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McKinney, TX
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May 16, 2020

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KENNY YATES

972-***-**** adc8y5@r.postjobfree.com

Digital Transformation – Agile Transformation Servant Leader

Continuous Improvement /Business Process Management

●20 + years of global IT experience and expertise to create success in product delivery initiatives

●Building rapport with team members and stakeholders at an enterprise level

●Extensive knowledge and proven success with modifying organization processes to achieve Agility

●Extensive knowledge of tools related to Agile transformation and team metrics and accountability/organization

●The mental dexterity needed to handle a healthy level of ambiguity, adapting to changing priorities and continuously finding areas to deliver value

●Strong ability to bridge the gap between technical and business, coordinate ownership with business and technical

●Extensive knowledge and experience of implementing Agility business processes

●Direct leadership of Steering committees on green-field projects and enhancement projects related to technical delivery processes

●Project management of various sized engagements

●Experienced Scrum Master for multiple Scrum teams simultaneously (5+)

●Measuring, analyzing and communicating important project metrics to ensure common understanding or facilitate change

●Champion the Agile development/delivery methodology of continuous integration and delivery

●Entrepreneurial approach to project processes and ownership of product delivery - lead by example

●Collaborate with product management teams to ensure the building of best products

●Evangelize and implement new technologies, solutions, and best practices to create success for the teams and organization as a whole

●Provide leadership and technical expertise to teams in broad technical areas: systems analysis, architecture, software design, software development, quality assurance, performance characterization and release engineering

●Communicate how technology impacts the business and support the business throughout the SDLC

●Building and leading a diverse group of people, including providing performance feedback, coaching and mentoring in a way that promotes growth

●Effectively and strategically collaborate with business and technology groups on technology definition and delivery

●Participate in design meetings and provide continual input to optimize design and minimize wasted work

●Detect and solve technology delivery issues effectively. Strong problem solver

●Managing expectations while delivering high quality software and within the constraints of the project timeline and budget

EXPERIENCE

Independent Management Consultant

Digital & Agile Transformation Sr. Manager (September 2019 – Present)

Clients

Diebold-Nixdorf

National Life Group

Confidential Start Up (current)

Primary Responsibilities

●Direct leadership of Steering committees on green-field projects and enhancement projects related to technical delivery

●Provide direction in management and development/delivery processes within Agile delivery schedules

●Manage and support teams in all stages of SDLC - Requirements to Delivery of enterprise applications

●Work with globally distributed teams and oversee day-to-day activities for delivery of product

●Evaluate client development/delivery processes currently in place and provide new direction where necessary to facilitate greater success in product development

●Train and modify Agile development and delivery methods for team members and upper management

●Create roadmaps for Digital Transformation on current enterprise applications

●Identify and fill gaps related to SCRUM migration from Waterfall development processes

●Work with and Coach multiple teams as Scrum Master and transformation specialist both offshore and onshore

●Create transparent communication processes where none existed to facilitate successful product development and delivery process

●Identify gaps in Agile development/delivery processes

●Provide thought leadership and direction for product delivery on multiple products/projects simultaneously with aggressive timelines

●Practice lead in business requirements and creation of Agile stories, tasks and evaluation of team velocity to split stories accordingly

●Restructure teams to drive greater success in product delivery

●Presentation to large groups (Executive leadership and mid-management) of Agility methods and transformation through agenda driven speaking topics

●Analysis of existing daily processes and creation of roadmap for change management to achieve a higher level of team velocity and product delivery success

●Use of Agility tools to measure metrics such as Scrum Burndown, Kanban metrics and velocity tracking to identify and modify roadblock and gaps in Agile development

●Drive process for estimation and velocity Sprint planning

●Facilitate Scrum ceremonies (planning, grooming, retrospective, demo, delivery)

Capgemini-US – DCX (March 2018 – July 2019)

Senior Manager - Digital Transformation

Primary Responsibilities

●Manage teams and technologies in Agile development environment for multiple clients and organizations

●Presentation to large groups (Executive leadership and mid-management) of Agility methods and transformation utilizing power point and agenda driven speaking topics

●Analysis of existing daily processes and creation of roadmap for change management to achieve a higher level of product delivery success

●Advise clients on best approach to direction, technology and processes across the organization

●Manage and support teams in all stages of SDLC - Requirements to Delivery of enterprise application

●Ownership of development and delivery schedule incrementally and final delivery of production level application

●Key member of proactive hiring panel

●Identifying and conducting interview/hiring of new resources

●Provide direction for client’s Business Units, Business Analysts, VPs of technology and Enterprise Architects

