Learning Tree International, Course Author
August 1992 - Present, Reston, VA, United States
Trainer, course editor and author
As a trainer, I must go through a vetting process which requires me to either audit the full course or attend an Instructor Training Event (accelerated course training 1-3 days) in addition to about 1 day of prep time for each day of training time. On average the courses are 3-4 days in length. As a course Editor or Author I am much more involved in the creation of a course. All courses go through a course planning meeting (3 days with the team) then a course alpha(3-4 days with the team), a course beta (3-4 days with the team and customers in a test environment) and a first run (actual course time). As author the time in between is spent preparing material and working with the editor in a pair-writing mode. The author writes a chapter and the editor reviews/critiques and responds. About 60 hours each over the 4 weeks. The editor typically writes the course exams as well while working through all course activities and critiques these as well. Course development can take 3-6 months duration.
Served as AUTHOR on Course 3511 Agile Business Analysis with Scrum (April 2012 through Current)(course was completely re-written in 2013)
Served as editor on Course 3605 PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Prep Course (Aug 2011 Through Current)
Served as editor on Course 1812 Accelerating Agile Development for Scrum Teams (Aug 2012 through Current) -
Served as Editor on course 1813 Scrum Master: Leading Scrum Teams (Oct 2013 through Jan 2014)
Served as AUTHOR on Business Analysis in an Agile Environment (April 2012 through April 2013) Course was modified to current course 3511 (above)
Work with this group as a trainer (focus is on agile topics) 1 - 2 weeks per month each year.
Citibank, Scrum Coach
August 2010 - April 2013, 1 Court Square, New York, United States
Worked with E-Business Divison on adopting Scrum framework. Goal was better application of Scrum techniques and overall adoption of Agile philosophy. I was hired as a coach to help them do this: Initially working with 4 projects, later expanded to 6 total projects. Work involved a pre-assessment, guidance in adoption, coaching and training for both individuals and teams, providing work for roles such as Scrum Master and Product Owner, and finally a post-assessment. The 4 initial teams were 1. Citi Online Product Backlog, 2. Citicards, 3. Global Products and 4. Online Maintenance. This was later expanded and continued into 2013 with 5. Mortgage and 6.Marketing. I was initially the scrum master for each project transitioning that position to a formal Citi-employee as I was able to train both scrum masters and product owners, then continueing as a Scrum Coach and facilitating Scrum-of-Scrum type coordination for the larger projects (#1 and #3).
In 2010, I worked approximately 8 weeks, in 2011 approximately 1-2 weeks per month and 2012 thru April 2013 I worked 2 - 3 weeks per month with this group.