Allen Ollendorf is a highly experienced IT professional leader with several years experience working on product development teams both as a developer and project manager/team leader. Allen is a Co-Founder of Zenworks Software, a provider of Content Management Solutions for SMBs, non-profits, and educational institutions. Allen has served as the Scrum Master for Tradeware Global for the Data Services/Web Reporting Product Development Teama, Lead Developer-Scrum Master/Coach for eScholastic and Agile Practice Lead/Coach for DealerTrack Technologies. Allen is currently serving as an Agile Coach Consultant for JP Morgan Chase's Global Technology Group. Allen is a cum laude graduate of New York University where he received his BS in Information Systems Management and most recently received his MS in Management of Technology from Polytechnic Institute of NYU.
As an Agilist, it is Allen's goal to help teams adopt lean practices and become self managed, hyperproductive and, most importantly, to have fun. :)
January 2016 - Present, Huntington Station, NY, US
Lean-Agile Coach Consultant helping organizations transform from command and control waterfall-based management system to a lean-based approach to accelerate business value delivery and learning.
JP Morgan Chase, Agile Coach Consultant
June 2015 - Present, , US
Serve as Agile Coach for JP Morgan Chase's Global Technology Group.
DealerTrack, Inc., Agile Practice Lead/Agile Coach
January 2012 - June 2015, Lake Success, New York, US
January 2012 - Present:
Serve as ScrumMaster for two (2) co-located development teams responsible for producing the next generation of Auto Finance Solution Products (DT 2.0).
Serve as Lead Agile Practitioner/Agile Coach for the F&I Solutions Value Stream, which consists of 12 Scrum Teams as well as Program and Project Management. Coach, Train and Teams, Team Members, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Managers.
Scholastic, Lead Developer - ScrumMaster
March 2011 - December 2011, New York, New York, United States
Introduced Agile-Scrum to the eScholastic Business Unit and trained the development and product teams responsible for delivering the Teachers' Web Site on a new platform with improved performance and new features. The teams were able to deliver the new Teachers' Web Site with the minimum viable feature set in 8 months, which exceeded expectations. The new site was migrated from a proprietary CMS to the Drupal  open-source CMS.