Kevin Shine


Senior Development manager, PruProtect

Location: South Africa,Johannesburg


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

South Africa


Kevin Shine is currently working for PruProtect a Division of Discovery Holding in South Africa. Currently employed as a development manager and a certified scrum master and product owner Kevin uses and evangelises scrum on a daily basis in order to achieve the company objectives. 

Kevin comes from a development background specializing in Java development but discovered his love for agile development while acting as a JAVA technical team lead at Discovery. 

Kevin has been instrumental in moving the PruProtect division from a traditional waterfall process to scrum.



Work experience

PruProtect, Development Manager / Scrum Master
February 2010 - Present, , South Africa
I am currently filling the role of development manager for 2 teams and also the scrum master for the company. I encourage and assist teams in the adoption and use of the scrum framework. I have helped grow and introduce scrum to the business and it is now considered the framework of choice when doing projects. There are still elements of waterfall, but this is slowly changing.

PruProtect, Systems Analyst/ Java Team Lead
January 2008 - December 2009, , South Africa
My role was: *Assist the Architect in devising technical standards that complies with industry best practice *Responsible for quality assurance within the team *Conduct work sessions with the developers conveying the technical standards, best practises & techniques *Construct template solutions that can be customised by the developer as per the generic technical requirement *Document technical solutions *Responsible for conducting effective evaluations, technical feasibility studies and product application of systems within the organisation *Provide technical assistance to peers/subordinates as needed *Ensure accurate system code as per the technical design specification *Lead the team in product development *Ensure the team is delivering as expected. I used scrum to achieve most of the objectives above.

PruProtect, Senior Java Developer
June 2006 - April 2007, , South Africa
Senior Java Developer at PruProtect. Worked mostly on the finance systems.

Siemens Business Solutions, Senior Java Developer
June 2005 - May 2006, , South Africa
Senior Java Developer working for Siemens contracted to the DOL to assist internal developers on various projects as needed.

FlexTronics, Java Developer
November 2004 - April 2005, , South Africa
Employed as a java developer to work on the Ericsson website. FlexTronics is a partner company for Ericsson.

Osiris Trading, Java Developer
April 2002 - September 2004, , South Africa
I was employed as a Senior VB developer and moved over to Java shortly after joining as the company as I took a strategic decision to change technologies as the company offered both VB and JAVA programming.

Datagate Software, VB Developer
May 1999 - March 2002, , South Africa
VB Developer developing in house solutions for Datagate Software. Datagate provided mobile solutions to companies like Vodacom and MTN.

TSF/BITTS Technology, Junior VB Developer
September 1998 - August 1999,
VB 5 Developer working on multiple development projects for various clients.

Bytes Technology Group, SQL Developer
May 1998 - August 1998, , South Africa
Worked in the Business Objects Division of Bytes focusing on data-warehousing using BusinessObjects software suite and general SQL development.