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Philip Borrell

Scrum Master / Agile Coach / Delivery Lead

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  • 12527 Berlin Freelancer in
  • Graduation: MSc Computer Science 2013
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 85 €/hour 680 €/day
    Based on Scrum Master, Agile Coach. All rates negotiable
  • Languages: German (Elementary) | English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 03.12.2019
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Phil Borrell CV
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Scrum Master, Delivery Lead, and Agile Coach with over 7 years’ experience working with Teams, Management, and Organisations on their Agile journey. Developing strategies that leverage the principles and processes of Agile, such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Scrumban, XP, and where necessary, elements of more traditional project management methodologies, such as Prince2, and Waterfall, to give clients the ability to prioritise correctly, and to respond to customer needs sooner, rather than later.
I bring a Holistic and Pragmatic approach to working with Engineering, DevOps, Systems Engineering, and Technical Implementation teams, acting as a Servant Leader when necessary, removing impediments, and empowering teams to remove their own impediments. Creating visibility through process build, rollout and adoption. Creating a culture of openness, honesty, and integrity, encouraging discussion and knowledge sharing across teams and departments. Encouraging process experimentation when needed. Creating bespoke metrics for reporting, but also for guiding improvement.
  • 04/2019 - 10/2019

    • Xceptor
    • 50-250 employees
    • Banks and financial services
  • Freelance Agile Coach / Scrum Master
    • Scrum Master to 4 Technical implementation teams distributed across London, New York, South Africa, and Singapore, including Product Owners and Project Managers
    • Drove change with PMs to ensure Clients provide up-front requirements
    • Mentored POs to understand the importance of a backlog of work, and supported backlog creation and grooming processes
    • Creating a change culture within the department of knowledge sharing, high quality, honesty, and integrity is at the forefront of each individual and team
    • Facilitated all scrum ceremonies
    • Supported the recruitment of new POs and Scrum Masters
    • Designed, built and rolled out New Azure DevOps process for the delivery teams
    • Worked with Head of QA at department-wide uptake of BDD

  • 11/2018 - 04/2019

    • Origami Energy Ltd
    • 50-250 employees
    • Energy, water and environment
  • Freelance Agile Coach
    • Worked with CTO to embed an Agile transformation within the organisation
    • Refined and updated Agile strategy for the engineering department
    • Acted as Scrum Master to 2 engineering teams, distributed between UK and Poland
    • Created a new DevOps team, and instilled LeSS scaling principles
    • Drove change within the Product Team to create backlogs of prioritised work
    • Mentored and empowered a change mindset to support teams taking ownership of their development and release cycle
    • Encouraged experimentation, and championed collaboration as an underpinning to a healthy working environment and culture.
    • Built new Jira and Confluence instance

  • 07/2018 - 10/2018

    • The Racing Post
    • 250-500 employees
    • Other
  • Freelance Agile Coach
    • Analysed Agile maturity of Web teams and two Native Apps teams, distributed between London and Bulgaria
    • Created and rolled out an Agile maturity development plan for the teams, which also incorporated the scaling activities from SAFe
    • Instilled the foundations of Scrum into the teams, utilising KPIs to analyse the success of Scrum uptake
    • Trained and mentored the BAs into becoming new Delivery Leads
    • Created new Jira projects and Workflows, as well as the foundations for department uptake of Confluence
    • Worked closely with the Programme Manager to detail the planning process for the present time, at the team and high level.
    • Designed, built and drove the uptake of department-wide governance processes

  • 04/2015 - 06/2018

    • Awin Global Ltd
    • 500-1000 employees
    • Internet and Information Technology
  • Agile Delivery Coach
    • Responsible for the delivery of 3 engineering teams, distributed across London and Berlin, utilising Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, XP, as well as some elements of traditional project management, where required
    • Supported the day to day running of Production and DevOps teams
    • Supported the teams on their Agile journeys and encouraging Lean thinking
    • Supported the adoption of Agile scaling principles, such as SAFe, and LeSS.
    • Worked closely with senior management and other Delivery Coaches to create strategic changes in the Product and Development department as it transitioned from a Product Oriented to Service-Oriented way of working.
    • Facilitated Director level knowledge sharing
    • Empowering engineers to speak to Directors regarding issues in the codebase that require stability changes and supporting strategic scalability planning and improvement.
    • Facilitated post-mortems after critical errors
    • Actively encouraging and supporting an open and honest learning culture over a blame culture.
    • Built bespoke metrics for Kanban, Scrum, Scrumban teams.

  • 11/2014 - 03/2015

    • Comic Relief
    • 250-500 employees
    • Other
  • Freelance Scrum Master
    • Supported CTO with a Scrum transition into engineering teams
    • Facilitated all Scrum ceremonies
    • Supported Product Owners with backlog creation and maintenance, and prioritisation processes
    • Supported Product Owners with stakeholder management

  • 03/2014 - 11/2013

    • Avantia Insurance
    • 50-250 employees
    • insurances
  • Scrum Master
    • Supported a large engineering team of eight developers, three testers, and an architect to refine their Scrum skills.
    • Facilitated all Scrum ceremonies
    • Introduced Scrum metrics to the team.
    • Worked closely with CEO and CTO to ensure deadlines were met, and change requirements were being prioritised both within the Scrum Team and the wider business to ensure deliverables.

  • 03/2011 - 08/2012

    • Tesco
    • >10.000 employees
    • Consumer goods and retail
  • Scrum Master
    • Scrum Master to several development teams, working on internal intranet changes and updating supplier portal

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