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

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Toronto, ON, Canada
Toptal 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.

Project Highlights

ESEA Website Redesign
Led the successful redesign of ESEA's antiquated website.
Agile Transformation at ESL Gaming Online
Coached an Agile transformation project for one of the top esports organizations.

Expertise

Work Experience

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.

ESEA Client Redesign

https://blog.esea.net/welcome-to-the-redesigned-esea-client/

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

https://blog.esea.net/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.
2009 - 2012

Advanced Diploma in Computer Engineering

Sheridan College - Ontario, Canada

FEBRUARY 2020 - PRESENT

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

OCTOBER 2015 - OCTOBER 2020

Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance

JANUARY 2014 - PRESENT

Project Management

Sheridan College

Tools

Jira, Confluence, Trello, Basecamp, Asana

Industry Expertise

Games

Platforms

Windows, Android

Paradigms

Scrum, Agile, Kanban, Waterfall Development

Other

Esports, Project Management, Jira Administrator, Account Management, Stakeholder Management, Scrum Master, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Agile Coaching, Program Management, Portfolio Management

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