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Rob Purdie

  

Agile Coach, IBM

Location: New York, NY/USA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials


Groups I belong to

NYC Scrum User Group

Biography

Rob Purdie is an Agile Coach at IBM and the founder of the NYC Scrum User Group. Rob has been helping teams and organizations apply Agile practices to achieve strategic goals since 2006 (and has been working with teams on software and web application development projects since 1995). Currently, Rob is part of a small team of coaches helping IBM become an Agile organization. Prior to joining IBM, Rob helped The Economist adopt Scrum in London and New York. 

Work experience

IBM, Agile Coach
March 2015 - Present, New York City, NY, United States
Agile Coach

IBM, Agile Practice Lead
April 2011 - March 2015, New York, NY, United States
Introduced Agile and Scrum to digital division of Marketing & Communications at IBM; led Scrum implementation and adoption across organization; participated in conception, launch and management of IBM Design Lab in NYC; participated in conception, launch and management of global network of marketing innovation studios (New York, London, Tokyo and Bangalore)

The Economist, Scrum Practice Leader
December 2009 - April 2011, New York City, NY, United States

Agile transformation consultant, trainer and coach to program of 4 software development teams; ScrumMaster on projects

Introduced Scrum to online division of The Economist; managed Scrum implementation and adoption enterprise-wide; facilitated management of Economist.com migration to open source CMS; presented internationally on using Scrum to migrate systems incrementally and iteratively

Important Projects, Inc., Director, Project Management Consultant and Trainer
December 2004 - December 2009, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Founder, consultant, facilitator, trainer; helped social change organizations achieve their strategic goals through the effective and successful management of their most important programs, projects and ongoing operations

Founded project management consulting and training practice; provided project management training to NGO and not-for-profit organizations in Canada, UK, Europe, South America and Africa; managed open source and proprietary software development projects for small and large social change organizations including Amnesty International and Greenpeace

 

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