I am an experienced full stack Web Developer with Agile Team Leader experience with a deep understanding of the Software Development process.
While my background and first love was in Software Engineering, I have found my niche managing projects and people in an Agile environment, while maintaining a very much hands on approach with the software codebase.
My speciality is developing innovative cross technology solutions while staying focused on the needs of the end customer and the business. I have also had success with growing the capabilities of multi skilled teams to deliver complex web based applications that perform as required in a timely manner with happy and informed Product Owners and Stakeholders.
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 identified project risks and planned with appropriate people to resolve them.
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 Agile.
In this role 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 was a key player in introducing Scrum to the company, simplifying the team's work-flow and using Jira Greenhopper as a Scrum board.
I streamlined and formalised the release process and established a monthly release schedule.
I established a dedicated fortnightly estimates meeting based on Story Points and using Estimate Planning Poker techniques.
I have a proven record of delivering project on time and within budget often exceeding client expectations.