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Tina (Johnson) Gustafson


Certified Scrum Master & Professional, Engility

Location: Sierra Vista, AZ


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Tina D. (Johnson) Gustafson: Program Manager, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) responsible for 48+ personnel to include Field Software Engineers, Data Managers, Documentation Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in resolving issues for the DCGS-A software sustainment teams.  Migrated 4xteams to Agile Scrum framework and practiced Scrum methods to increase velocity with software anomaly resolutions for DCGS-A sustainment Family of Systems (FoS).   Conducted oversight, peer reviews, and pushed 1082 issues through assessment and resolutions if applicable to decrease DCGS-A v3 sustainment's backlog, and provided expertise during DCGS-A  v3.1.7 transition, ensuring transition of all components are correct, current and complete.  Provided Scrum unofficial training for government and contractor functional area leads and teams to include Configuration Management (CM), Security, and Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) testing.  Thirty years of experience within the IT industry, including more than 29 years of supervisory and project management experience. Specializes in program and project management, software analysis and design, system implementation, system testing, problem analysis, and process improvement using the Capability Maturity Model/Improved (CMMI) and Agile/Scrum frameworks. Planned, directed, coordinated, and evaluated activities of software engineers, data analysts, and software quality engineers supporting the U.S. Army and Department of Defense (DoD) of Military Intelligence (MI) Analyst and Systems Analyst positions.

Work experience

Engility, Scrum Master & Coach
October 2012 - Present, Ft. Huachuca, AZ, United States
Scrum Master and Coach for software development and sustainment team

TASC, Scrum Master
January 2011 - September 2012, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, United States
Served as Scrum Master and managed Data Management Tool team, supporting 26 programs under test. Conducted daily operations of database tools using Microsoft (MS) Access(c) to include setting up new databases, status reports, database management, and collected data Quality Control (QC). Migrated software development team to Scrum methodology and processes as the first software team to do so for Company. Conducted research to ensure information, data, systems analysis and products are current, complete and correct. Provided Subject Matter Expertise (SME), Scrum and training, providing briefings to government customers of database capabilities, data collection capture, and required developments. Created documents and processes supporting test projects required by industry standards.

Articles I've written

Agile Support to Testing
January 5, 2012, 1030 hours (10:30 a.m.): A government test organization's data management Scrum team was asked to support a testing effort a day after we had started our two-week sprint. We were asked to set up a website/fresh data management too...

Agile Software Sustainment in a Government Organization
So, what does it mean to be Agile in a government organization? What does it mean to use Scrum in software sustainment? How does this work? Why is it better than Waterfall processes?

Agile Leadership
I am grateful that I participate in leadership assessments in the roles I've served in as a ScrumMaster and product owner. I'm will share the high-level valuable insights I've gained; perhaps they can be of help.


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