Mike Carey


Agile Coach, Walmart Information Systems Division

Location: Bentonville, Arkansas


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster


Mike Carey attended event, "New Orleans: 2014"

Mike Carey attended legacy event, "Atlanta 2012 Global Event"

Mike Carey attended event, "New Orleans: 2014"


Mike Carey

* Born and raised in Texas
* Graduated from Whitehouse High School as part of the Distinguished Achievement Program
* Served a 2 year full time mission in Spokane Washington
* Graduated from BYU in 2008 with a B.S. in Computer Science
* Early adopter of Scrum, and Agile in general, at Walmart ISD
* Blog at http://careytechblog.blogspot.com 

I began with Agile as a Tech Lead (Team Member) in February 2011. I received my CSM certification in July of the same year and attended the Atlanta Scrum Gathering in May of 2012. When my first Agile project wrapped up I helped share Agile best practices with several project teams until I became a full time Scrum Master in June of 2012. I have served as a Scrum Master / Agile Coach for various teams since then.

Work experience

Walmart ISD, Agile Coach
December 2013 - Present, Rogers, Arkansas, US
Since mid-December, my role has been that of an Agile Coach for all of Walmart. I am one of four Coaches, and we use Scrum to manage our work within our team. Our work consists of training, coaching, modeling, and observing Scrum, as well as other Agile principles and practices.

Walmart ISD, Systems Analyst
May 2008 - Present, Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

I lead the Agile engine of Walmart's Item File as a SAFe Release Train Engineer and Agile Coach.

Walmart ISD, Scrum Master / SoS Master
May 2012 - December 2013, Rogers, Arkansas, US
I became the first "full-time" Scrum Master for my area (wasn't also developing or had other roles) and led the transition from one Scrum team to an all-Agile area with 7-11 teams. I was Scrum Master until May of 2013, at which point I became the "Scrum of Scrums" Master for all of the teams. I coached the domain on Agile practices (primarily via the Scrum Masters) and drove alignment of dependencies and risks across the domain. I also began assisting other areas in the company with their Agile adoption.

Walmart ISD, Tech Lead / Agile Developer
February 2011 - May 2012, Rogers, Arkansas, US
During this time I served primarily on one project, my first attempt at Agile. Towards the end of this time, I also assisted with other projects to help them understand Agile and to begin working in a more Agile way.