●Implement business analytics and usability for current and on-going application development projects

●Identify and modify organizational processes related to all business, development and delivery departments

●Work closely with upper management and business units to facilitate direction change for the organization to digital technologies from legacy technologies currently in place

●Work with and Coach multiple teams as Scrum Master and transformation specialist both offshore and on

●Advise clients on best practices related to development and team dynamics

●Train, mentor and lead client resources in front end development and technologies

●Identify new technologies to drive client’s efforts toward success

●Assist with resolving translation of functional requirements to effective development efforts

●Identify and structure modifications to development teams to enhance productivity and success

●Oversee multiple development teams and lead toward a success delivery schedule

●Agile coach and mentor for current client teams (onshore and offshore) in Agile best practices, ceremonies and modifications to development/delivery process to adhere to Agility methods

●Work closely with business units and design teams to determine "look and feel" and functionality of applications

●Scrum master for onshore, offshore development teams simultaneously

●Servant leadership for both Scrum teams and the Development teams to drive to self-organization and entrepreneur ownership

●Work to educate teams on connecting daily task and Sprint deliveries to company strategic vision

●Facilitate communication and process modifications to assist development teams in being more productive toward delivery of products

Clients

AIG

Morgan Stanley

NFCU

State Auto Insurance

Agile Leadership / Technical Team Management (January 2016 – March 2018)

Lead Technical Advisor – Architect – Developer – Agile Coach

Clients

SiriusXM

GM Financial

Essilor USA

Blackboard

SNT Media

ADP

JC Penney

Raytheon

Primary Responsibilities

●Lead Development Team to successfully design, develop and deliver "state-of-the-art" dynamic applications developed in Angular 2+ technologies

●Develop complex Architecture and components in Angular 2+ development environments

●Establish standards with which the Team and the organization develop Angular Enterprise applications

●Train and mentor team members with varying degrees of ability in Angular development

●Evaluate and refactor current architecture and code base for implementation of Angular 2/4 Best Practices

●Coordinate meetings with additional leadership and features for new applications

●Perform code reviews, train and mentor team in Angular 5 development and technologies

●Direct responsibility with estimation of Budget for projects

●Identify resource needs and acquire candidates

●Work closely with Directors and Stakeholders to translate requirements into tangible features and tasks

●Work closely with Enterprise Architects and UX Specialists to identify best approach to productivity

●Manage multiple resources integration to Team including on-boarding, training and creation of development SDLC processes

●Advise clients on best approach to direction, technology and processes across the organization

●Manage and support teams in all stages of SDLC - Requirements to Delivery of enterprise application

●Ownership of development and delivery schedule incrementally and final delivery of production level application

●Established Agile and SCRUM project management methods

●Lead grooming and planning sessions for Agile sprint processes

●Servant leadership for both Scrum teams and the Development teams to drive to self-organization and entrepreneur ownership

●Work to educate teams on connecting daily task and Sprint deliveries to company strategic vision

●Develop complex Architectures and components in Angular technologies

CoreLogic (April 2015 – January 2016)

Senior UI Architect and Team Technical Lead

Primary Responsibilities

●Plan and manage UI Design & Development teams in complex mortgage lending applications

●Agile Team Coach

●Advise clients on best approach to direction, technology and processes across the organization

●Manage and support teams in all stages of SDLC - Requirements to Delivery of enterprise application

●Ownership of development and delivery schedule incrementally and final delivery of production level application

●Encouraged team members through transition and training in Agile methods

●Train, mentor and provide direction as SME in front end and enterprise architecture of several large applications

●Provide training documents and training schedule for 20+ software engineers

●Advise upper management on UI/UX Best Practices and project application architecture

●Advise Teams on problem solving in current build processes and application feature development

●Mentor and pair with Leads & Designers as needed to create success.

●Attend management SCRUM meetings to advise on team progress

●Advise middle-tier team members on data and data services contracts between Front End and Middle-tier Java methods

●Provide expertise for project management during change management of IT department integrating into single office complex location

●Assist in interview of candidates for hire for building out design and development teams

●Research and Development of proof of concepts utilizing alternate technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript jQuery, ExtJS, AngularJS, etc.

●Create next-gen version of mortgage lending application utilizing HTML5, Angular JS 2, CSS3, Bootstrap, Node and jQuery

●Identify new resources for team and vet current team members

●Work closely with Product Owner, Product Manager, Business Analyst and others to determine requirements to then translate into specifications

Agile Leadership / Technical Team Management (November 2002 – April 2015)

Lead Technical Advisor – Architect – Developer – Agile Coach

Clients

Medytox Solutions Inc.

