Dave Mace Candidate Profile Dave is a qualified Agile Multi-Project Software Manager, who manages projects to an acceptable level... Read More
Consultant – Scrum Master at Financial Times
September 2011-December 2012
Agile Programme Manager for 5 related Projects/Teams (>34 members) delivering changes needed for FT.com Online Membership Stabilisation. Scrum Master for 3 of the teams. Introduced Scrum of Scrums with teams on other Programmes to optimise use of Test Environments. Introduced Kanban for two teams to improve flow of work through the environments. Rally was used for the Agile Project Management Tool. Also Scrum Master for a large distributed development team in UK and Manila developing Web & Mobile Online Membership Enhancements. This team used the Scrum Framework, delivering each 2 week sprint. Scrum Master for setting up a Data Migration into a Salesforce.org.
Consultant – Scrum Master and Scrum of Scrums Lead at Yell
February 2010-July 2011
Used Agile Scrum to deliver changes to SAP R3, CRM & BW enabling Yell Market Planners to renew packages of advertised products in future Campaigns and Sales teams to sell these renewed packages. After coaching the Product Owner in building the Product Backlog, I coached a new team (ABAP & BW Developers & Test) in the delivery of a small change to live within 2 weeks and a major upgrade during the fourth 2 week sprint. Subsequently ScrumMaster for 5 other scrum teams, 4 of which were new. These included the Packages Team developing R3 support for new Packages and the related Repricing Team. One team was multi-site with onshore & offshore members. All achieved go-live ready deliveries almost every 2 weeks. Later was Scrum of Scrums lead for a major Programme as well as ScrumMaster for 2 of the 10 teams in the same Programme. As ScrumMaster I represented management to the project, was responsible for enacting scrum values and practices, tracked progress via Sprint Burndown, removed impediments raised by daily scrums, ensured the teams were fully functional and productive, enabled close cooperation across all roles and functions and shielded the teams from external interferences. Worked closely with Product Owners, including coaching on grooming & prioritising stories in the Product Backlog before each sprint. Led planning poker sessions to estimate remaining work. Advised on release plans based on sprint velocities. Led planning at the start of each sprint. At sprint end arranged Sprint Reviews, demonstrating to stakeholders what was done and go live ready that sprint, followed by Retrospectives to help the teams identify improvement actions for the next sprint. As Scrum of Scrums Lead, I had additional responsibility to facilitate Scrum of Scrums meetings, ensure issues between related scrum teams were resolved and report progress by all the teams to the Programme Board. Met regularly with other Scrum Masters (>8) in Yell, informally sharing ideas and experiences to help the Agile transition with the organisation.
Consultant – Agile Development Project Manager / ScrumMaster at Infoterra Ltd
June 2008-January 2010
Consultant – Agile Development Project Manager / ScrumMaster Introduced Agile Scrum to enable rapid business change & improve software development productivity. After appointing a Product Owner, I initially Scrum Mastered a small team of 6 (developers, database engineers & tester) delivering the first online service (a Flood Risk System) within three 2 week Sprints. This was developed using continuous integration and included some automated tests. Then building on the success and components of the first service, the teams were expanded, further product owners adopted and three more Java web based Internet systems developed that involved ecommerce and automated GIS data production. They went live within 3 months. Some of these retailed mapping data to govt organisations. To achieve this I Scrum Mastered multiple teams working to the same 2 week Sprints with Sprint Reviews to the stakeholders & some Retrospectives at the end of each Sprint. In addition to numerous upgrades, I was also involved as ScrumMaster for two further Online Services, retailing data to the general public, again involving multiple teams. Agilo™ Scrum software was introduced to support the scrum process. Selenium was used to increase the automated testing. Furthermore I used the Scrum framework for managing subcontract components of a large overseas Land Administration Project. This involved development teams in Ljubljana (Slovenia) & Farnborough (UK) and an onsite deployment team in Port Louis (Mauritius). The Project progressed with incremental deliveries, in 2 week sprints with a daily scrum across the teams to share commitment, communicate daily status, identify impediments, identify drops between teams, set focus and build the project team.
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