Joanne Perold

  

Agile Coach, Scrum Sense

Location: Johannesburg


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

Joanne Perold

I am passionate about helping teams and people grow and improve, I enjoy helping teams and organizations implement and improve their agile practices.

I am a graduate of Jerry Weinberg, Esther Derby and Johanna Rothman's PSL (Problem solving leadership) and I have worked for more than a decade in the software industry in all areas of software development. I am interested in both people and process improvement and continuously learning and finding better ways to solve problems.

I have worked as a product owner, scrum master and team member. I have worked with different types and sizes of teams, some starting out their Agile journey and somehaving been on that path for long. I have learned from these teams and helped them learn from me.

I love what I do and I like to have fun while working. Outside of all of this I enjoy reading, good food, good wine and the occasional good whiskey. 

Joanne Perold

 

Work experience

Scrum Sense, Agile Coach
February 2014 - Present, , South Africa
I am currently an Agile coach. Supporting and helping teams to implement Scrum and other Agile practices. I also coach them on where they are going wrong or what can help them be better.

DSTV Online, Scrum Master
September 2011 - January 2014, , South Africa
I was a Scrum Master for multiple teams. As a scrum master I facilitated meetings, encouraged opportunities for change. Helped teams improve. Observed what was happening in teams, and provided feedback to individuals and teams as a whole. I also initiated organisational changes and helped to coach and train Scrum Teams.

Educos Vision Services, Product Owner, Team Member, Team lead
September 2003 - August 2011, , South Africa
As a Product Owner I helped to drive and prioritise the product backlog. I created user stories, wrote acceptance criteria, met with clients, and supported developers by answering questions. As a developer, I implement stories, fixed bugs and supported clients. As a Scrum master I facilitated meetings and tried to drive organisational change. I helped teams begin to own their processes.