Leon Sabarsky


Agile Practice Lead, BCBSNC

Location: Durham, NC, USA


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

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Agile Tampa Bay



Leon Sabarsky

Agile Practice Lead for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)

Certified ScrumMaster since 2007.

Certified Product Owner since 2012.

Product Owner/ScrumMaster of an Agile team since 2008.

Leon is an Agile evangelist in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area, currently working at BCBSNC since 1997.

He was instrumental in the introduction of the first Agile/Scrum team at BCBSNC in 2008, where he acted in the ScrumMaster/Product Owner on team role.  In the very first year of the team's existence, the team delivered a 300% ROI.  He has been supporting the expansion of Agile teams at BCBSNC ever since.

BCBSNC has over 50+ Agile teams today.

Leon is a key influencer of Agile/Scrum adoption in the Triangle, being a member of Agile-RTP, Agile-ALN, NCPMI, PMI, Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance.

He is always on the lookout for opportunities to speed Agile adoption either locally or nationally.

Work experience

BCBSNC, ScrumMaster
January 2008 - Present, Durham, North Carolina, US
ScrumMaster for Pega team at BCBSNC since January 15, 2008.

BCBSNC, Program Manager
June 1997 - Present, Durham, NC, United States

Project Manager, ScrumMaster and Product Owner experience. Managed an Scrum team since January, 2008. Instrumental in the first implementation of Scrum at BCBSNC. Achieved 300% ROI in the first year in the automation of manual claims processes.

Since September 2013, I have been managing ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches on a $500 million core system replacement program for BCBSNC with a total staff of 15 resources.