Tomica Korać, Project Manager in Belgrade, Serbia
Tomica Korać

Project Manager in Belgrade, Serbia

Member since March 2, 2019
Tomica is a visionary Agile project manager with 15 years of experience in the software development area. His specialties include building highly efficient and coherent agile teams, big data projects and process optimization. Tom is an inspiring servant leader and a licensed scrum master recognized for courage and focus on supporting talented and motivated teams.
Tomica is now available for hire

Project Highlights

Expertise

  • Agile
  • Aviation
  • Big Data
  • Coaching
  • Mobile Apps
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Servant Leadership
  • Transportation & Shipping

Education

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Employment

  • Scrum Coach

    2018 - PRESENT
    Levi9 Technology Services
    • Coached the product management team.
    • Defined practices, processes, and procedures.
    • Trained team and company newcomers.
  • Delivery Manager

    2017 - PRESENT
    Levi9 Technology Services
    • Coordinated portfolio financial activities to fund operations and increase efficiency.
    • Analyzed operations to evaluate the performance of staff in meeting objectives.
    • Conferred with clients, officials, and staff to discuss issues, coordinate activities, and resolve problems.
    • Acted as scrum master in multiple scrum teams.
    • Established responsibilities and coordinated functions among teams.
    • Reviewed reports to recommend approval or to suggest changes.
    • Delivered speeches, presented information to promote services and exchange ideas.
    • Interpreted and explain policies, rules, regulations, and laws to officials, individuals, and clients.
    • Coached staff in agile methodologies and scrum framework.
    • Prepared and presented reports concerning activities and budgets affecting business.
  • Owner

    2012 - 2017
    Digital Magic Agency
    • Managed growth, and development, project planning, execution, finance, and marketing.
    • Communicated and negotiated with clients.
    • Recruited, hired, trained, and supervised staff.

Project History

  • Agile Master
    Lead Agile Transformation in regions Asia Pacific and Africa to give foundation for IoT 2025 corporate strategy.

    - Supported project teams in daily activities and ensured transparency about teamwork and progress.
    - Removed impediments and ensured an agile team smooth functioning.
    - Ensured that agile methods were being understood and followed.
    - Supported the team's self-organization and cultural change.
    - Protected agile teams against requirements' volatility, conflicting new tasks during the project and fluctuation of project resources.
    - Conducted and organized training within project and business teams and coached agile processes and leaders to perform their roles.
    - Took part of change management activities related to agile transformation in the company.
    - Implemented a continuous improvement process so that methods are constantly evolving and digital knowledge is built (training/ongoing learning).
    - Assured a new mindset and an agile working culture.

  • Smart Data Platform
    Delivered GDPR relevant big data processing platform ahead of time and below budget.

    - Led an international distributed team of mixed seniority in identifying a solution and producing data lake, data warehouse, and reporting to business analysis and data science teams.
    - Performed product discovery by engaging business stakeholders and performing user story mapping.

  • Blockchain Financial Services Platform
    Practiced servant leadership for an experienced co-located team of seniors.

    - Posed as a scrum master in a team developing a financial services app based on AWS Blockchain tech stack.
    - Led the team through norming, storming, and performing phases; tracked progress against a road map and suggested improvements to stay on track.

  • Pharmaceutical Training Portal
    Delivered a digital solution for a complex regional training programme impacting 15 countries.

    Hoffman-LaRoche needed an analysis of their existing procedure for introducing new pharmaceutical solutions that span across one of their global regions. The resulting app not only fulfilled the company's expectations but went on to be the most popular improvement among over 3,000 of its internal users.
    The app is created to store important details of a specific pharmaceutical's characteristics, schedule of its introduction to various business units and departments, user groups required to acquire training, dates, and attendances, as well as a complex reporting system which generates detailed reports about already held training.

  • The Voice Mobile App
    Led a scrum team in delivering the globally popular brand app with over 10 million users.

    This was a multi-year project with the client's most valuable brand. Along the way, my team's success contributed to promoting and adopting an agile approach in the rest of the client's portfolio. Main challenges included integrating legacy code with modern tech solutions and maintaining team motivation in the long-term project under pressure.

  • 5 Gold Rings Mobile App
    Recovered a low-performing product and returned user numbers to an all-time high level.

    - Facilitated scrum ceremonies.
    - Coached a team to overcome organizational impediments.
    - Initiated, executed, and inspected an end-to-end testing plan.
    - Introduced valuable methodologies for increasing team productivity.

  • Yoloboard Web Store and Social Network
    Led an international distributed team over six time zones through discovery, delivery, and release phases of the project.

    - Executed the project discovery phase to determine team size and expertise requirements.
    - Coached the team in the Agile approach and Scrum framework.
    - Facilitated team ceremonies.
    - Engaged and gathered requirements from business stakeholders.
    - Maintained a product road map and monitored progress towards milestones.

Education

  • Master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering Management
    2000 - 2006
    University of Belgrade - Belgrade, Serbia

Certifications

  • Professional Scrum Master Level I (PSM I)
    JUNE 2018 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org

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