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  • Richard Renn (Renn)

    Richard Renn (Renn)

    Continuous Improvement Manager, Technology & Digital Solutions

    Current Role at Stanford As the Manager of Continuous Improvement for Stanford Medicine's IT Department, I work with 8 divisions (over 100 employees) to identify and facilitate process improvement and cultural shifts.

    More specifically, my role:

    - Introduces and facilitates the evolution of agile approaches to large, complex project initiatives in support of Stanford Medicine's strategic objectives.

    - Ensures sequencing and dependencies are monitored and managed.

    - Partners as a leader in the agile space with IRT directors and other stakeholders, while leading a team of Agile Program Managers to optimize the delivery of work and advancement of a continuous learning culture.

    - Coaches developers, business analysts, product owners and IRT leadership in agile methods.

    - Facilitates key group meetings to ensure effective meeting outcomes and decisions.

    - Creates and tracks milestone-based agile program plans.

    - Manages high-level issue resolution, risk mitigation, and resource conflicts, escalating to IRT steering committee as needed.

    - Works in close collaboration with multiple agile teams, overseeing integration activities.

    - Teaches, mentors, and coaches teams in agile principles and continuous learning.

    - Drives alignment between stakeholder groups and coordinate any cross-functional dependencies.

    - Facilitates measurement of program outcomes through analytics.

    - Creates clear visibility into status and progress of overall IRT initiatives.

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