I have been actively using agile principles and practices for the past 10 years, becoming a CSM in March 2008. My recent areas of focus include large-scale, distributed agile teams. Most of the teams I coach are spread across multiple time zones with team sizes up to 50 people. On many teams I begin as the ScrumMaster. Then I mentor another team member to act as a ScrumMaster while I focus on montoring team health. I also use numerous kinds of technology and techniques to enable the distributed teams to effectively communicate and collaborate in order to ensure successful product delivery.
SRSA Consulting, LLC, Agile Trainer & Coach
June 2013 - Present, Eagan, MN, US
Consultant providing Agile Training and Coaching for clients of all sizes in numerous industries. Extensive experience successfully implementing Scrum on globally distributed teams.
RedBrick Health, Product Manager
May 2012 - June 2013, Minneapolis, MN, US
Product Manager for new web services-based platform on which all new company products were built. Some of those products were being built at the same time as the platform was being created.
Thomson Reuters, Sr Project Manager - Agile
April 2008 - May 2012, Eagan, MN, US
Led Agile adoption for 200+ technologists within one organzation of Thomson Reuters Legal. Conducted numerous training sessions. Individually coached 15+ project teams, teaching them the scrum fundamentals through leading iteration planning, release planning, retrospectives and reviews, and daily stand-ups.
Thomson Reuters, Sr Software Engineer
July 2006 - April 2008, Eagan, MN, US
Development lead and agile coach for team of 6 software developers. Led daily stand-ups, retrospectives, iteration and release planning meetings. Coached the business on how to write "good" user stories.