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Tony Wahmhoff

  

Location: Hartland, WI


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Milwaukee Agile

Biography

Tony Wahmhoff, PMI-ACP, SAFe-SPC4, CSP, CSM

Enabling and Scaling Lean and Agile Software Development

Highly principled and accomplished systemic thinker dedicated to enabling and scaling agile teams to deliver predictable and sustained value through transparency, alignment, collaboration, prioritization, and continually optimizing lean execution.

Professional Experience

Net Objectives, Seattle, WA

Senior Consultant

(January 2014 – Present)

Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile Framework coaching and consulting at the team, program, and portfolio levels.  Delivered two public presentations on the Scaled Agile Framework.

Dominion Enterprises, Sussex, WI

Senior Project Manager / ScrumMaster (November 2011 – January 2014)

Primary change agent responsible for designing and establishing a cost of delay based prioritization framework, full transparency, and lean, value driven execution.  Performed value stream analysis for five delivery systems.  Created optimizing, self-managing Kanban implementations that replaced a chaotic environment with understandable and effective systems focused on delivering maximum value.

AQS, Inc., Hartland, WI

Director, Product Development–Project Management (June 2006 – August 2011)

Directed product development division, overseeing 30–40 team members, including software architects, resource managers, and project managers—and all supporting processes. New products and modules were developed using Microsoft .Net technologies.

  • Program and Project Management: Developed product idea tracking, documentation, value based prioritization, and approval mechanisms which enabled transparency and full corporate participation in product management. Created tactical and strategic product roadmaps as part of product owner team. Defined and initiated projects with clear expectations to support resulting product roadmaps. Managed the product roadmap to yearly maintenance budget and determined additional funding requirements to accomplish goals.
  • Software Development Methodology: Created underlying SDLC processes, protocols, and supporting documentation requirements.  Achieved significant productivity gains by implementing agile and lean software development processes. Scaled agile development from one small pilot team to 4 independent teams and over 30 total individuals, including participation from customers. Progressed to Kanban in order to smooth workflow and establish precise development stage completion criteria, thereby increasing quality at each interim stage and at final delivery.
  • Execution and Continual Improvement: Created and delivered presentations and training materials to support education, adoption, and execution of evolving software development, project management, and product management best practices and processes. Established risk-based decision making, retrospective, and feedback disciplines. Defined quality measurements to monitor performance. Created and managed training program to make customers fully independent with product maintenance.

Product Development Manager–Project Manager (February 2002 – May 2006)

Managed product developer team and supporting product development processes. Coordinated rollout and maintenance of the 3rd generation core product and development of two add-on products built with Microsoft .Net. Managed product enhancement projects identified by customers, sales, and marketing.

Work experience

DOMINION ENTERPRISES, Senior Project Manager / ScrumMaster
November 2011 - Present, Sussex, Wisconsin, United States
***** SCRUM PROJECT: Mobile Apps DATES: Feb 2012-Jul 2012 SUMMARY: Purpose was to create a framework for developing mobile apps and then deliver the first mobile app for the company, which was the ability to take a photo of an inventory item and then upload the photo to the central inventory data. ROLE: Scrum Master/Coach. Used pure Scrum throughout the project. Project started out using team based release planning with the development team and the product owner. At first used 1 week sprints to get quick feedback and then moved to 2 weeks once the direction stabilized. Facilitated product backlog grooming and sprint planning meetings. Used sprint reviews to engage stakeholders and sprint retrospectives to improve the delivery process. ***** SCRUM PROJECT: All Dealers to New eCommerce DATES: Feb 2012-Dec 2012 SUMMARY: Purpose was to move all dealers from a legacy e-commerce framework to the current e-commerce framework. ROLE: Scrum Master/Coach. Used pure Scrum throughout the project. Project started out with engaging the primary stakeholders to discover the central feature list. Based on this list, we moved to team based release planning with the development team and the product owner. Facilitated/coached Scrum process orientation. Coached product owners and team members. Facilitated product backlog grooming, sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews and retrospectives. Used 2-week sprints to incrementally deliver the solution for early review and feedback. Used weekly project updates to engage stakeholders. ***** SCRUM PROJECT: Dx1/Unified Product DATES: May 2012-May 2013 SUMMARY: Purpose was to unify all company products on one data platform using a modern, mobile-capable, and touch-capable user interface. ROLE: Scrum Master/Coach. Used pure Scrum throughout the project. Collaborated/coached on multiple feature team organization and agile scaling strategy with multiple teams and product owners. Facilitated kick-off meeting. Facilitated/coached Scrum process orientation. Coached product owners and team members. Facilitated product backlog grooming, sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews and retrospectives. Used 2-week time-boxed sprints to incrementally deliver the solution for early review and multiple 2-3 month time-boxed releases.

