Marlon Rizk, Project Manager in Toronto, ON, Canada
Marlon Rizk

Project Manager in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since January 7, 2020
Marlon's success as an Agile product and project management leader has helped companies such as ESL Gaming Online establish their agile footing. He has tremendous experience championing global development and product teams. He joined the Toptal network to help organizations with product and project development best practices in both agile and waterfall methodologies.
Marlon is now available for hire

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  • Program Manager

    2017 - PRESENT
    ESL Gaming Online
    • Led from inception to launch various small-large sized projects across all EGO products.
    • Implemented agile management ideals by facilitating exercises such as sprint planning and leading team stand-ups across various worldwide engineering and product teams.
    • Allocated and organized remote resources for cross-functional teams and projects.
    • Monitored and reported on key Agile performance metrics to leadership, including velocity, user workload, etc. using the Atlassian suite.
    • Held strong knowledge of software development, project management, and production processes.
  • Agile and Project Management Consultant

    2016 - 2017
    ESL Gaming Online
    • Implemented an Agile process for multiple remote teams, while prioritizing areas of improvement, and working in coordination with key stakeholders to implement improvements.
    • Trained engineering and product team members, as well as C-level employees, in employing agile and scrum practices to improve workflow.
    • Procured and implemented various management and organizational tools, including JIRA, Confluence, and Trello.
    • Bridged the organizational and communication gap between a wide range of remote teams.
    • Worked closely with engineers and other departments around the organization to plan, cost, implement and deliver exciting new features for the EGO product “ESEA.”.
  • Project Manager/Scrum Master

    2014 - 2016
    Questrade
    • Served as the scrum master of Questrade Trading team (web-based/mobile application trading).
    • Participated and facilitated agile ceremonies.
    • Led multiple small to large-sized cross-functional projects (Waterfall).
    • Represented the PMO for organizational key performance index initiatives.
    • Created and managed project plans using a cloud-based portfolio management system.

Project History

  • ESEA Client Redesign
    Led the successful redesign of ESEA's outdated windows client.

    I managed a team of 7+ developers, testers, and designers in delivering the initial and subsequent releases of the ESEA client.

  • ESEA Website Redesign
    Led the successful redesign of ESEA's antiquated website.

    I managed a team of 7+ developers, testers, and designers in delivering the initial and subsequent releases of the ESEA Website.

    We were able to capture the needed functionality that users loved but, at the same time, bring the site up to current design standards.

  • Agile Transformation at ESL Gaming Online
    Coached an Agile transformation project for one of the top esports organizations.

    I was responsible for implementing an Agile process for multiple remote teams while prioritizing areas of improvement and working in coordination with key stakeholders to implement improvements.

    I procured and implemented various management and organizational tools, including JIRA, Confluence, and Trello.

    I trained engineering and product team members, as well as C-level employees, in employing agile and scrum practices to improve workflow.

Education

  • Advanced Diploma in Computer Engineering
    2009 - 2012
    Sheridan College - Ontario, Canada

Certifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    FEBRUARY 2020 - PRESENT
    Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Certified Scrum Master
    OCTOBER 2015 - OCTOBER 2020
    Scrum Alliance
  • Project Management
    JANUARY 2014 - PRESENT
    Sheridan College

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