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Thomas Bookhamer, CSP, Agile Principal Coach, Innovation Games® Facilitator, Resume / CV

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    • Submitted by Thomas J Bookhamer, CSP Bookhamer, LLC 1910 ESE Loop 323, #122, Tyler, TX 75701 206-794-0699 thomas@bookhamer.com www.bookhamer.com www.linkedin.com/in/thomasbookhamer THOMAS BOOKHAMER AGILE COACH, INNOVATION GAMES INSTRUCTORTECHNICAL SUMMARY: • Over twenty plus years of corporate experience bringing business teams, technical groups, and project sponsors together both onshore and offshore. • An Agile Principal Coach and Agile Engagement Consultant, with an executive operations background. • Offshore Agile adoption, Distributed Team Management/Training, Cultural Training • Innovation Games® Qualitative Marketing / Product Management Training and Facilitation • A facilitator in a uniquely experienced and qualified position to provide Agile project management coaching and training filtered by years of Waterfall, PMI experience and balanced by executive operations experience to successfully engage the business side of the adoption. • An Agile Engagement Consultant and Seasoned Principal Coach training, coaching, and mentoring Scrum Teams, Senior Executives, Product Owners, ScrumMasters and Scrum Practitioners responsible for delivering product & software projects, reinforcing best practices while helping teams identify and remove impediments, and fostering team self management. • Overseeing resource staffing, budgeting, Agile engagement, Agile project management process training, team development, resource development onshore and offshore, Agile consulting, LEAN development, and alignment of activities across all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle • Project / Process Management • Strategic and Tactical Planning • Leadership • Agile / LEAN / CMMI • Strategic Business Visionary • Problem Solver • Scrum, Enterprise Scrum, XP, • Agile Engagement / Adoption • Agile Scrum Training, Product Owner Training, ATDD Training, Team Training • Risk Management • Trainer/Mentor • Goals/Results OrientedCERTIFICATIONS: • CSM - Certified Scrum Mater • CSP - Certified Scrum Professional / Practitioner • Innovation Games® Qualified Instructor.The Innovation Games® Company has certified a select group of talented and knowledgeable industry leaders to teach one or more Innovation Games course offerings. • Innovation Games® Trained Facilitator. I can help you in any and all of the phases of the games, as well as to design custom experiences for your team(s), and can guide you through your Innovation Games® project and post-process.EXPERIENCE:06/11- 09/11 WebMD (thru Eliassen Group) NYC Senior Principal, Agile Coach • Introducing Agile practice’s through six phases as follows; Engagement Planning & Preparation; Training and Workshops; Project Chartering; Release Planning; Agile Coaching; Agile Retrospectives. I will also be facilitating and introducing Innovation Games® during this process to deliver successful marketing initiatives and drive architectural collaboration between the business and technical groups. • Agile Adoption, Team Engagement, Executive Adoption
    • 2 • Coached, trained, and mentored Scrum Teams, Product Owners, and ScrumMasters responsible for delivering product & software projects, training and reinforcing Agile Scrum practices • Mentored two projects and startup teams to identify and remove impediments and become self-managing • Tool assessment and implementation, training, e.g. Version One.11/10 – 05/11 Credit Suisse Private Banking (thru Eliassen Group) NYC Senior Principal Agile Coach • Synchronized the Agile adoption practices between business and technology stakeholders to ensure that all efforts were coordinated and achieving their stated objectives. • Agile / CMMI Level III Alignment • Worked with the organization as a whole to ensure that cultural challenges inherent in an Agile transformation were correctly addressed and established a cycle of “continuous improvement”. • Identified areas of waste, determined how to eliminate these and how to increase the facilitation of business value from all teams to achieve the planned success of three main objectives - decrease time to market, provide a greater degree of predictability, and to provide the business group with a far greater degree of flexibility to control their ROI and the Scope.08/10 – 11/10 Standard & Poors (S&P) NYC Senior Principal Agile Consultant and Certified Scrum Practitioner • Coached, trained, and mentored Scrum Teams, Product Owners, and ScrumMasters responsible for delivering product & software projects, reinforcing best practices in the SPE Process (Standard and Poor’s Engineering Process) • Mentored five teams to identify and remove impediments and become self-managing. • Responsible for engaging five teams providing both Agile strategic and process leadership training across multi- million dollar engagements and provide high value deliverable requirements in short iterations. • Identified business needs across multiple departments and delivered effective project solutions utilizing Agile project management methodology training, team development. • Worked with offshore resourcing through multiple companies in India to generate good team alignment processes with measurable results and considerable cost savings. (Cognizant, Virtusa, NESS)04/09 – 07/10 Terenine Technology Solutions, Chattanooga, TN. Director Product Development, Application Services • Successfully matured all Agile project management activities and process management across all project teams, and applications services groups. • Coached, trained, and mentored Scrum teams responsible for delivering product & software projects, reinforcing best practices, helping teams identify and remove impediments, and fostering team self-management. • Provided leadership and direction to a group of senior project managers and project management supervisors, developers, architects, QA, release managers, local and distributed, to drive complex delivery projects. • Conducted, reviewed, and approved performance appraisals, provided agile training, workshops, and mentored members of the application services group and Tier III Data Center. Trained and ensured compliance by new members on Agile, SDLC, processes, and best practices as published by the PMO and Process Team. • Consolidated, reviewed, and reported entire project portfolio status, to coach, mentor and assist with handling all key project issues of both the Application Services Group and the Data Center. • Worked closely with mentoring and coaching the Managed Services Process Director, ITEL Team, and Tier III Data Center Engineering’s to ensure consistent, proper process alignment and compliance for all project activities. Adapt, promote, and enforce all processes, policies, and best practices. • Developed and executed continuous improvement plans for PM team skill set, including new techniques, expertise, and knowledge base. • Created an Agile/PMO process group ensuring consistent deliveries in line with agreed upon requirements and customer expectations to realize high levels of client satisfaction. Submitted by Thomas J Bookhamer, Agile Coach and Innovation Games Instructor 1910 ESE Loop 323, #122, Tyler, TX 75701 206-794-0699 thomas@bookhamer.com Bookhamer, LLC www.bookhamer.com www.linkedin.com/in/thomasbookhamer
