Leonardo Abdala


Agile Project Manager, Uber Scrum Master, Software Architect, Ci&T Inc.

Location: Tri-State area, USA


Leonardo Abdala is Bachelor of Science (BSc) and also post-graduated in Management Information Systems (MIS).

Leonardo is an Uber Scrum Master and Project Manager. Leo is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Professional Developer (MCPD), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) working with agile development (Scrum) for more than 4 years and with the PMI framework (PMBoK) for more than 8 years.

With 9+ years of experience in the software life-cycle, Leonardo has worked from managing & developing small and medium size ERP systems to advanced, highly accessed Intranet & Internet portals for education, telecommunications, manufacturing and health business.

Leonardo is also a College Professor (currently on a leave) at Centro Universitário UNA/UNATEC (http://www.una.br) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Specialties: Scrum, XP, Agile Project Management, PMBoK, Agile Coaching, SDLC, W3C recommendations & best practices, Microsoft.NET, C#, SharePoint, SQL Server, n-tier development, B2B, B2C, KM & collaboration tools, highly accessed Intranet & Internet portals, web development, web application performance tuning, usability.

Work experience

Ci&T Inc., Agile Project Manager, Uber Scrum Master
February 2010 - Present, King of Prussia, PA, United States

Onsite Agile Project Manager (and Uber Scrum Master), responsible for the agile projects involving Microsoft Technologies in general (SharePoint, .NET and SQL Server), Drupal (MySQL and PHP) as well as mobile-friendly web apps ("mobile first" approach); developed by Ci&T for their US-based clients, including a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical and medical devices & consumer packaged goods.

Centro Universitário UNA/UNATEC, Professor
February 2007 - Present, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

*Currently on a leave. Professor of the subjects: Foundations of Web Programming (80hrs/class) and Development of Web Applications II (80hrs/class), for the second and last semesters, respectively, of the Software Engineering Course. The first subject is focused on the W3C recommendations, teaching the students how to build cross-browser compatible static websites divided into 3 layers: appearance (CSS), content (HTML/XHTML/XML) and behavior (JavaScript) as well as the details on how the HTTP protocol works (IETF - RFC 2616). The second subject teaches the students best practices on how to build high-level web applications using model-view-controller methodology with Microsoft.NET technology and resources such as AJAX, Web Services, RESTful Services and multiple database access.

Ci&T S.A., Software Architect
March 2009 - February 2010, Campinas, SP, Brazil

Senior Software Architect, member of the Scrum development team. Responsible for the entire .NET solution of one of Ci&T's global clients based in Los Angeles and focused on R&D for construction.

Ci&T S.A., Scrum Master, Uber Scrum Master
October 2008 - February 2009, Campinas, SP, Brazil

Scrum Master and Uber Scrum Master (Scrum of Scrums) at Ci&T for a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer packaged goods. Responsible for coaching the business partners (Product Owners) as well as the development team (Scrum team) in the Scrum methodology also using some principles of Extreme Programming (XP) for Software Engineering and promoting discussions to uncover ways to work better as a team. Key player in charge of identifying and removing blocks as well as shielding the team (preventing team disruption) allowing them to move forward developing the project. As an Uber Scrum Master, responsible for running and coordinating Scrum of Scrums meetings between 3 other Scrum Masters from different teams, focusing on removing the cross team blocks and promoting the knowledge share.

CPM Braxis S.A., Computer Systems Analyst, Solutions Architect, Team Leader
March 2008 - October 2008, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Computer Systems Analyst/Solutions Architect, leader of the development team responsible for the main B2B and B2C web application designed for the largest landline telephone company in Brazil which is also the second biggest in Latin America.