Miguel Guzmán

  

coach and trainer, agile42

Location: Berlin


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

Miguel Guzman

I have kind of a hybrid profile; I came to the world of Agile and Scrum out of a 7 years process improvement experience as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, having implemented multiple improvement projects in multinational companies. Before that I had worked for some time as a financial controller, amongst other things, creating scorecard and monitoring systems aimed at facilitating the process of right decision taking. And because of that I am pretty much aware that the financial implications are at the core of any decision.

I am not exactly an IT guy except for the fact that long time ago I used to enjoy a lot programming my own games in Basic and I still use VBA in Excel to develop multiple useful applications.

The firm belief in Agile as a promising management framework combined with a deep understanding of systems and processes are an important part of my DNA.

 

Work experience

agile42, Coach and trainer
October 2013 - Present, Berlin, Germany

Coach and trainer in Agile and Scrum deployments.

UMS GmbH, Consultant, Trainer and Coach
February 2007 - September 2013, Frankfurt, Germany

Consultant, Trainer and Coach for UMS Consulting GmbH, Frankfurt, executing Lean Six Sigma deployments as Master Black Belt (TÜV certified) for clients as Clariant (chemical specialities), ThyssenKrupp (elevators, escalators, jetways), DHL (all logistic divisions) and T-Mobile/Deutsche Telekom (mobile communications).

More than 20 Lean Six Sigma projects conducted as a project leader or as a coach in operational and transactional processes with focus on the achievement of hard benefits.

More than 500 people trained to become Lean Six Sigma Black Belts, Green Belts and Champions.

Alter Technology Group , Operations Support Manager
January 2004 - October 2006, Seville, Spain

Alter Technology Group is an engineering company for space missions mainly for the European Space Agency with facilities in Spain, France, UK, Italy, Russia and China.

Main responsabilities have been:

Logistics, follow up of the value chain of electronic components from ordering, through manufacturing to delivery and quality control.

Operations planning, including the design of a planning system which handled more than 30,000 parts over 30 operations

Controlling and reporting of operation activities

Alter Technology Group, Controller
June 1994 - December 2004, Seville, Spain

Responsible for supervising the financial and operational performance at corporate and programme level, including the design and implementation of controlling systems for parts procurement and expenses (zero-based budget) achieving consistently on target results on ca. 7 Mio. euro annual expenses.