Currently an Agile Coach at hybris software, Luis Goncalves is an experienced Agilist. Having worked in the software industry since 2003. Luis has... Read More
Principal Consultant at Oikosofy
Helping Customers with Agile Transition
Agile Coach at Avira GmbH
Tettnang, Baden Württemberg
April 2012-March 2013
My role at Avira is acting as Scrum master/Agile Coach for 3-4 agile teams (20 people) with a focus on helping teams to deliver and adopting agile software development. The teams that I helped became the most reliable and productive teams within the whole organization. I achieved this by transforming a group of people into true teams. These teams became self-organizing entities that took ownership and learned how to solve the problems they were facing. One of the tools that helped the team to achieve this state was the use of value stream mapping. There were some other problems that I did help them to solve like bad communication between product owner and the team, very low visibility of progress on the work to be delivered and inability to make technical decisions on their own.
Scrum Master at Nokia
May 2011-March 2012
Full Project Management for Drive Navigation for N9 (MeeGo). Facilitated product backlog execution into working product. Responsible for enacting Agile values and practices. Removal of impediments and multi-site coordination of teams.Driving automation and process improvement efforts targeting cost reduction and shorter TtM. Improvement of engineering practices and tools. Team motivator, coach and mentor Delivery of the Drive Product within budget and time constraints and under challenging conditions. Organized a bug-hunting event which led to exceptional product quality improvement.
Localization Manager at Nokia
June 2009-May 2011
Oversee localization effort for Nokia Maps in more than 50 languages, 100 countries and 18 million users Key liaison between internal development teams, external localization and quality assurance partners. Manage localization content, coordinate and track assets and resources throughout the team and external partners Key-speaker and newsletter highlight for a Nokia crowdsourcing conference. Changed the waterfall localization process into Agile, reducing the iteration cycle time by 50% and the cost by 25%.
Scrum Master at Ixonos
October 2008-May 2009
Management and main owner of a performance improvement tool Requirement and change request management Creation of product backlog with strong involvement of stakeholders
Team Leader at Ixonos
July 2007-October 2008
Development of the Nokia Mobile TV (DVB-H) Building reports and presentations and communication with stakeholders Coordination of a remote testing team in Slovakia Dealing with all contracts of hardware and software Facilitating meetings and organizing events. Coordinated test cases creation
Software Engineer at Ixonos
September 2006-June 2007
Software Consultant at GT Informatica
August 2005-July 2006
Over 10 years of sw development. Passionate about Lean and Agile. Perfection is not attainable, but if we pursue perfection, we can catch excellence!
When a misconception becomes accepted as common sense progress stops, says Taiichi Ohno. - about 1 month ago
"I have been doing Scrum in a free style way... Now i want to learn how to do it in a proper way" :D :D - about 1 month ago