Hello, my name is Roney Pate and I'm in Richmond, Virginia. I have been passionate about scrum since I first was exposed in late 2004. I got my CSM on early 2005 and was a coach with Capital One, here in Richmond from 2005 - 2006. I left Cap One in late 2006 and joined Apex Systems as an internal employee and am now manager of business intelligence. I have tried valiantly to to apply scrum principles here, but it's an uphill battle in an organization that is resistant.
I am currently President of Agile Richmond (www.agilerichmond.com) and participate activly in the agile community through that group.
Apex Systems In, Manager of IT team
December 2006 - Present, Glen Allen, Virginia, United States
Responsible for teams charged with developing and implementing a Business Intelligence Platform, as well as for managing day to day reporting and related customers facing services. Responsible for evolving Sharepoint Platform, originally used primarily as a document repository, growing towards a true organizational presentation engine. Initiated and coordinated multiple concurrent projects to achieve (and continue to archive) objectives. Developed and implemented several formal processes for the team to improve quality and more closely align work with other Apex groups. Use Agile and Kanban techniques to guide efforts.