As a leader utilizing Scrum my mission is:
Building developers, IT support, & stakeholders into a trusted and committed network of partners with a common purpose.
This is the focus of my career.
Since 1984 I've worked as a developer, an architect, a team lead, a manager, and Vice-President of Technology. Although I've tried several practices and processes to improve development, Scrum has made the biggest difference so far. The honesty, the transparent communication, the easily understood roles, the encouragement to inspect & adapt, all these things come together to free up IT workers, developers, and stakeholders to be their best in the development process.
I've been working with Scrum since the mid-2000's and received my CSM in 2012.
Please feel free to contact me with interesting subjects or if you have questions with which I can help.
ALTOUR International, Vice-President of Technology
December 2012 - December 2014, Jeffersonville, IN
ALTOUR is a global leader in travel arrangements for corporations, sports fans, and celebrities.
As VP of Technology I was tasked with bringing together the work of many disparate areas of the business so that technology differences are smoothed over and work is accomplished more easily. This includes both development and infrastructure.
Fetter Printing, Manager of Enterprise Technology
March 2011 - November 2012, Louisville, Kentucky, US
At Fetter I provided management and direction in all areas of technology. I helped IT workers organize their work, to prioritize, to separate project work from break-fix work so that they could determine availability for new projects. I was responsible for organizing teams on both small and large development projects. My teams did both desktop applications and Web applications.