Susan Evans: As a Scrum Master and Agile Coach, I’ve experienced agile failing fast but I’ve also experienced lots of inspecting and adapting that lead to success. Now as a consultant, I have the chance to share my knowledge and experience with the goal of steering clients away from failure and closer to success. VersionOne is the leading provider of agile project management tools and services. As a Product and Agile Consultant, I assist clients with their agile transformation in a variety of ways including an agile assessment, a roadmap for improvement, a recommended configuration of VersionOne to support their agile process, training and follow-up coaching sessions.
VersionOne, Product & Agile Consultant
October 2013 - Present, Alpharetta, Georgia, US
Agile is tough and I thrive on coaching teams who are getting bumps and scraps along the way by mending their wounds and encouraging them to continue on. I’ve experienced agile failing fast but I’ve also experienced lots of inspecting and adapting that lead to success. As a consultant, I have the chance to share my knowledge and experience with the goal of steering clients away from failure and closer to success. As an experienced user of VersionOne, its very rewarding to help companies configure and roll out their instance of VersionOne to ensure high adoption of the platform and ultimately improving their execution of agile.
IgnitionOne, Agile Coach / Project Manager
September 2011 - Present, Atlanta, Ga
Agile Coach / Project Manager at IgnitionOne – Atlanta, GA
September 2011 – Present (full-time)
I joined the company during their 5th two week sprint as the Agile Coach/Project Manager and guided the 5 development teams to become high performing scrum teams. I serve as coach to the Scrum Master, Product Owner and Teams during Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Sprint Demo and Retrospective. I foster a team culture of open communication where people speak freely about all areas including: design ideas, estimates, working smarter initiatives, issues, etc. I manage projects against the agile SDLC and continuously evaluate and evolve the process.
May 2012 – October 2012 Ramped up 4 additional scrum development teams in China
*I conduct a daily Scrum of Scrums with the China teams to facilitation communication with issue resolution and managing expectations.
September 2011 – April 2012 -145 projects delivered