Michele Cresmen-Block

  

Pillar Technology

Location: Waterford, MI, USA


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Accomplished and seasoned agile coach, mentor, Scrum Master, and project manager. Excels in guiding project teams, program teams, and organizations through transitioning to agile methodologies. Skilled facilitator of team and client interactions informally and in meetings. Deep subject-matter expertise in Scrum and applying agile practices to projects of all types. Effective communicator, skilled in cultivating client relationships for profitable outcomes. 

Holds certifications from Scrum Alliance and PMI: Certified ScrumMaster and Project Management Professional (PMP). Skilled in facilitating small and large teams through transitions to use agile methods and practices in their work. 

•    Coach organizations, evangelizing the adoption of Agile & Lean methods, building on small changes to make radical improvements
•    Manage Application Development and Implementation Projects using Agile practices and PMI Methodologies
•    Scrum Ceremony Facilitation: Daily Stand-up meetings, Team Reviews/Retrospectives, Planning Poker, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning
•    Team Facilitation: Brainstorming, Affinity Diagramming, Cause-and-Effect Diagram creation, Process/Value Stream Mapping, Kanban board creation, Sprint Zero Backlog Workshop, User Story Mapping

Specialties: Agile Software Development Methods & Practices • Lean and Kanban for Software Teams • Employee and Team Development • Coaching and Mentoring • Project Management