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Theodore Gandy

  

Agile Coach at Voya Financial, Fast Switch Ltd

Location: Dublin, OH

860-514-4571

Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Credentials

Biography

Theodore F Gandy

Expert in agile and waterfall project management methodologies• Operations Management • Business Requirement Analysis • Application Support & Maintenance • Project Management • Strategic Planning & Execution • Staff Training & Development • Implementation & Upgrade Planning • Controls Risk & Gap Analysis

Focused, dedicated, and highly motivated professional with a proven track record of success in project management deliverables, supporting projects and programs, including scope management, quality management, resource management, schedule management, communications management, and third-party contract management. Hands-on approach to team leadership and direction; excellent communicator, recognized ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across cross-functional teams. 

Work experience

Fast Switch, Agile Coach at Voya Financial
June 2015 - Present, Dublin, OH, US
• Champion best practices of Scrum methodology and support change at the individual, team and organizational levels in a transition to agile software development • Organize and facilitate sprint planning, daily stand up meetings, release planning for projects • Track and communicate team status and progress via burn up and burn down charts

Eliassen Group, Agile Coach
August 2014 - May 2015, Wakefield, MA, US
Fidelity Investments • Champion best practices of Scrum methodology and support change at the individual, team and organizational levels in a transition to agile software development • Act as Release Train Engineer (RTE) for Digital Experience Release Team for four value streams and eight teams • Organize and facilitate sprint planning, daily stand up meetings, release planning for projects • Track and communicate team status and progress via burn up and burn down charts • $7.5 Million budget, 15 people directly supervised (2 FTE, 13 contractors; 6 domestic, 9 offshore), indirectly monitor and supervise 5 teams (45 people) HP Consulting Services • Brought in to fix project in recovery by using Agile/Scrum methodologies to clarify requirements, properly align resources, create realistic velocities for sprints, manage and mitigate risk. • $12 Million budget, 20 people supervised (10 FTE, 10 contractors)

AETEA Information Technology, Agile Coach at Centerlight Healthcare
February 2014 - June 2014, Rockville, MD, US
• Recommend, develop and deliver the optimal systems of record, information architecture, technology infrastructure, and security for the data warehouse. • $2 Million budget, 10 people supervised (5 FTE, 5 contractors)

Trigyn Technologies Inc, Agile Program Manager at Warner Music
August 2013 - December 2013, Edison , New Jersey, US
• Manage multi-disciplinary and highly complex initiatives at the program level. • As Program Manager, act as coach and mentor to project teams that have aggressive timelines using Agile approaches to ensure business value is achieved. • Teach and enforce the rules of Scrum and Kanban, removing impediments for project teams and act as interface with executive leadership. • $12 Million budget, supervised 30 people (5 FTE, 25 contractors)

Edge Technology Services, Scrum Master at ESPN
May 2013 - August 2013, Middletown, CT, US
• Manages all aspects of Project and small Programs up to $5M, regardless of type, from Initiation through Closure, requiring little direction • Plans, coordinates and directs all activities associated with developing project plans, communication plans, project schedules, etc. in accordance with ESPN Project Management and Software Development Life Cycles • Leverage deep understanding of Agile and Scrum methodologies to lead project teams as both a scrum master and project manager • Responsible for team dynamics, morale and motivation • Builds a team where all members and points of view are respected • Is responsible for the overall performance of the team • Lead Project Teams through identifying and managing risk and the resolution of issues

TyMetrix, Senior Project Manager/Scrum Master
November 2011 - April 2013, Hartford, CT, United States
• Project manager for software system development and integration projects in end-to-end e-billing, matter management, document management, budgeting and analysis, and reporting solution. • Current project budget of $5 million. •Used distributed Scrum methodology with six remote teams located in USA, Canada and Russia to effectively execute multiple priorities, including projects that span multiple locations. •Introduced and coached cross business and systems groups including senior management on the Agile methodology. •Coordinate with other IT professionals, business sponsors and stakeholders, and external resources to include multiple work streams and sub-projects in order to deliver the overall business objectives.

Open Solutions Inc, Project Manager/Agile Coach
July 2007 - November 2011, Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States
•Agile methodology project manager/coach with geographically diverse teams for projects totaling $12 million. •Manage software system development and integration projects through all phases of SDLC project life cycle - analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and post-production support for projects totaling $2 million. •Introduced and coached numerous Development organization teams on agile methodology. •Use distributed Scrum methodology with remote teams located in USA and India. •Directly manage and coach development employees as well as staff augmentation of contractual developers, usability analyst, and designers. •Manage contracted vendors for initial design specifications and for delivery and integration of customization tool kit for the DNAweb online banking application.

 

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