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Mihai Olaru

  

Agile Coach, Trainer, Program Manager, PM Access

Location: Bucharest, Romania


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

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Work experience

PM Access, Agile Coach, Trainer
January 2011 - Present, Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Working with software development teams to discover and use their full potential. Trainer for “Agile Scrum for Teams”, “Target PMI-ACP Certification”, “Agile Awareness”, “Project Management Fundamentals”, “Agile Estimation Techniques”, “Agile Retrospectives” and more.

Avangate, Program Manager
April 2014 - May 2016, Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
• Managed the R&D related projects to insure the oversight of the objectives, statuses and cross-project interactions. • Worked with the cross-functional teams reach the desired project deliverables in the agreed timelines • Balanced resources, adjusting priorities and determining the optimal schedule, to achieve the overall objectives, while keeping the customer constraints in balance with the internal product needs. • Guided the R&D Project Managers and Scrum Masters on the current projects and towards a PM career path • Proposed efficient PM reporting tools to reflect progress throughout the projects in the portfolio. • Worked with Product Management teams to plan each release and iteration. • Was Involved in the R&D hiring process

Avangate, Project Manager / ScrumMaster
June 2010 - April 2014, Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
• Lead the software development projects. • Worked closely with R&D Managers and Product Management to create a suitable Agile working environment for Avangate’s software development projects, to match the fast paced market and the ever changing priorities. • Applied Agile Scrum process framework. Improved / adapted it throughout the years. • Acted as Scrum Master for the cross-functional team (Dev, Testing and UX). • Trained the team members in the Agile principles, practices and tools. • Extended the Agile practices to other parts of the organization, through training. • Scaled the team structure to 3 cross-functional teams, + 1 maintenance team, each lead by its own Scrum Master. • Represented the full Project Management function in the R&D area, combining traditional PM techniques with scaled Agile practices like Scrum of Scrums. • Administered and defined flows for the task tracking tool used in Avangate. • Defined and updated software development procedures, describing the processes and flows used internally. • Analyzed product feature request / organized estimation sessions / clarified business and technical requirements / measured progress /prepared audit materials for software development activities /was involved in new team member hiring process

 

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