Cognizant, Asst Dir/ Agile Coach
July 2012 - Present, , United States
Facilitate and lead, as an Agile Coach, highly profile Client project/programs working with team to establish an Agile environment adopting Scrum framework, Use Case writing and XP Practices to include Behavior Driven Development. Special attention mentoring the Product Owners authoring Requirements writing Use Cases and writing stories as a tactical approach to chunk down the work into business valued deliverable increments. Helping Large organizations to rethink documentation and helping to establish "lean" writing skills for present and future knowledge transfer.
Ivar Jacobson International (IJI), Principal Consultant
July 2011 - Present, East Norriton, PA, United States
Assist organizations making change utilizing assessments as the key to understand the current situation and creating a strategy to move to a new status quo of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). Most organizations today still use the Waterfall process and are looking to improve on best practices by instilling practices and/or disciplines of EssUp (Essential Unified Process), Agile and RUP (Rational Unified Process). Provide expertise tutoring using a “hands on approach” to include mentoring, coaching, and training. Main focus is on the primary practices Scrum, Iterative Development, and Use Case Essentials. Techniques include “just in time training” as the teams progress through the lifecycle, creating customized training material specifically for the organization, sitting with teams constructing artifacts and work products throughout the software development lifecycle.