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.
Scrum AllianceCertified Scrum Professional® (CSP)
Scrum AllianceCertified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
Disciplined Agile ConsortiumCertified Disciplined Agilist
APMGPrince 2 Foundation
Agile Coach, richardross.eu2017 -
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, Nationale-Nederlanden2017 -
Local coach for global DevOps transformation program. Scrum trainings, agile-related workshops, continuous coaching of several teams (single site + multi site).
Agile Coach, Deutsche Boerse2017 -
Together with my associate we help Energy IT division to handle their LeSS adoption - Scrum trainings, kick-off, onsite coaching.
Scrum Master, ZOOM International2015 - 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, Actum2014 - 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 Limited2014 - 2014
Custom mobile & web development
Project Manager, Pears Health Cyber2012 - 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 GROUP2012 - 2012
Business analysis, technical analysis and customization of MS Dynamics CRM 2011
Web developer, richardross.eu2010 - 2013
Freelancer. Developing web sites & web applications.
Web developer, Reader's Digest2010 - 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 Design2009 - 2010
Developing web sites & web applications.
Project Leader, Gopas2007 - 2008
Managing team of developers and producing highly interactive e-learning tools. Focused on MS Office, mainly Access.
University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Informatics and Statistics2007 - 2012
Bachelor + Master's degree, Informatics, www.vse.cz
Private High School of Computer Technology2003 - 2007
High school, www.sssvt.cz
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