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Steve Nunziata


Agile Program Coach, The Eliassen Group

Location: Hartford, CT


Steve Nunziata is a Lead Project Manager and Program Agile Coach with 20+ years in the IT industry. 

  • Most recent assignments include Agile Coaching at T. Rowe Price to assist the Program with their adoption of SAFe, as well as working at Voya Financial as they begin on their Agile journey.
  • Spent several years in the USAA Project Management Office (PMO) in 2009 with the assignment of introducing and extending Agile methodology at USAA.  These efforts included creating and delivering Scrum team training, coaching teams on Scrum practices, as well as working as a Scrum Master and/or Agile Coach on numerous efforts.  Began with a $20M portfolio of projects; we completed 2012 with over $200M executing under Scrum discipline.  Personally delivered training to over 1000 employees. 
  • Authored and influenced adoption of new project execution control sets to facilitate continuous inspection and enterprise wide adoption of Agile (Scrum) methodology, for the purpose of ensuring Agile maturity, reducing project operational risk controls by 50%, while simultaneously increasing quality by evolving from artifact to observation driven processes. Responsible for deploying 12 auditors to execute and report on adherence.

Work experience

Independent @ Voya Financial, Program Agile Coach
September 2015 - Present, Windsor Locks, CT, United States
Agile Coach at Voya Financial, working on their adoption of Agile / Scrum.

Blue Agility LLC, Program Agile Coach
March 2015 - September 2015, Owings Mills, MD, United States
Program level Agile Coach at T. Rowe Price for their adoption of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

USAA, Lead Project Manager & Agile Coach
January 2006 - February 2015, San Antonio, TX-Texas
I was recruited for the PMO (project managment office) at USAA in January of 2009. My task was to begin piloting Scrum with several projects in our portfolio. I started as a Scrum Master, and worked on approximately 20 projects filling that role. I also created and delivered the Scrum training curriculum, which was a 2 day class given once per month over the course of 2 years. By 2011, I was working full time as an Agile Coach, collaborating daily with several Scrum teams, coaching the scrum discipline and ceremonies. In 2012, I was designated as the Scrum Master Practice Lead, which made me responsible for establishing Scrum best practices, along with identifying and gathering metrics to demonstrate the Scrum maturity of our Agile teams across a $200 Million portfolio. Since January 2014, I have been employing Scrum, but am now focusing on Scaled Agile Framework, which still incorporates Scrum process and ceremony.


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