Hello, I am Richard Ross
Agile Coach and wannabe forex trader

I am emphatetic and friendly person and I love helping companies to build better working teams producing better outcomes. Experienced with agile transformations as well as with boosting existing agile teams that lost their dynamics – in project based companies as well as in product based companies.
I am experienced with various types of teams - co-located and globally dispersed.

Apart of teams themselves, I have coached other Scrum Masters and helped Product Owners to carry out their roles effectively.
I am able to introduce various techniques and practices from different agile frameworks and principles (Scrum, LeSS, DAD, Kanban, Lean..) to offer greater insight into agile world and enable people to get the most out of their agile adoption.
Last but not least, I put great emphasis on helping teams to discover bottlenecks in their workflow and encourage them to take an action by themselves.

Contact Info

  • Based inPrague, Czech Rep.
  • Phone+420 732 40 58 28

Certifications

  • Scrum AllianceCertified Scrum Professional® (CSP)
  • Scrum AllianceCertified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
  • Disciplined Agile ConsortiumDisciplined Agilist
  • APMGPrince 2 Foundation

Resume

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Work Experience

  • Agile Coach, richardross.eu
    2017 -

    Freelance consultant, together with my associate I help companies through their agile transformations. That includes Scrum Trainings, Transformation kick-offs and ongoing teams and management coaching.

  • Agile Coach, Deutsche Boerse
    2017 -

    ogether with my associate we help Energy IT division to handle their LeSS adoption - Scrum trainings, kick-off, onsite coaching.

  • Agile Coach, Nationale-Nederlanden
    2017 -

    Local coach for global DevOps transformation program. Trainings and continuous coaching of gradually 7 teams (single site + multi site).

  • Scrum Master, ZOOM International
    2015 - 2017

    Scrum Master for several teams both co-located and globally dispersed. Coaching junior Scrum Masters. Promoting and educating agile and lean principles and practices among Product Owners, Team members and the rest of the company. Release plannings. Process change management. Kanban transition. Kaizen.

  • Scrum Master, Actum
    2014 - 2015

    Participated as a Scrum Master in global development project for METRO Cash & Carry. Introducing Scrum principles to a traditional environment and transforming waterfall based approach development team into agile mode. Changing mindsets, working conditions and working environment to foster collaboration, productivity and sustainable pace of development. Always in search for improvements to the working model. Apart of Scrum Master role, I was also involved in project management - financial part of the projects, proposals, planning, outsourcing, responsibility for the projects, risk controlling etc.

  • Founder, Dev In Motion Limited
    2014 - 2014

    Custom mobile & web development

    www.devinmotion.com

  • Project Manager, Pears Health Cyber
    2012 - 2014

    Project management starting by kick-off to the final closing. Project definition, financial and time estimates. Seeking & acquiring new dev. resources. International projects (Johnson & Johnson, A-Cross Health, Janssen-Cilag, Boehringer Ingelheim…) – content for iOS presentation platforms (Veeva, Agnitio), iOS apps, web based systems, classic web presentations, localizations etc. Pharma industry.

  • Business Consultant, LLP GROUP
    2012 - 2012

    Business analysis, technical analysis and customization of MS Dynamics CRM 2011

  • Programmer, self-employed
    2010 - 2013

    Developing web sites & web applications.

  • Web developer, Reader's Digest
    2010 - 2012

    Implementing & adapting global RD web-platform for Czech market. Involved in world-wide development team. Developing microsites to support sales.

  • Web developer, 4 Motion Design
    2009 - 2010

    Developing web sites & web applications.

  • Project Leader, Gopas
    2007 - 2008

    Managing team of developers and producing highly interactive e-learning tools. Focused on MS Office, mainly Access.

Education

  • University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Informatics and Statistics
    2007 - 2012

    Bachelor + Master's degree, Informatics, www.vse.cz

  • Private High School of Computer Technology
    2003 - 2007

    High school, www.sssvt.cz

Contact me

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Contact info

Services

  • Agile Transformations
  • Scrum Trainings
  • Kanban implementations
  • Full-time
    Scrum Master
  • Project management
  • Team coaching