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Karam Labban

  

ScrumMaster / Trainer / Advisor / Coach

Location: Tampa, FL

813-956-5343

Biography

Karam A. Labban

ScrumMaster, Trainer and Coach.

Three time speaker at PMI chapters on the topic of Agile Project Management. Regular attendee at Tampa Bay Agile events and was a Board Member of the Omaha Agile Development User Group. 2010-11

 

Education, Certifications, and Training:

  • Mastes Degree. Creighton University. Omaha, NE Information Technology Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree. University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE Computer Science
     
  • Agile Certified Practitioner.  PMI 2012
  • Certified Scrum Master. Mike Cohn 2007
  • PMP. PMI  2005

 

  • Agile2014 Conference - Agile Alliance - 2014ITIL Foundation - HP / EXIN – 2014
  • Agile Scrum Methodology Speaker - PMI  Chapters 2013-2014
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner - Agile Transformation – 2012
  • Servant Leadership - Leading High Performing Teams - Agile Transformation -  2010
  • Effective/Agile Requirements Gathering - Agile Transformation – 2010
  • Facilitating Group Collaboration - Agile Transformation – 2010
  • Real World Agile and Scrum - Agile Transformation -  2010
  • Agile Project Management - ASPE Technology – 2008
  • Effective User Stories for Agile Requirements - Mike Cohn - 2007

 

Work experience

Florida BCBS, Trainer / Coach
December 2015 - December 2015, Jacksonville, FL, United States
This course for Agile Transformation will be at a large client site to do a three Day Real World Agile and and Kanban training and also stand up Kanban teams.

Knowledge Hut , Trainer
November 2015 - November 2015, Boston, MA, United States
Started working with Knowledge hut by conducting a class on writing better user stories.

Saudi Telecom Co, Adviser, Coach, Trainer
September 2011 - September 2015, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Coaching and training Agile Scrum in person and in large presenations, and Kanban teams at Saudi’s largest telecom company. Introducing the concept of Servant Leadership to upper management. I also did advice and help leadership and teams on other PM issues.

Northern Natural Gas Company, ScrumMaster
July 2010 - September 2011, Omaha, NE, United States
Coaching and training business users, managers, testers, and developers on the Agile project management methodology. Worked with business owners to establish the scope and success criteria of the projects needed for the company’s operations of its natural gas storage facilities and an interstate natural gas pipeline system extending from Texas to 17 States in the US. Facilitated collaborative meetings with the Scrum teams to determine the stories and release plans. Provided servant leadership to the Scrum teams to identify tasks and necessary tests. Performed as a servant leader to Lead and motivate resources to complete deliverables on time in a quality manner. Handled impediments faced by the team.

West Interactive Corp. , Advocated for Scrum while being a PM
December 2007 - June 2010, Omaha, NE, United States
While being a project manager at West, I advocating for the adoption of the Agile Scrum project management methodology company-wide. I conducted sessions and brought on other Agile Scrum evangelists to also lecture to the upper management. I started work at West right after I attended Mr. Mike Cohn's 3 day class in Denver, Colorado where not only I became a CSM, but also found the answers to the questions I had about the PMI / Waterfall methodology.

 

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