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Leandro Faria


Pre-sales Executive, Stefanini

Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Certified ScrumMaster


Groups I belong to

Scrum Brasil

Scrum Minas


Leandro Faria is an agile expert.

Is currently working as a Pre-sales Executive for Brazil and EMEA at Stefanini, the Latin America's largest technology services provider with operations in 30+ countries and a income of 1 billion+ dollars/year. Working with projects, opportunities and partnerships with the world's largest companies, including many of the Global Fortune 500.

Also founded Daange, a social platform that connects people to events by making event discovery social.

Coach, trainer, writer and speaker of agile practices.

One of the first professionals in the world to obtain the PMI-ACP certification.

Founder of Scrum Minas, the first and only Scrum Alliance's official user group in Minas Gerais, and one of the first in Brazil, today with 200+ members.

Since 2011 held "Agile Talk", an event about agile practices that brings together 500+ people for lectures, discussions and networking.

Founder of the Limited WIP Society Brazil, a global community that gathers practitioners of Lean/Kanban methodologies and tools.

Fouder of the PMI Credentialed ACPs group, the largest group of PMI-ACP credential holders on internet.

Is also a Executive at the PMI Minas Gerais Chapter, on the board of Administration and Finances, as a program manager for the chapter's administration program.

Contributed to the latest version of the PMBOK with the definitions of agile and iterative/incremental projects life cycle.

Maintains a blog with articles, podcasts and content on agile project management - with over 30.000 page views/month.

Passionate digital business entrepreneur and startups enthusiast.

Work experience

Stefanini, Pre-sales Executive
March 2013 - Present, EMEA

Working on Stefanini applications pre-sales on Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Creating the connection between Stefanini's HQ in Brazil and Europe, in order to increase off-shore operations and guarantee a homogeneous service offering. Identifing and creating opportunities, desining solutions and proposals.

Working on a high-level environment and opportunities for the world's largest companies in many countries, including: Belgium, Romania, UK, Switzerland, France, Germany and Spain.

Stefanini, PMO Manager
November 2011 - March 2013, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Leandro Faria is in charge of Stefanini's Project Management Office at the business unit of software development in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Stefanini is the Latin America's largest technology services provider with U$1billion+/year of revenue and operations in 30+ countries. As the head of the project management, he manages a portfolio of projects for clients all over the world, that includes many of the Fortune Global 500 companies. Responsible for the creation and evolution of Stefanini's project management methodology. Leading, supporting, training and guding the project management team, he guarantees the application of the project management best practices for a high-value, cost and time effectively projects execution. Manages critical and strategic projects with geographically distributed and multi-cultural teams. Also works on pre-sales activities leading solutions and proposals development.

AeC Consulting, Project Manager
November 2010 - November 2011, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Leandro Faria was in charge of AeC's software development business unit. Leading a team of architects, analysts, developers and testers, he was responsible for managing multiple projects of software development, providing productivity and project management solutions with Microsoft technology. He was also responsible for implementing agile processes and practices, measuring and improving the team's productivity, disrupting the company culture, and ensuring a value based vision for the software development methodology. Among the projects managed by Leandro, are some of the Brazil's largest companies, including: Fiat, Vale, EBX, MMX, LLX, CSN, Cemig and TV Globo.

Fiat Services, IT Specialist
December 2008 - November 2010, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
As an IT Specialist, Leandro Faria provided solutions for the Fiat Group companies in Brazil, regarding HR, Logistics, Financial and Productivity fields. Leading IT projects, he was responsible for the PMO implementation for Fiat Brasil providing the IT solution with Microsoft Project Server.

Techbiz Informática, Software Engineer
January 2008 - December 2008, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Working on software development projects.

Lidertech Web & Software, Software Engineer
January 2005 - December 2007, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Working on software development projects.

Articles I've written

Scrum of Scrums: Running Agile on Large Projects
How to use Agile practices on large projects? There is an idea that Agile only applies to small projects, perhaps for the simplest of the routines, events, and artifacts of the frameworks. The fears are valid. We can mention several issues that w...


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