Maria Sheila C. Mandros

Maria Sheila Mandros
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Maria Sheila C. Mandros' Biography

Ms. Mandros' expertise is in Agile Project Management, Transformation Leadership and Information Technology.
Favorite Business Publication:
Time; Project Management Journal; PM Network; Harvard Business Review
Playing Chess, Surfing the Internet, Reading Magazines, Singing, Dancing, Networking with Technology Professionals
Education Degrees:
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics at University of the Philippines; Master in Project Management Courses, University of Management & Technology
Affiliations Awards:
Current: Project Management Institute, Inc.; Past: Society of Applied Mathematics, University of the Philippines; International Institute of Business Analysis; Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Work History:
* Consultant - Scrum Master / Coach, multiple large clients, 2016-2018
* SFDC Project Manager / Chief Scrum Master, Business Systems, PTC, 2014-2016
* Senior Consultant, Information Systems, CVS Caremark: 2013-2014
* Manager, Rhode Island Quality Institute: 2011-2013
* Product / Project Manager, PMO, The Mentor Network: 2010-2011
* Agile Iteration Manager, IT Department, Sallie Mae, Inc.: 2006-2010
Career Achievements:
* Maria values her achievement of becoming Scrum Master Certified in 2014. As she continuously aim to take her skills further, she also completed Agile Project Management (PMI-ACP) Course in Bryant University.
* She considers the opportunity to successfully transform organizations in Agility since 2006 until present times a major milestone, and
* She also valued her a career opportunity at a world-class Technology corporation. This career move is perfectly aligned with her long-term professional goals in continuing to make a difference in significantly adding value to company success.
Spouse's Name:
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
She considers the one highlight of her career that stood out is how her Agile Project Management experience had led her land a career most recently in a world-class top Technology corporation where she continues to make a difference in significantly adding value to company success.
Local Church; Young Upbeat Professionals for Peace
Number Of Years In Profession:
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to her self-motivation and ability to utilize the opportunities that came her way.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession because of her academic background and experience in the field of Information Technology.
Extended Bio Profile:
* Proven track record of success in providing business solutions to both information technology & business groups at numerous world class organizations. Regarded as dynamic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, dedicated & well organized as noted in past performance evaluations.
* Equipped with both Business & IT acumen.
* Knowledgeable in industry’s best practices based on SBOK and PMBOK. Skilled in all phases of solutions development life cycle & project management life cycle. Extensive hands-on experience on implementing agile & waterfall solutions development projects.
* Demonstrated ability to collaborate & negotiate at all levels within the organization.
* Excellent documentation & implementation support background.
* Proficient in writing & handling automated test plans. Adept in testing (specially black-box tests) eCommerce & non-web products.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Adept Catalyzing Leader Driving Creation of High-value Products & Removing Impediments for Team’s Progress

* Help various start-up firms and numerous world-class large organizations especially in the financial, healthcare, technology and manufacturing industries in better understanding of business problems or opportunities and in defining solutions that meet business needs.

* Transform organizational culture from classic waterfall to agile framework, including Scrum, Kanban and XP technologies.

* With over a decade practicing Agile, train and mentor individuals at different levels of the organization: on agile adoption and on how their roles change in new environment.

* Empower high-performing / self-organized teams to ensure attainment of Sprint commitments and delivery of product backlog increments (PBIs) with high business value. Coach teams from release planning to PBI releases. Join industry organizations such as Project Management Institute (PMI) and expand horizons by learning new tools and techniques.

* Have passion for serving others to help them accomplish their goals and achieve continuous professional growth.
Education Certifications:
ScrumStudy, Scrum Product Owner Certified, 2018-2021

ScrumStudy, Scrum Master Certified, 2014-2020

The George Washington University - School of Business
Professional Certification, Business Analysis
2007 – 2008

• Professional Certificate in Business Analysis , The George Washington University, Sept. 17, 2008
• Process Modeling Management, George Washington University/ESI Int'l, Sept 15-17, 2008
• Testing Techniques for Tracing & Validating Requirements, George Washington University/ESI Int'l, Aug 25-27, 2008
• Project Leadership, Management and Communications, George Washington University/ESI Int'l, Mar 17-19, 2008
• How To Gather and Document User Requirements, George Washington University/ESI Int'l, Dec 26, 2007-Mar 5, 2008
• Facilitation Techniques for Requirements Development, George Washington University/ESI Int'l, Jan 31-Feb 1, 2008

Bryant University
Certificate Program, Professional Business Analyst
2007 – 2007

• Business Analyst Certificate Program, Bryant University, Dec 14, 2007
• Received a 'Scrum Product Owner Certified' designation and license, ScrumStudy, Mar. 5, 2018

• Received a 'Scrum Master Certified' designation and license, ScrumStudy, Sept. 12, 2014

• Received a 'Certified Business Analyst' (CBA) title, CBA certificate and CBA pin, ESI International, Sept. 17, 2008
• Plaque of Recognition, TuitionPay Rewrite – Phase I Project, Sallie Mae, BOS-Product/IT Dev., 2008
• “Model Employee of the Year” Award, Base Corporation, December 23, 1993
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. Mandros hopes to grow professionally and contribute to the advancement of the Agile community.
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