Joe Ziadeh

  

Agile Coach

Location: St. Louis, MO


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

St. Louis Agile LINC

Biography

Joe Ziadeh is an Agile Coach and ScrumMaster with over 15 years of experience in IT. To date he has participated on teams as a Developer, Analyst, Project Manager, ScrumMaster, and Agile Coach. He first started with Agile techniques in 2001 and worked on his first Scrum project in 2008. In that time he has worked with several B2B and Financial institutions such as Equifax, MasterCard, and Citicorp. This includes guiding large programs through starting up with Scrum and guiding them to hyper-performing. He currently specializes in coaching teams at financial institutions. 

To help give back to this community Joe speaks about Scrum and Agile software development. In the past he has participated in a panel on UX Development in an Agile environment, spoken at local user groups, and is slated to speak at Washington University in St. Louis' Project Manager Round Table this fall. 

In his free time Joe enjoys mentoring fellow practitioners and has started a project on lessons we can learn about Scrum from the zombie apocalypse tentatively titled: Scrum of the Dead (www.scrumofthedead.com). Some other research interests include: change management, self-organization, the use of Agile techniques in regulated environments, and ways to improve the Agile experience with distributed teams. 

Joe is a Scrum Alliance certified ScrumMaster, ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching, and a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional. He is also an active member of his local user group: St. Louis Agile LINC. 

Work experience

MasterCard Worldwide, ScrumMaster / Agile Coach and Sr. Systems Analyst
February 2012 - November 2012, O'Fallon, MO, US
I worked as a ScrumMaster/Agile Coach and Sr. Systems Analyst in the Mobile and Ecommerce Team. During this time I worked as a mentor and coach for members of my department on questions related to Scrum and Agile software development.

iBridge Solutions, Technical Consultant
May 2011 - February 2012, St.Louis, MO, US
I worked as a ScrumMaster/Agile Coach and Sr. Systems Analyst in the Mobile and Ecommerce Team. During this time I worked as a mentor and coach for members of my department on questions related to Scrum and Agile software development.

Equifax, ScrumMaster/Systems Engineer and Developer
December 2000 - May 2011, St. Louis, MO, US
Worked as Developer, Systems Engineer / ScrumMaster on various projects in the Product Development group. Started working with one of several acquisitions in December 2000. The different companies used many different methodologies (variations of Scrum, Kanban, Agile, Waterfall, etc.) over the years. In my time at Equifax I had many roles including Developer, Analyst, Systems Engineer, Project Manager, and ScrumMaster.