backlog, coordinating cross Scrum data tool/data updates, project cost management via clarity.
  • Applied In-depth understanding of adaptive, iterative, and incremental development, backlog management, agile planning, agile metrics, velocity, Scrum roles and events, combined with a strong understanding of the software development process and procedures.
  • Conducted on Scrum, lean, Kanban, XP, BDD and TDD
  • Worked with all teams, to achieve peak performance.
  • Guide the team in removing impediments by finding the right personnel to help resolve the issue.
  • Trained the teams on Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
  • Continue in adopting and transitioning company to fully understand and embrace the Agile Methodology
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency among divisions/teams/management.

Confidential

SCRUM Master / Agile Team Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Ensured Scrum Ceremonies took place - Daily Stand-Ups, Sprint Planning, Retrospective, story reviews. Attended Scrum of Scrum meetings and highlighted stories impacting other teams.
  • Assisted product owner in maintaining and grooming the product backlog resulting in engagement with business in order to understand and clarify the requirements.
  • Shield the team from external/internal distractions also provided extended support in resolving technical blockers.
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and publishing project plans/schedules, milestones, timelines, statuses to executive leadership and senior management.
  • Acted as a Liaison with clients, stakeholders and management along with building strong relationships with the customers, stakeholders and the management to understand, set and manage expectations.
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and publishing project plans/schedules, milestones, timelines, statuses to executive leadership and senior management.
  • Used Tool for Requirements management, Project management, Test case management and Reporting.
  • Managed Dependencies, identified Risks and resolved Issues in a timely manner.
  • Managed resource allocations, Project gating process, and generated reports using Clarity tool.
  • Monitored burn down charts daily and generated weekly reports using Agile Project Management tools.

Confidential

SCRUM Master/Agile Team Coach

Responsibilities:

  • Ensured Scrum Ceremonies took place - Daily Stand-Ups, Sprint Planning, Retrospective, story reviews. Attended Scrum of Scrum meetings and highlighted stories impacting other teams.
  • Assisted product owner in maintaining and grooming the product backlog resulting in engagement with business in order to understand and clarify the requirements.
  • Shield the team from external/internal distractions also provided extended support in resolving technical blockers.
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and publishing project plans/schedules, milestones, timelines, statuses to executive leadership and senior management.
  • Acted as a Liaison with clients, stakeholders and management along with building strong relationships with the customers, stakeholders and the management to understand, set and manage expectations.
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and publishing project plans/schedules, milestones, timelines, statuses to executive leadership and senior management.
  • Used JIRA for Requirements management, Project management, Test case management and Reporting.
  • Managed Dependencies, identified Risks and resolved Issues in a timely manner.
  • Managed resource allocations, Project gating process, and generated reports using Clarity tool.
  • Monitored burn down charts daily and generated weekly reports using JIRA.

Confidential

Senior Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Increased profits by 3000% by spearheading sales project.
  • Boosted gross yearly sales.
  • Reduced and controlled company expenses.
  • Improved the product development process.
  • Drove the short-term and advanced promotional planning processes.
  • Developed metrics and measured success in order to further penetrate the marketplace.
  • Analyzed key aspects of the business to evaluate the factors driving results and summarized results into presentations.
  • Expanded cross-functional organizational capacity by collaborating with the contractors about development.
  • Analyzed contract performance for bids, budgets and forecasts.

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