Ryan Sullivan

  

Sr Manager , Microsoft

Location: Bellevue, WA


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

I am a Scrum practicioner and enthusiast that is always looking for the next challenge or learning experience to strengthen my understand and implementation of scrum and other agile methodologies. I have had the privilege of working with over a dozen teams from startups to fortune 100s. All of the projects and teams have brought with them their own unique set of challenges and I have learned a lot from each engagement. Oh and I am also a ski bum whenever I can be!

Work experience

Microsoft, Sr Manager Process and Standards
January 2010 - Present, Bellevue, WA, United States
I am leading and effort within the Global Marketing Operations Group(Internal Software for Marketing) to roll out Agile development. We are onboarding over 40 software teams and 18 projects to Scrum. The teams are a mix between fully collocated, fully off shore, and a mix of both. This roll has been an excellent learning experience for the difficulties with implementing Scrum in an enterprise company with a very deeply ingrained culture of waterfall and heavy reporting and documentation. To convince Microsoft groups to move and work in an agile way can sometimes be a job in itself.