John Williams

  

Agile Scrum Coach

Location: Atlanta, GA


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Atlanta


Activity

John Williams attended event, "New Orleans: 2014"

Biography

John Williams has been doing Agile Scrum Coaching and is a Certified ScrumMaster with a background in Web IT Project Management and Development.  For the past several years, he has been working as an Agile/Scrum Coach and ScrumMaster Mentor.  Prior to his Agile Scrum activities, his focus was rapid app and swat team project management. John has worked in the internet industry for over 10 years in various capacities ranging from web page development to training to content management.

Previous Scrum Coaching / ScrumMaster Mentoring and Training Projects include:    
•    Aetna Insurance and PWC  – Senior Agile Coach - Health Care Reform Teams
•    Syncada of Visa – Enterprise Coaching and Application Redesign and Development
•    Turner Broadcasting - ncaa.com/mmod March Madness on Demand site Program Level Management
•    Walt Disney World Resorts - External customer facing web project
•    AT&T-  java web project - through Accenture

UX Teams Scrum Coaching / ScrumMaster Mentoring and Training Projects include:
•    AT&T with their Ecommerce group – My Account Homepage Redesign (UX and Development)
•    Lowe’s Home Improvement –MyLowe's website project UX and Development

Work experience

Aetna Insurance / PWC, Senior Agile Scrum Coach
November 2012 - Present, Hartford, CT, United States
Aetna Insurance / PWC – Hartford, CT – Nov 2012- March 2013 Senior Agile Scrum Coach – Participated with Aetna Agile Advancement team to coach and guide organization in their agile implementation. * Stood-up multiple Health Care Reform associated teams through a combination of training and coaching. * Mentored and coached various teams on the Agile/Scrum Process. * Assisted teams in Agile vs Waterfall decision process. Assisted teams in clearing a path for Sprinting Technologies: SharePoint, MS Office, Rational Team Concert (RTC,RRC,Jazz)

Syncada from VISA, Agile Scrum Coach
June 2012 - August 2012, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Syncada from VISA / Ness Technologies – Minneapolis, MN – June 2012- August 2012 Agile ScrumMaster Coach for web development and implementation on location at Syncada. Coached organization towards agile implementation. * Client facing interaction involved management of customer and contractor teams including End Users, Project Managers, Product Owners, Developers, Architects Managers, Directors and Vice Presidents, CxO’s * Mentored and coached multiple teams on Scrum and Agile Processes. Focused on Test and Behavior Driven Development Models for project components and User Story and task-level scenarios * Work with and Coached Team ScrumMaster on process and procedures of Scrum. Daily Agile and Scrum Tasks such as Standups, Burndown charts, Story Points and Point Estimations, Velocity, and Backlog Grooming Technologies: SharePoint, MS Office, Urban Turtle, TFS

Proctor & Gamble / Macquarium, ScrumMaster / Agile Coach
April 2012 - June 2012, Atlanta, GA, United States
Proctor & Gamble / Macquarium / Comforce – Atlanta – April 2012 – June 2012 ScrumMaster / Agile Senior Project and Program Manager – Contract through Comforce Agile Program Manager/ScrumMaster for web development and implementation with Procter and Gamble. Managed User Experience Design and Information Architect Team for new Proctor and Gamble Marketing Dashboard. Ÿ* Client facing interaction involved management of customer and contractor teams including End Users, Project Managers, Product Owners, Managers, Directors and Vice Presidents * Coached UX teams on Scrum and Agile Processes Technologies: BaseCamp, SharePoint, Hipchat, OmniGraffle Pro,

AT&T / SolutionsIQ, Agile Scrum Coach
February 2012 - April 2012, Atlanta, GA, United States
AT&T / SolutionsIQ – Atlanta - Feb 2012 – April 2012 ScrumMaster Coach and Agile Consultant – Contract through SolutionsIQ Agile ScrumMaster Coach for web development and implementation on location at AT&T. Coached User Experience and Creative Experience Design Teams (UXT/CXT) for new myAT&T product for the att.com implementation. * Client facing interaction involved management of customer and contractor teams including End Users, Project Managers, Product Owners, Developers, Architects Managers, Directors and Vice Presidents * Worked with and Coached UXT and CXT team on Scrum and Agile Processes. Created Pages and broke out features into User Stories, Understanding Acceptance Criteria for team definitions of Ready and Done Ÿ* Work with and Coached Team ScrumMaster on process and procedures of Scrum. Daily Agile and Scrum Tasks such as Standups, Burndown charts, Story Points and Point Estimations, Velocity, and Backlog Grooming Technologies, SharePoint, Rally, Wiki

