Toyota North America, Agile Coach
November 2015 - Present, Plano, Texas, United States
Assigned to the IS PMO: Responsible for training/on boarding new operational Scrum Teams.
-Define, implement and maintain Agile best practice, project management methodologies and processes.
-Create tools and templates to be used for agile team.
-Host/Facilitate internal agile/scrum training classes.
-Monitor, measure and report on the overall IT Project Portfolio.
-Manage project intake, prioritization and governance processes.
-Act as single point of contact for questions regarding the Agile practice and methodology.
-Define key performance indicators and a process for measuring, tracking and reporting at the portfolio level.
February 2015 - October 2015, Santa Monica, California, United States
-Conducted feature breakdown workshops with the product and development team to create actionable work in the form of user stories in preparation of sprint planning.
-Responsible for Program Level creation and distribution of weekly executive summary reports.
-Managed the product release cycles for a 30 member application development team.
-Collaborated with subject matter experts to obtain final approval on technical requirements and project scope definitions
-Negotiated with solutions partners to obtain acceptable bids (RFP/RFQ) for products and services.
-Responsible for coordinating the ART (Agile Release Train) for all web and mobile development teams.
-Coached and mentored other scrum masters.
-Worked closely with Sony, Universal, Warner and Orchard music groups to execute on the weekly/monthly reporting requirements defined in licensing agreements.
-Instituted the "BATMAN" concept with the mobile development group. This concept allowed for 1 developer from each team to focus only on bugs/optimizations during each sprint cycle, resulting in significant quality gains and reduction in tech debt.
November 2011 - February 2015, Santa Monica , California, United States
Worked with Product Owner Managed the distribution and development activities for a 7 member offshore mobile application team.
Facilitated agile planning, retrospectives and demos to core team and selected stakeholders.
Interfaced with UX/UI Designers, Solutions Architects and Front End Developers to ensure solutions meet business needs and functional requirements.
Trained/Coached Product and Development teams on Agile Best Practices
Ensured all web and mobile products complied with PMO, PCI and SOX related processes.
Conducted operational reviews and/and bi weekly checkpoints (sprint demo) with stakeholders in order to obtain feedback and corrections to the work in progress and planned work.
Managed the ongoing business Partnerships with Amazon, Samsung and Oculus Rift for R&D projects.
Performed periodic project audits to inspect and adapt processes/procedure to reduce risk increase project success.
Coordinated the successful mobile app development and roll out of a $2 Million “TIXPRESS” promotional deal with Visa Signature
Managed the development, testing and implementation of the first Fandango companion app for the Apple Watch.
July 2007 - June 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Managed multiple Scrum teams responsible for developing and maintaining enterprise wide Windows based applications and web pages for Xerox clients using Visual Studio C# .NET.
Worked with product stakeholder to define design specifications and build Verifications system to confirm on-time payment of truck carriers to pass weight stations in the PrePass network throughout the country.
Ensured issues are resolved by appropriate team members and/or reset expectations in light of issues that cannot be resolved in order to maximize the value delivered.
Managed the development and QA team that designed and built Preclearance System to send real time data about trucks to weight stations in the PrePass network around the country. This system implemented ASP.NET 3.0 on the front end, C# as code behind, along with SQL 2008 database on the back end.
Adapted the cadence and the planning process based on results of periodic retrospectives about characteristics and/or the size/complexity/criticality of the project deliverables in order to maximize the value.