Project Management Professional and Certified Scrum Professional with 25 years strong experience, from software engineer to program manager to CIO, using Agile and its precursors to deliver quantifiable business results for both Fortune 100-level companies and start-ups.
Learning Tree International, Agile Instructor & Course Developer
April 2010 - April 2012, Reston, Virginia, United States
(Currently employed by Learning Tree but didn't see how to indicated this.)
4/2010 - Present: Customized 21 courses for Learning Tree clients using the Scrum framework. I played the role of ScrumMaster / lead developer, and my clients played Product Owner. Other members of the teams included Learning Tree editors, marketing, and publications personnel. 21 courses x average 10 hours customization per course = 210
6/2010 - Present: Taught 23 three-day Scrum Project Management courses around the world for companies such as General Motors and Citigroup. 23 events x 25 hours each = 575 hours
11/2010 - 5/2011: Developed a new Agile course called Complex Project Management. To manage the project I used the Scrum framework. I played the role of ScrumMaster / lead developer, and my Learning Tree client played Product Owner. Other members of the team included editors, marketing, and publications personnel. I now maintain the course in an Agile way as change requests are added to the product backlog for prioritization and work. 620 hours
8/2010 - 12/2010: Developed a new course called Project Leadership. To manage the project I used the Scrum framework. I played the role of ScrumMaster / lead developer, and my Learning Tree client played Product Owner. Other members of the team included editors, marketing, and publications personnel. I now maintain the course in an Agile way as change requests are added to the product backlog for prioritization and work. 670 hours
Health Decisions, Head of IT & Agile Coach
October 2008 - January 2010, Durham, North Carolina, United States
I was asked to lead an IT organization in their transition to Agile. I served as Agile Coach to several project managers. Half my time was spent on one large project, HD360. This was a new clinical trial data management system. Traditional estimates were 3-5 years, and the project had failed twice before due to complexities. We delivered 2/3 of the features in 16 months, and the remaining work was deemed unnecessary. The product was successfully delivered in 3 releases. See http://bit.ly/IkK0zK for press coverage.
The Scrum framework was followed. I initially recruited a business analyst to play Product Owner and hired an accomplished project manager interested in learning Agile to play ScrumMaster. We spent a couple of sprints preparing the product backlog before a full team was assigned. Each sprint consisted of sprint planning, execution including daily scrums, review, and retrospective. The project was tracked using low-fidelity task boards and burn down charts, plus high-level Gantt charts. My role was formal and informal training plus ongoing coaching.