Lowes / Macquarium, ScrumMaster /Agile PM
May 0011 - January 2012, Atlanta, GA, United States
Lowes / Macquarium – Atlanta - May 2011 – January 2012 ScrumMaster Agile Senior Project and Program Manager / – Contract through Comforce Agile Program Manager/ScrumMaster for web development and implementation on location at Lowe’s Home Improvement. Managed User Experience Design and Information Architect Team for new myLowes product of the Lowes.com implementation. Ÿ* Client facing interaction involved management of customer and contractor teams including End Users, Project Managers, Product Owners, Developers, Architects Managers, Directors and Vice Presidents * Coached UX and Development teams on Scrum and Agile Processes * Initiated Cross-Functional Team Meet and Greets with various “silo” teams in an effort to generate a more Scrum-like atmosphere and collaboration across various groups Technologies: BaseCamp, SharePoint, Hipchat, OmniGraffle Pro,

Turner Broadcasting, Scrum Master / Agile Program Manager
January 2011 - April 2011, Atlanta, GA, United States
Turner Broadcasting / Revolution Technologies – Atlanta - January 2011 – March 2011 Agile Program Manager / ScrumMaster – Contractor through Revolution Technologies Agile Program Manager/ScrumMaster for web development and implementation of the March Madness On Demand (MMOD) section of the NCAA.com website. Client facing interaction involves management of vendor, customer, business and development teams including End Users, Project Managers, Product/Business Owners, Developers, Architects, Managers, Directors and Vice Presidents. * Managed successful delivery of cross-functional workstreams and teams for all applications related to MMOD including web, broadband, mobile WAP, iPhone and iPad apps, video streams, social media interactions, statics, ads, SEO and SEM tools Ÿ* Vendor and Contract management for integration of applications and data streams related to MMOD including Akamai, MLBam, Facebook, Twitter, Gigya Chat, GoTuIt, Posterous, hosting platforms, failover planning, system throttling Technologies: Atlassian tools (JIRA, GreenHopper and MSProject Plugins), BaseCamp, UnFuddle, Lighthouse, Backpack, SharePoint, Drupal, Akamai, MLBam, Facebook, Twitter, Gigya Chat, Posterous, Omniture, GoTuIt

Walt Disney World, ScrumMaster
September 2010 - December 2010, Orlando, FL, United States
Walt Disney / TekPartners – Orlando - October 2010 – December 2010 ScrumMaster – Contractor through TekPartners Web project for the Walt Disney World Resorts Project with implementation of web programming using php and various other technologies. Client facing interaction, which involved management of customer and contractor teams including End Users, Project Managers, Product Owners, Developers, Architects Managers, Directors and Vice Presidents. * Initiated Cross-Functional Team Meet and Greets with various “silo” teams in an effort to generate a more Scrum-like atmosphere and collaboration across various groups Ÿ* Focused on Test and Behavior Driven Development Models for project components and User Story and task-level scenarios * Managed Daily Stand-ups, Backlogs, Sprint Planning Meetings, Retrospectives, Demos, Story Board, Story Writing and acted as Information Radiator by communicating needs and status to teams and management on a daily basis * Removed or managed removal of impediments ranging from lack of communication to lack of team collaboration and corporate silo structure * Assisted teams in Self-Organization Processes Technologies: JIRA, Wikis, Atlassian tools, GreenHopper, web conferencing, PHP, HTML, CSS, XML, Various Communication Tools, Web Conferencing, NetMeeting, White boarding, Storyboarding, SharePoint

ATT / Accenture, Agile ScrumMaster / Coach
June 2010 - September 2010, Atlanta, GA, United States
AT&T / Accenture / Comsys – Atlanta, GA June 2010 – October 2010 ScrumMaster – Contractor at AT&T through Accenture through Comsys Web project for the AT&T Roamer Management System tied to Oracle Databases through implementation of web programming using Java and various other technologies. Client facing interaction involves management of co-located onshore and offshore customer developer and contractor teams including End Users, Project Managers, Product Owners, Developers, Architects Managers, Directors and Vice Presidents. * Managed Daily Stand-ups, Backlogs, Sprint Planning Meetings, Retrospectives, Demos, Story Board, Writing and acted as Information Radiator by communicating needs and status to teams and management on a daily basis Ÿ* Gathered input from all sources and pushed for collaborative efforts from developers, architects, product owners and users Ÿ* Managed removal of impediments ranging from lack of communication to firewall issues and connectivity to development systems from international team Ÿ* Assisted teams in Self-Organization Processes * Worked with Product Owners to prioritize backlogs and Sprint Planning * Collaborate with Cross-Functional teams to gather business requirements related to ongoing development using Agile Estimating and Applied User Stories Technologies: MyEclipse, Rally, Java, web conferencing, HTML, CSS, XML, Various Communication Tools, Web Conferencing, NetMeeting, White-boarding, Storyboarding, SharePoint