Kingsley Siu, Project Manager in Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Kingsley Siu

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Toptal Member Since
November 21, 2023

Kingsley is a highly competent enterprise Agile coach, Agile governance expert, and Scrum Master working in a mega-size company. With 7+ years of experience, he is a certified SAFe 6 Practice Consultant (SPC) and an expert in Jira and Confluence. Kingsley excels in driving enterprise transformation and fostering a positive Agile mindset within the teams. He is adept at providing training and valuable recommendations on practices, tools, and solutions to enhance team performance.

Project Highlights

HKJC | Agile Transformation
Performed an Agile transformation in HKJC's enterprise environment, transitioning from a project-oriented approach to a product-oriented one, uplifting the Agile mindset, and driving the Agile roadmap.
HKJC | Enterprise Data Analytics Platform
As a Scrum Master, I played a pivotal role in successfully implementing an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) project and developing an enterprise data analytics platform.
Cathay Pacific | Mobile App
Contributed as an Agile coach, Scrum Master, and technical team leader to the successful delivery of the Cathay Pacific mobile app.

Expertise

Work Experience

Agile Coach

2022 - PRESENT
Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • Coordinated and drove the Agile roadmap planning alongside Agile coaches to create an achievable Agile roadmap for the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC).
  • Led the initiative to transform the club's product team, successfully identifying multiple proof-of-concept (POC) teams and enabling them into Agile product teams.
  • Provided coaching to more than 20 Agile project teams in different departments on the Agile practice and mindset and provided training to create a positive Agile mindset in the club.
  • Delivered coaching, training, and demonstrations to 20+ new Agile project teams, enabling them to kick-start their journey as Agile teams.
  • Coached the data analysis service team, guiding them through a transformation from a project-based structure to a vertical service/product team model, which resulted in improved resource planning and enhanced visibility on inter-project dependencies.
  • Facilitated the Agile community of practice, updated the Agile framework, and promoted Agile courses to uplift the Agile maturity within the club.
  • Led the design and implementation of the Agile governance roadmap, ensuring alignment with the organization's Agile practices and strategic goals.
  • Monitored project teams for adherence to Agile practices, providing insightful recommendations in the Agile governance report to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Conducted ongoing reviews of Agile governance processes and procedures, driving continuous improvement by leveraging feedback and performance metrics.
  • Gathered lessons learned from project monitoring and checks, facilitating knowledge sharing across the organization to promote best practices and enhance Agile culture.

IT Solution Analyst | Scrum Master and Agile Coach

2018 - 2022
Cathay Pacific
  • Coached teams in Agile practices and provided the necessary training to create a positive Agile mindset and increase the team's transparency.
  • Managed the Nexus Scrum team and development process, overseeing the product vision and roadmap, organizing the backlog, and coordinating releases.
  • Evangelized Agile as a strategic asset for both culture and business value and motivated teams to embrace new tools and practices, such as Jira plug-in, Confluence dashboard, and CI/CD.
  • Engaged and facilitated Agile training sessions for both IT and business management teams to extend the reach of Agile practices throughout the enterprise.
  • Nurtured potential Scrum Masters by facilitating sharing with Agile talents and offering suggestions on your cases and coaching materials.
  • Facilitated and hosted regular Agile practice sharing sessions with IT and business departments on top issues and useful tools.
  • Provided consultation sessions to IT and Business teams, providing beneficial recommendations and resolving inquiries on Agile practices.
  • Initiated and managed development and testing practices, directing the team towards an Agile mindset.
  • Completed multiple large-scale, back-end cloud migrations and upgrades, resulting in increased service performance.
  • Led the technical practice team on the CI/CD project, focusing on solution design and architecture, cross-team communication, and cost estimation.

HKJC | Agile Transformation

Performed an Agile transformation in HKJC's enterprise environment, transitioning from a project-oriented approach to a product-oriented one, uplifting the Agile mindset, and driving the Agile roadmap.

Played a key role in facilitating and driving the Agile roadmap, planning it together with Agile coaches, resulting in the creation of a viable Agile roadmap for the HKJC. Additionally, I led the initiative to transform product teams within the club, successfully identifying several POC teams and enabling their transition to Agile product teams.

Furthermore, I have provided coaching and training to over 20 Agile project teams across different departments, focusing on Agile practices and mindset. Through these efforts, I sought to cultivate a positive Agile mindset within the club. Additionally, I have provided coaching, training, and demonstrations to over 10 new Agile project teams, kick-starting their journey as effective Agile teams.

