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Carol Kollm

  

Agile Coach, Consultant

Location: Boston, MA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Agile Boston

Biography

Carol Kollm

I started my career working for the Department of Defense, both as a civilian in the Air Force and as a government contractor. While at Wright Patterson Air Force in the Electro-Optics branch, I managed in-house development programs and contracts to advance laser radar systems. I transitioned to web site development and web applications in early 2000, when I co-founded a web development company serving healthcare organizations and law firms. It was during my masters program in 2005 that I studied software engineering processes and was introduced to agile methodologies. 

I embrace agile because of the underlying team values and the commitment to delivering customer-focused products. I have found that although scrum is a simple framework it takes experience working directly as a team member and continual learning to understand scrum. Organizations are riddled with hidden impediments. Scrum is a brilliant framework to uncover and address organizational issues and empower teams. 

Work experience

Cisco , Agile Coach
March 2016 - Present,
Agile Coach

Eliassen Group / State Street , Agile Coach
July 2015 - March 2016, Boston, Massachusetts
Agile Coach Consultant at State Street

Accenture, Agile Coach / Scrum Master
November 2014 - July 2015,
Agile Coach for telecommunications client, with engagement in India. Scrum Master/Coach, started up agile team for Department of Defense project.

Scrum Master / Agile Coach,
January 2014 - November 2014,
Agile Coach / Scrum Master for multiple agile teams at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

Endurance International Group, Senior Product Manager
January 2013 - August 2013, Burlington, Massachusetts
Enterprise Product Manager of consumer marketing products for web hosting consumers, across hosting brands, as organization transitioned to Scrum

Sedo.com, LLC, Product Manager / Product Owner, Consumer Sales
February 2012 - January 2013, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Product Owner, Consumer Sales of distributed scrum team (Germany) responsible for growing the direct shopping channel of international domain name marketplace. Participated in all aspects of agile development: backlog development, prioritization, sprint planning, release planning, daily scrum, acceptance, and retrospectives.

Entrepreneur, Founder
November 2010 - January 2012,
Created the product vision, market analysis, and requirements of a new, cloud-based, social media product to connect elderly on the web. Focus was on usability and simplicity. Launched MVP and brought to private beta.

SellMyTimeshare NOW, LLC,
August 2009 - November 2010, Dover, New Hampshire
Developed marketing backlog, developed and prioritized web enhancements by projected revenue and customer need. Optimized Google marketing campaigns. Introduced A/B testing.

 

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