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Thomas Woundy

  

Agile Coach, Mentor Graphics Corp.

Location: Marlborough, MA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials

Biography

Tom Woundy - See my LinkedIn Profile for all my data.  I am an electronics engineer by training and have worked for the same company, though 2 aquistitions since 1992.  I came to Mentor Graphics as someone who represents end-users of their products, in the technical support organization.  After a few years I moved into Software QA, followed by management roles in QA and Tech Support and program management.

After years of trying to perfect my waterfall outlook on the world with little sucess, I embarked on a fully immersive role in 2008 to help lead our division in a transformation to scrum.  In this journey I started with getting lots of training, CSM, CSPO, many conferences, attending and later joing the board's of local user meetings and helping produce local agile conferences.  In this current coaching role, I develop internal training material used to bootstrap new scrum teams, support our SM's and PO's and ongoing seminars to help growing teams.  I launch new teams, coach existing teams and help with organizational impediments and scaling strategies.  I serve a internal community of 300+ people using scrum in several countries.  

In the local user group community in Boston, I help organize and tech basic agile/scrum as well as support others doing the same.  I currently serve as the Treasurer of the Boston Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN), while previsouly Vice Chair.  I am also in my 2nd term as Vice President of Agile New England.

 

Work experience

Mentor Graphics, Agile Coach
August 2008 - Present, Marlborough, MA, US
I am an internal Agile Coach

Mentor Graphics, QA Manager
January 2005 - July 2008, Marlborough, MA, United States
Directly managed several QA teams that were distributed in Poland, Russia and Egypt for the Systems Design Division.

Mentor Graphics, QA Program Manager
April 2002 - December 2004, Marlborough, MA, United States
Served as a program manager for the QA organization within the Systems Design Division. This was a waterfall environment. Primary role was to ensure our globally distributed QA operations were coordinating and were following the same patterns as the US-based QA organization. This also involved coordinating project ownership transitions between offices, hiring and training.

Innoveda (acquired by Mentor Graphics), Senior QA and Support Manager
December 1999 - March 2002, Marlborough, MA, United States
Managed the QA operations and the main technical support organization based in Marlborough.

PADS Software (acquired by Innoveda), Various
April 1992 - November 1999, Marlborough, MA
Started as a Tech Support engineer, then moved into a QA engineer role, then moved into QA management, then QA & Support Management

 

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