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Sean VeZain

  

ScrumMaster, Formula Ink

Location: Chicago, IL


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials

Certified Agile Leadership 1

Groups I belong to

BeyondAgile

Chicago Scrum

Biography

Sean C. VeZain

Sean C. VeZain is an Agilist, experienced in guiding organizations through enterprise transformations. Sean works with a team of experienced Agile coaches and trainers with high community engagement to stay on the cutting edge of Agile practices in the industry. Sean has direct experience coaching 30+ projects in a fortune 50 IT environment with management experience ranging from agile efforts to multi-year, multi-million dollar enterprise programs, coordinating $26 Million+ budgets while transitioning projects from a traditional project management approach to using Agile. As a Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner, Sean has experience working first hand with teams to truly understand the challenges and organizational impediments that need cleared to reach true agility.

Education

  • M.S. in Project Management and Training and Development, Illinois State University – 2006
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management, Illinois State University – 2005
  • B.S in Computer Systems Technology,  Illinois State University – 2004
    • Client/server, networking, operating systems, equipment maintenance and ICs

 

Professional Designations and Associations

  • Certified Agile Leadership 
  • Certified Scrum Master 
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner 
  • ITIL Foundations v3 
  • Project Management Institute - Member
  • Project Management Institute-Central IL Chapter - Member
  • Illinois Regional Agile Users Group – Board of Directors

Work experience

Genesis 10, Scrum Master / Agile Coach
May 2017 - Present, Milwaukee , WI, US
I'm currently working with a company in the Health industry as they work to implement Agile/Scrum for the first time. My current Scrum team is the first in the organization and I'm working directly with the team, PO, Agile Leadership, and the C-suite as we implement Scrum. My role is split between working as a Scrum Master for my team, providing training and mentoring to the managers and directors, and feedback and advice to upper-leadership. This company is taking an excellent approach to implementing Scrum by taking a deliberate and methodical approach to ensuring that we are successful the first time around.

Formula Ink, Agile Consultant
January 2015 - Present, Chicago, IL, US
Provide Agile Coaching and mentoring to small business as well as large corporate entities. Developing business and IT leaders as they transition their organizations to a new way of doing work.This includes working with clients to gain a broader understanding of Scrum, implementing it within their organization, and developing the behaviours to ensure successful Scrum adoption.

Apex Systems, Senior Scrum Master
August 2016 - March 2017, Brookfield, wi, US
Acted as Scrum Master for 2 development teams. Provided Scrum Master mentoring for 2 novice Scrum Masters on 2 additional teams.

State Farm Insurance, Scrum Master / Agile Coach
June 2005 - September 2014, Bloomington, IL, US
Delivered products varying from infrastructure, mainframe and mobile.. Led as many as 5 concurrent efforts with team sizes up to 20 members, including remote and overseas team members. Implemented solutions from IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and custom developed internal applications. Managed a team of Business Analysts working across multiple IT Programs having annual budgets ranging $10 million to $30 million. Program liaison to the Change Advisory Board (CAB) tracking and managing all system modifications and updates. Responsible to accurately identify, track and resolve risks, issues and dependencies within and between projects. Mentor and develop team members’ skills and understanding of Scrum, Agile and Project Management processes to create effective high performing teams.

 

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