Derek Mahlitz

Derek Mahlitz

Principal Agile Program Manager at EMC

Location
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Industry
Computer Software

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Derek Mahlitz's Overview

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  • Principal Agile Program Manager at EMC
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Derek Mahlitz's Summary

I am an Agile Project Manager with 18+ years leading software solutions. I have experienced the power of the agile thinking to unleash a team’s full potential. I enjoy coaching individuals and teams and believe in empowering the team to self-organize. I help to provide skills to move the team along the productivity curve toward higher performance and job satisfaction and provide servant leadership to my teams.

- Extensive experience coaching teams in the Agile Methodologies

- Certified Scrum Master, Practicing 5+ years

- Proven team builder & change agent - adept at creating high performance teams with a hands-on leadership style.

- Experience leading large teams of developers,documentation and QA in centralized and distributed environments.

- Agile strengths in planning, estimation & team building.

- Assisted in manual testing as well as automated testing via Selenium & Visual Studio Coded UI tests. Experience building test plans & test cases in Microsoft Test Manager and Team Foundation Server.


contact me via linkedin or dmahlitz at gmail dot com

PMP certified (Project Management Professional)

Derek Mahlitz's Experience

Principal Agile Program Manager

EMC

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; EMC; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2014Present (4 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

Working as a Release Train Engineer in the SAFe model at EMC.

Scrum Master

NTT Data Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Information Technology and Services industry

November 2013June 2014 (8 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

Working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina on the Topaz integration - http://bit.ly/1bB3QHN
Using SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)

Agile Coach / Scrum Master

Tyler Technologies, VersaTrans Solutions

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TYL; Computer Software industry

October 2011August 2013 (1 year 11 months) Latham, NY

Scrum Master and Agile coach

- Help lead teams transitioning to Agile & Scrum.
- Utilize Agile principles, practices, tools and techniques for product development
- Use TFS for team tracking
- Continue to coach teams on climbing to high performance
- Providing agile coaching and scrum training to individuals, teams and departments.
- Help each team fulfill their sprint commitments. Also ran daily scrum, sprint planning and review (with the PO), and retrospectives for each team.
- Remove roadblocks, protected teams from external (and internal) distractions
- Help teams in manual & automated tests using selenium & VS coded UI tests

Agile Coach / Scrum Master

Pitney Bowes Software

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; PBI; Computer Software industry

November 2007October 2011 (4 years) Troy, NY

Scrum Master and Agile coach

- Utilized agile principles, practices, tools and techniques for product development
- Helped lead teams into transitioning from waterfall to scrum.
- Continued to coach teams on climbing to high performance
- Introducing JIRA, GreenHopper to distributed and co-located teams.
- Providing agile coaching and scrum training to individuals, teams and departments.
- Removed roadblocks, helped each team follow our Scrum process, protected teams from external (and internal) distractions
- Helped each team fulfill their sprint commitments. Also ran daily scrum, sprint planning and review (with the PO), and retrospectives for each team.

Advisory Project Manager

Pitney Bowes Software (formerly MapInfo)

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; PBI; Computer Software industry

July 2000November 2007 (7 years 5 months) Troy NY

Developing the project plan with team, leads and stakeholders
Managing the project stakeholders via updates and status meetings and updates
Managing the project risks and bringing to a conclusion
Managing the project schedule via MS project with updates from team members
Managing the project conflicts with close interaction

Sr QA Engineer

MapInfo

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; MAPS; Computer Software industry

September 1995July 2000 (4 years 11 months) Troy, NY

Create automation plans and write tests for C /VB apps

Geographic System Consultant

Pole Star Geomatics

January 1995June 1995 (6 months) Ottawa, Canada

Updated spatial data with attribute information for a Canadian Govt contract with the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Derek Mahlitz's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Webmaster

      Clifton Park Youth Hockey
      • Children

Derek Mahlitz's Languages

  • French

Derek Mahlitz's Skills & Expertise

  1. Scrum
  2. Agile Methodologies
  3. Software Project Management
  4. Certified Scrum Master CSM
  5. Quality Assurance
  6. Test Automation
  7. Team Building
  8. Agile
  9. Project Facilitation
  10. Program Management
  11. Enterprise Software
  12. JIRA
  13. PMP
  14. Project Management
  15. Agile Project Management

Derek Mahlitz's Certifications

  • Certified Scrum Master (2 day course attendance only)

    • Scrum Alliance
  • PMP

    • Project Management Institute
    • September 2005 to September 2012

Derek Mahlitz's Education

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

GIS, Geographic Information Systems

19921995

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Forestry, Geographic Information Science and Cartography

19901992

Derek Mahlitz's Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

PMP certified
Certified Scrum Master

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