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David Bacon


Agile Coach, Sr Engineering Manager, VMware

Location: Palo Alto, CA


Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


David Bacon has a strong background in system software, web applications, and mobile applications and was enlighted with training in Agile practices that have proven to be far more effective to prior methods and practices. Team results have been far superior and team members are far more satisified. He has worked closely with teams focused on delivering mobile applications, backend services for mobile applications and web applications, and medical application software. Frequently immersed in oranizational Agile transformations aimed at delivering products faster and with higher quality, at a sustainable pace, David has often played a leadership role in facilitating and gaining consensus for the changes. There are many challenges in creating a positive environment where staff can assume their new roles and duties in an Agile culture and Agile organization. It is not easy and requires a great deal of diligence, patience, and trust.

Work experience

VMware, Agile Coach, Sr Engineer Manager
March 2015 - Present, Palo Alto, CA, US
Manage software development teams who produce VMware products

Elekta, Agile Coach
September 2014 - March 2015, Sunnyvale, CA, US
Agile Coach and Scrum Master to multiple Scrum teams in a SAFE environment. Assisted team members, PO's, and those managing the Program and Portfolio levels of the organization. Hosted Scrum ceremonies including Standups, Grooming, Planning, Review, Retrospective, and SoS. Assisted the teams and POs with story writing, decomposing, estimating, and refinement.

Imprivata, Agile Coach
February 2014 - June 2014, Santa Cruz, Ca, US
Developed mobile applications and backend services for the medical industry.

Good Technology, Scrum Master, Agile Coach
March 2012 - November 2013, Sunnyvale, CA, US
- Introduce Scrum practices to new teams - Scrum Master for existing scrum teams - Agile coach to teams and Engineering management - Coach to junior Scrum Masters

Linden Lab, Sr QA Manager
January 2010 - June 2012, San Francisco, CA
Senior QA Manager, Scrum team member, Scrum Master. Member of the initial Agile Transformation team, delivered training, facilitated Scrum ceremonies, collaborated with POs to develop and refine user stories, and organize the backlog.

Waverley Software, Scrum Master
January 2011 - February 2012, Palo Alto, CA
Create iOS and Android applications and applications for medical devices. - Agile coaching to introduce Scrum to the sponsoring organization, the Product Owner, and the Dev team - Develop processes and procedures to deliver products using Scrum - Functional Scrum Master delivering Beta and released products


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