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Daniel James Gullo
Director of Business Transformation and Training at Agile Trailblazers.
Hockessin, DE


Award-winning Agile Coach and Trainer • Author • Talkshow Host • Leadership Consultant • Agile Coach & Trainer • Change Management Guru • PhD Student

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Real World Agility



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Work Experience

Agile Trailblazers, Director of Business Transformation and Training
2018-02-01 - Present, McLean, VA, US
Leading the business transformation division by identifying enterprise needs, collaborating on solutions, and ensuring value delivery. Coaching executives and other leaders on improving their business agility. Training courses on business agility.
Agile Alliance, Volunteer
2007-11-01 - Present, Wilmington, Delaware, United States
• Conference Speaker (Agile 2012) • Coaches' Clinic Volunteer (Agile 2012) • Conference Volunteer (Agile 2012) • Conference Submission Reviewer (Agile 2012)
Scrum Alliance, Volunteer
2007-10-08 - Present, , , United States
• Scrum Gathering Conference Chair (SGLVS) • Scrum Gathering CST/CSC Retreat Facilitator (SGBCN) • Coaches' Clinic Volunteer (SGBCN) • Scrum Gathering Volunteer (SGBCN) • Scrum Gathering Submission Reviewer (SGBCN) • Scrum Gathering Speaker (SGATL) • Coaches' ClinicVolunteer (SGATL) • Scrum Gathering Volunteer (SGATL) • Scrum Gathering Submission Reviewer (SGATL) • CSP Application Reviewer (2009-2012)
Apple Brook Consulting, Founder / Principal
2014-09-01 - 2018-02-01, Wilmington, Delaware, US
Apple Brook Consulting® is an Information Technology (IT) firm that specializes in consulting services such as: organizational change management, product lifecycle development, information technology projects and management, executive coaching, and both certified and non-certified training. Specifically, Apple Brook Consulting® focuses on the umbrella of practices known as “Agile”; which include but are not limited to: Scrum, Lean, Kanban, XP (eXtreme Programming), PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Professional), and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework). Apple Brook Consulting® also provides subject matter expertise in an advisory capacity for traditional project management methodologies such as: “waterfall”, RUP (Rational Unified Process), and PMP (Project Management Professional) related practices. In providing these services, Apple Brook Consulting® relies heavily on knowledge of psychology, software development, corporate finance, marketing, sales, legal, human resources, procurement, manufacturing, product development, and support. Apple Brook Consulting® does not manufacture or sell any goods directly. However, the company does provide materials in support of its training efforts; e.g. workbooks, handouts, etc.
SolutionsIQ, Synergist/Principal Consultant
2012-08-22 - 2014-10-31, Wilmington, Delaware, US
• Helping clients work through their challenges so that they can achieve the goals set forth by their agenda. • Much of the time, this includes coaching and training with Agile practices from a systems perspective. • It also involves identifying the REAL problems they are trying to solve.
Ivar Jacobson International, Agile Consultant / Coach / Trainer
2012-05-01 - 2012-08-22, Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Agile Consultant / Coach / Trainer
ING Direct (CapitalOne), Enterprise Agile Consultant / Coach / Trainer
2012-03-12 - 2012-05-11, Wilmington, Delaware, United States
• Assessed current Agile practices • Identified enterprise wide standards and gaps with recommended best practices • Developed and executed remediation and "tune-up" strategy • Raised automated build, deployment, and testing capabilities by implementing TDD, CI, and tighter tool integration • Coached areas external to IT on how to maximize their effectiveness and deliver customer delight through input into the process • Re-booted the Community of Practices model by identifying key objectives and approaches for these vital internal groups • Developed a culture of appreciation built upon existing corporate culture of excellence and innovation • Formulated an implementation plan for existing Software Factory Agile practices within new parent corporation
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Enterprise Agile Consultant / Coach / Trainer
2011-07-08 - 2012-03-09, New Carrollton, Maryland, United States
• Assessing Enterprise Lifecycle (ELC) methodologies including Waterfall Path and Iterative Development Path (IDP) • Coaching and facilitating Agile adoption initiative • Coaching senior management on leadership Agility, Agile project management, and Agile engineering practices • Member of: Iterative Working Group, Development Working Group, Enterprise Lifecycle Working Group, Iterative Path Cadre, Implementation and Testing Working Group, Agile Tool Working Group • Developing and conducting Scrum Master training, Product Owner training, Kanban training, and other Agile and Scrum training sessions • Coaching ACA project teams through the Iterative Path lifecycle • Coaching the organization through program planning by coordinating and facilitating Business Process Owner meetings • Mentoring and coaching Development and Quality Assurance team members on Agile engineering practices
NAVTEQ, Enterprise Agile Consultant / Coach / Trainer
2010-11-01 - 2011-07-01, Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
• Conducting Agile training and learning sessions • Facilitating product vision and strategic roadmap planning meetings • Establishing Communities of Practice for promoting continuous innovation • Coaching and mentoring leaders across the Enterprise on their capabilities and agility • Initiating new technology projects with Scrum • Guiding teams through Product Planning, Sprint Planning, Sprint Demo, Sprint Retrospectives, and Daily Scrum meetings • Mentoring Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Scrum Team members, and other project stakeholders • Executing as Scrum Master when necessary; i.e. to ensure success of projects
US Postal Service (USPS), Enterprise Agile Consultant / Coach / Trainer
2010-07-26 - 2010-10-29, Chantilly, Virginia, United States
• Assessing current USPS SDLC and Project Lifecycle • Developing implementation plan for USPS Enterprise Agile Implementation • Training and coaching USPS staff • Identifying and prioritizing projects for USPS Enterprise Agile Implementation • Defining USPS Agile engineering practices in support of USPS Agile Project Management framework • Insuring SOX and other regulatory compliance throughout Agile project lifecycle • Active Security Clearance
Project Management Institute (PMI), Agile Coach / Program Manager
2009-05-01 - 2010-07-30, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, United States
• Initiated and planned the Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP) credential project • Managed projects within the Enterprise Architecture program; projects which serve all aspects of the business • Assessed and implemented best practices by providing training and mentoring • Built the Project Management Center of Excellence • Mentored and coached Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Scrum Team members • Evangelized Scrum and QA by conducting seminars and training • Represented the organization to the profession at large; i.e. other project managers and program managers • Reviewed project documentation and providing feedback to other PMs for remediation
Computer Aid Inc (CAI), Practice Manager / Agile Coach
2006-04-03 - 2009-04-30, Wilmington, Delaware, US
• Developing strategic solutions and service offerings for process analysis and improvement • Writing RFPs, contracts, SOWs • Managing project teams across organizations • Ensuring timely execution of deliverables, monitoring progress, analyzing and mitigating risk, contractual compliance • Client relationship development and management • New Business development • Travel: 75%