Vinicio Anthone, Project Manager in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
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Vinicio Anthone

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Toptal Member Since
December 26, 2023

An experienced agile coach, Vinicio has been instrumental in leading agile transformations and nurturing teamwork. With roles at major firms and in innovative startups, he's significantly improved development and team productivity. His skill in creating strong development teams and continuously refining processes demonstrates a profound commitment to enhancing product excellence and team collaboration. Vinicio's diverse background makes him a valuable asset for progressive organizations.

Project Highlights

Transforming Teams—Agile Journey from Monthly Releases to Weekly Triumphs
Led Agile transformation across multiple development teams, enhancing their performance and self-management capabilities while significantly accelerating feedback loops through more frequent releases.
Agile Transformation Success—Leading a Team to Top Performance
Led a scrum team transformation from traditional to agile, resulting in it becoming the highest-performing, most sought-after team in the organization.

Expertise

Work Experience

Agile Coach

2022 - 2024
Gaussy
  • Enhanced product development and planning team processes, resulting in heightened efficiency and better process execution.
  • Streamlined management across the developer organization, cultivating a culture of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Provided expert coaching in Agile, Scrum, Lean principles, and Kanban methodologies, markedly enhancing team agility and performance.
  • Organized and managed large-scale 'big room' events, promoting effective cross-team collaboration and strategic alignment in complex project scenarios.

Scrum Master

2020 - 2022
Wovn Technologies
  • Coached multiple scrum teams on Agile and Lean principles, significantly enhancing their practice and execution.
  • Collaborated with product owners to refine and clarify the product backlog, leading to clearer project objectives and streamlined development processes.
  • Improved the strategy and feature discovery. Worked with designers and product owners on improving the strategy and feature discovery process, optimizing product design and development alignment.
  • Focused on high-value increments; guided scrum teams to prioritize creating high-value increments, maximizing project efficiency and deliverable quality.
  • Coached teams in self-management and organization, resulting in improved team autonomy and effectiveness.
  • Actively addressed conflicts and removed impediments, facilitating smoother team dynamics and project progression.

Agile Coach

2019 - 2020
AXA Life Insurance Co. Japan
  • Facilitated the company's transformation and enhancement towards Agile practices, significantly boosting overall agility and efficiency.
  • Provided coaching and support to product managers, product owners, portfolio managers, and tech leads, updating them on the latest product discovery and delivery approaches.
  • Established and refined the product management framework to be adopted organization-wide, standardizing and improving product development processes.
  • Promoted Agile practices. Acted as a change agent in promoting Agile practices across the company by organizing events, training, retrospectives, and workshops, leading to widespread adoption and deeper understanding of Agile methodologies.

Project Manager and Technical Consultant

2017 - 2019
LINE Corporation
  • Managed and delivered multiple internal projects at LINE Corporation, boosting organizational efficiency and productivity.
  • Utilized a variety of delivery process methodologies to enhance product development, leading to optimized workflow and improved output quality.
  • Conducted training in the Scrum and Agile methodology. Provided extensive Agile/Scrum framework training across LINE Corporation's regional and global offices, significantly enhancing team agility and process adherence.
  • Offered expert consulting in the Scrum framework and Agile practices, contributing to the organization's overall agility.
  • Advised teams in improving or establishing their delivery processes, resulting in more streamlined operations.
  • Enhanced stakeholder management. Effectively clarified and defined roles and responsibilities within project processes, fostering accountability and transparency among all stakeholders involved in project execution.
  • Optimized communication channels. Established and refined effective communication channels and governance levels between business/planning and development teams.
  • Improved delivery processes and identified and addressed bottlenecks in the delivery processes, implementing best practices to improve efficiency.
  • Developed and enforced risk mitigation strategies, protecting projects from potential setbacks.
  • Monitored the project's progress. Consistently monitored and reported on the scope, schedule, resources, quality, and risk of projects, maintaining alignment with agreed delivery processes.

Software Engineer and Scrum Master

2015 - 2017
Micware
  • Developed web and mobile applications. Worked on a diverse range of web and mobile application projects, handling both back-end and front-end development, utilizing technologies like PHP, Laravel, Node.js, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, and HTML5.
  • Spearheaded agile project management for both back-end and front-end development, employing the scrum framework principles for efficient and effective project execution.
  • Initiated and guided scrum teams as a scrum master, fostering high performance, cross-functionality, and self-organization through Agile practices.
  • Collaborated with overseas teams for system and application development, ensuring seamless integration and communication across different geographical locations.
  • Managed project life cycles, ensuring they adhered to schedules and met all milestones.
  • Conducted research and development of technical features, including RESTful API development for web and mobile applications, and implemented spatial databases using MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Product Owner | Project Manager | Scrum Master

2013 - 2015
Diamdev
  • Coached teams and stakeholders on Scrum and Agile development practices, fulfilling roles of scrum master and product owner across various software and infrastructure products.
  • Optimized product backlog management. Maximized the value of products and the development team's efficiency through effective product backlog management, translating business requirements into technical features using user stories.
  • Implemented lean strategic planning. Utilized Lean strategic planning for comprehensive risk analysis and marketing strategy, contributing to the overall success and sustainability of products.
  • Managed the project scope, quality, and time, ensuring the delivery of efficient solutions that align with user needs and project objectives.
  • Facilitated stakeholder-developer communication. Acted as a key communication channel between stakeholders and the technical team, ensuring alignment and understanding of project goals and customer needs.
  • Led project and portfolio planning. Collaborated with clients, management, and development teams on portfolio, product, roadmap, and release planning, managing both long-term and short-term project objectives and status reporting.

