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David Lenertz


Agile Expert, Enterprise Agile Transition Coach, Agile Coach/Trainer, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Kanban Coach,

Location: The Heights, Houston, Texas


Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner




I have recently completed a contract as Sr. PMO Agile Coach for Signet Jewelers. With an additional 13 plus years of IT related Agile project experience in multiple disciplines, I am looking for an Agile Coaching/Training or Senior Project Manager position in the IT sphere.

I am a certified SCRUM Master (CSM/SMC), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO/SPOC), Agile Certified Expert (ACE/CSP), and Agile Certified Trainer/Coach (ACT). I have worked on numerous enterprise ecommerce, software, and web application development projects from inception through design, development, test, integration, trial, and deployment for several Fortune 8 – 100 clients.

Key Strengths:

  • +13 years of experience in leading multiple cross-functional IT projects from planning to closing
  • Extensive experience in defining the scope, goals, time management, dependencies, functional processes, and iterative deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Proven track record in planning and executing enterprise-level projects among cross-functional, high-matrix organizations
  • Effectively managing multiple priorities, and performing under pressure in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Skilled in project organization and management, problem resolution and data documentation
  • Uniquely skilled in understanding and developing innovative solutions to complex business problems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, hard work and dedication have built up my reputation for being positive in decision making, straightforward and honest in communicating while being flexible in problem solving.

As a proven Certified Scrum Master (CSM/SMC), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Agile Expert Certified (AEC), an Agile Certified Trainer/Coach (ACT) and a SAFe/DAD consultant with excellent communication skills and extensive experience in Agile, I professionally conduct/Manage/Coach/Train Agile ceremonies, including but not limited Dependency identification and tracking

  • Project Road Map and Release Planning
  • Product Backlog grooming
  • Dealing with impediments
  • Tracking velocity (individuals as well as teams)
  • Scrum-of-Scrums
  • Iterative workflow planning and analysis
  • Agile testing
  • Demonstrations for Stakeholder’s and other teams
  • Retrospectives
  • I also:

    • Utilize Agile Lifecycle Management Tools (e.g. Jira, Rally, Version 1, etc.)
    • Provide Agile/Scrum/Kanban advocacy
    • Lead Agile/Scrum/Kanban coaching and training
    • Hands-on coaching to individual teams in all aspects of Scrum and Kanban - daily routines, self-organization, collaboration, iterative development, managing flow, limiting work in progress (WIP), etc.
    • Train Agile coach candidates and may mentor other Agile coaches
    • Coach Agile Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Scrum Teams and Executive Sponsors
    • Assist in the creation and delivery of Agile training for business and IT resources
    • Supports the design of and leads development of the interface and detailed build of the project portfolio management cloud-based tool. This involves building executive-level project status dashboards and visualizations and drill-down reports including building and templating a project start-up kit (milestones, project structure, project templates, issue and risk tracking, reports)
    • Builds all logs to track issues, risks, key decisions, and significant change requests
    • Serves as PPM subject matter expert for all global PMO delivery team members and support resource for functional project managers
    • Develop training and performance support materials for the PPM tool
    • Train and/or coordinate training for all users of the global PMO PPM tool
    • Administer all access to the global PMO PPM tool including license management and user permissions
    • Produce ad-hoc reports per the PMO team’s request
    • Advance best practices for scaling Agile frameworks (SAFe and DaD)
    • Develop and maintains stakeholder relationships supporting Agile product development
    • Remain informed about industry trends and best practices concerning Agile methodologies and maintains on-going personal training in Agile and its related studies
    • Experience with assisting teams/organizations in maturing their agile support processes and procedures
    • Strive for continual improvement in myself and my teams
    • Deliver SAFe, DAD, and OPPM consulting, implementation, and coaching
    • Offer Enterprise Agile Transition coaching and training using SAFe, DaD, and other methodologies
    • Utilize collocated and offshore distributed delivery models where applicable

    I have strong presentation skills and a driving passion for continuous improvement. Utilizing significant interaction with senior management I work with stakeholders to develop user stories, help develop the project roadmap and release plan, establish priorities, define team requirements, and deliver business needs.

    I then bring strong leadership to charge and deliver complex business applications, while pushing my teams and the business to exciting growth. All while acting as a team-player, facilitator, and a servant leader that is comfortable dealing with all project members – from the boardroom to the individual team member – all without ego or a personal agenda (other than to make each team the absolute best that they can be).

    I am a US Citizen currently living in Houston, Texas and I am open to opportunities throughout the USA. My resume is attached, and more detailed descriptions of job functions for each employer/project are available upon request.

