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Martina Ruzickova


Location: Dallas, TX


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Certified Agile Leadership 1


Agile Leader, Trainer, Coach and Practioner  with experience in all aspects of Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe™), Project, Program and Portfolio Management


  • Experienced Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Master
  • Trainer and facilitator
  • Certified SAFe Agilist
  • Passionate advocate of Agile and work diligently to help leadership realize benefits of Lean and Agile
  • Broad program and project management experience. Knowledge of project/program management practices utilizing practical and effective application of Agile/Lean/program/project management techniques. Over 15 years of project/program management experience
  • Proven effectiveness  with co-located and globally distributed teams utilizing mentoring and coaching skills that provide focus towards strategic design and delivery of cost-effective business solutions by implementing the effective application of Agile techniques and tools
  • Proven ability to achieve trust and confidence by utilizing active listening skills, open discussion, and education techniques that address issues, apprehensions and risks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to present complex information to a varied audience with clarity and credibility
  • Exceptional in seeing the big picture while having detail-oriented quality-focused approach and ability to manage parallel activities

Work experience

South Caroline Department of Health and Human Services, Agile Coach and Trainer
October 2014 - January 2014, Columbia, SC, United States

  • Consult to the agency Chief Information Officer and Project Management Office Director to determine vision and support model to implement Agile across the organization
  • Agile coaching and training for the leadership team
  • Introduction to Agile, Scrum, Agile Team Training and Coaching

CapitalOne, Scrum Master and Agile Coach
January 2011 - October 2013, Richmond, VA, United States

  • Scrum master for a feature team at CapitalOne Enterpise Digital
  • Consult  to internal Lines of Business IT organizations in the beginning stages of implementing Agile and provide Agile adoption guidance to leadership
  • Provide training to leadership and scrum teams on Agile practices and techniques
  • Consult for Portfolio and Program management office to determine new vision and support model in a large scale Agile Environment
  • Consult Enterprise training organization  to identify training needs, create  curriculums and training materials
  • Agile Coach to Enterprise Digital teams and leadership
  • Stood-up  Digital Sprint teams across various geographical locations and managed transition from waterfall to agile methodology
  • Responsible for successful delivery of Digital IT programs and projects in the Digital Security Domain utilizing Agile practices (Scrum, KANBAN, SAFe )

CapitalOne, Scrum Master and Agile Project/Program Manager
February 1997 - December 2010, Richmond, VA, United States

  • Managed a variety of IT programs and projects ranging from $400K to $4.2MM utilizing Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Responsible for, directly and through subordinates, for managing all activities and people associated with projects/programs management using Waterfall or Agile methodologies
  • Worked with multiple stakeholders to identify requirements, develop complex project plans and business and technical strategies
  • Managed all aspects of project management – initiation, planning, execution, control and monitoring, and closing.
  • Responsible for interfacing with executive management, business partners, customers and high level users to define their needs and resolve any and all issues.


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