Ari Brown has been a project and program manager, scrum master, and advocate for Agile practices in the Seattle area for the last 12 years.
Starting with waterfall project management, it became clear that while there was a need within both the software development and IT worlds to organize and enable teams, doing it "the old way" was an exercise in bureaucracy and felt very much like doing work for the sake of work.
Beginning in an early customer-facing social network company discovering Agile and Scrum was a revelation in terms of the amount of value that can be added from the Scrum Master / Project Manager role to a development team, as well as the obviousness of these practices. There is value in the ability to win over team members to the way Agile practices interact with a team because many provide guidance and value that is self-evident.
Working with teams on and offshore, using elements of Scrum, Kanban, XP, and other disciplines as appropriate for the needs of the team, I have been a devotee of Agile guidance for many years now and look forward to new challenges ahead.
AmDocs, Scrum Master / Scrum Trainer
October 2010 - Present, Seattle, WA
Scrum Master and Agile Trainer
October 2012 - Present, Seattle, WA, US
Sr. Project Manager / Scrum Master
QL2 Software, Scrum Master / PMO Manager
March 2012 - January 2010, Seattle, WA, United States
Scrum Master and Manager of PMO
CarDomain, Program Manager
May 2007 - November 2008, Seattle, United States
Program Manager and Scrum Master for automotive social network CarDomain