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Anthony Rodriguez


Vice President - Principal Project Manager, BNY Mellon

Location: Jersey City, NJ


Certified ScrumMaster


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NYC Scrum User Group


Anthony Rodriguez:

  • Results-driven project and program management professional with first-rate skills in directing full project cycles for complex international programs and initiatives. Proven ability to deliver on revenue targets, productivity and quality improvements through well-managed and on-time projects. Particularly strong on planning, execution, monitoring and resource balancing skills with the ability to support multiple simultaneous projects in a matrix organizational structure.

  • Project Leadership and Negotiation Skills - Superior experience in coordinating, negotiating, training and mentoring of outside vendors, on-site and off-shore resources (junior managers, engineers, developers and IT support staff) in support of time line and IT project objectives.

  • Agile implementation specialist. Lean Software Development Life Cycle.

  • Strategic and responsible decision maker – focused on strategic vision while tactically trading-off and managing risk.

  • Excellent balance of technical leadership, interpersonal, and software development skills.

  • Strong analysis, design, object/data modeling, and project management (agile & traditional) skills.

  • Excellent hiring, coaching, and people development skills; managing on-site and offshore development teams.

  • Organic leadership style - leads by example and fosters open communication and a collaborative environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – adept at translating issues between technical and non-technical stakeholders.




Work experience

United Health Group / Optum ,
February 2015 - January 2016, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, US
Responsible and accountable for cross application program management of the top priority portfolio program at UHG : 2015 Budget: $77M spread across 11 programs / 86 projects (62 Agile, 24 Waterfall) / 30 cross-application Project Managers. Defined, implemented, track and control the Enterprise integrated program plan to manage the program schedule and dependencies. (Agile and Waterfall) Developed, implemented and manage a dependency management guide and process to manage cross functional dependencies across projects (Agile --> Agile, Agile <--> Waterfall, Waterfall --> Waterfall). Provide guidance , daily oversight and support to all cross application project managers. Metrics and Reporting manager with 4 direct reports. Responsible for defining, building, reporting and implementing cost and performance reporting. Implemented a request management system using Outlook Tasks to manage report enhancements and requests. Developed multi-dimensionsional reports that aggregated data from the Agile management system (Rally) and the Program / Project Cost management system (PPM Optics – Clarity). Enabling visibility and transparency between performance and cost on a daily basis. Earned Value / Planned Value metrics. (Agile projects) Direct management and oversight to program level compliance requirements. Manage program level risk and issue management. (Agile & Waterfall projects) Manage, maintain and coordinate program level change requests. Organize and prepare program level communications for key stakeholders, product owners and senior management.

October 2014 - February 2015, Edison, New Jersey, US
Manage, organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-ups, product backlog grooming, design reviews, retrospectives, sprint planning and other Scrum-related activities. Manage 3 separate teams (2 Scrum, 1 Waterfall) across functional work threads in the development of a new reporting platform through all sprints/iterations and phases of the project. (Inception, Elaboration, Contstruction and Delivery.) Interact and collaborate with cross dependent teams across a weak matrix environment. Includes, but is not limited to UX / UI, Application Architecture, Deployment and Operations cross level program teams. Successfully delivered the core framework and functionality of the new email reporting platform in December 2014.

United Health Care, Sr. Scrum Master
September 2013 - September 2014, Basking Ridge, NJ

Sr. Scrum Master working on the health management project portfolio.

Manage, organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-ups, product backlog grooming, design reviews, retrospectives, sprint planning and Scrum-related activities. Develop, manage and convert business user stories into technical requirements. Manage 2 teams through all sprints/iterations and phases of the project. (Inception, Elaboration, Construction and Delivery.) Each team consists of 2 Developers, 1 System Analyst, 2 QA Analysts. Interact and collaborate with cross dependent teams across a weak matrix environment. Includes, but is not limited to UX / UI, Application Enablement, Enterprise Data Management, Application Architecture, cross level program teams. Track and communicate sprint / release progress with and to all affected teams and management. Remove impediments and assess value to facilitate priorities in accordance with the business vision.

Silver Search @ Verisk Analytics, Contractor - Sr. Scrum Master
May 2013 - September 2013, Jersey City, NJ, United States

Scrum Master / Project Management Consultant working Commercial Property initiatives

Silver Search @ New York Stock Exchange, Consultant - Scrum Master
August 2012 - April 2013, New York, NY, United States

Management Consultant serving as a Scrum Master for the Global Web Organization project portfolio.

Projects completed: rebranding launch
NYSE logo for non rebranded sites. Site rebranding launch
Liffe Markets site launch
POR R1 and R2 launches enhancements site launch
Taxonomy enhancement rebranding launch
ServiceNow integration with NYSE Connect 
Technologies site rebranding
Market Status Trader Updates - free email and rich site summary subscription service that provides real time alerts and notices regarding any interuption of service to the NYSE Euronext market.information.
Ring the Bell .com
Ecommerce site enhancements

Western Union, Sr. Mgr / Scrum Master - Global Service Delivery
August 2011 - August 2012, Montvale, NJ, United States

Sr. Project Manager / Scrum Master responsible for the program management of E-commerce consumer facing money transfer and payment applications.

Silver Search @ Verisk Analytics, Contractor - Sr. Scrum Master
July 2011 - August 2011, Jersey City, NJ, United States

Consultant - Project Manager for a SalesLogix to Salesforce conversion project across multiple organizations.

Western Union, Project Manager / Scrum Master - Applications
September 2008 - July 2011, Montvale, NJ, United States

Project Manager / Scrum Master for the Design and Implementation of multiple money transfer projects. Specializing in Web applications for the global consumer base. End User Services, Customer Management, Service Development and Service Delivery. Responsible for managing the implementation of the Agile project methodology in a matrix defined environment. 

Responsible for piloting, defining and implementing Agile across the IT organization / groups.

Rewarded and Recognized as the Technology Associate -CIO Award in 2010 for the Agile methodology pilot and implementation program.

Recipient of the Western Union Accelerator Quarterly Reward in 2008 and in 2010.


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