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David Bohrk

  

Scrum Coach

Location: Santa Cruz. CA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials

Biography

David Bohrk has 20+ years of experience in the software industry, his work has touched all aspects of the product life cycle – from original development to final release and updates. Ensuring the products are created in a timely manner, with the best resources, at the lowest cost, and with the highest quality is where he has focused his energy as a senior-level manager with McAfee, VeriSign, and E*TRADE.

Hands-on agile coach for Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) leading the transition to Scrum for several organizations with multiple geographic locations; he worked all levels of the organization to drive the agile transformation.

Understands the scope of big business – yet easily drill down to the needs reflective of a small company serving a single VIP client.

Work experience

Centrify, Director Agile Practices
October 2014 - Present, Santa Clara, CA, US
Led agile transition for approximately 100 engineers and Product Management in Cloud Services. Developed training material and delivered training to senior staff and engineers. Conducted workshops with senior staff to drive alignment around values and operating practices, and develop adoption plan. Coached Product Management on organizing product requirements and Release Planning.

Cisco Systems, Agile Transition Coach
March 2014 - May 2014, San Jose, CA, US
Led agile transition for 350 engineers and product manager in multiple geographic locations. Developed training material and delivered training to senior staff, executives and engineers. Conducted workshops with senior staff and executives to drive alignment around values and operating practices, and develop global adoption plan. Coached Product Management on organizing product requirements and Release Planning. Coached ScrumMasters and teams on Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Product Demos and Sprint Retrospectives. Implemented obstacle removal system to provide visibility and accountability for team and product obstacles. Cisco Development Escape Velocity (dEV Next) Program Consultant to Cisco though Sutherland Group

McAfee, Agile Transition Coach
March 2007 - February 2014, Santa Clara, CA, US
ScrumMaster for ~24 month Scrum pilot in eCommerce product team; developed and delivered all training and coaching of Product Managers, Architects, Senior and Line Management, and Engineers in Santa Clara and in Bangalore, India. Provided coaching to ~8 Scrum teams developing desktop application in Waterloo, Canada, that had launched Scrum teams prior to my involvement; engineers, Product Managers, Senior and Line Management. Selected to lead the full transition to Scrum for ~450 engineers in Consumer Business Unit. Provided training and guidance to executives on Scrum adoption strategy, developed and delivered training material to executives and senior staff and Product.Managers; and a majority of the engineers globally (Santa Clara, CA, Waterloo Canada, Bangalore, India, Cork Ireland). Coached Product Management on organizing product requirements and Release Planning; facilitated initial release planing meetings. Coached ScrumMasters and teams on Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Product Demos and Sprint Retrospectives. Implemented obstacle removal system to provide visibility and accountability for team and product obstacles.

 

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