Joel Reisler has been working in Quality Assurance for Simply Accounting at Sage since July 2000, and managing the Quality Assurance team since 2004. He has been a Certified Scrum Master since 2007, a Certified Scrum Professional since 2010, and working in an agile/scrum environment since being certified. He's also delivered several training and presentation sessions to software and quality engineers as well as writing an internally-distributed Scrum Discussion Board due to the company-wide interest and movement towards scrum and scrum-inspired development methods.
Sage, Sr Manager, Research & Development
July 2000 - Present, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
I spent 2 years in a QA Analyst position after which time my product knowledge and leadership skills were rewarded with the additional responsibility of being a project leader. I managed projects from a scheduling and resource allocation perspective for 2 more years and was promoted to manager in 2004. Since then, I have helped to transition our high-performing development team into an even higher performing one through scrum practices and plain old common sense.