Stephen Costanzo

  

Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Work experience

Federal Student Aid, IT Specialist
November 2010 - April 2013, Washington DC, DC
Worked with various project teams by conducting reviews to ensure their compliance with current policies and procedures. Ensured compliance with Functional Configuration Audits, including documentation. Developed baseline WBS structure for the project teams to enter into their projects to account for our activities. Created and improved project document template and processes such as the Configuration Management documentation. Ensured that appropriate documentation was in place to validate the customer's expectations for projects. Worked as part of the team that created the overarching methodology document for Agile. Worked as part of the team to help institute a tool used to provide accurate requirements, development, and testing capabilities. Was a leader in the efforts for the Organizational Change required to adopt Agile within the organization. As a proponent of change, worked with the teams to adapt the SCRUM methodology to incorporate parts of other methodologies. This allowed for greater acceptance and understanding of our efforts. Ensured compliance with the new methodology and processes by use of the tool, attendance in all meetings, and validating documentation. Acted as an Agile Coach to help others understand the concepts, provide training and insight as required. Worked with other project managers to help them bridge their understanding from traditional to agile approaches. Additionally, determined what reports would enhance their work and worked to develop those reports. Conducted audits to validate that the use of Agile did not circumvent appropriate project disciplines.