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Kim Brainard

  

Senior Agile Delivery Leader, PCAOB

Location: Sterling, VA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Registered Education Provider

My Courses

Training from the BACK of the Room
26-27 June, 2017
Location: Elkridge, MD, United States of America

Training from the BACK of the Room
3-5 August, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL, United States of America

Biography

Kimberly Brainard is employed by PCAOB, Dulles, VA where she supports The Office of Information Technology as an Agile Delivery Leader. She has over 8 years of Agile experience and 15 years’ experience in IT project planning, implementation, and execution. Kimberly is skilled in building interaction and collaboration among organizations and teams to drive change, support key business objectives, and maximize value creation across enterprise environments. She has extensive experience in coaching agile teams to drive releases from start to finish to support mission critical projects.  She has worked in public and private sectors, coaching organizations to create a shared vision and build a strong united leadership to empower organizations to achieve a successful Agile transformation. Kimberly is a Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scrum Master, and a Certified Scrum Product Owner, and is an active participant in the Scrum Alliance Community. She recently returned from the Scrum Alliance 2016 Global Scrum Gathering in Orlando, FL as well as the 2016 Coaches Retreat in San Diego, CA and she will be attending the 2016 Global Scrum Alliance Gathering in Munich.

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses

Continuing Education

  • Training from the BACK of the Room

Work experience

PCAOB, Agile Deilvery Leader
May 2015 - Present, Washington, D.C., US
An Agile Delivery Leader who is responsible for maximizing the ongoing performance of a crossfunctional agile team and producing products rapidly and with high quality. I work with the team to establish product backlogs, produce estimates and budgets, and deliver commitments to the business on-time and on-budget while minimizing risks and surprises. As the Agile Delivery Leader I bring strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative nature, and awareness of self and others. I work along side with other Agile Delivery Leaders and functional managers within OIT to share learning, mitigate technical dependencies, plan resource allocation, and to maximize practice consistency between agile teams on an ongoing basis. Tasks also include monitoring/managing team velocity/throughput, getting the team the resources it needs, removing roadblocks and escalating effectively, maintaining focus on the goals of the business, ensuring that the team Is making good commitments and delivering on the commitments that it makes, identifying, tracking, reporting on meaningful performance/progress metrics, and assists the team in achieving performance goals. I report information to and for the team clearly and continuously. I ensure that the plan changes with demand/supply while Identifying where performance breakdowns are occurring.

Agile Brain, Agile Consultant
December 2011 - Present, , Washington D.C., United States
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Kight Point Systems, Scrum Master/Product Owner/Coach
November 2012 - May 2015, Reston, VA, US
• Responsible for strategic and tactical initiatives within KPS's envelope-pushing agile environment including scaling to the Enterprise. • Coached and trained several teams including Program Management cohorts. Educated executive management and championed the use of Agile. • Collaborated with cross functional teams to gather business requirements related to ongoing development using Agile estimating and applied user stories. • Developed Agile, Scrum, and Lean training material for KPS and The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). Conducted continued training exercises to help Agile continued education throughout the organization and within KPS.

Whitney, Bradley, & Brown, Scrum Master & Coach
November 2010 - November 2012, Washginton, District of Columbia, US
Selected by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Chief Information Officer (CIO) to provide direct support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Executive Associate Director for Management and Administration to resolve communications and scheduling issues Provided coaching and mentoring to Scrum teams in accomplishing tasks. Trained government, technical staff and WBB personnel in the technical properties of assigned work Daily interface with multiple levels of ICE/OCIO Executive to exchange information, discuss topics of interest and coordinate related task performance.

 

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