My agile journey began before I knew what agile was while delivering software incrementally to our highest profile clients. In 2008, I was introduced to Scrum and knew I was onto something great. I made my transition from a traditional project manager to a ScrumMaster in 2009 and since then have been honing my skills and knowledge base.
- Agile Coach, ScrumMaster and Servant Leader with a commitment to building high-performing teams and ultimately, an agile organization
- Provide coaching services to other ScrumMaster, DevTeam members and other associates across all areas of the organization (business operations, infrastructure, etc)
- Host and facilitate an Agile Community of Practice for all to attend an informal discussion focusing on learning from each other through sharing our experiences
- Assist in standing up other discipline areas Communities of Practice (QA, BA, DEV)
- Member of our Agile Champions Team which is a set of influential leaders to help promote and champion our agile transformation
5280 Solutions, Agile Coach
August 2011 - Present, Highlands Ranch, CO, US
I came into 5280 Solutions/Nelnet as an experienced ScrumMaster and Project Manager. I worked closely with others in the organization with agile concepts and challenges. At the time, agile was a new concept and we had one team doing Scrum. This gave me an avenue to share ideas, sharpen my skills and knowledge through this collaboration and coaching activities. I started rolling out Scrum to my development team in May of 2013. My teams enjoyed the framework and our customers were delighted to have a "seat at the table". Through this experience and others in the organization, I was challenged to help the organization transform into an agile organization.
Integrated Asset Services, Scrum Master
May 2008 - July 2011, Denver, CO
I was hired as a contract Project Manager in 2008 asked to create some project management practices. There were a number of initiatives active and found it fairly easy to productize our development teams. We initially started piloting one of our teams using Scrum. We wexperienced huge successes and we started to roll out Scrum across the development teams. We implemented training and common practices across teams to enable executive metric reporting. Over time, through creating a PMO, we were better able to manage our portfolio with consistency and higher throughput.