After an early career in Financial Services as both a Financial Planner and National Trainer for a Financial Planning software company, I took a detour to move to Europe and teach English as a foreign language. After 3 years in Berlin, Germany, I returned to the USA and began a second career in the mortgage industry. After many years, my role evolved into a Business Workflow Analyst specializing in documenting business operations and requirements for improving workflow processes.
In 2015 I was introduced to the Agile development approach, which resonated with me at many levels—primarily in the way it focuses on rapid delivery, high quality, and maximum value. Since then my emphasis has been on improving my knowledge and expertise in Agile delivery. Now my focus is a full-time ScrumMaster/Agile PM role where I can leverage my skills, experience, and Agile mindset to help organizations improve their customer satisfaction through incremental and iterative delivery of enterprise solutions.
I also enjoy ongoing professional development in the Business Analysis / Agile communities through active participation in the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Project Management Institute (PMI), and the Scrum Alliance. In addition, I give back to these communities by mentoring others on Business Analysis and specifically tips, tools, and techniques related to Agile methodology. My experience has been limited to scrum, although I am familiar with other frameworks such as Kanban and XP.