Moreover, I coached the data analytics service team, guiding them through the transformation from a project-based structure to a vertical service or product team model. This change allowed for better resource planning and increased visibility on inter-project dependencies.

In addition to these initiatives, I facilitated the community of practice, ensuring regular updates to the Agile framework, and actively promoted Agile courses to improve Agile maturity within the club.

HKJC | Enterprise Data Analytics Platform

As a Scrum Master, I played a pivotal role in successfully implementing an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) project and developing an enterprise data analytics platform.

In this project, I was responsible for facilitating program increment (PI) planning sessions for two strategic project teams, each consisting of more than 80 members.

I successfully managed 7 Scrum and 4 Kanban teams with 60+ members in a Scaled Scrum Team model for an enterprise data warehouse project. Similarly, in the context of an enterprise data analytics platform project, I managed 8 Scrum teams and 5 Kanban teams with over 70 members in a Scaled Scrum Team model.

In addition to my managerial responsibilities, I also trained teams in Agile practices, promoting an Agile mindset and increasing transparency. Through ongoing counseling and coaching sessions, I have emphasized the importance of an Agile mindset and Scrum values beyond simply attending Scrum events.

HKJC | Agile Governance

Initiated and led the design and implementation of Agile governance practices at the HKJC.

I took the lead in designing and implementing the Agile governance roadmap, ensuring it aligned with the organization's Agile practices and strategic goals.

To ensure its adherence to Agile practices, I regularly monitored project teams and provided insightful recommendations in the Agile governance report, increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Continuous improvement was the main focus of my role. Therefore, I conducted ongoing reviews of Agile governance processes and practices, leveraging feedback and performance metrics.

Recognizing the value of knowledge sharing, I actively gathered lessons learned from project monitoring and checks. By facilitating knowledge sharing across the organization, I promoted the adoption of best practices and nurtured an Agile culture.

Cathay Pacific | Mobile App

Contributed as an Agile coach, Scrum Master, and technical team leader to the successful delivery of the Cathay Pacific mobile app.

As an Agile coach, Scrum Master, and technical team leader, I have made significant contributions to the success of the Cathay Pacific mobile app. I have provided comprehensive coaching and training to teams, promoting a positive Agile mindset and increasing transparency, and managed the Nexus Scrum team's product vision, roadmap, backlog, and releases.

Additionally, I initiated and managed development and testing practices, leading the team toward an Agile mindset, and successfully led several large-scale back-end migrations and upgrades to the cloud.

As a technical practice team leader, I actively participated in CI/CD projects. This involved focusing on solution design and architecture, facilitating cross-team communication, and providing accurate cost estimates.

Cathay Pacific | Business and IT Agile Coaching

As an Agile Coach at Cathay Pacific, I have played a crucial role in providing training and coaching to both the business and IT teams.

In my role as an Agile coach, I have actively engaged with and facilitated Agile training for both IT teams and management from the business team. This was instrumental in evangelizing Agile practices throughout the enterprise.

To cultivate potential Scrum Masters, I have facilitated knowledge-sharing sessions, allowing Agile talent to exchange experiences and providing valuable suggestions on their case studies and coaching materials. I have also taken the initiative to host regular Agile practice sharing sessions, where I facilitated discussions on top issues and shared useful tools.

Providing consultation sessions has been another important aspect of my role. I have offered guidance and recommendations to IT and business teams, helping them resolve their inquiries related to Agile practices. In terms of onboarding new joiners, I have been actively involved in Agile training. This included facilitating training sessions, preparing materials, designing programs, and co-training with the practice lead.

Furthermore, I have taken the lead in developing the practice of Jira within the organization. This involved creating guidelines for Scrum teams, exploring new features and plug-ins in Jira, and providing support to users.
2014 - 2018

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

The University of Hong Kong - Pokfulam, Hong Kong

JUNE 2023 - PRESENT

SAFe Scrum Master Validation (6.0)

Scaled Agile, Inc.

JUNE 2023 - PRESENT

Certified SAFe 6 Practice Consultant

Scaled Agile, Inc.

SEPTEMBER 2022 - PRESENT

Certified SAFe 5 Lean Portfolio Manager

Scaled Agile, Inc.

JUNE 2020 - PRESENT

Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)

Scrum.org

JUNE 2020 - PRESENT

Professional Scrum Master Level II (PSM II)

Scrum.org

OCTOBER 2019 - PRESENT

ITIL 4 Foundation

AXELOS

SEPTEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Professional Scrum Master Level I (PSM I)

Scrum.org

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