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Marcela Guerra


Project Manager, Talent Development Coordinator, Scrum Coach, Pitang

Location: Recife, Pernambuco / Brasil


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Groups I belong to

Scrum Brasil


Marcela Guerra has:

- 3 years experience as member of the project management office (PMO).

- 10 years experience in managing people and projects as project manager.

- 5 years experience in defining processes of development and implementation of models of software quality (ISO 9001:2008, CMMi and MPS.BR).

- 15 years experience in software development projects using agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, XP, RUP), team leadership,requirements elicitation and analysis and systems design.


- MSc, Computer Science, Information Retrieval - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco.

- BSc, Computer Science - Universidade Federal de Sergipe.


- CSM - Certified Scrum Master.

- CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner.

- PMI ACP - PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner.

- ITIL V3 Foundation.


- [08/2013] Speaker at VI Conferência de GP PE - Title: 'Criando um Product Vision Box'.

- [07/2013] Speaker at Women in Technology (WIT) Brazil 2013 - Title: 'Liderando projetos de desenvolvimento de software: dificuldades e desafios para as mulheres'.

- [06/2013] Speaker at Agile Brazil 2013 - Title: 'Criando um Product Vision Box'.

- [08/2012] Speaker at Conferência de GP PE - Title: 'Gestão de Projetos Ágeis - Case Pitang'.

- [08/2012] Speaker at Agilidade na Prática - Title: 'Retrospectivas'.

- [08/2011] Speaker at Maré de Agilidade / Agilidade na Prática - Title: 'User Story Map'.

Work experience

Pitang, Project Manager, Talent Development Coordinator, Agile Coach
July 2014 - Present, Recife, Pernambuco, BR
Project manager and talent development coordinator. I am also an agile methodology consultant, scrum coach and instructor of the agile methodology training for our staff and external clients. I coordinate the agile committee of the company.

Avanade, Group Manager
December 2013 - July 2014, Recife, Pernambuco, BR
Acting as leader of the delivery center in Recife. Project and portfolio management, KPI monitoring, team management, team building, leadership.

Pitang, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Scrum Coach
January 2005 - December 2013, Recife, Pernambuco, BR
Project manager, scrum master, product owner and scrum coach in different projects using SCRUM as agile methodology: burndown (activities and effort), product backlog, sprint backlog, sprint planning, daily meeting, retrospective and review. Release planning was based on team velocity and value burnup was used to monitor the release plan. The team used planning poker as estimation technique. TDD and continous integration were part of the development process. Member of the PMO and SEPG coordinator. 2013/07 – 2013/12] PMO team member. Acting as PMO supporting team coaching Pitang’s project managers and scrum master. Responsible for team and resources allocation and software development project portfolio monitoring based on KPIs. [2010/06 – 2013/12] SEPG coordinator. Acting as coordinator of the group responsible for Pitang’s software development process continuous improvement and as project management specialist and agile specialist of the group. Project manager of the “CMMi maturity level 3” in 2010/2011. [2007/01 – 2013/12] Project manager and scrum master. Acting as project manager and scrum master of several software development projects for financial clients such as Central Bank of Brazil and BM&FBovespa and government clients such as ATI and EMPREL. [2006/03 – 2007/01] Software factory coordinator. Acting as project manager and executing activities related to project planning and monitoring, and risk, time and scope management, function point analysis, KPI definition and monitoring and establishment of software development improvements (ISO). [2005/09 – 2006/02] Business Analyst. Acting as business analyst in the “Attendance” project for Hipercard, monitoring the rollout of a new queue control system for Hipercard. Keywords: agile project management, scrum, project management based on PMBOK practices, team building, team management, KPI monitoring, function points analysis, software development process improvement (ISO and CMMi), leadership.

Qualiti, Instuctor
April 2012 - January 2013, Recife, Pernambuco, BR
Instuctor of the trainning course for the PMI- ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) certification.


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