Nelson Javier Cardenas Parra


CSM,CSPO / Team Lead / Technical Analyst, Comet Global Consulting

Location: Barcelona


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Nelson Javier Cardenas Parra attended event, "Paris: 2013"

Nelson Javier Cardenas Parra attended legacy event, "Barcelona 2012 Global Event"


Nelson Cardenas is a software engineer with more than 15 years of experience in different countries (Venezuela, Spain and UK). With an strong educational background, including BSc and MSc in Computer Science, CSM and CSPO.  A good leader and team member, never afraid to being proven wrong and always willing to express his opinions and ideas. 

His background is as a technical leader and developer, focused on technical design and development. During the last 3 years have also assumed different roles in projects applying agile principles: agile developer, technical lead, Scrum Master and currently a dual role as a Product Owner and Scrum Master.

Currently interested in the these areas:
- Organizactional change and process improvements: really interested in empowering individuals and teams to continuously learn and improve how get work done.
- Development methodologies: I´m interested in agile methodologies and tools. Kanban, Scrum and XP.

Work experience

Comet Global Consulting, Scrum Master / Team Lead / Technical Analyst
June 2013 - Present, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Lead a team in the development of core transactional communication services used in the replacement of a legacy CRM. Actively involved in the setting up of this team. Managed the product backlog, liaised with upstream and downstream stakeholders. Also facilitated planning, retrospectives and other team meetings. Introduced the team to the Scrum method to encourage a focus on flow, quality, continuous improvement and self organization. Also introduced the team to Behavior Driven Development to encourage higher quality software development.

Comet Global Consulting, Agile Lead Developer / Scrum Master
June 2012 - May 2013, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
After the team leader left the company I backfilled his role temporally for two months building a full picture about the team work and its relationships. It allowed me to introduce some Kanban practices to improve the flow process. Once the new team leader joined, we shared the Scrum master role. I continued doing my previous tasks as Lead developer.

Comet Global Consulting, Agile Lead Developer
November 2011 - May 2012, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Worked on an Scrum Team developing pre-sales core services used in the replacement of a legacy CRM. Leading by example, mentor by pairing with the developers and promoting best practices. Also look after component architecture making sure that follows company standards (Technology roadmap)

Comet Global Consulting, Agile Developer
March 2011 - October 2011, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Working as part of a Scrum team on the development of Billing core services used in the replacement of a legacy CRM. Delivering features and applying lean and Agile practices

Comet Global Consulting, Oracle/Java Consultant
May 2009 - March 2011, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Working on one of the offshore teams that provide technical support of customer incidents and request for service relating to CRM application. Initially developing data fixes for already identified bugs and later working on the identification of new bugs and the root causes of these incidents. I developed some tools to assist this work that are still used.

Telefonica Moviles, Software Engineer
August 2005 - January 2008, Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Telefonica decided to change different backend platforms related with the configuration and provisioning for services, promotions and products to be offered to their customers. I worked on the migration project from their previous platform (CABS) to the new one (SuCuenta). Mainly assigned to different tasks for data migrations that involved process analysis and query/procedure optimizations, using SQL, PLSQL and Jav