    I have extensive experience with enterprise client’s including but not limited to:

    • Signet Jewelers – the largest retail jeweler in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain (they own Zales, Kay, Jared, Peoples, and several others) – as PMO Lead and Agile Enterprise Transition Coach
    • Fortune 8 McKesson as Lead Scrum Master, Agile Trainer/Coach, and SAFe/DAD consultant
    • Handling many other enterprise Waterfall to Agile transitions
    • Continuous involvement in the IT, ecommerce, and the software industries
    • As well as deep experience with start-ups and SMB’s.

    I look forward to talking with you about how my unique abilities may be a perfect solution for your needs. Please email me with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

    Work experience, Owner, Certified Agile/Scrum Coach/Trainer, SAFe Consultant, ACT, AEC/CSP, SMC/CSM, SPOC/CSP
    March 2014 - Present, The Heights, Houston, Texas, United States
    I am Scrum Alliance Certified as well as a ScrumStudy Registered Education Provider conducting industry leading standardized online and classroom based training and certifications for Scrum Developers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile Experts. I also provide online classes in Risk Analysis/Mitigation and act as an Enterprise-level Agile Transition Coach/Consultant.

    Signet Jewelers (they own Zales, Kay, Jared, Peoples, and several others), PMO Lead and Agile Enterprise Transition Coach
    November 2015 - January 2016, Dallas, Texas, United States
    My work at the corporate headquarters for Signet Jewelers included being one of four individuals (the lead Agile coach) to help establish their PMO; conducted their enterprise Agile transition; designed enterprise-wide project processes; helped discover and identify project dependencies; created customized, highly-detailed, yet easy to understand reporting systems for multiple enterprise projects; and implemented Agile/Scrum and Kanban processes and ceremonies.

    McKesson Specialty Health, CSM, Agile Trainer (CSM and CSPO), Agile Expert - Senior Project Manager V
    September 2013 - August 2014, The Woodlands, Texas, United States
    My work at the corporate headquarters for McKesson Specialty Health included being the Certified Scrum Master for multiple teams involved with data visualization and production, software and application systems, financial systems, clinical trials management systems, as well as conducting the training and certification of Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Developers, and Agile Experts. I also designed internal enterprise-wide project processes; standardized Agile/Scrum and Kanban processes; designed and implemented customized SAFe/DAD hybrid processes for enterprise-wide implementation. In addition, my position resided on the Data & Knowledge Management team and focused on data-centric initiatives and projects within the corporate portfolio. I contributed heavily to the definition of the project’s scope, objectives and benefits and all aspects of the engagement including: * Workload and resource management; * Leading cross-functional teams comprised of business analysts, data analysts, and web and business intelligence developers to achieve the goals of the project; * Planning and directing work plans and schedules as well as the related resource plans and budgets; * Developed and communicated recommended solutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals; * Conducted regular project meetings and took an active role in project deliverables and solutions; * Tracked velocity; * Prepared daily, weekly, sprint, monthly, and project based comparative burn-down charts, complete with detailed analysis reports for the Product Owner and Stakeholders; * Kept track of each projects progress utilizing Jira / Confluence and reported on any deviations and impediments in the same; * Prioritized the backlog; * Managed and tracked project related changes and issues; * Anticipated issues and guided projects through the adjustment of scope and product backlog; and * Facilitated and guided all pertinent Agile/Scrum ceremonies, reporting, and documentation.

    IN-TEK-RITY, CSM - Senior Project Manager V
    October 2011 - November 2013, Rockwall, texas, United States

    CSM - Senior Project Manager V

    I was the Agile/Scrum project manager for all Agile project management clients. Responsibilities varied from client to client, but strict adherence to the Agile/Scrum policies and procedures was always enforced.

    BrainTrust-IT, ScrumMaster - Senior Project Manager V
    March 2010 - October 2011, Rockwall, Texas, United States

    SM - Senior Project Manager V

    BrainTrust-IT consisted of top name consultants in the Internet Technology arena that worked as a team developing and managing projects for web-based applications, software systems, and websites for clients large and small. It was acquired by in 2011.

    As an acting Scrum Master, I supported various teams to ensure that they were fully functional and productive by:

    1.      Being the process coach for the Product Owner and development team, ensuring the Scrum team and the organization followed Agile and Scrum values and best practices;

    2.      Helped to remove impediments, both immediate and future based, so the development teams could stay focused and productive;

    3.      Shielded the development teams from external interferences;

    4.      Assisted the teams with self-organization;

    5.      Fostered close cooperation between different team members and departments; and

    6.      Ensureed that everyone on the project teams had all the information they needed to do their jobs, use their tools, and track progress.

    As a Scrum Master and an expert in Agile processes I also coached others and worked collaboratively with the stakeholders on each project team that interfaced with the core Scrum teams.


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    Fionda was twice an Inc. 500 company.

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