Wendy Vigre is an agile enthusiast who works as a Certified Scrum Master at an agile consultant company in Tampa, FL. She has over 8 years of experience working with software delivery teams and 4 of those years in an Agile environment.
Wendy was the first person to successfully implement scrum at her company and because of the success of her team, the company adopted Enterprise Agile. She has had a chance to work with many coaches in the Tampa Bay area in order to refine her skills and enhance her knowledge.
She looks forward to continuing her education on agile practices and aspires to become and agile coach in the future.
Healthesystems, Scrum Master
February 2014 - Present, Tampa, FL, United States
• Guides and coaches the organization on scrum practices (guards and supports the scrum process)
• Act as servant leader and remove impediments jeopardizing the timely completion of sprint items
• Schedule/facilitate sprint planning meeting(s) prior to the beginning of each sprint. Work with product owners and delivery teams to groom stories in advance of each sprint.
• Lead team estimation during the sprint planning meeting(s)
• Monitor sprint and team velocity utilizing Agile Tools
• Communicate committed stories for the upcoming sprint to the backlog owner and stakeholders
• Support the Backlog Owner in updating monthly the 30-60-90 release roadmap based on the health and priority of the stories of the backlog
• Facilitate daily stand up meetings
• Facilitate retrospective meetings at the end of each sprint / project – ensure highest priority retrospective points are followed up on and closed out
• Coordinate as needed with other PM's, Resource Managers, or Portfolio Managers the delivery of non-development components
Agile Thought, Agile Coach
June 2016 - Present, Tampa, FL, United States
- Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management;
- Help Teams implement product planning in an empirical environment;
- Ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value;
- Understanding and practicing agility; and,
- Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed.
- Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality;
- Helping the Development Team to create high-value products;
- Removing impediments to the Development Team’s progress and guiding the team in order to successfully remove impediments on the customer’s side.
- Coaching the Development Team in organizational environments in which Scrum is not yet fully adopted and understood
- Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
- Guiding the team on self-organization to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
- Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
- Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
- Facilitating the process for getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
- Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
- Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
- Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
- Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example