Phillip Leonard

  

Technical Project Manager III, Rackspace

Location: San Francisco, CA


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Scrum San Francisco

Work experience

Rackspace, Scrum Master
April 2012 - Present, San Francisco, CA, United States
ScrumMaster for 4 co-located teams across multiple time zones. Each team focuses on a specific feature of the overall product. My role consists of coaching new members to the team on Agile Software Development Best Practices, ensuring the current team members are utilizing all of the great aspects Scrum has to offer as well as keeping the team shielded from micro managers in the origination.

Ebates, Product Manager
October 2007 - March 2012, San Francisco, CA, United States
I worked in many roles at Ebates. I started as a Release Engineer and worked my way to Release Manager. I've was in a product management role since August of 2010. In early 2011, I became the companies first ScrumMaster. My role entailed helping one cross functional team of 7 almost double their team velocity in less than 3 months (6 sprints). Myself and the teams Product Owner worked tirelessly on prioritizing the backlog, avoiding creating epics and working with individual team members to ensure they were following Agile best practices.