I am presently working as an Agile Software Development Coach and Scrum Master to large organizations. A project manager and systems analyst with experience working in IT projects for financial companies using agile, waterfall and various hybrid methodologies. I am continually seeking opportunities to gain more insights into the field of IT project management and the interrelated organizational dynamics that lead to project success.
BigVisible Solutions, Principal Coach
June 2008 - Present, Boston, MA, United States
I work as an agile coach supporting large organizations as they embark on agile transformations. My responsibilities include assessing the nature of a given organization and adaptively offering coaching, consulting and training services to help them achieve their objectives. This includes boot strapping new teams, coaching existing agile teams, engaging with the business, educating management teams, and guiding the organizational change. Most of my work has been focused on financial service and insurance companies where deadlines, regulations, and 3rd party interdependencies introduce additional challenges and complexity. The goal of a given engagement is to help organizations meet their immediate objectives, as well as set them on the path to continued improvement and long term success.
Leapfrog Solutions, Senior Business Analyst / ScrumMaster
June 2007 - June 2008, Boston, MA, United States
I worked as a lead analyst and project manager for an agile development team building Flex-based web applications. My responsibilities included managing the scope of a release, drafting user stories, coordinating validation with the QA team members, supporting the team during iterations and serving as ScrumMaster. The program included teams in 4 different geographies and built several components later incorporated into Fidelities homepage.
Investor's Bank & Trust, Senior Business Systems Analyst
August 2005 - June 2007, Boston, MA, United States
I served as a senior analyst within the Mutual Fund Administration team where I was responsible for partnering with business units to better understand their requirements and align those needs into new systems. At times, my responsibilities also included managing these projects, as well as doing analysis and design. I worked with several associates to pioneer more agile and iterative ways to deliver projects in closer coordination with our business group.