Mentor Graphics, Agile Coach
August 2008 - Present, Marlborough, MA, United States
Part of a transition team that started rolling out scrum to the Systems Design Division in 2008. Since then, I have trained over 100 people internally on scrum itself, and have trained approx. 30 ScrumMasters and approx. 30 Product Owners with role-specific classes. I am one of 2 full time coaches in our community of approx. 200 people on scrum teams within the division, and our rollout is only 1/2 completed to-date. We are still actively rolling out new teams while also addressing issues of scrum at an enterprise scale. Outside of work, I am an elected steering committee member of the Boston chapter of SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) www.boston-spin.org, I also am a volunteer instructor and administrator for the Agile 101 program at Agile New England www.agilenewengland.org
Mentor Graphics, QA Manager
January 2005 - July 2008, Marlborough, MA, United States
Directly managed several QA teams that were distributed in Poland, Russia and Egypt for the Systems Design Division.
Mentor Graphics, QA Program Manager
April 2002 - December 2004, Marlborough, MA, United States
Served as a program manager for the QA organization within the Systems Design Division. This was a waterfall environment. Primary role was to ensure our globally distributed QA operations were coordinating and were following the same patterns as the US-based QA organization. This also involved coordinating project ownership transitions between offices, hiring and training.
Innoveda (acquired by Mentor Graphics), Senior QA and Support Manager
December 1999 - March 2002, Marlborough, MA, United States
Managed the QA operations and the main technical support organization based in Marlborough.
PADS Software (acquired by Innoveda), Various
April 1992 - November 1999, Marlborough, MA
Started as a Tech Support engineer, then moved into a QA engineer role, then moved into QA management, then QA & Support Management