Developer focused on Business Intelligence and Web technologies.
My focus is on being a great Agile developer. I am Scrum master for our team whenever needed.
I have been trying to strengthen the Scrum master community in Christchurch, so I created the Christchurch Scrum masters group. We are both on Facebook and Linked-in.
Inside Statistics I have started our organizations Agile community of practice with the help of team members and close colleagues. It started here in Christchurch but is now branching out to all three offices. We hope that this group we be able to bring Agile practices to every worker in Statistics and transform the whole organization by doing so.
Look at www.christchurchscrum.com for more information.
Statistics New Zealand, Developer \ Scrum master
November 2009 - Present, Christchurch, New Zealand
Worked on the Census and smaller projects. Using ASP.NET, Silverlight, SQL , C# and Microsoft Analysis server for the BI solutions.
Working mostly as a developer but I also stood in as SCRUM master whenever needed.
Because of my passion for SCRUM I started our organizations Agile community of practice with the help of teams members and close colleagues. It started in November 2011 and it's now branching out to all three offices.
We work in SCRUM teams of 6-8 people in a team with a dedicated SCRUM master for each team. The Role of SCRUM master is changed to a new person every 4 to 7 sprints so that the Role doesn't become someone's permanent role. It also helps all the team members realize the load on the SCRUM master and help everyone become more knowledgeable about SCRUM.
For the last few years our sprints have been set at 3 weeks and we have a SCRUM of SCRUM meetings twice week to keep the whole project running a little more as one.
We started with 2 teams, then moved to 3 and then 4 over time. During this time I was the SCRUM master the T3 team about 6 times and twice for the Transformers team and finally 3 sprints as a SCRUM master for the Three Amigos team.
During the last census build-up I have then been SCRUM master again for the census team for about 6 times after the Christchurch earthquake. Outside of Statistics New Zealand I am also working as a co-organizer of the Agile Professionals Network in Christchurch. We have a meeting every month and currently have over two hundred members.