agile-scrum

I have been a Certified Scrum Master since November 2013.

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.


xvt-solutions

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

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.


onthehouse

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

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.