Anna Obukhova is a global agile portfolio-delivery manager for a large investment bank in London. She’s worked with agile methodologies since 2004 as a ScrumMaster, project/program/portfolio manager and agile coach, and is mainly interested in distributed and dispersed projects and effectiveness of team communication in such conditions. Her passion is to collect and share the best industry and company practices in agile management. She helps agile teams and programmers to improve their processes and transition from waterfall to agile in corporate environments. She uses her education in biology to connect working tips and recommendations with the natural processes that happen in our bodies (especially in the brain). She believes it can explain a lot and she’s very excited about how naturally agile works.
Luxoft UK, Agile Portfolio Delivery Manager
September 2014 - Present, London, London, United Kingdom
Managing delivery of Agile portfolio of 20+ programmes and 30+ teams that use Scrum methodology. Helping teams to work effectively in highly distributed environment (7 locations worldwide). Establishing Agile information radiators on a large scale with frequent updates. Protecting Scrum teams from non-Agile pieces of environment.
Managing delivery of 2 programmes (1-2 Scrum teams for more than a year each), working with team members, promoting Agile way of work, participating (as coach) in Scrum routines, reviewing the release process, individually coaching Scrum Masters.
Luxoft, Agile Coach
April 2011 - September 2014, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Agile coach, Team coaching in Scrum methodology, setting transition from Waterfall to agile, reading seminars, participating in conferences.
Exigen Services, Scrum Master, Chief Scrum Master, Scrum consultant
October 2004 - December 2011, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Scrum Master, Chief Scrum master for >15 projects. Scrum consultant within organisation and on customer side. Pre-sale activities for Agile projects, contract negotiations, customer agreements setting.
Reading webinars and courses in Scrum methodology, participating in conferences.