Grant Warden, CSM, ACP

Grant Warden, CSM, ACP

Scrum Master / Agile Coach
Aetna Digital
location_on United States

Member since 1 year

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Grant Warden, CSM, ACP

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After an early career in Financial Services as both a Financial Planner and National Trainer for a Financial Planning software company, I took a detour to move to Europe and teach English as a foreign language. After 3 years in Berlin, Germany, I returned to the USA and began a second career in the mortgage industry. After many years, my role evolved into a Business Workflow Analyst specializing in documenting business operations and requirements for improving workflow processes.

In 2015 I was introduced to the Agile development approach, which resonated with me at many levels—primarily in the way it focuses on rapid delivery, high quality, and maximum value. Since then my emphasis has been on improving my knowledge and expertise in Agile delivery. In my current role as a ScrumMaster, I leverage my skills, experience, and Agile mindset to help organizations improve their business agility through incremental and predictable delivery of enterprise solutions.

I also enjoy ongoing professional development in the Business Analysis / Agile communities through active participation in the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Project Management Institute (PMI), and the Scrum Alliance. In addition, I give back to these communities by mentoring others on Business Analysis and specifically tips, tools, and techniques related to Agile methodology. 

As an Agile leader, my focus is on improving team chemistry and cohesion in order to increase delivery speed and quality to stakeholders. Developing self-organizing and high-performance teams is an ongoing process, best achieved by modeling the behavior and mindset that I expect from others.

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