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Aarron Thornton

  

Agile Coach / ScrumMaster / Senior Project Manager, RBC

Location: Toronto, Canada


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials

Biography

Aarron Thornton - (be) Agile. Transform. Create. Innovate. These words guide my mind-set and approach in the business world and allow me to adapt within a variety of environments, teams and structures. They are the foundation of my 20+ years in the Financial and Telecommunications industries and 15+ years working in software project delivery. My training and knowledge combined with my skills and experience with agile and waterfall frameworks ensure superior leadership and transformational results. I currently work for the largest financial institution in Canada, leading the transformation from waterfall to agile. I coach/mentor 6 teams within my group and work closely with our Agile COE to affect enterprise changes to support agility. Recently I was also invited as a speaker in the Healthcare industry, to introduce Agile as an alternative to existing approaches in clinical studies. Trying new things and finding better ways to work is my mantra. Please reach out if you want to chat agile or are interested in finding out more about me.

Work experience

RBC, Agile Coach / ScrumMaster
April 2014 - Present, Toronto, ON, Canada
I am tasked with the challenge of spear-heading transformational change by introducing agility into our delivery model and establishing multiple agile teams (scaling) to execute key strategic priorities. This includes OCM, agile coaching/training and developing a repeatable, supportable agile framework.

World Traveller, World Traveller
January 2012 - March 2014,
Tasked with traveling Europe, Africa and Asia to gain cultural insights and learn about other ways to live in this world.

RBC, SPM
January 2006 - December 2011, Toronto, ON, Canada
Recruited to lead multiple high-priority online and mobile initiatives. Managed cross-platform teams and vendors on 20+ projects, with budgets ranging from $300K to $7M. Scope of role varied and included strategic planning, design, project management, training, communications and vendor relations. My role was enhanced June 2010 (after my CSM designation) to introduce Scrum within the Digital platform at RBC.

 

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