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Hi, I am

Ryan Lockard

I am a delivery leader.

About

Core Skills

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LEAN/AGILE LEADER

I am a practicing lean/Agile thought leader with multiple transformations in my history.  I have managed teams ranging from Patent/IP services through Healthcare.

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Development Leader

I am a strong proponent for the practice of Extreme Programing (XP), quality focused products, and sustainable pace in the craft of software development.

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International Speaker/Trainer

I have professionally spoken at leading agile/development conferences on multiple continents.  I am also a host on a new podcast focused on giving back to the agile development community.

Product Visionary

I am a professional trainer on lean product delivery, and recognized as a seasoned voice in product discovery, experimentation, roadmapping and bringing emerging products to market.

Selected Certifications

CAL

CSP

CSM

PSM1

CSPO

Pragmatic III

Clients/Employers

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Fun Fact

Harley Rider

Middle Child

Coffee Nerd

2016 Finalist – Philly Tech Leader of the Year

Other Pages

Agile Uprising LinkedIn Twitter Case for Coaching Video

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WORK HISTORY

June 2017 – Present

Principal

Contino

At Contino, we transform the results of software delivery teams through the successful adoption of DevOps and Continuous Delivery tools, platforms and ways of working. We have a particular focus on cloud, infrastructure automation, and container technologies, and are one of the world’s leading authorized Docker training and consultancy partners.

We work alongside our clients with a dual delivery and up-skilling mandate, modernizing technology platforms for increased ability to innovate, whilst giving our clients people the experience of modern ways of working and approaches to software delivery.

We have offices in the UK and US. We provide consultancy services, complete delivery teams, and training for organizations looking to deliver software with a collaborative DevOps mindset.

Feb 2017 – June 2017

Director, Software Engineering

Elsevier

Leader of agile development practices for a team responsible for the delivery of a clinical learning management system used in 42% of US based hospitals.

Nov 2014 – Jan 2017

Manager, Software Engineering

Elsevier

Leader of agile development practices for a team responsible for the delivery of a clinical learning management system used in 42% of US based hospitals.

Jun 2016 – Present

Corporate Faculty

Harrisburg University

Partnered with HU to create Lean/Agile content for post-graduate students, professional education program, and for custom Lean/Agile events.

2014

Program Manager

Pointroll

I served in a program coaching role to help bridge technical and operational gaps – helping to achieve new levels of transparency and agile excellence.

2012-2014

Sr. Delivery Manager

Elsevier

I lead projects in the medical journal digital delivery and mobile development space.  The scope of products satisfied a global market of medical practitioners and students.

2011-2012

Sr. Project Manager

Thomson Reuters

I lead projects that build the global standard in Intellectual Property and Patent research space.  This was a global delivery team that I helped introduce various agile practices to and helped achieve greater delivery outcomes.

2007-2011

Project Manager

Ricoh (formerly IKON Office Solutions)

Traditional project manager role delivering ERP projects, including Oracle 11g upgrade, Oracle R12 upgrade, OTM, OATM, Salesforce.com integration, and various content and document management solutions.

EDUCATION

2001

B.S. Marketing

West Chester University

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Skills

Lean Development

DevOps

XP Practices

Organization Transformation

Roadmapping/Product Vision

Leadership

Executive Consulting

Roadmap Construction

Financial Management

Facilitation

TESTIMONIALS

 

Aaron Bowes

Marketing Consultant

I had the great privilege of being a student in Ryan’s Lean Agile Product Development course at Harrisburg University. Ryan gives high quality detailed content that can be applied to the work place and classroom. The course is hands-on learning, allowing professionals to network, share knowledge and leave with content that can be immediately applied to one’s profession.

 

Neil Craven

Controller

I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Ryan while he was a Program Manager at PointRoll. Ryan instantaneously built a trusted bridge between the Finance and the Engineering groups. As a Finance professional, Ryan was great at explaining technical processes to me and he always provided useful insight and analysis. Ryan created and implemented time tracking procedures as well as financial re-posting standards.

 

Matt Morgis

Developer

Few people have the opportunity to report to a manager who is also a coach and mentor—but I did when I worked for Ryan. I had the pleasure of working under Ryan for two years at Elsevier, where he managed several projects and teams of different sizes. I was always in awe of Ryan’s ability to command a room and get people on board with ideas—even people who were initially on completely different pages. We also miss the out-of-office, team-building events he would put together, as they would always keep everyone in good spirits.

Events

OnAgile 2017 – Agile Alliance 10/25

re:Invent 2017

AWS Loft NYC 10/25

AppDynamics Summit NYC 10/19

Atlanta Scrum User Group: TBD

DevOpsNYC: 8/22

AWS Summit New York 9/14

AWS Summit Chicago 7/25-7/26

Harrisburg University – Full Day Lean (January 2017)

Agile Philly – Nov 30 2016

Harrisburg University – Full Day Lean (October 2016)

CTO School Philly

Agile London

Sync Norwich (UK)

Agile Camp NYC 2016

Agile Delaware: June 2016

Agile Portfolio Summit – May 2016

Podcast

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Contact

Drop Me A Line

Reach Me

based in Philadelphia, USA

Tel : +267-225-7486

ryan [at] ryanlockard.com

Freelance Available