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Robin Dymond

  

Managing Partner, Innovel

Location: Washington D.C., New York, NY, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, San Francisco CA

804-239-4329

Certifications

Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Registered Education Provider

Credentials

Biography

Robin Dymond, CST
Managing Partner
Innovel

I have been in the software industry for over 24 years after receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering. In 2002 I was hired as VP of Technology to help a struggling software company that was having challenges releasing their product and getting it to market.

As I began to dive into the challenges of the company and find a solution I realized that traditional project management wouldn’t work. That’s when I discovered Scrum and XP (eXtreme Programming) and realized these techniques would fit the rapidly changing customer requirements we were challenged with.

After discovering the power of Agile methods I started to apply them with my clients and employers with outstanding results. I worked as a consultant on the largest transition to Scrum in the financial services industry with Capital One.

As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) since 2008 I work with clients across North America and Europe providing training and consulting in Scrum, Product Management, Lean and Agile Transition & Adoption. 

I've trained over 3,000 people from companies such as Capital One, Citibank, Wachovia, Sony, Dolby, Shaw Cable, AT&T Wireless AGFA, ThermoFisher Scientific, Travelocity and many others.
I primarily work with:

✓ SOFTWARE COMPANIES – That are challenged with releasing products quickly and reliably while maintaining & retaining an engaged workforce. 

✓ HEALTHCARE IT - Hospitals have big concerns with changing software because of the possibility of the loss of confidential information, downtime or loss of access to systems. 

✓ FINANCIAL SERVICES – Speed to market in delivering quality solutions to internal and external customers in a repeatable and reliable way is often a struggle in the financial services industry.

If you’re an IT Director, Project Manager, CIO, VP of Technology, Software Developer or Product Manager and would like to learn more about how I can help you with Scrum Training & Agile Adoption email me at: rdymond@innovel.net

Please contact Innovel, a Lean Agile training and consulting firm specializing in enterprise adoption of Scrum, Agile and Lean techniques.

Speaking and Agile Community Support by Innovel

A few previous talks:

Agile 2010 Conference

2010-08-10 Agile 2010 Conference, Orlando, FL

Cooking the Product Stew

Talk on Large Scale & Distributed Agile with Jurgen De Smet

What is a stew? A stew is made from various ingredients you have around, left overs, new ingredients that go together well, and others that are filling but need lots of sauce. The enterprise software market is made up of products that are a stew of software on many legacy platforms that have evolved over a long period by many hands. Taking an enterprise software product to Agile methods is a challenge. In a uniquely European context, this presentation will draw from the ongoing agile adoption in a multi-location multi-team enterprise product with 460 staff in 4 countries and 5 locations.

2010-08-11: Agile 2010 Conference, Orlando, FL

What I learned from burning my parents' house down! 

Talk on Agile Coaching and how people respond to crisis and change with Yves Hanoulle.

July 1991 Yves' parents go on holiday. Leaving him (19 years old) to guard their house. 1 august 19 hour 36 minutes: Yves' parents house burns down. It was Yves' fault. And yet it was the best thing that happened to him till 2002. If you want to know why, come to our session. This interactive talk will show you why a crisis is a good thing. We make the link to agile transitions and how coaches can use a crisis. Why do people change? Do we consider their interests when making a change? This talk is based in part on the book A Sense of Urgency by change management expert John Kotter.

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Past Events

AGILE 2009 8/24 Chicago Illinois
Robin Dymond, Producer, Main Stage.

Agile Eastern Europe 09/2009
Robin Dymond, Keynote
 - Gold Sponsor Innovel LLC

Scrum Gathering Orlando 04/2009

Presentation on Product Ownership with Jeff Patton

Scrum Gathering Stockholm 10/2008
Robin Dymond, Expert Panel on Enterprise Adoption of Scrum

AGILE 2008, Toronto, ON
Robin Dymond, Assistant Producer, Learning and Education Stage.

 - Main stage talk (90 min): "We suck less!" Isn't mediocrity great?
 - Tutorial (180 min): Beer Rewards! The Product Owner Simulation.

Agile Executive Consortium 3/2008

Agile Richmond
Robin Dymond, Co-founder, Board Member and Treasurer.

2007 APLN Leadership Summit, Richmond, VA Planning Committee
Robin Dymond, Organizing Committee
Robin Dymond, Think Tank Sessions and Speakers

Agile 2007 Conference, Washinton, D.C.
Robin Dymond, Mark Pushinsky, Product Owner Tutorial Presenters

Agile 2006 Conference, Minneapolis, MN
Robin Dymond, Deborah Hartmann, Appropriate Agile Metrics Discovery session and experience report

2005 University of Calgary Senior ebusiness Projects, Professor Frank Mauer, Phd.
As Technology Director Robin Dymond sponsored a CPSC student Agile project team to develop an internal web application for Critical Mass.

2004 XP Agile Universe XPAU 2004 Conference, Calgary:
Robin Dymond organized attendance by 24 staff and colleagues in Calgary.

2003 Microsoft Canada Special Presentation on using Agile and .NET
Robin Dymond presents the results of using Scrum, eXtreme Programming, Continuous Integration, and Automated testing on a 350,000 line ASP.NET application developed at startup RPM Software.

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses

CSM

  • Certified ScrumMaster

CSPO

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Articles I've written

Agile User Interface Design and Information Architecture From the Trenches
I was a Technology Director in a large web design company 6 years ago, and they failed to adopt Scrum. There were numerous management dysfunctions; however the Creative managers were the most resistant. Primarily, it was a case of not wanting real...

Scrum and Obamacare
Why did the federal and state governments, on something as high profile as health care reform, decide to use Waterfall, a risky 40-year-old process, to manage the delivery of health insurance exchanges?

 

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