Software Process Consultant Inc., Owner / President / Self-employed
May 1996 - Present, Palatine, Illinois, US
2005 to present Enterprise Agile Coach, Trainer, Transformation Consultant Software Process Consultant Inc.
Define visions, roadmaps, strategies, scope, staffing, & training to lead & manage programs & organization-wide initiatives; deploy new practices, standards, frameworks; coach, train, mentor, and facilitate individuals, teams, managers, coaches, and executives on a transformational Agile journey; covering many Agile Methods: e.g. Scrum, Kanban, XP, AUP, FDD, A/TDD, etc.
5`16 to now Enterprise Agile Coach, Trainer, Consultant TD Ameritrade
11`15 ongoing Sr. Agile Trainer ASPE Training, div. of Fortis College (ICAgile Cert)
8`15 to 10`15 Enterprise Agile Coach, Trainer McDonald’s Inc. – Corp. Digital Solutions & IT
7`14 to 7`15 Enterprise Lean-Agile Coach, Trainer W. W. Grainger Inc. – Enterprise Solutions
9`12 to 6`14 Enterprise Agile Coach, Trainer Capital One: Digital, Card, Mobile, Partner, Commercial
5`12 to 8`12 Agile Coach, Trainer Sears Holdings – Info Analytics & Innovation I&TG
10`11 to 4`12 Agile Coach, Scrum Master Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. (IAA)
8`11 to 10`11 Agile Coach, Scrum Master Producers Agriculture Insurance Group (Pro Ag) IT
8`10 to 7`11 Agile Coach, Scrum Master Carlson Companies (CWT IT)
5`10 to 7`10 Agile Coach, APM for Business Intelligence Redbox, LLC
2`09 to 12`09 Agile Coach, IT Quality Manager Solo Cup Co. IT
3`08 to 10`08 Agile Coach, Scrum Master Walgreen’s Health Services Claim Solutions IT
6`07 to 2`08 APM, Sr. BA, QA, Sr. System Tester Primex Family of Companies
6`06 to 5’07 APM, Scrum Master, Quality & Release Mgr. Prime Software Inc.
5`05 to 6`06 APM, Sr., BA, Sr. Consultant Hospira / Abbott Labs
12`04 to 2`05 Sr. QA & Testing Consultant State Farm Corporate Systems
2001 to 2004 SQA Manager / Process PM SBC Long Distance ITS
As SQA Manager, prepared & delivered SQA Plans, Audits, & Reviews; coordinated & mentored SQA Team; consulted project / release managers and directors; prepared & presented SQA Metrics Reports to directors / AVP; achieved goal of 95% process compliance.
As Process PM, lead / managed SEI CMM/CMMI Level 3 process improvement program across 500+ staff, while maintaining CMM Level 2 over multiple sites & merged organizations (SBC / Ameritech); defined & promulgated program strategy, process gaps & organizational policies; initiated & guided improvements; prepared agendas & lead Core Team meetings, mentored / tracked teams & verified progress; achieved goal of 50% gap closure within 1st year.
1999 to 2001 PM, Quality Consultant through various agencies
Establish and lead IT Quality initiatives: strategy, charters, sponsorship, key initiatives, teams, training, collaboration, procedures, practices, tools, and integrate into the IT organization and methodology.
3`01 to 4`01 QA, Test Consultant Cognitive Concepts
8`00 to 2`01 PM, Change Management Consultant Motorola Cellular Networks
5`00 to 8`00 QA, Test Process Architect McDonald's Global Operations Technologies
4`00 to 4`00 PM, Process Assessor Motorola Automotive IT
4`99 to 1`00 PM, Quality Consultant Ameritech - Customer Care and Billing ITS
6`98 to 4`99 Corporate SQA Consultant Ameritech Communications Incorporated