    • 3 • Traveled to India multiple times to successfully develop offshore partners to meet resource requirements and lower cost. • Managed 60 plus developers distributed on average across 6-8 teams of 4-6 developers with 2-3 QA per team.07/01 – 03/09 Tradewebs Internet and e-Commerce Solutions, Seattle, WA ScrumMaster, Agile Project Manager, Agile Coach Worked with multiple clients across the US with the following responsibilities: • Senior Project Manager, ScrumMaster responsible for on-time and on-budget multiple-phased delivery of data center management products and solutions (virtualization). • Responsible for project deliverables including work plans, project schedules, iterative estimates, resource staffing plans, budget and status reports including compliance with export, intellectual property, and legal documentation requirements for multiple assigned projects of varying complexities. • Championed streamlining and harmonizing processes, extending capability through implementation of LEAN Development, Acceptance Test Driven development, etc. • Accountable for utilizing project management experience to develop and deliver appropriate and cost effective solutions while adhering to quality guidelines and design principals • Conducted project meetings, Scrum team meetings, sprint planning, sizing, and was responsible for project tracking and analysis. • Monitored project deliverables for significant risks; implemented recovery plans when necessary. • Identified and ensured adherence to quality standards and reviewed project deliverables. • Managed relations with Product Management, Product Owners, and Stakeholders to ensure that application delivery and service expectations were developed, managed, and met. • Coached the teams to determine project’s resource capacity and pursued sufficient resources to complete project iterations and commitments according to plan. • Coached and trained all aspects of getting projects implemented and accepted. • Identified and addressed training and development needs of support staff for project deliverables. • Championed and mentored organization’s IT project management methodology, tools and techniques. • Adhered to established departmental standards, guidelines and project management methodology05/99 – 05/01 ADVANCED Business Link, Kirkland, WA VP of Operations / Senior Project Manager • Reported directly to the CEO, managed the day-to-day operations and the SDLC processes. • Project scheduling and reporting, budgeting, resource management, monitoring and control, staff assignments, implementation, project closure procedures, stakeholder and sponsor management, and project audits. • Managed new client project contract negotiations, project proposals, SLA, new business development, and technical implementation of high-end solutions for IBM AS/400s, business-to-business communications projects and an attractive portfolio of professional services. • Responsibilities included new employee induction, development of job descriptions, general office and staff management, planning and overseeing weekly staff meetings, setting tangible measurable objectives and performance reviews for each employee, oversee daily operations, manage project application and product development schedules, maintaining pricing and policy guidelines, and contract negotiations.05/97 – 04/99 Integrity Online International, LLC, Seattle, WA / Portland, OR General Manager / President • As the national headquarters’ general manager, at the direction of the shareholders • Was successful in reorganization of all Business and IT functions while re-defining and positioning the company for a new exit strategy. • Milestones include: restructuring of all A/R functions, re-structuring of National Internet Service Provider (ISP) business practices, re-structuring of National Internet Service Provider (ISP) Network Operations Center (NOC) and broadband solutions, development and implementation of new call / customer service center.AFFILIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS: Submitted by Thomas J Bookhamer, Agile Coach and Innovation Games Instructor 1910 ESE Loop 323, #122, Tyler, TX 75701 206-794-0699 thomas@bookhamer.com Bookhamer, LLC www.bookhamer.com www.linkedin.com/in/thomasbookhamer
    • 4• Project Management Institute – PMI Member #1338468 (http://www.pmi.org)• Project Management Institute Puget Sound Chapter (http://www.pugetsoundpmi.org/)• ScrumAlliance – (http://www.scrumalliance.org/)• Agile Commons – (http://agilecommons.org)• Agile Alliance – (http://agilealliance.com)• Professional Development / Active Groups• Scrum Practitioners - http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=52030• Agile Alliance Group - http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=37631&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr• Agile Project Management Group (Agile Aliance) -• Agile CMMI - http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1516987&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr• Software Engineering Productivity - http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2931633&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr• “Agile Explained” – by Thomas Bookhamer, Keynote Agile training. (See Linkedin)• “Scrum Station” – by Thomas Bookhamer, Keynote training (See Linkedin)• Innovation Games – http://www.innovationgames.com Submitted by Thomas J Bookhamer, Agile Coach and Innovation Games Instructor 1910 ESE Loop 323, #122, Tyler, TX 75701 206-794-0699 thomas@bookhamer.com Bookhamer, LLC www.bookhamer.com www.linkedin.com/in/thomasbookhamer