IRS, Tech Lead/Agile Coach
September 2016 - Present, Washington, DC, United States
Consulting and coaching multiple PMO teams that support Agile teams at IRS.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (Phase II), Tech Lead/Agile Coach
April 2015 - Present, Arlington, VA, United States
Since October of 2015, I've started acting as the Tech Lead for 4 SCRUM teams for Retirement Securities Platform project at National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) including Agile Coaching support. As a Tech Lead I gave direction and feedback on the technical execution of all teams. As an Agile Coach, I sat through SCRUM ceremonies to give feedback and notes on the execution of sprints, collaborated with 4 SCRUM masters and facilitated release planning sessions in tandem with relative sizing exercises, bringing in the stakeholders and team members around the same table. I facilitated the publishing of burndown charts in areas that are consistently visible to all team members. I continue to check-in with all teams to monitor their adherence SCRUM values and make sure that they meet client needs.
Center for Hellenic Studies, Development Lead
July 2016 - November 2016, Washington, DC, United States
Development Lead for a short implementation project for the revamping of the Center for Hellenic Studies website, applied Scrum methodologies, backlog creation, prioritization to get the project on time and in budget.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (Phase I), Development Lead
August 2012 - March 2015, Arlington, VA, United States
When I joined Excella Consulting as a Consultant, my first project was a small part of a re-build effort for a 25 year old mainframe retirement system as a modern web application. In the past two and a half years this project has taught me a lot. This project had enormous challenges. We had to earn the trust of the client in smaller projects before we could win the larger piece of work. We had to educate the client on SCRUM. We had learn to deliver a SCRUM project in a firm fixed price environment, where customer demands for functionality and schedule wasn't a variable. Me and my team have found overall success due to our use of SCRUM in this challenging environment.
NOAA, Senior Developer
April 2011 - August 2012, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Re-implemented the NOAA Dive Management System as a modern application enforcing data integrity and real time business rules.