Rob Kelley

  

Location: New York, NY


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Sharp, savvy and social Agile Project Manager and Certified Scrum Professional.  Adept at both traditional and agile project management.  Team-focused.  My goal is to build teams that build great products.   Buzz me.

 

Work experience

Barnes & Noble, Senior Project Manager
June 2010 - April 2012, New York, NY, United States
PubIt! ● Guided, suffered with, and mothered startup team that created a one-stop shop for authors to self-publish ebooks on BN.com. ● Got team into regular estimating sessions and regular releases. ● Huddled with Product Manager about how to summarize, report, and explain product's KPIs ● Pushed love, Monday morning coffee, and standups. NookDeveloper ● Launched a developer website to spread the word on NOOKcolor possibilities for Android coders. ● Helped Pubit Team pivot to modify the system from ingesting ebooks to apps. FLITE Ramped up a new agile development team to do a wholesale refactoring of the entire bn.com website into lightweight, liquid layout, SEO-savvy Java. ● Led with Agile - Release planning, Sprint planning. Whiteboard-tracking, and co-location. Guided the core group of 3 as it grew to 15 developers in three teams of 5, each with its own strengths. ● Kept Product Managers and Developers working together, hashing things out. ● Counseled Engineering Managers about the different rhythms of each team, where to assign features, and how to to incentivize. ● Introduced planning poker (big hit), fruit-smelling pencils (not so big hit)