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Results-oriented lean/agile/product management expert with multi-disciplinary “T” shaped leadership skills, keen business acumen and a strong track record of success. Led complex agile transformation and delivery programs, enabling numerous ...
Preferred Roles include Agile Program Manager, Agile RTE, Agile coach/trainer, Agile Delivery Director, Agile Product Manager
Deloitte Consulting, Senior Manager/Agile Transformation Leader
Transformation Strategy assessment and definition, Lean Product/Portfolio Management, Lean/Agile/Devops consulting/coaching to Deloitte clients across Retail/Hospitality/Healthcare/Financial Services industries. Highlights include:
Top 3 international hospitality company: Led the company’s “project to product” transformation. Worked with Deloitte’s strategy practice and client executives to define the future state product operating model, as well as adopt the future state product model to the company’s reservations and revenue generation portfolios. Facilitated the definition of the enterprise-wide product operating model rollout roadmap and plan. Top 3 US retail bank: As a leader/member of the clients agile transformation program, led the bank’s core systems modernization product model definition process. Facilitated defining and implementing the future state core banking systems portfolios, product families/products and aligning the product managers, agile teams and shared services teams to the portfolios and products. Top 5 International wealth management and investment firm: Assessed the client’s newly formed agile product development factory via the DORA agile assessment model to identify process and practice gaps. Worked with client leadership, program leadership and the agile teams to address the identified process and practice gaps and improve the overall productivity, effectiveness and impact of the agile product development factory. Deloitte National Audit Practice: Worked with Deloitte’s national audit leadership and a number of Deloitte external audit teams of all sizes and across industries to define and pilot the AgileSource Agile Auditing practices and methods based on Lean/Agile values and principles. Leading US grocer: Led a cross-functional Deloitte/client team of Retail/Technology executive Retail experts, UX Digital designers, Product Managers and Technical Architects to develop the future vision, business process/practices, solution architecture and product roadmap, product features and delivery roadmap for the future state in-store technology platform and automated task management (ATM) solution. Additionally, worked with client leadership, product management and the agile delivery teams to pilot an initial version of the ATM product/platform. Director, Deloitte Los Angeles Diversity and Inclusion Council: Led/facilitated a team (20-30 team members) of LA-based Deloitte Partners and practitioners of all levels to further the goals of the Deloitte enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion program. Helped design and lead 2 day-long Inclusion Summit workshops, as well as approximately 20 yearly inclusion events across a number of affinity groups and inclusive leadership themes.
Ricoh Americas Agile Transformation Advisor, Coach and Mentor, Agile Program/Project Manager
Provided Agile transformation strategic guidance, training to digital sales, marketing, merchandising, CMS and analytics teams. Trained and coached 6 software teams & 2 business teams, multiple product managers, SME’s and the Digital Sales Program leadership on key agile principles (Adaptive Planning, Quality Assurance, Requirements Management and Agile/scrum Delivery.) Worked with product management to define the initial 2014 requirements backlog for three functional work streams (content and navigation, selling tools and personalization). Facilitated the evaluation, selection and adoption of an
enterprise agile requirements/project management tool for agile backlog prioritization, user story grooming, defect tracking and sprint/iteration management. Provided hands-on technical program/project management, requirements management, QA and application architecture services for the program delivering dozens of new features across Ricoh USA’s public facing and dealer websites.
Established and facilitated cross-functional software, product management, marketing, merchandising and analytics roadmap coordination via every iteration scrum of scrums (SOS) meetings and JIRA user story backlog grooming and prioritization. Helped facilitate the Digital Sales 2015 strategic planning and ideation sessions. Facilitated the development of a web Content Management System (CMS) RFP and worked with the cross-functional evaluation team to evaluate suppliers and perform proofs of concept on the selected product.
Kroger Company Agile Transformation Leader, Agile Product Management Trainer, Coach and Mentor
Worked with Digital Customer Program stakeholders, Product Management and technical leadership to evaluate Krogers’ current SDLC practices and recommend a set of agile practices that would enable Kroger/dunnhunby (“dh”) to accelerate the delivery of a technically complex online & email platform that would integrate with dh proprietary customer purchase history data warehouse solution. Trained Kroger/dh team members on agile Product Management, iteration management, requirements management, quality assurance, architecture and design and release planning. Facilitated many Agile Product Management training sessions. Support SAFe transition for Kroger Technology.Show More Show Less
Agile Transformation Leader, Coach and Mentor, Agile Iteration Manager, Business Process Management
Established EP’s enterprise agile transformation strategy and governance. Coached and trained 15 payroll processing and licensed products agile teams across 4 business units including agile roadmap, program and release planning, user stories, agile testing, test driven development. Worked with EP’s senior leadership to identify key product development issues and agile transformation goals and plan the company’s agile transformation program. Agile project management tool usage includes Mingle, Rally and Target Process. EP’s Technical platform includes Force.com, Puppet, Java, Jboss, BRMS/workflow, Db2, dot.net, SQL Server, C# Worked with EP agile team on native IOS, Android and browser based Mobile Time Capture time submission and approval applications. Technical stack includes JSON/XML over Restful API’s.
Planned and facilitated BPR initiative with EP’s core payroll business process including payroll onboarding, client setup, payroll setup, adjustments, pensions, etc. Facilitated BPR work for EP’s core payroll services process including opportunity quote, credit approval, client show on-boarding, show setup and ongoing show payroll processing. Facilitated EP’s future state web portal vision, strategy and execution workshop for company sponsors, stakeholders and SMEs. Experience/exposure to EP production budgeting and scheduling, TimeTrax payroll reporting, CV/GV and V5 applications.
Served as application architect and iteration manager for Force.com multi-org production payroll show/production worker on-boarding enterprise application. 100% cloud-based architecture includes Drawloop DDP, Echosign, Mulesoft middleware, trial force, visual force/google bootstrap (UI), Jenkins, etc. Technical features include programmatic provisioning of SF orgs, portal and SF users (API and JIT), SSO via SAML, standard and custom SF objects, etc. Planned integration with Sales Cloud. Establish selection criteria and evaluate cloud-based AppExchange products in key product categories, negotiate supplier pricing model for third-party contracts.
SkillsProduct Management Product Design Scrum Framework Agile Methodology Program Management Software Architect
ToolsJira software salesforce.com