Michael de la Maza


Technical Fellow, Dynamics Research Corporation

Location: Boston, MA


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster


Michael de la Maza has a PhD in Computer Science from MIT, was VP of Corporate Strategy at Softricity (acquired Microsoft in 2006), cofounded AnswerFriend (predecessor of Inquira), and cofounded the New England F# User Group (fsug.org).  He can be reached at michael.delamaza@gmail.com

Work experience

State Street, Agile Coach
May 2013 - Present, Quincy, MA, United States
Coached multiple agile teams

Symantec, Scrum Coach
January 2012 - March 2012, Springfield, OR, United States
- Worked as one of two agile coaches in 50 person organization - Reported to head of PMO

PayPal, Scrum Coach
August 2011 - December 2011, San Jose, CA, United States
- Worked as one of three agile coaches on a 200 person project - Reported to head of PMO

Carbonite, Scrum Coach
November 2010 - June 2011, Boston, MA, United States
- Coached entire engineering organization over a period of 7.5 months (approximately 90 engineers) - Reported to VP of Engineering

Articles I've written

Why Don't I Floss My Teeth?
I've been going to the dentist for over thirty years. Whenever I visit the dentist, I'm told to floss twice a day. Flossing fights cavities, bad breath, and disease. Flossing is simple: it takes about two minutes and costs just a few cents. And y...

Scrum Games
This article is the first in a multi-part series on Scrum games that, as a Scrum coach, the author has found useful in introducing Scrum principles and practices to traditional teams.