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I have successfully managed the scoping, planning, deployment and delivery of projects in time and to budget.

While my background and first love was in Software Engineering, I have found my niche managing projects and people in an Agile environment.

I am an accomplished and fluent communicator and a certified Scrum Master with strong investigation, problem-solving and decision-making skills, combined with a pragmatic approach and sound business acumen.

I have worked in both small and large companies and a variety of industries including manufacture, ISP, health, travel, news and marketing.

I have been a Certified Scrum Master since November 2013.


xvt-solutions

I was Project Manager / Scrum Master for 6 months at XVT Solutions.

  • I recruited and coached a cross-skilled, distributed Scrum Team
  • I took responsibility for the project definition, process management, and documentation.
  • I successfully applied an Agile Project Management methodology within a PRINCE2 governance model.
  • I identified project risks and planned with appropriate people to resolve them.
  • I also acted as the focal point for customer liaison and promoting client / partner relations.
  • I facilitated the Scrum meetings including Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and Daily Stand-up.
  • I maintained the Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Burn Downs in Jira.

onthehouse

I was Scrum Master for 1 year 7 months at OnTheHouse.

  • I recruited and managed a cross-skilled, distributed Scrum Team.
  • I was a key player in introducing Scrum into the company as a whole.
  • As Scrum Master I remove impedances that would block the team’s productivity.
  • I worked closely with Product Owners, Stakeholders and Infrastructure.
  • I facilitated the Scrum meetings including Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and Daily Stand-up.
  • I provided coaching based on the GROW model and Situational leadership theory.
  • I conducted fortnightly estimates meetings using Story Points and Planning Poker techniques.
  • I improved Story quality using INVEST and task acceptance criteria using the MoSCoW method.