Johnson & Johnson, Scrum Master & Agile Coach
February 2015 - Present, Limerick, Limerick
My role is to help the transition of the Johnson & Johnson Application Services SAP Development Organization into Agile.
Working in a highly regulated industry, I have been central to breaking down the barriers between the Business, Business IT ( BU-IT ), Supply Chain, the Development Organisation, the Risk Management organisation ( ISRM ) and the Quality Assurance Organization ( Q-CSV and SQA ) to form self-organizing Teams consisting of Product Owner ( coming from Supply Chain or BU-IT ), Scrum Master, Compliance Leads aswell as Functional and Development Leads.
I have been pivotal to the transition of the organization to an Agile Framework, providing aupport and coaching across the organization to establish successful Scrum Teams developing end-user features in 2-week sprints, with the introduction of Product Backlogs, Backlog Refinement Sessions, Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Sprint Reviews & Demos and Retrospectives/
Well work in a highly Regulated Industry & I continue to mentor & coach how regulatory bodies can work closely with scrum teams without compromising compliance needs or a Scrum agile way of working
LM Ericsson, Scrum Product Owner
November 2012 - January 2015, Athlone, Westmeath
With the introduction of a new development area within Ericsson ( ENM ), I assumed the role of Product Owner for a Database Management Component-based Scrum Team and for a Configuration Management Scrum Team. The role required me to work closely with the end user ( Telecomm Network providers ) aswell as with the Business Organisation, who provided portfolio management and strategic direction on the features to be developed.
As the Product Backlog was burned down, I recognised the need for an additional Scrum Team to work off the same backlog as the Configuration Management Team and so for 2 years I acted as Product Owner for 3 Scrum Teams, successfully delivering high priority, high value features, as agreed with the business partners.
LM Ericsson, Scrum Master
October 2007 - November 2012, Athlone, Westmeath
In 2007/2008, LM Ericsson began the organisational transition from traditional waterfall to agile. As an early adopter of agile in the organisation, my role as a a transition agent was to establish new Kanban Teams, transition to Scrumban and ultimately transition to full Scrum development as the organization grew and adopted Agile.
I typically established small, cross functional team and acted as Scrum Master - facilitating the introduction of Product Backlogs, Daily Standups, Sprint Planning Sessions, Backlog Refinement, End of Sprint Review meetings and Sprint Retrospectives. My role was to establish cross functional, self-organizing teams, transitioning a Team Member to adopt the role of Scrum Master in my place.