I am an enthusiastic Scrum Master. I believe mentoring and empathy to be natural strengths allowing me to empower my teams while driving continuous delivery and business value.
Skilled in Agile & Waterfall Methodologies, Scrum and Project management. I've worked with three Scrum Teams.

Experience

  • Scrum Master / Agile Project Manager

    at iOCO

    May 2018 - at Present

    Gauteng

    Assist the product owner with the product backlogs in order to establish the importance of each backlog item. PM tools: JIRA cloud site. Assist the team with creating tasks, backlog tracking, burn-down chart, velocity and user stories. Facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint review and retrospective meetings. Backlog grooming with the team in order to have the backlog items ready to move into the next sprint. Coaching agile practices. Coach individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Track and removing impediments. Managing external dependencies Organise and facilitates the sprint planning meeting and ensuring the completion of the estimation and planning for each sprint. Team Building. Quality control and Post deployment testing with business. Communicating with impact to the team and stakeholders. Ensuring the project techinical delivery is aligned across all impacted systems and manage the releases.

  • Project Manager

    at iOCO

    July 2017 - April 2018

    Gauteng

  • Project Coordinator

    at iOCO

    May 2016 - June 2017

    Gauteng

  • Branch Manager - Cresta Branch

    at Standard Bank

    December 2013 - December 2015

    Gauteng

  • Team Leader / Service Manager

    at Standard Bank

    April 2003 - November 2013

    Gauteng

  • Customer Service / Electronic Banking Consultant

    at Standard Bank

    February 1995 - March 2003

    Gauteng

Education

  • Professional Scrum Master 1

    at Scrum.org

    2018 - 2018 (1 year) Gauteng

  • Project Management Foudnation

    at University of Cape town

    2017 - 2017 (1 year)

  • Principles of Marketing

    at Milpark Business school

    2011 - 2011 (1 year) Gauteng

  • Strategic Marketing

    at Milpark Business school

    2011 - 2011 (1 year) Gauteng

Services offered

  • Scrum Master

    Assist the product owner with the product backlogs in order to establish
    the importance of each backlog item.
    PM tools: JIRA cloud site.
    Assist the team with creating tasks, backlog tracking, burn-down chart,
    velocity and user stories.
    Facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint review and retrospective
    meetings.
    Backlog grooming with the team in order to have the backlog items
    ready to move into the next sprint.
    Coaching agile practices. Coach individuals and interactions over
    processes and tools.
    Track and removing impediments.
    Managing external dependencies
    Organise and facilitates the sprint planning meeting and ensuring the
    completion of the estimation and planning for each sprint.
    Team Building.
    Quality control and Post deployment testing with business.
    Communicating with impact to the team and stakeholders.
    Upload required documentation related to each item to the related
    JIRA number.
    Ensuring the project techinical delivery is aligned across all impacted
    systems and manage the releases.
    Production access for team members before deployment as per risk and
    compliance policy.
    Using the Daily stand-up to set the "tone" for the day and ensuring the
    team have what they need to achieve their goals.

  • Branch Manager / Service Manager

    People Management
    Legislative Compliance
    OHSA/Compliance
    Risk Management
    Sales Management
    System Access Administrator
    Operational effectiveness

  • Project Manager

    Planning, Organizing, leading and controlling, Stakeholder management and Risk Management.

    • Planning: Defined the project scope
    Develop the project plan
    Develop the project schedule
    Procedures to support the achievement of the project objectives
    Identify Risks

    • Organising: Determine the organisational structure of the project team
    Identify roles and positions
    Identify dependencies from other systems

    • Leading: Setting team direction
    Coordinating the teams' activities
    Motivating team members
    Assigning work

    • Controlling: Define the project baselines
    Tracking project progress
    Project status reporting
    Identifying and reporting Risks

    • Stakeholder Management: Establish communication management plan.

  • Project Coordinator

    • Identifying, tracking and facilitating issues to resolutions
    • Confidently demonstrated an ability to multi-task and deal with an uncertain environment possessing a keen skill in conflict resolution
    • Assisted in defining the scope of the release and shared the responsibility for capacity planning
    • Tracking risks and unlocking issues on the project/ release
    • Preparing schedules, plans and other project documentation
    • Monitored status reporting and progress tracking
    • Operationally overall responsibility for the management of the systems development life cycle, managing the demand and delivery from requirements analysis, design development, unit testing, functional testing, systems integration testing, regression testing and UAT and deployment related activities.
    • Manage the documentation repositories
    • Responsible for formalising communication to key stakeholders
    • Managing administration activities
    • SOX – Risk and Compliance
    • JIRA - Administrator
    • Project Manager – Running of projects when required to assist.

Languages

  • English Elementary

  • Afrikaans Elementary

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