Jeff Irving

  

Location: Toronto, Ontario


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

XPToronto/Agile Users Group

Biography

I'm passionate about the potential of software and teamwork to deliver business value. In my experience, Agile practices and management styles are the best way to quickly transform that potential into reality.

Embed me in your teams or have me coach from a short distance, I'll work to ensure your projects align with strategic business goals and deliver cost-effective business value.

I draw upon 15+ years of industry experience to bring a unique and effective combination of vision, leadership, and practical skills to each engagement.

I lean heavily upon the strengths of the Agile and Lean Startup communities, paying careful attention to promote the technical practices that are so integral to successful project delivery and Agile adoption.

Within a team, I shoulder project manager, business analyst, and test engineer responsibilities.

Work experience

HOOPP, Agile Project Manager & Coach
October 2011 - Present, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I'm currently working with a Risk & Compliance team focused on building a portfolio stress testing and scenario modelling tool. My role is that of an Agile Coach to the team, helping guide their efforts towards operationalizing this mission-critical system.

Earlier, I worked as an Agile Project Manager in a team adopting Cougar Software's V8 product to provide Real Estate property & portfolio valuation, scenario modelling, and reporting capabilities. We integrated CougarV8 with the underlying MRI system of record, with a strong emphasis on data quality.

Rulesware LLC, Agile Coach and ScrumMaster
May 2010 - September 2011, Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

I worked with a Fortune 500 company looking to accelerate their delivery of business solutions by adopting a more agile software development process. My role was that of a coach, trusted advisor, and ScrumMaster to a portfolio of a dozen project teams building solutions on the Pega platform. Our focus was on adopting Scrum as our management framework and introducing agile practices for requirements analysis and test automation. My work included demonstrating the value provided by an automated test suite using Cucumber and Capybara.

HOOPP, Senior Business Analyst
January 2009 - April 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I worked with a small, high-performing team to build a web-based data portal solution allowing a dozen 3rd party Property Managers to validate and deliver their monthly submissions of financial, property, and lease management data. My role was that of a business solution architect: finding a vision for the product, defining all requirements and assuming quality assurance responsibilities while serving as a liaison to the Property Managers. To lower the ongoing costs of ongoing maintenance, I built out an automated test suite using FitNesse and Selenium.