Fernando M. Barrancos

Agile Scrum Master, IT Project Manager

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Fernando M. Barrancos, PMI-ACP, PMP, CSM

Agile Coach, IT Project/Program Manager with extensive experience managing international projects and programs for Fortune 100 companies.

I coach IT teams in Agile processes and tools, and manage projects from business case through completion. I spent some time in PMOs and managing Project Portfolios, but I enjoy being in the trenches and helping cross-functional project teams become Agile, innovate and become more productive through Agile and Lean Management principles.

I live in Central New Jersey, about one hour from NYC and Philadelphia, and I spend the weekends either hiking in the numerous area parks with my family and my dog or grilling "real" ribs for my friends.

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Agile Coach, Scrum Master, IT Project/Program Manager, and Business Analyst with extensive experience managing Digital Marketing, Business Intelligence, Data Analysis and Software Development and Delivery projects and programs for Fortune 100 companies

2011 - Present


Project Manager / Business Partner

Managing all regional IS projects for Latin America, including CRM, BI and Digital Marketing initiatives.


MCGRAW-HILL, Hightstown, NJ
(consultant at MATLEN SILVER)

Project Manager, Global Enterprise Systems PMO

Optimized PMO reporting process, and managed SaaS implementation projects for Corporate functions and Human Resources.

2009 - 2010

MERCK & CO., Rahway, NJ
(consultant at ATLAS DATA SYSTEMS)

Solution Manager (Project Manager)

Managed development of FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant high-volume data repository for R&D, consolidating maintenance and access procedures for eight databases with health insurance and patient information.

1997 - 2008

MERCK & CO., Whitehouse Station, NJ
(as employee)

Project Leader, Global Solutions Delivery

Coordinated regional IT and eBusiness programs supporting IT and business processes. Managed the IT project portfolio for the Latin America division.

1991 - 1997

MSD ARGENTINA, INC, Buenos Aires, Argentina

MIS Manager, Infrastructure Administrator/Support Supervisor/Intern (several positions)

Managed a staff of nine employees and vendors, with IT responsibility over all divisions of Merck & Co. subsidiary in Argentina




Universidad de Belgrano, School of Business, Argentina

Specialization in Strategic Management


Bachelor's Degree

Universidad de Belgrano, School of Technology, Argentina

Specialization in Business Information Systems and Business Analysis

Professional Development

As an avid reader and big fan of continuous development to keep my leadership and technical skills current. Yes, even coding in Swift, JavaScript, etc.
I'm continuously researching and experimenting new DevOps tools and Agile processes.
These are only a few of the most relevant programs I recently completed.


Executive Data Science, Specialization

Johns Hopkins University

Courses in Data Science, Managing Data Analysis, Building a Data Science Team


Executive Certificate, Management and Leadership

MIT Sloan, Cambridge

Courses in Digital Strategy, Digital Communications, Problem Solving, Managing Technical Professionals


Certificate, Business Project Management

New York University (NYU), NYC

Courses in Project Quality, Communications, Negotiations, MS Project, and IT

Professional Certifications

PMI-ACP - Agile Certified Practitioner

Project Management Institute

Jun 2017 - Jun 2020

PMP - Project Manager Professional

Project Management Institute

Feb 2007 - renewed through Feb 2020

CSM - Certified ScrumMaster

Scrum Alliance

2008 - Certified by Jeff Sutherland, SCRUM co-creator

SSGB - Six Sigma Green Belt

ASQ - American Society for Quality


Google Analytics



Digital Marketing Fundamentals

Internet Advertising Boureau Spain (IAB) & Google


ITIL - Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

Office of Government Commerce



My recent project experience is focused in these areas:

Agile Project Management

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Project Manager Professional (PMP), and Scrum Master (CSM)

Product Owner & BA

Agile User Story Mapping
Business Case Development
Business Requirements

Project Portfolio Management

Agile & Hybrid PMO Processes. Managed divisional budgeting processes

CRM / Mobile Sales Force

Released and managed several CRM systems supporting Sales and Marketing in 15 countries, including the US

Business Intelligence

Designed and launched BI dashboards and reports for Finance, Sales Operations and Supply Chain

Digital Marketing

Managed development of corporate and product marketing sites in SiteCore, Drupal, HTML5. Trained in UXD. Certified in Google Analytics


These are some of the successful projects I recently managed for Sanofi Pasteur...

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Fernando M. Barrancos Agile ScrumMaster/Project Manager

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