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Keni Barwick

  

Senior Manager, Cognizant

Location: London


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Developer
Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Keni Barwick is a security cleared Certified Scrum Developer, Master, Certified Scrum Professional and Kanban (Mid-KCP training) with a range of technical knowledge and face-to-face client experience, whose main area of focus has been within the mobile arena. A good communicator and translator of technologies from business needs to technical requirements. I have recently worked with many within the community in trying to bring Agile methods to my current employer Cognizant Consulting Services within London by running the Agile Last Wednesday event. This event has been a success for the organization in that the attendance has double within the 6 months of being in charge and has recently become a UK wide event instead of the original single vertical only event. My goal is to become a Certified Trainer and I’m currently looking for a mentor to achieve that.

 

Work experience

Cognizant, Senior Manager
May 2014 - Present, London, GB
O2 – Scrum Master Project description Within Digital area of the channels department I helped to focus an established Sales Force development team into a mature set of Ageilist's. Eventually moving from Scrum to Kanban due to the speed and quality of the teams output. Local World – Agile Programme manager Project description I helped in the choosing and appointing the platform provider for a new Jobsite platform (Madgex) to replace a legacy system (Jobsite). After being engaged in June my team and I worked on successfully negotiating a multi-million pound refit of a platform which contained 74 sites. Non-Project commitments "Last Wednesday" I organise a monthly after hours voluntary social community based event called Last Wednesdays. This event is to promote the Agile values and principles to the Advanced Solutions Group, a small vertical within the ASP (Advanced Solutions Practice) where external and internal speakers present up to 40 minutes and discuss with the audience. Since taking on the responsibility the attendance has doubled in less than 6 months.

BSkyB, Scrum Master
October 2011 - December 2012, Brentford, Middlesex
A Scrum Master simultaneous facilitating multiple projects with a combined team of 10 – 15. Sky Sports TV (SSTV), The Cloud and the Interactive and Mobile Platform (IMP). SSTV iOS was the first Mobile TV product from BSkyB; I successfully oversaw the Android porting of the application liaising with the third party developer in Paris, NXP. The Android port included one of the first implementations of Google Subscriptions in the world. The Cloud was a greenfield project to provide BSkyB customers with WiFi from Hotspots via an iOS & Android application supported by an above the line add campaign. The initial release and other iterations have hit the initial deadline and within budget. The IMP team are the System Administrators for the department’s platform; the team was run in a KanBan style due to the support nature of the team.

Romex World , Scrum Master
October 2010 - September 2011, Greenford, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Implementing and facilitating a Scrum team of 8 developers across multiple locations in several countries. This consisted of facilitating the Sprints with the Product Owners and taking the Stand ups and Sprint Planning and Retrospectives. When I started at Romex there was no development methodology in place and very little processes. I was also initially brought in for a 6-week piece of work; I stayed for 11 months

Foundation IT, Scrum Master
January 2010 - October 2010, Thatcham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
We were contracted by BAE to create a bespoke SharePoint system. Using the Scrum Plug in for TFS I was responsible for the management of the sprint workload. To do this I run the Stand Ups every day, ensure the work items are prioritised and completed against available effort and leasing with the business to plan for changes and report progress with metrics.

 

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