Personal Profile

Sterling, Virginia, United States

Highly qualified professional with over twenty years of experience in Technology Management in various industries in both the private and public sectors.   Extremely effective leader facilitating enterprise transitions from phased based software development (Waterfall) processes to Agile.   Proven leadership with both in both private and government sectors managing globally distributed teams in a variety of highly competitive industries including Financial, Healthcare, Government, as well as IT and Telecommunication networks.   Lead numerous other process improvement activities from small focus teams to large enterprise initiatives.

Coached, trained and mentored Executives, Management, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and team members in the principles of Agile (Scrum, XP & Kanban), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Large Scaled Scrum (LeSS).  Consulted with various team members as well as other impacted departments to understand their concerns and coach them on the differences and benefits of the methodologies/frameworks.  Employed a disciplined and methodical approach to obtain buy-in and ensure a smooth transformation.  Knowledgeable in the use of Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD) and DevOps principles and tools.  Introduction, conversion and administration of collaborative tools like Version One, Rally, HP Agile Manager, and SharePoint.

Excellent management and leadership skills including strong technical and business acumen in fast paced environments. Extensive experience establishing and managing Offshore Development Centers (ODC). Excellent at understanding the various cultural and personality dynamics within a organization and how to manage and coach in those environments.  Meticulous and persistent manager with excellent planning, organizational, leadership, communications, risk management, finance/budget management and resource management skills.  Use the eight principles of organizational change as defined by Kotter.