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Philip Borrell

Scrum Master / Agile Coach / Lean Delivery

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  • 12527 Berlin Freelancer in
  • Graduation: MSc Computer Science 2012
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 98 €/hour 780 €/day
  • Languages: German (Elementary) | English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 20.10.2019
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Phil Borrell CV
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Lean Delivery, Agile Coach and Scrum Master with a wealth of hands-on experience transitioning Engineering teams, management and businesses to a more productive, open and collaborative way of working. Creating visibility within teams of engineers, product owners, and externally to upper management and customers. Creating a culture of openness, honesty and integrity, encouraging discussion and knowledge sharing across teams and departments. Empowering teams to experiment how they work to facilitate improvements. Creating bespoke metrics for reporting, but also for guiding improvement across teams.
8 Years Experience
Scrum Master 
Agile Coach
Lean Delivery 
Scaling Agile
  • 04/2019 - Present

    • 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 importance of a backlog of work, and supported backlog creation and grooming processes
    • Created a change culture within the department to ensure knowledge sharing, high quality, honesty and integrity is at the forefront of each individual and team
    • Facilitated all scrum ceremonies
    • Supported 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 in 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 engineering department
    • Acted as Scrum Master to 2 engineering teams, distributed between UK and Poland
    • Created a new DevOps team
    • 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
    • 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 planning process for the present time, at team and high level.
    • Designed, built and drove the uptake of department wide governance processes

  • 04/2015 - 06/2018

    • Awin Global
    • 500-1000 employees
    • Internet and Information Technology
  • Agile Lean Delivery Coach
    • Responsible for the delivery of 3 engineering teams, distributed across London and Berlin
    • Supported the day to day running of Production, and DevOps teams
    • Supported the teams on their Agile journeys and encouraging Lean thinking
    • 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 code base 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

Travel within Europe is acceptable but i will require 1 day a week at Working From Home
International travel is acceptable and negotiable
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