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Testimonials & References

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"I was fortunate to work with Rick on various projects during my time at UPMC Enterprises. Rick is skilled at guiding teams toward achieving their objectives with efficiency and precision. Rick is also a kind and compassionate colleague, creating camaraderie with those he works with.

Rick's expertise lies in his ability to effectively lead teams and design processes that align with strategic goals as well as drive advancements in process and strategy. He possesses a keen understanding of organizational needs and is able to determine resource requirements to bolster efficiency, productivity, and ultimately, the achievement of organizational objectives.

Rick's commitment to excellence and his proficiency in guiding organizational efforts make him an invaluable asset to any team. I have no doubt that he will continue to make significant contributions wherever his skills are applied."

"I had the privilege of working closely with Rick for a span of 15 months. From day one, his unwavering passion for Agile methodologies, the Software Delivery Life Cycle, and Leadership was evident in our conversations. Rick’s vision extended beyond merely fulfilling the role of a Scrum Master; he embraced the broader scope of an Agilist.

Rick played a pivotal role in shaping the Agile culture within the UPMC Enterprises MyUPMC team. His tireless efforts focused on refining the process management framework, ensuring its continuous evolution. Collaborating with business partners, Rick meticulously fine-tuned the process, exploring every avenue possible. He not only oversaw the process but also meticulously monitored and automated key metrics to facilitate continuous improvement. These metrics not only formed the bedrock for refining best practices but also expedited the creation of bi-weekly reports. Rick’s adeptness extended to implementing numerous automations within JIRA and other Atlassian tools, resulting in significant time savings and budget efficiencies.

Beyond his technical prowess, Rick’s leadership skills were instrumental in our collective success. His people-first mentality fostered professional growth and maintained a healthy work-life balance—an aspect often overlooked. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend Rick Pollick for leadership roles across industries. His impact is undeniable."

"I have seen Rick push through some intense challenges & I appreciate that his upbeat attitude, diligence & reliability has yet to be impacted negatively. If you ever get the chance to work with or get to know him, I recommend that you do."

"I worked with Rick for about 5 years, and in that time he was always willing to go the extra mile in every way possible - from a short conversation all the way to longer in-depth investigations - to understand and improve things. He is curious, knowledgable, and the rising tide that helps raise everyone around him."

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