Harris IT Services, Program Manager/Agile Coach and SME
October 2013 - Present, Sterling, VA, United States
Scrum Master/Coach/Trainer and SME
Agile trainer and coach for Harris teams on Agile implementation for the Department of State (DoS) programs.
Agile SME at Harris Information Technology Services (HITS) for programs at Department of State, Department of Defense, Veteran Affairs, Department of Homeland Security.
Scrum Master for DoS, Bureau of Consular Affairs for the updates to the Visa systems.
Assisting Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs in the following areas
Evaluate programs for Agile implementation.
Evaluate success of Agile adoption at an organizational level
Adapt the the SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) to include more Agile based artifacts, like sprint planning, daily stand-up, backlog grooming sessions, burndown charts and retrospective.
Work towards making the process less heavy and more iterative and Agile friendly.
Agilex , Scrum Master
October 2011 - October 2012, Chantilly, VA, United States
Trained and created material for multiple day long Agile training sessions for Agilex and Custom and Border Patrol (CBP) personnel.
Introduced Agile concepts and coached CBP and Agilex teams on Scrum Methodology for consolidation and moving of databases to the new data center.
Scrum Master for multiple infrastructure and database move programs for CBP.
Worked with the CBP business process team at the Office of Information Technology (OIT) to adapt existing waterfall program metrics to Agile-based metrics i.e. burn down charts, release planning.
Initiated Agile Development Lifecycle (ADLC) process blueprint for OIT to provide a standardized process of initiating projects using Scrum methodology across the organization.
Cisco Systems Inc, Scrum Master
October 2009 - May 2011, Herndon, VA, United States
Scrum Master, Virtualization Experience Client (April 10-May 11)
Managed a team of 50 for the delivery of Cisco’s first Cloud Computing desktop initiative -VXC. Managed teams responsible for various aspects of the program, starting from concept to delivery.
Implemented customized Scrum methodology for the development of VXC to ensure a faster turn around time for solution/feature implementation.
Managed vendor relationship for product deliverables. Facilitated the of resolution of technical issues among various vendors and cross BU teams.
Responsible for triaging, assigning, testing and delivery of all field escalations for the program.
Scrum Master, AI-VOS (Oct 09-May 10)
Managed the first VTG wide implementation for a common Application Independent Voice- Operating System amongst various products under the UC portfolio.
This was the first cross business unit, geographically dispersed Scrum methodology based program implementation with in the Voice technology group.
Managed the overall prioritization, development, testing and documentation of feature development among various scrum teams.
Introduced multiple best practices based on this pilot program including Agile Concept Process of teams moving towards Agile way of planning versus committing everything in one go.