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Paul I. Pazderski


President (Consultant/Owner) , Software Process Consultant Inc.

Location: Palatine IL, USA (Chicago area)


Certified ScrumMaster



Paul is currently engaged as an Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach at McDonal's Inc. in Oak Brook, IL.


As President of Software Process Consultant Inc., he consults, supports, and works with clients on products, systems, and processes related to computers, software, and information systems.   His portfolio covers small programming firms of 12 engineers, and fortune 500 companies: AT&T, State Farm, Motorola, Abbott Labs, McDonald’s, CapitalOne, and now Grainger.  He originally built his skills at Motorola.   His education includes BS from U of I in EE/C (`84) and an MS from IIT in E/CS (`92).   His certifications include: Certified Scrum Master/Professional from the Scrum Alliance, Software Quality Analyst by QAI, Organizational Development - Change Manager from Benedictine University.  He is also a Signatory of the Agile Manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.or/sign/display.cgi?ms=all).  His weekend interests include volleyball, skiing, and hiking.

Work experience

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

Articles I've written

The Scrum Team Scorecard
Transitioning toward Scrum practices isn't easy for every team. I've used a visual image that I call the Scrum team scorecard to help. It's a one-page "snapshot" of the level of transformation of a project team into a Scrum team. An independent o...


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