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Daniel James Gullo


CEO, Apple Brook Consulting

Location: Hockessin, DE



Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Enterprise Coach
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Registered Education Provider


My Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®
1-2 August, 2016
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
3-4 August, 2016
Location: Santa Monica, CA, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
8-9 August, 2016
Location: Austin, TX, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
11-12 August, 2016
Location: Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
15-16 August, 2016
Location: Raleigh, NC, United States

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Work experience

Apple Brook Consulting, Founder / Principal
November 2014 - Present, Wilmington, Delaware
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.

Agile Alliance, Volunteer
November 2007 - 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
October 2007 - 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)

Trinacria Consulting LLC, President/Principal
October 1986 - Present, Wilmington, Delaware, United States
• Agile Training and Coaching • Conversation Enabler • Transformational Leadership • Strategic Solutions Provider • Continuous Improvement Advocate • Customer Delight Guru

SolutionsIQ, Synergist/Principal Consultant
August 2012 - October 2014, 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
May 2012 - August 2012, Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Agile Consultant / Coach / Trainer

ING Direct (CapitalOne), Enterprise Agile Consultant / Coach / Trainer
March 2012 - May 2012, 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
July 2011 - March 2012, 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
November 2010 - July 2011, 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
July 2010 - October 2010, 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
May 2009 - July 2010, 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
April 2006 - April 2009, 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%


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