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Marivi Almazan


Sr. Scrum Master, PALO IT HONG KONG

Location: Hong Kong


Certified ScrumMaster


Groups I belong to

Agile Philippines


My name is Marivi Almazan. I was a Project Manager for around 7 years before I transitioned as an Agile evangelist, particularly as a Scrum Master. My career exposure involved a variety of customer interactions, working with a team and helping find/ resolve issues at different levels.

As a Scrum Master, I was able to coach different groups and individuals, ensuring that they understand the agile context, mindset, values and principles to become an empowered and self-managing team.

What I value most are applying the "growth mindset" to whatever we do, team work and to never stop learning and improve. "Empowered team" could deliver things we think are impossible.




Work experience

PALO IT, Sr. Scrum Master
December 2016 - Present, Causeway Bay, HK
1. Provide consulting/coaching services for agile adaptation and implementation 2. Perform agile assessment activities 3. Attend and participate in workshops and meet-ups 4. Facilitate Agile workshop/s 5. Perform research and design thinking activities

CHAMP Cargosystems Philippines Inc., Sr. Scrum Master
January 2012 - September 2017, Makati, PH
1. Agile Evangelization o Coached and lead the development team in Agile and Scrum Framework implementation o Ensured that team adheres to DevOps practices o Provided guidance and coaching to co-Scrum Masters and co-workers in terms of different solutions to different cases and scenarios o Conducted Agile workshops to the development team and new joiners in the company. o Worked and collaborated with stakeholders and/or Product Owners o Participated in different Agile communities for sharing o Successful project deliveries ♣ Facilitated scrum events ♣ Worked with distributed team across the Philippines and other European countries ♣ Ensured that team deliverables are aligned with goals and Project Road Map. ♣ Applied expert judgment in helping on the removal of impediments ♣ Collaborated and liaised with other departments when needed ♣ Performed forecasting activities 2. Contribute to process improvement o Collaborated and worked with co-Scrum Masters, Management and Team Leaders for constant process improvements o Worked with management and team leaders regarding career progression of team members

US Autoparts Network Philippines, Project Manager/ Scrum Master
August 2011 - December 2011, Mandaluyong, PH
1. Agile Evangelization & Coaching o Implemented Agile Scrum in the team o Provided consultancy, case study and recommendations to the process and project-related issues and improvements. o Coach and trained team members for career advancement. 2. Project Management o Close coordination with the Product Owner, Stakeholders, team and other groups within and outside the Philippines (particularly in the US). o Applied strategies for root cause analysis. o Provided weekly and monthly reports to VP regarding overall project status. o Worked and collaborated with other departments, Project Managers, and Product Owner

Goodwill Digital , BA/Iteration Manager (Scrum Master)
March 2011 - July 2011, Kuala Lumpur, MY
1. Simultaneously wear the hat of a business analyst and scrum master. 2. Agile Facilitator and coaching o Applied Agile Scrum and foster lean thinking to the pioneering team. o Facilitated Scrum Events o Used VersionOne and Visual Studio- Specflow (Gherkin language) o Worked on the product roadmap with the Product Owner. o Helped removed team’s impediment 3. Business Analysis o Participated in "Requirements Engineering Workshop" conducted by our in-house Agile Coach o Performed data gathering activities and building business requirements specification. o Collaborated with UI/UX, business experts and development team

BlastAsia Inc., Project Manager/ Scrum Master
May 2008 - February 2011, Ortigas, PH
1. Applied Agile Scrum / Waterfall method (depending on a project engagement) 2. Performed project manager and scrum master roles o Successfully handled different projects from inception to project closure. o Help resolved client and project issues | Facilitated project review and risk analysis o Provided guidance on project technical documentations: System Specification Review, Business Requirement Document, User’s Manual o Worked and guided the development team for a successful project delivery) o Collaborated and managed customer’s expectations. o Directly reported to the Project Management Office (PMO) Head. o Worked and collaborated with Creative Design team o Worked closely with team leaders. o Applied risk analysis and forecasting. o Provided management reports 3. Agile Facilitation o Facilitated scrum events o Guided the team on Agile Transformation o Worked with product owners (customer) o Helped removed team’s impediments 4. Participated on process improvement o Participated in company's ISO certification in Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008) o Active involvement in management discussions for company’s process improvement o Worked closely with upper management, QAs and PMO on Agile Transformation. o Collaborated with Business Development and Quality Assurance groups 5. Marketing and pre-development activities o Collaborated with marketing team o Worked on project plans (for waterfall projects) and project initiation documents (for Agile projects)


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