Steve Crago is an IBM Certified IT Architect and a Certified Scrum Master in the Mobile Solution team within IBM's Interactive Solution Service Are... Read More
Scrum Master, Mobile Solution Architect at IBM
July 2009-February 2010
I was a Scrum Master and Mobile Solution Architect in support of an innovative nationwide mobile payments initiative. The project consisted of two-week sprints with a defined deliverable for each sprint. I participated in all aspects of the Product Backlog Planning, Sprint Planning, daily Scrum meetings, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective. I also coordinated integration and readiness of deployment with the other teams. As a Mobile Solution Architect, I provided input into the J2ME MIDlet/Applet Functional Model, the MIDlet Architecture, and the MIDlet/Applet Lifecycle. I worked with the Product Owner in order to provide assistance on defect prioritization and tracking using Rational Team Concert with the Scrum plug-in. I assisted in the creation of user stories, storyboards, and program specification documents as required/requested by the client.
Scrum Consultant, Senior Enterprise Integrator at IBM
Overland Park, KS
March 2009-June 2009
As a Scrum Consultant and Senior Enterprise Integrator, I was responsible for evaluating a third party that the client had hired as part of a systems integration program. I reviewed the third party company’s implementation of the Scrum approach and provided recommendations for improvement. I advised the client on Scrum implementation and made recommendations that could be used to improve the overall performance of the Scrum teams, such as conducting Sprint Reviews and Sprint Retrospectives at the end of each Sprint instead of waiting until the end of a planned release. I recommended that a person from the offshore team be trained and appointed the Scrum Master for the offshore development team. I was also responsible for applying IBM's knowledge of the client's processes/applications and leading practices towards migration of potential risks/issues from an Enterprise perspective for the client's online presence. I provided technical oversight and enterprise integration management.