Benjamin Clay

  

Certified Scrum Professional · Certified Scrum Master · IT Portfolio Management · Project Management · Program Management · Offshore Team Management, Independent Agile Consultant

Location: Dallas, TX

817.382.1272

Biography

 

Ben Clay

SUMMARY:

Executive, Enterprise Agile Coach

Practical Agile/Scrum/Lean/XP/XPM/Kanban/Deming

Agile Portfolio Management

Agile Program Management

Agile Project Management

Offshore Team Management

 

Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional responsible for the technological and strategic direction of development and infrastructure crafting, articulating and executing a clear technical vision that is consistent with the company's short and long term business strategy leading, managing and/or coaching a very highly skilled lean agile team of developers, infrastructure engineers and supporting staff.

 

With more than Thirteen (13) years of experience working in the technology industry and listed on multiple patents for PCI, HIPAA, and cloud technologies.  Has a strong record of success in creating robust information technology architectures and infrastructures with the proven ability to maximize productivity without sacrificing quality of product and/or service.

 

Has written multiple publications about practical Agile and Scrum

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Project Management Methodologies/Frameworks: Agile with Scrum – trained by Jeff (Sutherland), Agile, Lean Six Sigma, Deming and XP
  • Software Development Methodology: Rapid Application Development (RAD) and Joint Application Design (JAD)
  • Project Management Tools: Axosoft, Version One, Rally, FluidPMO, Clarity and Microsoft Project
  • Operating Systems: UNIX/Linux, Ubuntu, AIX, MAC OSX
  • Microsoft: All Operating Systems
  • Development Languages: HTML 5, PHP (Object Oriented), Java (Spring MVC), CSS3, Jquery

 

Medical Software:

  • Enterprise Electronic Medical Records: Misys CPR, Meditech, Chart Access
  • Electronic Medical Records: Misys EMR, Greenway Prime Suite - integrated, Medi notes Clinician - integrated
  • Practice Management: Misys Tiger, Greenway Prime Suite - integrated, Medinotes Clinician – integrated

 

Selected value-offered highlights:

  • Patents: HOSTING E-COMMERCE BASED ON CLOUD COMPUTING (Large Scale Agile Program) - US 61/471,666 - Filed April 4, 2011 – Author of both provisional and full patent applications.
  • Publications and Books: Practical Scrum – (Jeff Sutherland wrote Intro), De-Mystifying Cloud Security – Agile Project, Scaling Agile with Scrum as the foundational framework, A Comprehensive Understanding of Vertical Slicing in Agile/Scrum Projects
  • Guest Lectures: University of Arizona and Texas A&M CS and EE Departments on: Practices of an Agile Developer, Public and Private Hybrid Cloud Computing, Design Patterns and different career paths in a single company.
  • Public Speaking: Scaling Agile with Scrum as the foundational framework AgileCamp 2013 – San Jose – PayPal - September 21, 2013 || A Comprehensive Understanding of Vertical Slicing in Agile/Scrum Projects - Iteration 0 – Dallas, TX – AT&T - May 31, 2013 || De-Mystifying Cloud Security - Agile Project - NYC PMI - October 24, 2012 || Delaware, Agile Leadership Network – 3/31/2014 – Practical Agile

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

01/13-present    Independent Agile Consultant, Dallas TXran in parallel with Delta Health

Enterprise Agile Caoch - Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional  - Lean Six Sigma\Deming\Scrum\XP\KANBAN

 

Responsible for defining & documenting Agile strategy & delivery model for portfolio, program and team level transformation, determining foundational and complimentary Agile frameworks for all transformational echelons, in the door and maturity assessments, identifying Agile knowledge gaps, providing training, coaching, mentoring and/or workshops. Conduct executive Agile metrics translation workshops and more.

 

·       Wrote 8 Agile SOW’s for international telcom won all 8 SOW’s, net annual revenue $2.64M

·       Wrote 1 Agile SOW for international banking and finance won SOW, net annual revenue $2.4M

·       Created and conducted Agile training for Recruiting teams, marketing teams, product management and development teams <3mos

·       Documented hand written test, administered to candidates requiring 98% or higher for candidate qualification increased placement rate by 90% <3mos

·       35% Increase in productivity without sacrificing quality of product and/or service in ≤90days

·       Map Agile processes and ceremonies to PMI knowledge and practice areas <3mos

·       Introduced a 0 defect release policy <3mos

·       Define and stand up Agile PMO <5mos

·       Establish Agile Center of Excellence <6mos

 

09/12 – 02/13     Delta Health Technologies – home health, hospice and private duty medical software vendor

Executive and Enterprise Agile Coach - Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional  - Lean Six Sigma\ Scrum\XP\KANBAN

 

Responsible for defining & documenting Agile strategy & delivery model for portfolio, program and team level transformation, determining foundational and complimentary Agile frameworks for all transformational echelons, in the door and maturity assessments, identifying Agile knowledge gaps, providing training, coaching, mentoring and/or workshops. Conduct executive Agile metrics translation workshops and more.

