Kaplan Inc, Agile Scrum Master and Coach
December 2013 - Present, Ft Lauderdale, FL, US
Lead a cross-functional geographically-dispersed team working on multiple customer needs using Scrum and Scrumban frameworks. Champion Agile practices and principles. Encourage, motivate and transform team practices to deliver quickly while increasing customer involvement and feedback.
In May of 2015, I began coaching for 2 organizations, created an Agile Maturity survey based on the 12 principles of Agile, and recommended improvements to improve the level of maturity within those organizations.
K12, Inc (Contracted by KForce from 2/13 to 7/13), Scrum Master
February 2013 - December 2013, Herndon, VA, US
Apply advanced level knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology and general project management principles to provide mentoring to junior project managers and leadership to project teams; Lead two cross-functional geographically-dispersed Scrum projects guiding teams through all phases of the project life cycle managing risks, issues, and removing impediments blocking teams from achieving project goals on schedule and within budget; Mentor and train Project/Scrum Teams, Scrum Masters, and Project Managers; Contribute to the development and champion the adoption of Agile/Scrum and project management practices; Establish standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation; Communicate progress through daily status updates and weekly written reports; Coordinate custom solutions with other departments in the organization; Maintain and develop strong working relationships with Business Owners as well as internal Technology groups.
•Created executive-level reporting dashboards for Program Management team
•First product to successfully implement new Identity Management System
VERISIGN, INC, Sr. Technical Project Manager
October 2011 - February 2013, Reston, VA, US
Create processes using elements of Scrum methodology to create and manage a portfolio of internal and University research projects. Lead internal research-based investigation utilizing a Scrum-based approach to locate new product opportunities.
Improve usability, visibility, and functionality of Verisign Labs Extranet by suggesting modifications to the site design.
•Managed communications and award selection for 2012 Grants program
Online Resources, Inc, Scrum Master
February 2009 - October 2011, Chantilly, VA, US
Serve as Scrum Master for teams migrating from waterfall to agile methodologies. Managed multiple development projects to improve the Online Banking system and add to the mobile channel presence with Mobile Browser and SMS. Communicate with cross-functional Directors, Senior Directors, Vice Presidents, and other leaders.
•Rollout of Agile (Scrum) methodology to geographically dispersed teams
•Managed pilot of new enterprise tools for agile and defect tracking (Greenhopper and Jira)