Phillip N. Price MBA – Scrum Master,
AGILE COACH & Project Manager
Agile Coach, Agile Instructor, Scrum Master/Team Lead and Project Manager who facilitates the adoption of Agile methodologies to assist teams to more effectively deliver Business Value to Projects/Products whilst ensuring it is delivered to the required quality.
•Coached Agile teams to assist them develop the necessary “mindset shift” that is needed for the team to be have the “Conversations” needed to ensure the project delivers only what Business Value is required.
•Coached Executives/Sponsors/Stakeholders on how and Agile project is different and assist them to understand what behaviours are required of them and make them aware and comfortable with the differences between an Agile and Waterfall Project.
•Coached Team Leads/Scrum Masters/Product Owners on how to coordinate the Project Inception Phase and gather the necessary requirements in order to decide if the project was still worth doing (if not then cancel the project) if it worth doing then use the information gathered to Story Map out the projects and determine what Themes, Epics and Story’s/Tasks will be needed.
•A major participant in the global Agile Transformation plan to deliver Business Value more rapidly using the Agile Methodology whilst ensuring quality is not compromised, encompassed Continuous Development (CD) and Continuous Integration (CI).
•Trainer who led the training to deliver four different types of Agile training for either project teams/Product Owners/Sponsor-Stakeholders/other coaches
•Coached teams how to implement an Agile project ensuring the participants understood the principles of MVP (Minimum Viable Product), MMP (Minimum Marketable Product).
•Acted as the Program Scrum Master/Team Lead and managed the Scrum Master who were responsible for the 15 supporting projects that were part of this program.
•As a Scrum Master/Team Lead led several Agile projects and delivered the required Business Value whilst ensuring quality is key to a successful Agile Project Delivery.
•JIRA Agile Tool instructor; taught users how to efficiently use the JIRA Agile toolset and Introduced to JIRA Portfolio tool which is a more advanced way to use JIRA and drive what the Story Map would be for the Project/Product.
APPLICATIONS / TOOLS / SOFTWARE / PACKAGES
Disciplined Agile, Scrum, LEAN, Kanban, XP, SAFe, JIRA Agile, JIRA Portfolio, HP Quality Center, Integration Testing, System Testing, User Acceptance Testing, DB2, Oracle, Data Warehouse, ETL, Agile, RUP, Waterfall, Advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, SharePoint, Derivatives, Data Analysis, Statistics SAP, Oracle Financials, Data Conversion, Data Mapping, Data Migration
Franklin Templeton Investments (FTI) (July 2012 – Present) Agile Coach, Team Lead/Scrum Master, Project Manager, Agile Instructor
An experienced Project Manager who has been a major part of this organizations transition from traditional methodologies to adopting the Agile way of implementing projects in order to deliver true business value.
Agile Coach that helped lead the adoption of the Agile methodology to assist the project teams deliver business value
Led the successful implementation of multiple project as the Team Lead/Scrum Master, projects were widely based from Data based projects to web projects and DB project. Was able to demonstrate how when using Agile these different types of projects can be successfully delivered.
Implemented the introduction of different Agile Toolsets to assist with the successful delivery of an Agile Project (JIRA, JIRA Portfolio, Story Mapping, Retrospectives)
North Plains Systems (Oct 2009 - Apr 2012) Practise Manager
Prepares work schedules, makes job assignments, and monitor assigned consultants to ensure customer satisfaction.
Direct management and leadership of entire team including: hiring, compensation, retention, performance management
Provide expert input to client proposals and contracts to ensure commitments and expectations are well defined and managed
Manage team performance to meet and exceed targets for revenue, margin, and growth
Manages services personnel including engagement staffing, staff performance/evaluations, effective communication, career planning, and succession planning
Consulting practice leadership as manager of managers; team size >50 and P&L responsibility
Assuming a lead role in development and execution of the finance function's agenda including the professional development of the finance team
PMO Director – Digital Cement Inc (Pitney Bowes) 2006 - 2009
Previous positions available upon request
Master Business Administration (MBA): Birmingham University (UK)
Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC): Disciplined Agile Consortium (PMI)
Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP): Disciplined Agile Consortium (PMI)
Disciplined Agile Agilist (CDA): Disciplined Agile Consortium (PMI)
Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP): Project Management Professional (PMI)
Project Management Institute (PMI): Project Management Professional (PMI)