Brian Richmond has over 12 years experience in the Project Management field. Brian began leading projects as a combat engineering officer in the U.S. Army. Inspired by this he obtained a B.S. Degree in IT Project Management (Highest Honors Award). Since then he has continued to follow his passion of leading projects. Brian has led projects in several industries from manufacturing to logistics to IT. He has worked for both small and large corporations including Marinette Marine, Charter Communications, and State Farm Insurance, Co., a top Fortune 50 company. He enjoys taking a company’s needed project and turning it into reality. Brian is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) through ScrumAlliance. He also holds credentials as a Project Management Professional (PMP) & Agile Certified Practioner (PMI-ACP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI). His experience also includes teaching Project Cost & Budget Management as an Adjunct Instructor.
Charter Communications, Scrum Master / Sr. Project Manager
November 2013 - Present, Greenwood Village, CO, United States
Scrum Master and Sr. Project Manager of an enterprise wide IT infrastructure project for Charter Communications. Brian converted this project team from Waterfall to Scrum. He has over 435 hours of Scrum on this project. The project team consists of multiple vendors located across multiple States. We are upgrading Charter's customer residential email system. This consists of building a lab (Charter), moving their physical storage facility from multiple locations and consolidating them to a centrally located facility (Savvis), upgrading their servers (Dell & Vision Technologies), building an OS & automation system (Red Hat), and installing an upgraded email platform (Openwave), before migrating the data to the new storage facility.
State Farm, Contract Scrum Master & Project Management Consultant
March 2012 - September 2013, Bloomington, IL, United States
Scrum Master for multiple project teams. Brian has over 2,700 hours at State Farm as Scrum Master managing Enterprise IT projects including, IT Development, Mainframe, IT Risk Management, Change Management, Release Management, Capacity Management, Training & Development, Proof of Concepts, Enterprise Strategy and Framework, and other similar projects.
Managing IT project teams with 90+ resources and budgets of over 3 million dollars.
Managing multiple complex projects and portfolios simultaneously with budgets totaling over 10 million dollars and hundreds of resources.
IT Scrum Master versed in Agile methodologies. Mentoring Project Managers, Leads, and IT project teams in Agile methodologies resulting in more efficient teams which lower project costs and delivers products quicker than traditional Waterfall methods.
Resource Management. Understanding the personalities of project teams and individual resources to coach and position them in roles and their strengths that result in higher morale, project team cohesion, and efficiency.