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Alin Ohota


Scrum Master, zooplus AG

Location: Munich, Germany


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Alin Ohota has more than 9 years practical IT experience fulfilling various leading roles in international environments. His focus was always centered on 3 vectors: to deliver business value efficiently, to create high performing teams and enterprise-wide Agile transformation. 

In his quest for innovation he's often challenging the status quo while helping people discover passion, enthusiasm and meaning in their work. 

Key Highlights:

• Drove Agile transformation strategies across large organizations and several IT departments
• Led international and geo-distributed teams in successfully adopting Agile practices 
• Delivered high impact & strategic projects using Agile and Waterfall approaches
• Designed and conducted management evaluation surveys
• Designed and applied a lean IT performance appraisal system
• Started two software labs and introduced tools for supporting the Agile practices
• Drove QA process improvement initiatives that engaged testers and developers to strive for quality

Work experience

zooplus AG, Scrum Master
June 2013 - Present, Munich, Bavaria, DE
Organizational context: • Leading a team of 4 to 7 people • Reporting strong line to: Software Development Center Manager –> CIO –> CEO Achievements: • Created the Vision, Strategy and Working Principles for the Software Development Center • Delivered a Team, Process and Working model Agile Transformation Proof of Concept to be used across the whole company • Delivered and implemented a ‘helper guide’ for choosing the right Agile Methodology for different projects and environment contexts • Implemented a performance appraisal system suitable for the IT Development Center • Introduced ‘no estimates’ in Scrum and Scrumban projects • Provided a lean CIO reporting Responsibilities as an Agile Coach: • Assist the company in the continuous quest for Lean Agile practices • Promote Agile & Lean software development methodologies and drive their adoption • Customize the Agile Framework to work best within the company environment • Coach and mentor Responsibilities as a SCRUM Master: • Coach the team on SCRUM related topics • Identify, track and remove impediments • Planning, estimation and forecast • Support the Product Owner in backlog maintenance, release planning, communication • Represent the team in front of stakeholders and management • Facilitate all the SCRUM related meetings • Risk management Tools used: JIRA/Greenhopper, Confluence, iPersis, Team City, MS Office, Podio

Teamnet International SA, Agile Coach/ Scrum Master
October 2012 - May 2013, Bucharest, Bucuresti, RO
Organizational context: • Leading multiple teams of 4 to 9 people • Reporting strong line to: Solutions Manager -> CEO Achievements: • Created and executed an Agile transformation strategy across the organization • Led more than 5 teams in adopting Agile methodologies • Successfully delivered a high impact project using SCRUMBAN while working with 2 different teams Responsibilities as a Software Governor: • Act as the company's Agile Transition Leader • Standardize the software development process • Introduce new tools and drive their adoption to improve efficiency • Introduce and promote industry best practices • Assess and improve business units compliance with software governance standards • Develop Proof of Concept projects and set-ups Responsibilities as an Agile Coach: • Assist the company in transitioning towards Agile practices • Promote Agile software development methodologies and drive their adoption • Customize the Agile Framework to work best for every team • Develop new Product Owners and Scrum Masters in the organization • Coach and mentor • Organize Agile workshops • Create and maintain a common Knowledge Base Tools used: JIRA/Greenhopper/FishEye/Crucible, Confluence, MS Project, MS Visual Studio, MS Team Foundation Server 2010/ 2012, MS Sharepoint 2010/2013, Scrumwise, MS Office


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