Marcelo Lopez, Jr


Consultant & Trainer / Technical Group Lead, / Beckman-Coulter, Inc.

Location: Miami, FL


Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster


Hi, I'm Marcelo R. Lopez, Jr.

I've worn the PO and SM hats interchangeably for the needs of my employers. Even put it on with my kids when the needed it (that's an experience).

I authored, and currently one of the co-authors,  the original Spanish language translation of the Scrum Guide on The first non-English languge version of the guide!

Check out "Scrum en Breve", my Spanish language version of "Scrum in a Nutshell", an excerpt from "Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals" by Dan Rawsthorne and Doug Shimp.

Currently working on the translation of "Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals" to Spanish. Any reviewers interested?

Come find me in the Scrum Alliance, Scrum Practitioners, or Scrum Professionals groups on LinkedIn. I'm pretty active there.

I've also given a few talks about Product Ownership, and as a developer how to get the best of our working with your team in a Scrum Environment.


"Product Owners - Product Guardians" 
South Florida Agile Association - High Performing Teams Conference 2013 - October 15, 2013 (

ITPalooza - December 12, 2013 (

"Agile - What's in it for Developers?"
Microsoft Code Camp 2014 - Feb 22, 2013 (


Last but not least, look my profile up on:


Work experience, Scrum Consultant/Trainer and Conference Speaker.
August 2013 - Present, Racine, Wisconsin, US
I began my mentorship under Doug Shimp and Dan Rawsthorne in pursuit of a Certified Scrum Trainer certification. I've taught "Scrum Bootcamps" by myself, as well as co-taught Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner classes with both Doug and Dan. Under their guidance I've also prepared and presented several sessions for local conferences in South Florida. I authored the Spanish-language version of "Scrum in a Nutshell" titled "Scrum en Breve". "Product Owners - Product Guardians" ------------------------------------ High Performing Teams Conference 2013 - October 15, 2013 ITPalooza - December 12, 2013 "Agile - What's in it for Developers?" -------------------------------------- Microsoft Code Camp 2014 - Feb 22, 2013

Beckman Coulter, Technical Group Lead
May 2010 - Present, Miami, Florida, US
Technical Lead for a group supporting the development organization to more effectively use Personal Reviews, Team Inspections, and development tools in their pursuit of more productive and higher quality product delivery.

SafetyPay, Architect/Scrum Master
August 2009 - April 2010, Miami Beach, Florida, US
I was lead developer/architect and Scrum Master for a secure payment startup company.

HAA Preferred Partners, Consultant Engineering Manager/Scrum Master
October 2008 - April 2009, Miami, Florida
I worked as consultant engineer, managing a small group of contractors, to HAA Preferred Partners, which was purchased by AXA Assistance during my tenure there. HAAPP essentially handled claims processing and payment adjudication for the claims issued from within the United States for foreign nationals to the national health systems of their countries of origin.

InsurePro Technologies, Software Development Manager
July 2008 - October 2008, Miami, Florida, US
A small startup formed by a now-defunct homeowners insurance company (National Insurance) based in Miami, Florida. I was brought in to lead the software development team of 6 Software engineers and 4 UX engineers to build an online insurance policy management system.