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David Niersbach


Senior Manager / Scrum Master, Hyatt

Location: Chicago, Illinois USA


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David Niersbach

Currently a Senior Project Manger / Scrum Master at Hyatt Hotels.  My role is to bring up agile teams utilizing Scrum and Kanban.  Since I have been here we have created three new teams all Kanban.  I work with the Product Team with training and best practices as well as the Development Teams.  I am responsible for the day to day agile as well as training.  Working with the Product Team we have just added our first BA, which I will work closely with to help create better User Stories that can be used by the Development Team.

I oversee all the Scrum rituals and help incorporate the feedback generated in the Retrospectives.  The Retrospective is one of my favorite things, since that is our chance to improve.

Prior to  Hyatt I was a Senior Manager / Agile Coach for Cognizant.  My assignments were working with a large financial institution and another hospitality company.  

Work experience

Hyatt, Senior Scrum Master
September 2014 - Present, Chicago, Illinois, US
Senior Scrum Master / Coach

Cognizant, Senior Project Manager
October 2014 - September 2015, Chicago, Illinois, US
Agile coach at Capital One Basile compliancy. Scrum Master with two agile teams, one being Kanban and the other Scrum. Worked on process improvements and day to day Agile coach at IHG in Atlanta

kCura, Agile Coach
January 2012 - October 2013, Chicago, Illinois, US
Managed the agile process and improvements. Much of my efforts was working along with the Product group in helping to understand the role of the Product Owner. I was responsible for conducting training of new and existing employees. I trained both technical and business people. I managed a team of three Scrum Masters and three Scrum Team Coordinators. We had twelve agile scrum teams and one kanban team.

Nokia, Scrum Master
May 2008 - January 2012, Chicago, Illinois, US
Scrum Master


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