LINE Developer Products API

https://developers.line.biz/en/

Provided project management, shared deep insights on the LINE platform globally, optimized communication between engineering and business teams, gathered user requirements, and organized large-scale workshops.

My role in leading the LINE Developer Products API project was deeply rooted in project management and facilitation. I orchestrated several project lifecycles, from inception to deployment, utilizing Agile methodologies to ensure efficient progress and adaptability.

My involvement extended to establishing clear communication channels between engineering and business teams, facilitating seamless collaboration and alignment on project objectives. I gathered and communicated user requirements and improvements to development leads, ensuring the product evolved in line with user needs and expectations.

Organizing and leading workshops in various global offices, including Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, and Indonesia, was essential to my role. These workshops aimed to educate and inform about our products and services, standardizing knowledge and usage across different regions.

My project management skills were pivotal in the roadmap organization and stakeholder communication. I coordinated with all involved parties, ensuring clarity on the project's direction and milestones. This comprehensive approach was fundamental to the project's coherent development and successful rollout.

Transforming Teams—Agile Journey from Monthly Releases to Weekly Triumphs

https://www.wovnio.com/suite-web/

Led Agile transformation across multiple development teams, enhancing their performance and self-management capabilities while significantly accelerating feedback loops through more frequent releases.

Led transformations within Agile principles and guided multiple development teams towards enhanced performance and self-management while effectively addressing conflicts and impediments. These teams were initially released bi-monthly and evolved to ship products efficiently every week. This shift marked a significant change from their previous, siloed approach, lacking direct business engagement. We transformed this dynamic by involving stakeholders more actively, enabling continuous feedback to inspect and adapt products effectively.

Continuous improvement became a core part of the team, opening doors to experimentation and significantly boosting team morale. This shift was in process and mindset, aligning the team more closely with organizational goals. My interactions with management were instrumental in granting the teams sufficient autonomy to self-manage. This autonomy led to increased transparency, a heightened sense of ownership, and greater job satisfaction among team members. The overall morale of the teams saw a notable uplift, reflected in their performance and productivity.

The result was a high-performing team, agile in adapting to changes and more aligned with the company's strategic vision.

Agile Transformation Success—Leading a Team to Top Performance

Led a scrum team transformation from traditional to agile, resulting in it becoming the highest-performing, most sought-after team in the organization.

As a scrum master, I led the startup of a scrum team, guiding them towards high performance. Initially, I worked with traditional methodologies, and the team and its stakeholders were new to Agile practices. My initiative was to introduce and coach them in Scrum, a shift that required a significant cultural change.

One of my key accomplishments was presenting and convincing the executives to adopt this "new way" of software development. Despite initial resistance, the team's transformation was remarkable. Over several months of practicing Scrum, they evolved into the highest-performing, most motivated, and most enjoyable team to work with among all engineering groups. This success story sparked interest across the organization, with many engineers eager to join our team, drawn by its success and positive work environment.

Under my guidance, the team achieved consistent releases every sprint, showcasing exceptional collaboration and self-management. This achievement marked a significant milestone not only in the project but also in my career, laying the foundation for my future as an agile coach. It was a testament to the power of Agile methodologies in transforming work cultures and enhancing team productivity and morale.
2011 - 2014

Master's Degree in Systems Engineering

Kobe University - Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

2002 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Systems Engineering

Galileo University - Guatemala, Guatemala

JULY 2021 - PRESENT

Management 3.0 Facilitator

Management 3.0

NOVEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Scrum@Scale Certified Practitioner

Scrum Inc.

JANUARY 2017 - PRESENT

Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)

Scrum.org

JANUARY 2017 - PRESENT

Professional Scrum Master Level I (PSM I)

Scrum.org

Tools

Jira, Miro, Confluence

Paradigms

Agile, Scrum, Agile Project Management, Incremental Development, Agile Product Management, Agile Software Development, Requirements Analysis, Kanban, Agile Leadership, Management, Servant Leadership, Design Thinking, Change Management

Industry Expertise

Telecommunications, Automotive

Other

Agile Coaching, Agile Practices, Software Development, Continuous Improvement, Software Project Management, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Project Management, Scrum Master, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), User Stories, Backlog Management, Backlog Grooming, Sprints, Sprint Planning, Sprint Retrospectives, Scrum Product Owner, Process Improvement, Process Optimization, Estimation & Planning, Coaching, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Web & Mobile Applications, Product Backlog, Acceptance Criteria, Workshop Facilitation, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Project Coordination, Roadmaps, Engineering, Team Management, Team Mentoring, Product Management, Stakeholder Management, Technical Project Management, Product Discovery, Discovery, Product Planning, Release Management, Software Release Management, Process Definition, Product Development, Project Management & Delivery, Project Planning, SaaS, Web Applications, User Experience (UX), Feature Backlog Prioritization, Business to Business (B2B), IT Project Management, Product Ownership, Communication Management, Consulting, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Discovery Workshops, Program Management, Technical Program Management, Startups, Product Roadmaps, Project Timelines, Jira Administration, Mobile Apps, Business to Consumer (B2C), Software as a Service (SaaS), Notion, Product Owner, Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS), Agile Transformation, Agile Scaling Frameworks, Scaling, Scrum@Scale, Leadership, Facilitation, Workshops, APIs, Large-scale Projects, Web Development, Front-end Development, Back-end Development, Mobile App Development, Design Sprints, Risk Management, Business Analysis, eCommerce

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