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Drake Gearheart

  

Enterprise Agile Coach and Transformation Consultant

Location: Greater London


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

London, UK

Biography

An Enterprise Agility Coach and Agility Transformation Consultant, Disciplined Agilist and SAFe Program Consultant with 10 years’ Agile experience and trained as a Scrum Master by Ken Schwaber and Disciplined Agile by Mark Lines, with 20 years total IT experience. My career spans across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe planning & delivering high profile business & technology transformational change within complex, multinational corporate environments.

I’m a specialist in accelerating enterprise agility by creating the conditions for Lean/Agile practices and cultural behaviors to thrive, and removing organizational barriers to their benefits; Key influencer at senior level for leading cultural mindshifts, structural and governance changes above the level of teams and product backlogs. Lead adoption of Agile at scale across the organization and at portfolio, program and team levels. I’ve had great success introducing senior leaders to the benefits of enterprise aware Agile practices for scaling, governance, portfolio management, and budgeting; Optimizing BAU readiness for product commercialization with Agile and DevOps team capabilities to rapidly deliver Minimally Marketable Releases (MMR).

Work experience

P3M Global, Transformation Consultant
April 2013 - December 2016, , GB
Specialist project, program and portfolio management (P3M) consultancy focused on developing personal competency, increasing organizational change capability, and related company-wide assessments. Services included competency and organizational maturity assessment, coaching, mentoring, methodology development, and strengthening strategic change program capability.

Australia New Zealdnd Bank, Program Planning Manager
May 2011 - August 2012, Singapore, Singapore
Led overall program planning of AUD$180MM post M&A implementation of two Cash Management products across RBS and ABN AMRO acquisitions as well as existing ANZ operations in 14 Asia-Pacific countries.

Adams Gabbert & Associates, Project Manager
June 2008 - December 2008, Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Stood up Enterprise PMO for USD$60MM post M&A integration of Fortune 500 transport company, led customization of Program & Portfolio Mgmt tools, and oversaw HR & Finance department consolidation projects. Consultant through Adams Gabbert & Associates.

H&R Block, Project Manager
September 2005 - February 2008, Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Directed two-year, USD$ 1.4MM Compliance Process & Technology Change Program involving Core Business and Retail division of Fortune 500 Financial Services firm, with Chief Compliance Officer and VP of Retail IT as stakeholders. Scrum Master on first Scrum software development project in the enterprise during post Go Live enhancements and new feature add phase.

 

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