AGL Energy Australia, Senior Agile Project Manager
March 2017 - Present, Melbourne, VIC, AU
Acting in the Value Stream Lead role, in a newly created Value Stream (VS). I have build the VS release train scrums and I'm running the train in a Release Train Engineer and Value Stream Engineer.
1. I'm mentoring two of the scrum masters within the train
2. I've organized, facilitated PI planning across all five scrums within the train.
3. Assisted the scrum in the backlog planning, dependency mapping
4. Creating an ART epic mapping for the train.
5. Providing advisory to the overarching program management office of the creating, organising and facilitating of the kanban.
Alliance Australia Insurance, Senior Agile Project Manager
October 2016 - March 2017, Sydney, NSW, AU
As part of the Information Technology team, I’m responsible for setting up of the agile delivery of the Direct Retail digital Transformation project. This project will transform the Allianz public and self-service portals, revise all documentation across the entire portfolio lifecycle, enhance the data analytics capability, implement UX/UI changes as part of customer testing, launch new Motor and Home product disclosure statements.
Leveraging my agile skillset, with a view to adhering/improving Allianz Agile Capability Model;
1. Aided improved collaboration between the retail business, product development, Digital UX and various technology scrums, through scrum of scrums and business scrums.
2. Supported scrum masters in the facilitating of the ceremonies and providing coaching.
3. Provide transparency by epic dependency mapping across the program/ release train scrums.
4. Created and facilitated a portfolio kanban board of all initiatives/ projects.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Agile Project Manager
November 2013 - October 2016, Sydney, NSW, AU
Lead project team(s) to manage and execute the project as per agreed scope, within budget and to customer expectations using the Banks Enterprise-wide project management methodology (PMBOK, Agile) and support processes.
Friends First Group, Project Manager
January 2011 - June 2013, Dublin, Ireland
Senior project manager handling a diverse range of projects from software development to compliance and data migration to change programs. My collaborating with teams utilising the principles of SCRUM and a few of our own internally agreed practices I find, enables us to 'hit the ground running' gaining overall shared vision and commitment to deliver goal. My role varies depending on project and stream. I play proxy product owner where detailed stories are gathered from me as part of creating a product backlog. However, my main role is that of SCRUM master creating/eliciting stories and ensuring our backlog is maintained and ordered, resolving issues, participating in planning, demos, retrospectives and continuous improvements process in how we apply / evolve SCRUM internally. I was the responsible for the rollout of SCRUM within the IT software development department. I reviewed progress, organising and presenting SCRUM training, benchmarking of competencies, organised induction for all new starters, participating in all teams stand-up’s, demos retrospectives etc to ensure continuity, competence of teams and provided overall retrospective of rollout to all SCRUM masters, IT project leaders and IT Management. Between June 2011 to April 2013 this was approx 75% of my time.
Interamerican, Programme Manager
September 2007 - May 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria
Programme management to establish a Greenfield financial service company incorporating everything from licencing submission to marketing, IT implementation to back office establishment and recruitment to product development. My role was that of product owner were detailed stories are gathered from me as part of creating a project / stream product backlog, maintenance, ordering participation in demo and sprint planning. However, within the IT, back office establishment, product development streams I played SCRUM Master and team member, eliciting requirements, resolve blockages and dealing with product owners Between September 2007 and May 2011 this was approx 58% of my time.
Friends First International, Project & Operations Manager
September 2002 - August 2007, Dublin, Ireland
Project and operations management of BPO services to large European financial service organisations. Project management the delivery of multiple IT software projects across Europe. Engaging with multiple product owners utilising the same product platform, maintaining a single ordered backlog for both mature and greenfield organisations. My role was that of eliciting requirements, maintaining and ordered and groomed backlog, resolving issues, continuous improvement of sprints, conducting and participating in retrospectives and demos with our team. Between September 2002 and August 2007 this was approx 55% of my time.
Friends First Group, Business Consultant
June 1996 - August 2002, Dublin 18, Ireland
Business Consultant within Business Solutions team shared services centre. My roles was that of translator between business / operations and IT. Working on the demand management plan as part of business planning enterprize analysis. System selection process by elicitation requirement from all stakeholders, assessment and validation of needs. Communications with business operations and IT via documentation, workshops and demos of working software.