I’m a coach, trainer and leader with over 20 years experience delivering complex projects successfully.
I have a proven ability to train, coach and mentor teams to improve predictability and quality in their projects, by employing Agile techniques and other best practices in practical and innovative ways. I have a strong track record in building and leading highly effective teams that consistently exceed their objectives.
I’m a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner and Certified Scrum Professional. I’ve trained and coached hundreds of people in Scrum and Kanban practices internally at BlackBerry and have co-delivered several Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner courses. Feedback from those who have attended my courses include comments like “Melanie is an amazing instructor, she was able to answer all questions / issues I had with Agile in a way that left zero doubt of its effectiveness” and “The instructor was an expert and shared experiences and made the course very interesting.” As a coach, I have worked with dozens of internal teams to implement Scrum and Kanban effectively, where I have “far exceeded expectations” both when coaching teams new to Scrum and when helping experienced teams to further improve their Agile practices.
I’ve presented on Scaling Scrum at Agile 2010 and Agile Development Practices East 2010 and served as a panel member on Agile Adoption at Rally Agile Café.
Scrum, Agile, Kanban
Training development and delivery
Process definition and deployment
Metrics program definition