With 35+ Years in the IT Industry, Rod has extensive success implementing enterprise software projects in a wide variety of domains. He has built and led Iterative and Agile cross-functional, self-organizing teams – both co-located and geographically dispersed – for complex software projects. Rod has been a Trainer, Mentor, Facilitator and Coach for teams interested in improving their processes to deliver solutions more effectively. Rod has been in the trenches. He has filled the roles of Senior Developer, Team Lead, Architect, Trainer, Project Manager and IT Manager during more than three decades of successful Design, Construction and Implementation of enterprise systems. He has technical expertise in object-oriented analysis and design, polyglot programming and a wide range of modeling techniques. Rod’s expertise in Management and Process comes from his deep experience with: Project Management; Process Reengineering; Team Development – all in the context of Iterative, Agile and Lean methodologies.
Scott Ambler & Associates, Senior Consultant
November 2014 - Present, London, Ontario, CA
Acting as an Agile Coach and trainer for various clients in Canada and internationally.
Info-Tech Research Group, Scrum Coach
July 2014 - October 2014, London, Ontario, CA
Acting as a Scrum process advisor and Scrum Master to move multiple team to a deeper understanding of Scrum. Also advised management on Scrum mechanics and outcomes.
Guarantee Company of North America, Agile Coach
March 2013 - July 2013, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Provided training to more than 20 members of the development teams, coached the Scrum Masters, assisted with the installation of a Product Owner, instituted Scrum of Scrums for the multiple teams, facilitated team Retrospectives, assisted with Product Backlog grooming all over the course of several months. Left the project as the teams demonstrated a culture of continuous improvement.