Michael Richardson
ALM and SDLC Professional
 Michael Richardson

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Experienced business and technology professional with a focus on ALM and SDLC improvements. Skilled in taking organizations to the next level of efficiency and proficiency to improve application delivery performance and product quality.

Do you need a person with broad business and IT experience who can get things done? Are you looking for a person who understands business demands and can consistently improve quality within those constraints? If you answered yes to either of these questions then please read on...

I am accomplished in a variety of roles throughout all phases of a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). I have experience in Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management (C/ALM),  Requirements Engineering, Definition and Management (RDM), Agile Development, Quality Assurance (QA) and automated software testing.

I am organized, detail-oriented, and able to plan and direct projects. I evaluate project issues and develop innovative solutions to meet business, productivity, and quality goals.

I successfully design and implement policies and quality-focused processes throughout the software development life cycle with a focus on improvements in product quality as a business priority.

I invite you to review my resume. If I have the background and experiences needed for your project or client then please send an email so we can discuss the possibility of working together.
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Dallas/Fort Worth TX 76102
Burlington/Grand Isle VT 05458

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The Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process decision framework is a people-first, learning-oriented hybrid agile approach to IT solution delivery. It has a risk-value delivery lifecycle, is goal-driven, is enterprise aware, and is scalable. The Software Development Context Framework (SDCF) defines how to select and tailor a situation-dependent strategy for software development. The SDCF is used to provide context for organizing your people, process, and tools for a software-based solution delivery team. Disciplined Agilist As a Disciplined Agilist - Green Belt Instructor I can deliver DA 101: The Disciplined Agile Experience Workshop and coach your teams as they navigate various goals, factors, and options on their journey to becoming part of an agile enterprise.

SAFe ConsultantI am SAFe Certified!  As a Cerfified SAFe Consultant I can assess your organization and assist with your enterprise level adoption of lean and agile principles.

With my interest in ALM and SDLC frameworks and methodologies it is only natural that I enjoy working in the domains of Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprises (SAFe) and Disciplied Agile Delivery (DAD).ScrumMaster

I can help you with a balanced approach to delivering agile solutions (I am a Certified ScrumMaster) and traditional / iterative using RUP (in an agile way).

IBM Rational Software As an IBM Certified Solution Designer for Rational Unified Process 7.0 I can provide training and support your use of Rational Method Composer (RMC). My experience also includes Rational Requirements Composer (RRC), RequisitePro, Rational ClearQuest, Rational Team Concert (RTC), Rational Quality Manager (RQM) and Rational Functional Tester (RFT).
I have acquired expert-level technical and strategic experience using Rational Team Concert (RTC) for software delivery. I can support your enterprise (even if you have thousands of developers and a global organization) in the rollout and adoption of work item management, planning and source control with RTC.

I enjoy working with agile IT projects that have a focus on quality. I have always believed that Quality Assurance and Test teams could, and should, contribute throughout all phases of any software delivery lifecycle. The new Rational tools build on the Jazz platform to support lifecycle projects and enable the test team to be fully engaged by way of Rational Quality Manager (RQM). Agile software delivery supports that belief. Test-Driven and Acceptance Test-Driven Development (TDD, ATDD) enable the tester to make significant contributions. Change is opportunity, Quality Assurance and Test teams must seize the opportunity in agile!
Rational Functional TesterI have implemented a great test automation framework using IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT). I propose that I can implement a keyword-driven framework that will provide you with a terrific return on your investment.

The test automation framework will enable efficient implementation of an automated testing capability using commands that are a natural part of your business language. This solution will help your teams succeed with agile test-driven development.  Support those assuming Quality Assurance / test roles and let them contribute to requirement quality and identifying the full scope of business scenarios and rules with early test case development.

Even with all the tooling and automation provided with the current generation of tools we still find that there is often a need to generate documentation that captures a point-in-time snapshot of a project. I have been working with Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) (and BIRT) to automate the production of documentation that is needed for audits, regulatory compliance, or to simply satisfy a contract clause. With most tools providing an XML data source RPE is an ideal platform that can merge data from multiple sources into a single document. RPE also provides the flexibility to format documents as needed and can generate those documents in multiple formats for publishing.