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Don Almeida


President, Protogic Inc

Location: South Riding, VA


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Don Almeida

When strong winds blow, some build shelters while some build windmills. 

Enthusiastic technical leader with over 18 years of experience in various IT horizontals (Microsoft delivery, Java delivery, Oracle delivery) and domain knowledge in various verticals (Federal Technology space, DOD Technology space, Education, Financial, Travel, Logistics). Unique set of business, management and technical skills earned through years of providing technical solutions as a business owner, consultant, developer, scrum master, project manager, trainer and coach. 

Specialties: Entrepreneur, Business Administration, Agile Practitioner (ScrumMaster, Product Owner), Enterprise Architecture and Design, Project Management, Software Development.

Eligible Clearances: Secret (DOD, JPAS), Public Trust (OPM),

- Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
- Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
- Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
- Agile Certified Professional (PMI)
- Project Management Professional (PMI)
- IC Agile Certified Professional (ICAgile)
- Certified Professional Developer (Microsoft, 11 certifications)

- George Mason University Adjunct Professor
- Microsoft IT Academy Trainer
- Speaker at Events (Topics: Scrum / XP, SharePoint, ASP.NET)

Work experience

CareFirst , ScrumMaster
March 2016 - Present, South Riding, Washington DC, United States
I provide Scrum Coaching, and ScrumMaster services as a Consultant to Carefirst Federal Employee Program Operations Center.

Protogic Inc, Director
February 2016 - Present, South Riding, Virginia, US
Protogic Inc. Agile Coach, Agile Training, Consulting and Mobile App Development Services.

IEM, Chief Agilist
July 2016 - March 2017, Arlington, VA
Chief Agilist. Incorporate Agile methods within the company.

L3 Communications, Agile Software Development Manager
October 2014 - March 2016, Reston, VA, United States
Agile factory software construction manager. Help remove impediments from 10 Scrum teams developing 30 products. With 100 team members. Coach Scrum teams and work with various product owners to prioritize business value for the Dev team. Earned Technical Fellow's Award and contributed towards taking the Program from Traditional Waterfall process to Agile methodology using SCRUM, XP, and Kanban. Improved throughput by using Automation and implementing preliminary DEVOPS, and internal Continuous Delivery.

Agilex Technologies, Technical Manager
February 2014 - October 2014, Chantilly, Virginia, United States
July 2014 - Present (public trust clearance) Enterprise Architect and design with Java / IBM Stack Design and Architect Solution for an enterprise wide project within USPS. Feb 2014 to July 2014 Enterprise architecture and design with ASP.NET. (Secret Clearance) • Responsibilities include enterprise architecture for Reserve Component Automation System. (Client: U.S. Army Program Executive Office - Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)) o Technology focus: Enterprise Architecture, Continuous Integration, System and Hardware upgrades to modernize the reserve support applications.

Northrop Grumman, Development Analyst
December 2008 - January 2014, Chantilly, VA
Scrum Master. Agile Coach. Agile Practitioner in the EHRI development team ( (Public Trust clearance) Agile methodologies Trainer and coach, Member of the Center of Excellence within Northrop Grumman. Scrum Master and tech lead for project integrating e.POWER with SharePoint 2010. Integrated product (e.POWER) with SharePoint 2007, 2010. Developed workflow application using Silverlight and WCF.

Maxaur (SISC), Director
January 2002 - December 2008, Vienna, Virginia, United States
Managed Profit/loss responsibilities including developing and finding new business opportunities. Responsibilities also included hiring, conducting performance reviews and time sheet related duties for the team. Reduced value stream time wasters within the organization in the product development field (through XP / SCRUM).


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