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Chris Campbell


Lean-Agile Leader/Sr. Program Delivery Mgr., Nike

Location: Portland


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster



Chris Campbell has extensive experience in Lean Startups, Business Operations, Software development and building Agile Delivery Shops.  He is a born leader with a passion for leading high performing Agile Teams to deliver value first.  His industry experience includes ventures in Lean Culture Accelerators, Lean & Agile Transformations, DevOps, Mobile App development, Mobile Banking & Retail IT, Mobile Purchasing, Database Infrastructures, Digital and Online advertising, Social Media, Agriculture, and the entertainment industry.

His current engagement is working with Nike Innovation Tech Labs to help make *Athletes better and Nike Consumer Digital Tech, ( as an Lean-Agile Culturist/Program Delivery Mgr. to continuously transform Nike's Culture to produce high performing teams that have a laser focus working smarter and faster at doing the right thing first.  When not at work, Chris donates much of his time learning about innovation startups in tech and building tech infrastructures in under-developed countries. He also advises youth leaders from urban communities that are heading up new startups and business leaders who are building infrastructures in a global emerging markets to make an impact in technology.

Chris is a Servant Leader and has a Master degree in English Composition from Cal State San Bernardino, a Bachelor’s degree from Cal State University in Long Beach and an Executive MBA Candidate from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management in Claremont, California.

Work experience

Nike, Agile Leader/Sr. Program Delivery Mgr.
March 2015 - Present, Beaverton, Oregon, US
• Keep practicing Agile Methodologies as an Agile Coach, Scrum Master and Product Owner across Teams as needed. • Engage in both center-led initiatives & provide specific support for Sr. Leaders in charge of all Quality & Continuous Delivery management for Nike Consumer Digital entire portfolio of technologies • Build an Agile-DevOps Delivery shop to increase productivity & improve business performance to enable all Nike Consumer Digital Technology teams to deliver technology fast • I'm responsible for scaling a Poly-skilled Agile-DevOps Model & Continuous Delivery strategy by leading & implementing our technology business platforms across Nike Digital Technology • Maintain ownership of the delivery of critical strategic programs that enable superior maintainability, reliability & scalability • Be a Servant Leader & foster collaboration, visibility & faster feedback within teams of engineers, managers, directors & executive leadership to improve communication by adopting & practicing Agile Best Practices at the Portfolio, Program and Team levels • Coach, Train, Lead & Empower Engineering Directors, Tech Leads, Program Managers & teams through all phases of the Agile processes to be better at reducing time to deploying high quality software • Evangelize best practices of Agile-DevOps delivery principles to establish a foundation to become our own Agile brand by applying a combination of Agile Methodologies, Continuous Delivery & SAFe • Continuously build & retain a competitive culture of full-stack engineers & set each person & the collective team up for success to keep our environment uniquely innovative & recruitment score high. • Drive development of key strategic deliverables through high-impact, executive level, presentations, email and data driven reports • Deliver a world-class metrics infrastructure to report team health using Agile Methodologies • Build a world-class Agile-DevOps infrastructure to help 200+ teams increase productivity

Extensis, Sr. Agile Transformation Leader/Agile Delivery Manager
March 2014 - April 2015, Portland, Oregon, US
I am the Sr. Agile Coach/Scrum Trainer at Extensis. I am Responsible for making decisions for the direction of the development environment and the migration to scrum Agile practices--in addition to transforming the entire organization from an engineering driven organization to an Agile Product Development Shop. I use scrum to coach, train and to build high performing teams to help the organization become more stable and predictable at delivering complex software on-time, on-budget and on-quality.

Nike, Sr. Agile Project Manager/Scrum Coach
January 2013 - January 2014, Portland, Oregon, US
• Define tools & processes to support overall organizational excellence in Agile program/project management & process definition. • Vision & Strategy: Develops vision, strategy & deliverables of the large international Program. • Implement & Lead the daily Scrum of Scrums & Meta Scrums, while Coaching Agile teams to improve the Scrum framework adoption across the organization • Build & establish High Performing Scrum Teams throughout the Nike+ Digital Sport organization • Mentor a committee of Scrum Masters to effectively go out & deputize Agile/Scrum principles & rules to their teams to help them reach their maximum potential • Ensures program is aligned with business strategies & budgets. • Owns the business case for the Program, establishes & maintains cross functional & regional coordination. • Organization, Planning & Execution: Maintains ultimate responsibility regarding program objectives operating within financial & resource constraints; Manages project dependencies within the program & builds the program team. • Project Management Support: Ensures proper Agile Project Management staffing for all projects within the program; helps develop project objectives & project scope. • Act as an escalation point for project issues that impact projects’ cost, schedule &/or performance. Chairs program steering committee meetings. • Perform daily Scrum Master duties for cross-discipline Scrum delivery teams--running Scrum meetings, clearing obstacles, optimizing practices & maximizing performance • Work with Program Managers, Engineering Directors, Product Owners & other technical & business disciplines in a matrixed organization to clear obstacles for Scrum teams • Manage & augment existing Scrum data collection, modeling & reporting systems, including sprint goals, daily burndown, sprint actuals • Evangelize Scrum & advance Agile capability within Digital Sport • Manage expectations & risk by leveraging agile tools including information radiators, short frequent iterations, measuring results & continuous improvement • Enable delivery of world-class consumer-facing web, mobile, device experiences across development teams, business sponsors, & creative agencies

ESPN, Sr. Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master
October 2012 - January 2013, Bristol, Connecticut, US
• Coach & Lead multiple Technology Scrum teams using Agile/Scrum Principles • Manage all aspects of Project & small Programs up to $5M, regardless of type, from Initiation through Closure, requiring little direction • Plan, coordinate & directs all activities associated with developing project plans, communication plans, project schedules, etc. in accordance with ESPN Project Management & Software Development Life Cycles • Build a team where all members & points of view are respected and roles are define within scope of Scrum. Evangelize Agile/Scrum/Scrumban/Kanban & Lean methodologies • Responsible for the overall performance of the team and project deliverables

Sudoxe Enterprises Ghana, Ltd, Agile Project Director/Scrum Coach
January 2010 - August 2012, Accra, Ghana, GH
• Oversee development of Mobile Purchasing Platforms and E-Commerce Website to sell & distribute food products throughout West African Countries – “30 month Project Assignment”

Gorilla Nation Media, Project Manager/Scrum Master
November 2007 - November 2008, Los Angeles, California, US
• Build & Lead a diverse cross-functional scrum team of technology developers & designers using Ruby, Flash, Java, J2ME, Action Script to deliver Web apps, • Lead & organize project planning, daily stand-up meetings, retrospectives, sprint & release planning, demos & other Scrum-related meetings • Lead & direct the work of internet marketing team including cross-functional IT collaboration


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