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Leon-Cosmin Lupu


R&D Manager, Nokia Romania

Location: Timisoara, Romania


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Leon-Cosmin Lupu Scrum practitioner and evangelist with more than 6 years of Agile projects experience, with a software developer background starting some 16 years ago. Working within a Network Performance Optimization & Analytics project inside Nokia (former Alcatel-Lucent), staffed in Romania 20-45 over time. Product Owner for 2 years and Agile Manager of this R&D group for the most recent 4 years. Solid background in managing projects including operational planning and requirement management. My main topics of interest today are employee motivation in a highly autonomous environment and servant leadership - I enjoy seeing people dare take more power, responsibilities and decisions in their hands, and breaking cultural patterns quite often not relying on transparency and collaboration. Influenced/coached several internal projects on Scrum transformation/practices (2010-2011), organized local “Agile Day” events (2010-2013), but also supporting local communities through presentations on more “freestyle”, gamified approaches on innovation management, staffing or performance management. Awarded the CEO Recognition Award in 2013 for an idea generation event, I am generally interested in gamified approaches. Several participations to [un]conferences like Agile Lean Europe, #play14 serious games events and presenter in the Scrum Alliance Global Gathering of 2013 (Paris). Contributor to an internal manager support program on leadership, covering Motivation, Decision Making, Change Management (2015). Supported employer branding campaigns and hiring processes renovations (2014-2016) in the company. Experienced as event facilitator, cultural hacker and public speaker.

Work experience

Nokia, Agile Manager / InnoMaster
January 2016 - Present, Timisoara, Timis, Romania
Agile Manager of Network Performance Optimizer project and owning the innovation management program of Nokia Romania R&D.

Alcatel-Lucent, Agile Manager / Agile Coach
January 2012 - December 2015, Timisoara, Timis, Romania
Agile R&D Manager over the Network Performance Optimization group in the Wireless department

Alcatel-Lucent, Product Owner
June 2010 - December 2011, Timisoara, Timis, Romania
Product Owner for the Platform domain on Alcatel-Lucent's Network Performance Optimizer.

Alcatel-Lucent, Development Project Manager
February 2008 - May 2010, Timisoara, Timis, Romania
Lead releases B11 and B12 of the network performance optimization product (NPO) of Alcatel-Lucent.

Alcatel-Lucent, Software Developer
August 2000 - January 2008, Timisoara, Timis, Romania
Software Developer in network performance optimization domain.


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