Dex One Digital, Scrum Master
September 2011 - Present, Santa Monica, CA, United States
At Dex One Interactive, I have optimized Agile processes directly for the Mobile Web/Apps, Site and Search teams. Each of these teams have resources located in-house and offshore, are responsible for multiple platforms and applications, large and small scale projects, and Production maintenance.
Coaching and advocacy of Agile processes is one of my primary functions while working with Engineering, Product Management, and Quality Assurance. Core Agile best practices were implemented immediately upon hire, including the Daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Demo and Sprint Retrospective ceremonies. Adjustments to the Sprint cycle (moved from a three week to a two week Sprint) was necessary for faster and more frequent deployments.
Within a year, I have become the resident Agile trainer and coach, reaching out to other departments and advocating for Agile processes. This means travelling to Denver, CO where Dex One's headquarters can be found, coaching Scrum Masters, training Product Owners in requirements gathering and composition, clarifying Agile terminology and methodology, looping in Business Analysts into the process, and frequently training resources on the Rally Project Management tool.
I also frequently engage with other departments across Dex One, including, but not limited to: Finance, PMO, Network Operations, Sales, Business Analysts and Marketing.
Personally responsible for the delivery of:
Dex Mobile Android, iPhone and iPad native applications
Certified Product Owner Training for 20 Product Managers
Awarded the CEO Award of Merit
Cooking.com, IT Project Manager
May 2010 - September 2011, Marina Del Rey, CA, United States
At Cooking.com, I played a major role in scaling their eCommerce platform to a modular architecture using XML config files, transitioning and enforcing Agile Scrum practices across multiple teams building ecommerce solutions, enabling and driving 3rd party integrations, and building a data share web service to optimize our data share partnerships.
Teams were located onshore in Marina Del Rey, CA, as well as offshore in Hanoi, Vietnam. I am acting Scrum Master for all Sprint ceremonies including the Sprint Review, Planning, and Retrospective. Coordination in the evening time with the Vietnam Team is required on a daily basis for successful software deliveries.
3rd Party Integrations and Feature Set Implementations:
- International Shipping with FiftyOne on Good Bite, Steamy Kitchen, Food Network and Cooking.com
- Data Share Partnership with Bridge2Solutions (feeding to Citibank and Chase)
- Data Share Partnership with Mercent Corporation
- Data Share Partnership with eBay
- Data Share Partnership with Amazon
- Integrated the Continuity Engine on Marley Coffee, Good Bite, Steamy Kitchen
Personally responsible for delivery of:
- Marley Coffee eCommerce site
- Good Bite eCommerce site
- Steamy Kitchen eCommerce site