Clearly Agile, Inc, Agile Coach/Trainer
June 2014 - Present, Tampa, FL, United States
At Clearly Agile, I have various roles. One of those roles is stepping into as Scrum Master position for various projects that the company works on for clients. Each project offers different challenges. Some clients want to get involved and participate as Product Owners. Other clients try for more a hands-off approach, but we make sure they are always involved.
The team has been stable with few changes in its recent past. Because of this fact, we can estimate and know what our velocity is on every project. This stable team and its estimates allow us to have a realistic release plan.
Another role I play is Product Owner for several clients. In this role, I treat my clients as stakeholders and have the authority to make the decisions on the product and outcome. If the team builds the wrong thing, it’s on me. In these cases, we have a strong self-organizing team that determines how to build the product right. Clients are updated with release burn ups and included in our Product Backlog Refinement sessions in addition to Sprint Reviews.
When I’m not working on a project for a client, then I’m out getting involved in the community and playing a mentor role. I also contract myself out to other providers and provide training or coaching for various clients as needed.
LM Global Partners, Director of Software Development, PM, Agile Coach/Trainer
July 2013 - August 2015, Tampa, FL
My role as Director of Application Development and implementing the Scrum process on various projects where applicable. Internal training of new team members and evangelizing to clients. Also playing the role of Scrum Master or Product Owner project by project basis.
Wolters Kluwer, Senior Manager, IT Applications & Scrum Master
August 2010 - July 2013, Tampa, FL
Sr IT Application Development manager in charge of delivering a company web-based software product. Playing the role as the Scrum Master and working side-by-side with the Product Owner. Solely in charge of our Tampa location and all related human resource tasks in regards to interviews and hiring. I've facilitated the Scrum meetings, Planning What, How, the Retrospective, Review and Backlog Grooming meetings since the beginning of the project.
Intagras Inc, Software Engineer
February 2008 - July 2010, Tampa, FL, United States
Was a consultant for Wolters Kluwer and worked as a Software Engineer on their web-based product.
AAA Auto Club South, Web Developer
September 2005 - February 2008, Tampa, FL, United States
Initially was a consultant before the hire date as a network engineer and migrated all their web applications to new versions of IIS. Then hired full time to work on their public-facing web-based application and handled much of their credit-card processing code.