AQS, INC. (acquired by Insurity Inc. 3/5/2013), Director, Product Development–Project Management
June 2006 - August 2011, Hartland, Wisconsin, United States
***** SCRUM PROJECT: PDR Release 1.0 - Domain Management DATES: Oct 2008-Jan 2009 SUMMARY: Purpose was to complete sufficient Product Definition Toolset functionality to be able to manage AQS Advantage client domain schemas. ROLE: Scrum coach, scrum of scrums master, team acquisition/formation, business analysis, backlog grooming and prioritization, release planning, sprint planning, scrum master training/mentoring, metrics, and reporting. ***** SCRUM PROJECT: PDR Release 1.1 - Core Building Blocks DATES: Jan 2009-Sep 2009 SUMMARY: Purpose was to complete sufficient Product Definition Toolset functionality to be able to describe and demonstrate the core building blocks of the application. ROLE: Scrum coach, scrum of scrums master, team acquisition/formation, business analysis, backlog grooming and prioritization, release planning, sprint planning, scrum master training/mentoring, metrics, and reporting. ***** SCRUM PROJECT: PDR Release 1.2 - Rate Tables POC DATES: Sep 2009-Dec 2009 SUMMARY: Purpose was to complete sufficient Product Definition Toolset and Product Definition Runtime functionality to demonstrate Externalized Rate Tables. ROLE: Scrum coach, scrum of scrums master, team acquisition/formation, business analysis, backlog grooming and prioritization, release planning, sprint planning, scrum master training/mentoring, metrics, and reporting. ***** SCRUM PROJECT: PDR Release 1.3 - Rate Tables Production DATES: Dec 2009-Mar 2010 SUMMARY: Purpose was to complete the analysis, functionality, and transition activities required to take the Product Definition Toolset into production use by AQS Client Services in order to support FFIC Externalized Rate Tables. ROLE: Scrum coach, scrum of scrums master, team acquisition/formation, business analysis, backlog grooming and prioritization, release planning, sprint planning, scrum master training/mentoring, metrics, and reporting. ***** SCRUM PROJECT: PDR Release 1.4 - Form/Rating Services Minimal POC DATES: Apr 2010-May 2010 SUMMARY: Purpose was to complete sufficient Product Definition Toolset and Product Definition Runtime functionality to demonstrate Product Definition driven Form, Rating, and Validation Services. ROLE: Scrum coach, scrum of scrums master, team acquisition/formation, business analysis, backlog grooming and prioritization, release planning, sprint planning, scrum master training/mentoring, metrics, and reporting. ***** SCRUM PROJECT: PDR Release 1.5 - Form/Rating Services Robust POC DATES: May 2010-Mar 2011 SUMMARY: Purpose was to complete sufficient Product Definition Toolset and Product Definition Runtime functionality to demonstrate Product Definition driven Form, Rating, and Validation Services. ROLE: Scrum coach, scrum of scrums master, team acquisition/formation, business analysis, backlog grooming and prioritization, release planning, sprint planning, scrum master training/mentoring, metrics, and reporting.

 

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