Rob Purdie

  

Agile Practice Lead, M&C Labs, IBM

Location: New York, NY/USA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Groups I belong to

NYC Scrum User Group

Biography

Rob Purdie is Agile Practice Lead, M&C Labs at IBM and the founder and co-organizer of the NYC Scrum User Group.

Work experience

IBM, Agile Practice Lead
April 2011 - Present, New York, NY, United States

Agile transformation consultant, trainer and coach to global network of marketing, communications and software development teams

Introduced Scrum to digital division of Marketing & Communications at IBM; managed Scrum implementation and adoption across organization; participated in conception, launch and management of IBM Design Lab; currently participating in conception, launch and management of global network of M&C Labs

The Economist, Scrum Practice Leader
December 2009 - April 2011, New York City, NY, United States

Agile transformation consultant, trainer and coach to program of 4 software development teams; ScrumMaster on projects

Introduced Scrum to online division of The Economist; managed Scrum implementation and adoption enterprise-wide; facilitated management of Economist.com migration to open source CMS; presented internationally on using Scrum to migrate systems incrementally and iteratively

Important Projects, Inc., Director, Project Management Consultant and Trainer
December 2004 - December 2009, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Founder, consultant, facilitator, trainer; helped social change organizations achieve their strategic goals through the effective and successful management of their most important programs, projects and ongoing operations

Founded project management consulting and training practice; provided project management training to NGO and not-for-profit organizations in Canada, UK, Europe, South America and Africa; managed open source and proprietary software development projects for small and large social change organizations including Amnesty International and Greenpeace