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Jem Djelal



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Certified Agile Leadership 1


I'm an enthusiastic, communicative & well rounded Scrum Master. Having a technology degree & a commitment to understand the high-level tech involved in each project makes me more effective as a facilitator in any technology surrounding.

For the last 7+ years I have applied my tenacious drive & belief in Scrum to lead teams towards the Agile mindset. My tool of Agile choice is Scrum, where I have an expert understanding & application in both the framework & the servant-leadership approach needed to facilitate effectively.

It is because of my experience in all 3 Scrum roles that I have a deeper understanding of what it takes to harness the power of Scrum. Alongside side my Scrum expertise, I regular utilise XP methods(Pair Programming, TDD,User Stories,BDD,CI) & Kanban thinking to further increase the effectiveness of team delivery.

Work experience

Llyods Online Doctor, ScrumMaster/Agile Coach
January 2014 - Present, London, London
Working with the CTO to hire & create a Scrum team responsible for the delivery of the new Content Management System & Llyods website. My role is not exclusively focused on the technology team learning and adhering to Scrum - my role is also focused on coaching the organisation on the Scrum framework, explaining how the roles, events, artefacts & empirical process control theory works to ultimatley create self motivated teams that strive to deliver high quality products.

Blackthorn, ScrumMaster/Agile Coach
April 2013 - December 2013, London, London, United Kingdom
Agile champion for Blackthorn technologies. Responsible for hiring and creating 3 Scrum teams to work as feature driven teams delivering high quality software iteratively. My role was to drive the Scrum mindset from the bottom up and top down, gaining support from the COO & CTO - explaining the importance of sticking to the Scrum rules to allow empiricism to work. I ran the Blackthorn Scrum school on a weekly basis, providing interactive talks on Scrum, real world case studies of Scrum success, what iterative steps Blackthorn need to take to allow Scrum to work effectively and making sure I address fears, questions or misunderstandings of Scrum or Agile thinking.

TagMan, ScrumMaster/Agile Coach
December 2012 - April 2013, London, London, United Kingdom
Introduced the concept of Scrum, explaining the full Scrum framework to the existing developers, business members & chairman of TagMan. My education was on going with a focus on helping the development team follow the Scrum rules. Adhering to Scrum events, setting up the room to allow Scrum to thrive through interaction and collaboration & overall driving home the inspect & adapt mindset to optimise delivery and mitigate risk. Working closely with the Scrum team to show how Sprint planning meetings work, explanining Agile estimation, educating on how to slice work vertically to reduce dependencies & increase time to market. Generally covering all of the Scrum framework and Agile mindset on a day to basis with the goal of creating self motivated indivudals who strive to deliver high quality software.

Gorkana, ScrumMaster/Agile Coach
August 2012 - December 2012, London, London, United Kingdom
Driving and coaching teams on the Scrum rule book through the following:

Which?, Product Owner/Business Analyst
November 2011 - June 2012, London, London, United Kingdom
Responsible for helping 2 development teams and the Which? business members work in a more Agile way using the Scrum framework. This is from introducing and driving Scrum rules to the development teams(events, better practices, mindset) right through to working with business members to coach on how product roadmaps can be created and maintained empirically through a Scrum approach.

Deutsche Bank, ScrumMaster/Agile Coach
March 2010 - November 2011, London, London
Joined Deutsche bank to help the head of development transform an 18 man development team into 2 Scrum teams. My role was to work closely with both teams educating on the Scrum framework and change from traditional waterfall thinkers to go towards empirical thinking. The goal was to create high quality, scalable products - created by self motivated individuals who enjoyed their working environment.


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