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ireland

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$10  / per hour

Years of experience

18+

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. I am certified in SAFE lean-agile leadership and The Kanban Method, and I am committed to continuous learning and industry innovation. My professional journey includes significant roles at Fidelity International, Paddy Power BetFair, Allied Irish Banks, Mastercard, Deloitte, and Redstar. These roles have enabled me to spearhead Agile transformations, achieve significant reductions in cycle times, and train and coach teams and senior stakeholders in Agile, Kanban, and Lean methodologies. In terms of academic qualifications, I hold an M.Sc. in Management of Information Systems from Trinity College, University of Dublin, and a B.Sc. in Business and Management from Dublin Institute of Technology. My core skills include Agile Coaching, Scrum Mastery, Kanban, leadership and communication, and technical proficiency in coding with Python and SQL, and working with a broad technology stack including AWS, Docker, and Jira. Beyond my professional interests, I am an avid competitive powerlifter, football player, poker enthusiast, drone builder and pilot, and a keen explorer of financial markets and algorithms, particularly in the realm of Bitcoin and Python algorithm development.

Tech Stack

Scrum, Agile, AWS, Docker, Python, SQL

Experience

  • Achieving significant reductions in cycle times (e.g., 50% reduction at Fidelity International and 75% reduction at Allied Irish Banks) through innovative Agile and Lean methodologies.
  • Implementing cross-functional/feature team models and kanban continuous delivery models at a program level, ensuring seamless integration and efficient workflow.
  • Conducting comprehensive training and coaching sessions for teams and senior stakeholders in Agile, Kanban, and Lean methodologies, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Setting up and tracking KPIs such as cycle time, lead time, and task completion rate to measure and enhance team performance and project health.
  • Playing a pivotal role in Agile transformations at major organizations, including Paddy Power BetFair and Deloitte, ensuring the successful adoption of Agile frameworks and practices.
  • Organizing and leading essential Agile ceremonies such as daily scrums, sprint planning, sprint demos, retrospectives, and PSI planning, ensuring effective collaboration and communication.
  • Establishing and nurturing autonomous, cross-functional teams by creating a trusting and safe environment, removing impediments, and fostering a culture of commitment, focus, openness, respect, and courage.

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

Scrum Master / Agile / Kanban Coach, Allied Irish Banks 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

Scrum Master / Agile / Kanban Coach, Mastercard July 2017 - December 2018

● Spearhead 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
● Established network of physical dashboards to monitor progress and project health
● Succeeded in challenging business processes to enable continuous integration

Scrum Master / Agile Coach, Deloitte January 2013 - June 2017

● Delivered 4 strategic programmes of work in the area of order management, digital rights management and financial system transformation
● Spearheaded rollout and adoption of SAFe agile framework, including coaching and chairing SAFe ceremonies, such as PSI planning, scrum of scrums, etc.
● Led the best performing agile team in the company, frequently used as a case study for how teams should operate
● Established network of physical dashboards to monitor progress and project health
● Succeeded in challenging business processes to enable continuous integration

Business Analyst, Deloitte June 2012 - January 2013

● Chaired workshops with internal and external stakeholders to define product backlog
● Acted as a change agent in transformation from waterfall to agile

Project Manager, Redstar April 2006 - July 2008

● Added digital capabilities to the agency services by building inhouse 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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