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MARIE LORD, CSM, ICP, CAC, ATF

  

ScrumMaster & Agile Coach, Looking for a new opportunity


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Agile Servant Leader extensive experience in agile software development, digital application development and enterprise PMO. Highly skilled in Agile Facilitation and Coaching.  Confident, results-driven leader with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills committed to agile collaboration and continuous improvement toward the Agile mindset.

 

Certified Scrum Master

Agile Facilitation

Agile Coaching

 

Agile Transformation

Scaled Agile/SAFe

Distributed Teams

Work experience

Liberty Financial, Digital Applications via Tek Systems, ScrumMaster
June 2016 - March 2017, Radnor, PA, US
Servant leader to two digital application teams new to agile framework. Team 1 was tasked with implementing enhancements across the corporate public facing website to improve user experience via self-service, promote and support the brand and drive leads. Team 2 was tasked with creation, conversion and maintenance of microsites, patching, production support and some project work. • Provided daily support and guidance to teams. • Facilitated ceremonies; coordinated with external team and dependent non-agile teams. • Set up and managed budgetary resource allocations. • Assisted in bi-weekly deployments and program releases. • Partnered with Transformation Team to establish best practices, evaluate enterprise tools • Member of the Transition Communications Team.

Liberty Mutual Surety Information Technology via ValTech, ScrumMaster
July 2015 - June 2016, Plymouth Meeting, PA, US
Managed and led a team of information technology professionals new to agile development tasked with building a web based Surety Agency Management application using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). • Coached team members on Scrum methodology and use of JIRA software. • Facilitated daily scrums and scrum ceremonies. • Assisted with creation and grooming of backlog. Led change management efforts. • Removed impediments and oversaw integration efforts, risks and dependencies. • Participated in ScrumMaster Community of Practice (CoP) and Scrum of Scrums (SoS). • Managed status reporting and metrics.

Comverge, Inc., Program Manager / Product Owner Proxy
June 2009 - September 2011, Kennett Square, PA, US
Direct management of two new Smart Grid Demand Side Management turnkey programs for large utility companies for energy efficiency initiative in mid-Atlantic region for $56M & $27M contracts respectively. Client facing position with full accountability for program: • P&L responsibility; exceeded revenue target by 5%. • Program management including strategic planning, risk mitigation and product owner proxy for agile development and roll out of SaaS software and web portals for client and consumers. • Management of smart thermostat and digital control unit inventory of $7M/year. • Recruitment and direct management of 47 office staff, HVAC field technicians and warehouse employees.

 

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