Gerald Smith

  

Senior Manager, Sogeti USA

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio/USA


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

Certified Scrum Master, Scrum Alliance 

Certified Project Management Professional, PMI

Certified ITIL v3 Foundations, HDI

Certified Support Center Professional, HDI 

Masters in Business Administration, University of Phoenix

Masters Certification in Project Management, George Washington University

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Miami Univerity (OH) 

Presented and was a panelist at the 2012 IBM Rational Innovate conference in Orlando, FL.

Presented and was a panelist at the 2012 PMI North American Global Congress in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Work experience

Sogeti USA, Senior Manager
November 2012 - Present, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
As a Senior Manager, I am responsible for governing and coordinating the implementation of all client projects utilizing client developed agile methodologies, including iterative development, deployment management, retrospectives and continuous improvement through inspection and adaptation. I am able to successfully adapted to the clients unique agile and traditional frameworks, committed to produce a quick turn around of software iterations with favorable outcomes for both the client and consumer. I am also responsible for a combination of sales, account management and delivery management. I work work closely with my client`s IT management and unit management to ensure projects are properly aligned to ensure success and that the client remains highly satisfied with delivery

Kroger Company, Certified Scrum Professional
March 2012 - October 2012, Blue Ash, Ohio, United States
Led the Agile Adoption Initiative that introduced a disciplined agile project delivery approach for the software engineers in Kroger's IS&S department. Responsible for implementing lean project delivery processes that aid in the deployment of rapid solutions to the retail and merchandising departments of The Kroger Co.

Kroger Company, eCommerce Program Manager
April 2007 - June 2009, Cincinnati, OH, United States
As an eCommerce PM, led project managers and business analysts in the successful delivery of capital projects that generated additional revenue for the company and reduced internal expenses. As eCommerce Program Manager, led the deployment of 17 division banner sites and 2 e-commerce jewelry sites in a 16 month period using scrum best practices.

Luxottica Retail, Sr. Project Manager
February 2006 - April 2007, Mason, OH, United States
Sr. Project Manager leading the Pearle Vision point-of-sale system project that elicited requirements, design, development, testing, and deployment to 355 retail stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico in 7 months. Design, development, and testing used Scrum best practices and principles.

Cincinnati Insurance Companies, Sr. Project Manager
June 2001 - February 2006, Fairfield, OH, United States
Managed several software development projects in the IT Claims department that reduced costs, streamlined processes and increased collaboration and information sharing between the home office, underwriters, and field adjusters.