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Jose Maria Polo

Jose Maria Polo

Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina
Member since April 29, 2018
For the past ten years, Jose has been working in management, always operating close to software development teams and coaching upper management on the best practices for implementing Scrum and Agile principles across the company. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration, and his graduation project was about Agile practices across companies in Cordoba, Argentina.
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Project Highlights
  • My team was the first team to implement Scrum in Cordoba's branch.
  • Developed a Smart TV app and content management application hosted on Azure.
Expertise
  • Agile
  • Agile Project Management
  • Design Thinking
  • Kanban
  • Lean Product Development
  • Minimum Viable Product
  • Product Development
  • Scrum
Education
Select Certifications
Employment
  • Agile Coach
    2016 - 2017
    Olapic
    • Led Scrum cycles for three cells, for a total of 21 people.
    • Built and refined the backlog with the product team's product owner.
    • Created and improved Agile processes for the engineering department.
    • Coached, supported, and trained Agile practices to the moderation team leaders.
    • Built and refined the lean product discovery process.
    • Worked on an experimental team to implement a full lean development/discovery framework.
    • Performed several presentations and training for sales, marketing, and product teams.
  • Scrum Master
    2011 - 2016
    Santex America
    • Led the largest project in the company for a Fortune 500 fintech company.
    • Created three teams for the same client for building the company’s MVP product.
    • Led a critical project for one of the top three video game companies in the world. The project was critical for a revolutionary feature included in the company's most successful game ever launched.
    • Led a revolutionary project for OTT devices and smart TVs. We developed a Smart TV app in JS for consuming TV shows and movies distributed through a CDN built on top of Azure.
  • Scrum Master
    2010 - 2011
    Taller Technologies
    • Led mobile and web app development.
    • Worked as a consultant Scrum master coordinating the development of the first mobile application from Manpower.
    • Led a team of five devs and two QA for an iOS app.
    • Coordinated the release schedule across three different teams.
    • Coached Scrum and Agile development on-site.
  • Producer
    2007 - 2010
    Gameloft
    • Led a team of eight developers and three QA.
    • Coordinated projects for more than 20 cell phone carriers for South America.
    • Implemented Scrum in the team.
    • Led special projects for the company headquarters in France.
    • Coordinated salary and performance reviews.
Project History
  • eCommerce Area
    My team was the first team to implement Scrum in Cordoba's branch.

    For the time I worked at Gameloft, I earned a promotion from Developer to Lead Producer for the Cordoba eCommerce team. I started to lead a group of eight developers and three QA. Some of my tasks included coordinating tasks for more than 20 different cell phone carriers for South America, Central America, and Mexico; special developments for the headquarters in France; and the launch of some of the first web pages for smartphones.

  • Bethesda Forums
    Led cross integration for Bethesada MODs and Forums.

    I led the team that integrated Bethesda MODs download center with Bethesda Forums.

  • Content Broker
    Developed a Smart TV app and content management application hosted on Azure.

    Content Broker was a project to schedule streaming content and manage ads within this content. This ads and content would be later distributed by an Azure CDN and consumed on a Smart TV app built on JavaScript.

  • Content Management
    Implemented a full lean product development process for a content management tool.

    Content Management was an internal project to test and implement the new lean product development process within the company. For this purpose, we assembled a team of designers, developers, product managers, a scrum master, and a customer researcher to discover opportunities while building a new tool for internal purposes.

  • Translators
    Formed, coached, and led three teams with a total of 21 people for the Translators Project.

    Translators was a software to translate a proprietary XML schema to Open Office schema so anybody could get access to the company's product in a public and standard format. We built it originally in Java and then migrated to Python, hosted on AWS and then moved to GAE.

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
    2010 - 2015
    Universidad Siglo 21 - Cordoba, Argentina
Certifications
  • Certified Scrum Master
    MAY 2011 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
  • Agile Methodologies for Software Development
    MARCH 2011 - PRESENT
    Universidad Tecnologica de Cordoba
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