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Ahmed Hammad

  

Software Quality Expert, SECC

Location: Cairo, Egypt


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Egypt Scrum

Biography

Business in brief

Hammad trains and coaches many teams on Agile, Scrum, extreme programming, and Kanban. Ahmed also trains and coaches teams to help them get certifies in CMMI using Agile methodologies.

Organizations

Ahmed is working at SECC as a Quality Expert for more than 6 years, consulted many small, medium and large organization in software process improvement and how to improve analysis, architecture, design, programming and testing practices.
Ahmed is actively researching and developing Agile and software engineering offerings to support the software industry in Egypt.

Ahmed worked for 14 years in software organizations such as Sakhr, Harf and QuickTel as programmer, project manager and technical manager. As a result, he has extensive software development and management experience in Desktop applications, database applications, Web-based applications, Mobile applications, and embedded applications. This helps him to guide software process improvement with deep understanding to the technical and management challenges.

Awards

Ahmed’s work was appreciated from all organizations and individuals he worked with starting from HARF, one of the projects he was managing was honored as "Best Internet Site" in 2000 from Windows magazine in Dubai Gitex.

Certifications and designations

  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) from Scrum Alliance.
  • Certified PSP Engineer from Carnegie Mellon University.
  • ITIL Expert in ITIL Service management from BCS, UK Cabinet Office.
  • Bsc. of Computer Engineering in 1993

Sources/References

Ahmed has many articles published in the Egypt SPIN covering software development topics and many other Process Improvement topics. He also produced the training materials of some Agile technical topics such as Unit Test, Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration. Ahmed also maintains a blog about software engineering issues.

 

Work experience

SECC, Quality Expert
April 2007 - Present, Cairo, Egypt

Activites in the last 3 years only:

Coaching and Consultation to software development and management processes using Agile typically Scrum, XP and Kanban.

Consulting in applying CMMI-DEV certification using Agile.

Developed and instructed training materials to improve the software development and service management practices in Egypt.

 

I have coached and consulted 2 companes for CMMI using Agile, 5 companies to adopt Scrum method and other 5 companies to adopt technical Agile practices such as TDD, Refactoring and Continuous Integration. 

I prepared training material and exercises for:

1. Unit Testing and TDD (2 days)

2. Continuous Integration (1 day)

3. Refactoring (1 days) (Co-authoring with Eng. Amr Noaman)

I also instucted these course in addition to Introduction to Agile Software Development to many organizations in 3 and 4 days settings.


 

QuickTel, Software Development Manager
March 2006 - March 2007, Cairo, Egypt

·    Managed CDMA unit software projects.

·    Led technically on tools and technologies used to develop products.

·    Hired, evaluated and mentored technical team members.

·    Developed and managed FWT, and CDMA Module products.


 

Amadsoft, Software Development Manager
August 2003 - February 2006, Cairo, Egypt

·    Designed and managed the implementation of eBook Pocket PC software system including the device Arabization.

·    Developed and managed the development of Encyclopedia of Laws website and CD.


 

Articles I've written

Tracking Organization in Scrum Teams
There is a difficulty tracking many Scrum teams in any typical organization. Although each Scrum team has its own work area with boards and charts, it is easier for managers to look at all teams and sprints in one place. . . .

 

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