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Brock Argue

  

Agile Manager & Coach, Benevity, Inc.

Location: Calgary, Canada


Certifications

Certified Enterprise Coach
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Credentials

Biography

Brock Argue is the Agile Manager & Coach at Benevity, Inc., a world class social enterprise that's helping change corporate philanthropy while accomplishing its social mission of democratizing giving and optimizing donation processing. Located in Calgary, AB, Canada, Brock provides full-time agile coaching to all of Benevity's Agile teams and leaders.

While working at Digital Oilfield in 2006, Brock was instrumental in implementing their initial transition to agile software development for the OpenInvoice product suite. He has since worked to train and coach team members and leaders in agile software development, process improvement and organizational culture. Brock is passionate about continuous improvement in teams and individuals and “gets a kick” out of witnessing that growth in those he works with. His excellent facilitation skills and ability to bridge the gap between IT and business leaders proves to be a key in helping organizations be successful as they transition to agile.

Brock completed his Computer Technology diploma at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and studied Computer Science at Athabasca University. He is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). Brock has 16 years of experience in the Software Development industry; 6 years as a Developer and 10 years as a ScrumMaster and Agile Coach.

When not working, Brock enjoys spending time with his family including his wife and two daughters, hosting BBQ’s at his home in Calgary and golfing in the summers. Brock is currently on a quest with his father to attend the four major PGA Tour golf tournaments. He previously attended the Open Championship in Turnberry, Scotland in 2009 and the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia in 2013.

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses

CSM

  • Certified ScrumMaster - Private only

Work experience

Benevity, Inc., Agile Coach
January 2016 - Present, Calgary, AB, Canada
Agile coach for Scrum teams in Calgary and remote offices.

Oildex, Agile Coach
June 2015 - December 2015, Calgary, AB, Canada
Agile coach for Scrum and Kanban teams in Calgary and Denver, includes coaching at various levels of leadership.

ADP Inc., Agile Coach
April 2012 - June 2015, Calgary, AB, CA
All projects listed are full-time.

April 2012 - June 2015: Trainer and coach for various teams across ADP's SmartCompliance organization. Mentored local teams as well as teams located throughout the US and India. Collaborated with other leaders to create the vision and strategy for ADP's Agile transformation.

ADP Inc., ScrumMaster
January 2010 - April 2012, Calgary, AB, CA

All projects listed are full-time.

January - October 2010: ScrumMaster for team responsible for building an outsourced invoice scanning solution (BPO).

November 2010 - April 2011: ScrumMaster for team responsible for implementing an invoice payments module that allows clients to pay their invoices through ADP Invoice.

May 2011 - April 2012: ScrumMaster for team responsible for adding line item detail information to scanned invoices. Also worked as ScrumMaster for a team working on maintenance priorities.

DO2 Technologies, ScrumMaster
January 2008 - January 2010, Calgary, AB, CA
All projects listed are full-time.

January - December 2008: ScrumMaster on various projects for the OpenInvoice product suite.

January - June 2009: ScrumMaster for team responsible for delivering user self-registration and supplier on-ramping module for OpenInvoice.

July - October 2009: ScrumMaster for team responsible for implementing an AJAX interface for On-Behalf-Of (OBO) invoicing.

November - January 2010: ScrumMaster for team responsible for creating a analytics reporting module to track spend management and procurement.

Digital Oilfield Inc., ScrumMaster
April 2006 - December 2007, Calgary, AB, CA
April 2006 - December 2007: ScrumMaster on various projects for the OpenInvoice product suite.

Digital Oilfeild Inc., Software Developer
June 2000 - March 2006, Calgary, AB, CA
June 2000 - March 2006: Worked as a Software Developer in increasing levels of responsibility on the OpenInvoice Platform using Java J2EE technology. The OpenInvoice Suite is distributed in an online Saas model.

Articles I've written

Sit Down and Learn from the Master: The ScrumMaster's Responsibility to Educate
When I took my first Certified ScrumMaster course, I was taught that one of the responsibilities of the ScrumMaster is to educate. The role of educator is an increasingly important one, as we see more and more organizations adopting Scrum at the e...

Agile Architecture Emerges -- or Does It?
I spent the better part of a recent Sunday afternoon (when I should have been watching golf) in my backyard, pulling weeds out of my gardens. How does this happen, I wondered?

 

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