Jeronimo Palacios

  

Agile Coach, L.M. Ericsson

Location: London, UK


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile Spain

Biography

Agile coach. Five years of experience assessing, teaching, mentoring and coaching newcomers, professionals with experience and companies in Agile frameworks and methodologies. Solid technical background and proven track record of success in Public sector and government, software development, telecommunications, media, and e-commerce sectors.

Strong communication and coaching abilities, key factors when implementing Agile, having led several transitions from classic project management and traditional software development backgrounds to Agile environments trough the use of frameworks like Scrum.

Broad experience working with mixed and distributed teams, not only with Scrum, but also Kanban, Scrumban; BDD and TDD at technical level. Applied lean and its principles to provide companies an Agile approach to integrate the work done by non-technical employees with the work done by IT professionals, providing companies an approach to integrate the work done under Agile processes with Business Metrics.

Demonstrable experience with full projects, deep understanding of the full product cycle, utilizing Agile principles and values to achieve objectives whilst maintaining and improving quality.

Work experience

Ericsson, Agile Coach
August 2013 - January 2014, Atholne, Westmeath, Ireland

Ericsson is a Swedish multinational technology company that provides and operates telecommunications networks, television and video systems, and related services. In 2012 it was the world's second largest provider of wireless network equipment, with a market share of 38%. One of Sweden's largest companies, it provides telecommunications and IP networking equipment including mobile broadband, cable TV, IPTV and video systems, and has an extensive services operation.

Ericsson has been experiencing a worldwide transition to Agile methodologies using Scrum as reference framework, having a huge success in transitioning thousands of people across the world from a waterfall approach. From the point of view of agile, is now a mature organisation which is working to become the agile leader in telco. 

During several months, coached 200+ people including Agile Line Managers, Scrum of Scrums, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and engineers to bring the agile scaling concepts into the organisation, facilitating the transition of management in OSS area. Helped to develop and integrate agile principles and values that really belonged to the organisation. This resulted in a newly vision about how Agility should form part of everyone and everyday work. Participated in drafting the plan to scale agile to a new level.

SANROMAN, Agile coach, consultant & trainer
October 2012 - June 2013, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

SANROMÁN is one of the top professional services and training providers in Spain, specialised in provide innovative solutions, with 20+ years of experience providing value to companies and organisations trough training and professional services.

Worked with SANROMÁN to provide better solutions in agile project & product management trough training, mentoring and coaching its clients. Developed training actions for companies seeking advice to make a transition to Agile methodologies and frameworks and specialised coaching in such methods and techniques, always focusing in learn trough practice. Helped to rethink ceremonies, artefacts and roles in Scrum trough agile principles and values. Coached experienced companies that had problems with Kanban and Scrum. Extensive and exhaustive mentoring regarding agile principles and the philosophy behind Scrum, Kanban, XP and Lean.

Bahía Software, Agile Coach
December 2012 - December 2012, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain

BAHIA SOFTWARE was created in 1999 by IT and consulting professionals willing to apply their market knowledge with an objective: provide its clients the best service, being the leaders in technology solutions trough experience, with focus on high quality delivery.

Trained all the staff and development teams in Scrum, including some principles from Kanban, to use it as reference framework when making transition to agile approaches from a classic waterfall model. Coached the staff to imagine and draft a path to actually make the transition to agile. Designed an effective way to understand the process of Scrum and its values and principles. Improved people organisation skills and communication channels, particularly in busy times. Helped to manage the relationship with their clients from an Agile perspective.

Fon, Agile Coach
November 2012 - November 2012, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Fon lets mobile operators complement their 3G/4G/LTE offering with WiFi. By bundling a Fon router with smartphones and tablets, you allow your individual or business subscribers to create a Fon Spot and give them access to our global WiFi network. Fon partners with the most important carriers in the world. 

Fon was already a company with experience in Scrum & Agile. They have used it for two years when they felt the need to bring someone to help with the next step, bring agility to the business side of the company and integrating it with daily operations, fast customer response and high quality deliverance for their partners. Identified problems and impediments with Agile implementation and worked with managers to provide a solution. Helped to a better understanding of the values and principles underlying Scrum and the management team to draw a draft for the next steps to come.

Ofimatica, Scrum Master
May 2011 - December 2011, Jaen, Jaen, Spain

• Led the transition from classic project management to Agile using Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban and Lean.
• Implemented Agile trough its values and principles in the company DNA, from CEO to developers.
• Improved the ROI by hundred per cent range, measured with productivity metrics.
• Eliminated all inherited flaws in all the products using a self-designed method to deal with technical debt.
• Improved sales, productivity and happiness

Tubus, Managing partner
January 2010 - January 2011, Granada, Granada, Spain

• Small startup developing solutions for public transportation
• Got all the important cities in Spain in a mobile application.
• Worked on a specific solutions for providing information about the coachs, times and stops using realtime information with GPS
• The technology used was Java, HTML 5, PHP plus Javascript, CSS.
• Ensured agile process acting as Product Owner, envisioning the product and taking responsibility for the release plan and product backlog. Also coached the team members and the junior Scrum Master when needed.