 

·       Establish a definition of Ready for Vertical User Stories <15days

·       Establish a definition of Done <15days

·       Created custom Vertical Slicing requirement for specific technology stack and enforceable use policy <15days

·       Established nomenclature identification prefix for multi-program code commits <20days

·       60% Increase in productivity without sacrificing quality of product and/or service in ≤45days

·       Introduced a 0 defect release policy <3mos

·       Define and stand up Agile common communities of practice <2mos

·       Establish Agile Center of Excellence <3mos

·       Increased quality by 150% <3mos

·       Increased customer retention by 45% <3mos

 

6/12 – 11/12       TCS – Banking & Financial Service – leading financial industry consultancy

Technical Agile Coach - Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional  - Lean Six Sigma\Deming\Scrum\XP\KANBAN

 

As part of the Agile Hub in NYC (Agile PMO) creating and setting the standards for the various Agile Coaches in the field associated with the many lines of business in support of the global enterprise Agile transformation.

Ben was also responsible for advising senior and junior executives on agile practices and agile metric data translation, standing up teams, training, coaching and mentoring the following:

 

·       In the door and maturity assessments

·       Data Warehouse Product Management

·       Data Warehouse Infrastructure Teams

·       Development Teams

·       QA Teams

·       Internal clients from multiple lines of businesses on incremental product delivery and agile practices

 

7/11 – 6/12        Prognosis – one of the leading rural, in and out patient medical software vendors

Enterprise Agile Coach - Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional  - Lean Six Sigma\Deming\Scrum\XP\KANBAN

 

Responsible for defining & documenting Agile strategy & delivery model for portfolio, program and team level transformation, determining foundational and complimentary Agile frameworks for all transformational echelons, in the door and maturity assessments, identifying Agile knowledge gaps, providing training, coaching, mentoring and/or workshops. Conduct executive Agile metrics translation workshops and more.

  • Establish a definition of Ready for Vertical User Stories <15days
  • Establish a definition of Done <15days
  • Created custom Vertical Slicing requirement for specific technology stack and enforceable use policy <15days
  • Establish development standards <20days
  • Established nomenclature identification prefix for multi-program code commits <20days
  • Instituted a code review policy <30days
  • 75% Increase in productivity without sacrificing quality of product and/or service in ≤45days
  • Define and stand up Agile communities of practice <2mos
  • Introduced a 0 defect release policy <3mos
  • Stood up continuous integration environment <3mos
  • Put into action automated UNIT testing framework <3mos
  • Establish Agile Center of Excellence <6mos
  • Used Agile team allocation, NPV, IRR, ROI and BEP excel simulator to obtain multi-million dollar funding from VC board for new product development <10mos

 

8/10 – 7/11        Parago - is the leading provider of online rebate transactions (ecommerce)

Agile Portfolio Manager - Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional – W2 Contract  - Lean Six Sigma\Deming\Scrum\XP\KANBAN

 

Reported to the EVP, Technology and Account Management and was responsible for mentoring the Scrum Masters, Product Owners, executives and the Team. Taught and coached the Product Owners effective techniques for grooming the product backlog, the team on how to break a user story into a task list, effectively estimating the task and committing to the appropriate amount of work per sprint allowing the team to finish all committed user stories and executives on how to read the data from a burndown or velocity chart.

 

·       Created Sprint 0 workshop <3days

·       Documented and Venn diagramed the Program and Program Team <10days

·       Stood up CI environment <15days

·       Created and deployed development standards <15days

·       Instituted a 0 defect release policy with executive sponsorship <15days

·       Setup development and automated QA environments <15days

·       Establish a definition of Ready for Vertical User Stories <15days

·       Establish a definition of Done <15days

·       Created custom Vertical Slicing requirement for specific technology stack and enforceable use policy <15days

·       Populated Product Backlog with 2 months worth of themes and epics <20days

·       Populated the first Release Backlog with prioritized INVESTED vertical stories <35days

·       Activated automated UNIT testing framework <40days

·       Define and stand up Agile communities of practice <2mos

·       Created Agile team allocation, NPV, IRR, ROI and BEP excel simulator <2.5mos

·       Stood up 6 Hyper-productive Lean Agile Teams and completed Sprint 0 workshop <3mos

·       Wrote and submitted to patent office provisional patent application <4.5mos

·       Establish Agile Center of Excellence <6mos

·       Completed and deployed 8 enterprise applications, 4 mobile and 4 web apps = 6.5mos

·       Completed all vertical user stories committed to = every sprint

·       Wrote and submitted to patent office full patent application <9mos

 

 

12/05 – 9/10       Aretopsis, LLC – enterprise cloud and medical software vendor

Agile Scrum Coach of EMR/HS

Aretopsis was a medical software project management and implementation company focused on implementing medical software in large-scale environments. New York City Health and Hospital with thirty thousand (30,000) end users was a client of Aretopsis.

 

  • Reported to the corporate executive director of plans and programs and was in charge of various teams fluctuating in size, but depending on the project was from six (6) to twenty-eight (28) members ranging from project managers, scrum masters, product owners, database administrators and developers, development and quality assurance staff.