Scholastic Inc.

OptionMonster /TradeMonster

AspenMS

Wells Fargo

Arizona Dept. of Education

ServiceMesh Inc.

Michaels Inc.

Cisco Systems Inc.

Navtrak

Booz-Allen-Hamilton

Adobe Solutions Inc.

Home Depot Corp.

Cambridge Viscosity

Bold Mouth/MTV/Facebook

Sungard

Neiman Marcus Online

DocFinity

The D Inc.

Qualcomm

Primary Responsibilities

●Lead multiple Teams in Adobe Flex technologies both on-shore and off-shore

●Establish Best Practices

●Manage and support teams in all stages of SDLC - Requirements to Delivery of enterprise application

●Ownership of development and delivery schedule incrementally and final delivery of production level application

●Evangelize Adobe Flex technologies with clients and upper management

●Empower/Train team members in architecture and development in Flex

●Develop highly complex Flex applications and custom components

●Application analysis for clients with respect to using a variety of Technologies with special emphasis on RIAs utilizing Flex Technologies for projects.

●Identify, vet and hire resources for teams

●Release of team members as necessary

●Trained team members in Agile/Scrum methods and implemented tools to accommodate processes

●Encouraged team members through transition and training in Agile methods

●Performs tech screens and qualifying interviews for Flex candidates as a courtesy to several Recruiting agencies in Flex.

●Consulted companies and other Flex Developers on solutions.

●Design and Development of complex web sites and applications using various technologies including Apache Flex, HTML5, jQuery, CSS3 and additional JavaScript frameworks to produce visually exciting sites and applications

●Works closely with other team members of all three development tiers.

●Works closely with Human Factors and Usability Specialists to facilitate the creation of Enterprise Application Designs.

●Utilized JIRA and Agile project planning to radically enhance the projects productivity.

●Work closely with clients and product owners/managers to gather requirements and define processes and goals

●Translate requirements into working development schedule and define use cases and development cycle

●Managed design teams and other technologists to determine enterprise architecture as it relates to goals and requirements of application

●Design rapid prototypes for instant sign off by business department and product owners

Design mockups of screens based on requirements and functionality of product.

G2X, Inc. Irving, TX (February 2000 – November 2002)

Senior Developer Lotus Notes 5.x

●Worked with 6-member SWAT team to develop application in Lotus Notes for resource management legal firm

●Develop complex forms and security protocols with forms management and risk management for technologists seeking H1B Visa assistance

HIGHLIGHTS NON-TECHNICAL

Computer Learner Center (September 1999 – March 2000) Student

City of Kerrville Police Dept (1988-1991) Police Officer/Investigator

City of Kirby Police Dept (1986-1988) Police Officer/Investigator

Bexar Country JP Civil Division (1984-1986) Reserve - Deputy/Investigator

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

●10+ years as Master Judge in Web Awards and Mobile Web Awards

●Several speaking and training engagements at Tech Conferences.

●Founding member of local Flex Users Group D-Flex of Dallas.

●Lead training sessions at D-Flex for training and mentoring Flex Developers of all levels.

●Initial Beta tester for Adobe Flex and Angular 2

●Agile Coach and SCRUM Master

Assisted several recruiting agencies with conducting various Tech Screens of their prospective candidate

EDUCATION

●Community College (general studies) – San Antonio College.

●Alamo Area Law Enforcement Academy – Advanced Certified Police Officer.

●Completed 16 in-service courses advanced certified in Criminal Justice which are accredited by UTSA (3 credit hrs. per course)

●Computer Learning Center (CLC) 7-month specialized courses in computer programming

INDUSTRY FOCUS AND SPECIALIZATIONS

●Banking

●Building Supply

●Education

●Financial Services

●Gaming & Entertainment

●GIS

●Government (Financial)

●Human Resources

●Payroll

●Talent Acquisition

●Payroll/HR Financial

●Government (Asset Management)

●Healthcare

●Oil & Gas

●Insurance

●Retail

●Social Media

●Social Networks

●Telecom

●Wireless

●On-line Trading

●Pharmaceutical

●Mortgage Lending

●Payroll/HR Services

●Insurance

TOOLS UTLIZED

●Atlassian Suite (JIRA)

●Gantt charts

●Crucible

●Fisheye

●SVN

●Git

●Mercurial

●Bit Bucket

●Azure Devops

●Microsoft Teams

●Confluence

●Microsoft Suite

●Excel

●Word

●Power Point

●Visio



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