My name is Yolanda D. Hughes, I am a 30+ year experienced business & technology executive. I have leadership experience in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Agile Transformation, Organizational Change Management, Business Architecture and Account & Program Management, my journey is the results of my University Engineering training, my MBA and really good managers and mentors. I have worked all over Atlanta, GA, the United States, Malaysia and Indonesia. I have worked with local, virtual and distributed teams.
I have consulted and collaborated with all levels of organizations from the C-Level executives to entry level professionals. I care about integrity, honesty, diversity, interesting & challenging work and work life balance. I am a Southerner and embrace all that comes with my heritage.
I am passionate about life which includes- work, play, family and worship (in no particular order). I know how to uncover, analyze and resolve business challenges. I am extremely confident in what my seasons of working in Corporate America have molded me to become. I am as equally adept in creating strategies, leading teams to success, as I am in building relationships and closing deals.
July 2013 - January 2015,
I was the Account Director for Equifax and charged with coaching, mentoring and leading both the client and the internal organization on transitioning to Agile.
WNA Ltd, Consultant
June 2011 - October 2013, , United States
I led the implementation of Agile for the BNS unit at AT&T. I taught, coached and mentored the "team" including Executives, Product Owners, Project Managers, Scrum Team members and other Scrum Masters. I led all ceremonies and was the Scrum Master for 6 projects and multiple teams. Additionally, I received the Bronze Agile Certification from AT&T.
Infosys Technology, Business Program Director
August 2008 - January 2011, , United States
As the Business Program Director, I taught and lead the delivery organization on the practices and processes that the organization would implement with respect to the clients and projects we were supporting.. We adopted Scrum, XP and TDD.