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ireland

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$52  / per hour

Years of experience

15+

About

As a seasoned Agile Leader and Scrum Master with over 15 years of experience across diverse industries, I am passionate about enhancing delivery quality and speed through innovative Agile and Lean methodologies. My journey has seen me transform delivery models and lead Agile transformations in multinational organizations, significantly reducing cycle times and improving team performance. Certified in SAFE lean-agile leadership and The Kanban Method, I have a proven track record of training and coaching teams and senior stakeholders in Agile practices, establishing key performance indicators, and fostering environments of continuous improvement and high performance. Currently, I serve as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach at Fidelity International, where I spearhead Agile solutions delivery and mentor teams across the organization. Previously, at Paddy Power Betfair, I played a pivotal role in Agile transformation, achieving substantial reductions in cycle time and facilitating high-quality project delivery. My experience spans roles at Allied Irish Banks, Mastercard, and Deloitte, where I consistently led Agile and Kanban coaching initiatives, implemented continuous delivery models, and drove business transformation through effective project management and Agile methodologies. My educational background includes an M.Sc. in Management of Information Systems from Trinity College and a B.Sc. in Business and Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology. Additionally, I am skilled in Python, SQL, and various technology stacks, with a strong commitment to continuous learning and industry innovation.

Tech Stack

Agile, AWS, Docker, Java, Jenkins, Kanban, Lead, Management, MongoDB, Neo4j, Oracle, Project Management, Scrum

Experience

  • At Fidelity International, led Agile solutions delivery, achieving a 50% reduction in cycle time and transforming the delivery model to a cross-functional/feature team model.
  • Conducted training and coaching sessions for teams and senior stakeholders in Agile, Kanban, and Lean methodologies at Fidelity International, Paddy Power Betfair, Allied Irish Banks, and Mastercard.
  • Established and monitored key performance indicators such as cycle time, lead time, and task completion rate across multiple organizations to ensure continuous improvement and high performance.
  • Played a pivotal role in Agile transformation initiatives at major organizations like Paddy Power Betfair and Allied Irish Banks, significantly reducing cycle times and enhancing delivery quality.
  • Successfully implemented Kanban continuous delivery models at Allied Irish Banks and Mastercard, enhancing program-level efficiency and team performance.
  • Managed full software development project lifecycle, including project planning, scope control, and budget management, while leading cross-functional teams at Redstar and WeDoWebsites.ie.
  • Led the rollout and adoption of SAFe Agile framework at Deloitte, including coaching and chairing SAFe ceremonies, and established best practices in Agile coaching and Scrum Mastery across multiple roles.

Employment history

Scrum Master / Kanban / Agile Coach, Fidelity International May 2022 - Present
  • Spearheaded Agile solutions delivery, achieving a 50% reduction in cycle time
  • Transformed the delivery model to a cross-functional/feature team model
  • Trained and coached teams and senior stakeholders in Agile, Kanban, and Lean methodologies
  • Established and monitored key performance indicators such as cycle time, lead time, and task completion rate
Agile Coach / PM, Paddy Power BetFair January 2021 - May 2022
  • Played a pivotal role in Agile transformation at the world’s largest betting house
  • Achieved a 50% reduction in cycle time through strategic initiatives
  • Conducted training and coaching sessions for teams and senior stakeholders
  • Established key performance indicators such as cycle time, lead time, and task completion rate
Scrum Master / Agile / Kanban Coach, Allied Irish Banks (AIB) January 2019 - January 2021
  • Reduced cycle time by 75%
  • Implemented Kanban continuous delivery model at a program level
  • Trained and coached teams and senior stakeholders in Kanban and Lean
  • Established key performance indicators such as cycle time, lead time, and task completion rate
Scrum Master / Agile / Kanban Coach, Mastercard August 2017 - December 2018
  • Spearheaded delivery of 4 flagship fraud protection products
  • Organized 20 engineers into 4 Kanban continuous delivery teams
  • Coached product management team into building a portfolio-level Kanban board
  • Trained senior stakeholders into embracing lean budgeting
Scrum Master / Agile Coach, Deloitte January 2013 - June 2017
  • Delivered 4 strategic programs of work in order management, digital rights management, and financial system transformation
  • Spearheaded rollout and adoption of SAFe Agile framework
  • Led the best performing agile team in the company
  • Established a network of physical dashboards to monitor progress and project health
Business Analyst, Deloitte June 2012 - January 2013
  • Chaired workshops with internal and external stakeholders to define product backlog
  • Acted as a change agent in the transformation from waterfall to agile
Project Manager, WeDoWebsites.ie July 2008 - April 2012
  • Introduced Agile/Scrum methodology for delivering projects as an alternative to waterfall
  • Organized development structures and managed delivery teams
  • Built and maintained relationships with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Signed up new client accounts by winning pitches and preparing technical/cost proposals
Project Manager, Redstar April 2006 - July 2008
  • Added digital capabilities to the agency services by building an in-house development team
  • Won and managed client accounts by delivering pitches and preparing technical/cost proposals

Education history

Trinity College, The University of Dublin 2013 - 2015 M.Sc. in Management of Information Systems
Dublin Institute of Technology 2009 - 2013 B.Sc. in Business and Management
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