Philip Rogers


Scrum Master, Bank of America (Ettain Group)

Location: Washington, DC


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster


Philip Rogers has 20 years of experience with product development, software development, and process improvement in private sector, public sector, and non-profit organizations. He is currently a Scrum Master with Bank of America. Before joining BoA (as a contractor), he worked for the Department of Homeland Security (Santeon Group) as an Agile transformation change agent, providing coaching and ad hoc training services for two agencies. He also taught Agile courses for two private-sector clients. 

In the recent past, Philip did IT consulting work with organizations such as the US Marine Corps, Fidelity Investments, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), and Family Health International, and has been an employee of companies such as Cisco Systems and Intel Corporation. While working with these organizations, he has employed software development and process improvement frameworks such as Scrum, XP, Kanban, Fidelity Agile Methodology, Lean, Six Sigma/DMAIC, and ITIL.

In additional to Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), ICAgile Certified Professional - Team Facilitation (ICP-TF), ITIL v3 Foundation, PMI-ACP, PMP, SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), and Six Sigma Green Belt certifications, he has graduate degrees in National Security Studies (American Military University) and International Studies (University of Wyoming). 

Work experience

Bank of America (Ettain), ScrumMaster
December 2013 - Present, Charlotte, NC, US

Act as a ScrumMaster, facilitating the work of a team that is migrating away from a legacy platform to a solution based on a BPM product (Appian).

Department of Homeland Security (Santeon), Enterprise Agile Coach
January 2013 - November 2013, Washington, DC, US
Worked with two DHS agencies to facilitate the transition from traditional, plan-based (waterfall) software development to Agile software development (Kanban, Scrum, XP). Coached senior management, teams, and individuals in areas such as Continuous Integration, test automation, Agile estimation and planning, Agile portfolio management, release and sprint planning, user story writing, building the product backlog, sprint reviews, and retrospectives. Also led Agile fundamentals courses for private-sector clients.

USAC, ScrumMaster
July 2012 - January 2013, Washington, DC, US
Led Scrum teams (.NET) that focused on re-architecting a key customer-facing application and enhancing other financial systems that process over eight billion dollars in funds as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Worked with teams to write user stories and facilitate the planning, execution, and review of the work for each sprint, utilizing tools such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server and SharePoint. Acted as an Agile coach/mentor, focusing on areas such as technical debt, sprint retrospectives, and Scrum practices.

Fidelity Investments, ScrumMaster
July 2011 - May 2012, Durham, NC, US
Led web development teams and managed additional development teams utilizing the Fidelity Agile Methodology (FAM) in support of a major series of enhancements to Fidelity Plan Sponsor WebStation (PSW). Managed the project backlog and conducted daily stand-up meetings and recurring planning sessions utilizing tools such as IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Sametime, and Microsoft Excel. Employed SDL Tridion for content management and Microsoft SharePoint, Jive, and HP Quality Center to manage plans, procedures, and presentations and oversee accessibility, usability, and functional testing.

Articles I've written

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