Ellen Grove


Agile coach, Profluence.ca

Location: Ottawa ON Canada


Ellen Grove helps teams make better software through coaching them to create the circumstances in which they can work most productively and effectively. Her Agile coaching practice is founded in over 15 years experience leading software testing, development and implementation teams in global enterprises, a passion for exploratory software testing and user-centered design, and a background in community organization. She uses team-building and facilitation approaches to support the transition to collaborative Agile work practices at the team, managerial and corporate level, and has conquered the challenges of extending Scrum roll-outs to off-shore development partners and multi-site project teams.  Ellen is an organizer of Agile Ottawa, Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour, Agile Coach Camp Canada, and Agile India 2014

Work experience

Agile Partnership, Agile Coach and Trainer
October 2011 - Present, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Whether your teams simply require some assistance getting better organized or are completely bogged down by processes and procedures, Agile Partnership's simple and comprehensive approach results in marked improvement in staff motivation and engagement. We offer customized Agile training and coaching in a variety of Agile approaches (including Scrum, Lean, XP, Kanban), collaboration and leadership: your organization reaps the rewards of a leaner, more profitable model for delivering its solutions and services.

Filetrek, Director of QA/Internal Agile Coach
May 2011 - January 2013, Ottawa , ON, Canada

Leader of the testing function in a dynamic start-up, as well as internal Scrum coach and trainer.

Canada Post, Agile Coach, Trainer and ScrumMaster
July 2011 - May 2012, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Agile Coach and ScrumMaster to the Vault team within the Digitial Delivery Networks group.  Provided training to Vault team members and Product Owners in the DDN group.  Acted as Scrum Master for the Vault team and consulted on how to setup a Scrum of Scrums to coordinate across multiple related products (Vault web, Vault mobile, Payment updates).  Co-trained with Joe Little CST in delivering Scrum Training to the epost team.

Export Development Canada, Agile Coach and Trainer, Agile Project Manager
June 2009 - June 2011, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Agile coach on a transition team to support an agile adoption within the IT group of this large Crown Corporation.  Worked with a number of teams in delivering Agile team training, coached Scrum Masters and other team members, advised the PMO on processes to support Scrum and Kanban work in the organization, supported creation of an Agile Community of Practice within the organization.