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Daniel Dienst


Location: Stow, MA


Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Groups I belong to

Agile Boston


Over eight years of applied Agile SDLC practice in leadership roles in addition to 12 years using hybrid methodologies.

  • Focused on coaching, team-building, collaborating, mentoring, and communicating for organizational success.
  • Technical and management experience analysis, design, coding, integration and testing of business solutions.
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Work experience

Dell EqualLogic, ScrumMaster and Development Project Manager
October 2014 - Present, Nashua, New Hampshire, US
 Scrum Master role for software development team both co-located and distributed  Organize and facilitate scrum meetings for team (daily standup, sprint demo, retrospective, and planning)  Keep team on track, manage cross team dependencies, protect from outside interference and impediments  Facilitate the grooming and estimation of product backlog stories and tasks  Conduct triage sessions to help keep the team focused on business values  Track actions and issues and drive them to closure  Organize and ensure documentation and team tools (e.g. agile task boards, backlog lists, knowledge repositories, release calendars, etc.) are kept up to date  Ensure adherence to agile best practices and disciplines

ADP, ScrumMaster and Technical Project Manager
July 2013 - June 2014, Marlborough, Massachusetts, US
As a consulting ScrumMaster and technical project manager, I provided Agile process coaching, release and sprint planning, schedule management, facilitated collaboration for software development teams.  Led two project teams developing software for learning management and career development products  Followed Lean-UX methods to create improved new workflows for existing products  Managed multiple teams daily project initially with JIRA/Greenhopper and Rally  Migrated scrum teams and backlog data from JIRA to Rally  Collaborated with cross-functional teams across a large corporation  Groomed overall product backlog and co-managed project portfolio

Seahorse Bioscience, Project Manager / Scrum Master
May 2012 - June 2013, North Billerica, MA, US
As a consulting software project manager and ScrumMaster, I provided Agile coaching, team-building, collaborating, and mentoring of a cross-functional software team.  Took over a troubled project with an extremely aggressive schedule  Succeeded in creating a collaborative environment resulting in shipping the product for a company-critical deadline  Stabilized product quality and established a sustainable process for future product growth  Product included native hardware, firmware and software designed for a new generation of biomedical research instruments  Groomed overall product backlog and managed project portfolio

Harvard University, Consulting Dev Manager
September 2010 - February 2012, Cambridge, MA, US
Software Development Manager (Consultant) at Harvard University Information Technology group. Led an effort to advance group’s software development methodology:  Introduced techniques from Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Iterative and Incremental, and Lean to upgrade development and release activities.  Adapted Harvard's Unified Process to Agile methodology.  Coached a team culture of continuous improvement.  Integrated business issues with technical social software solutions - Led a team of software developers that delivered Enterprise Authentication and Authorization systems, Identity and Access Management infrastructure, Internal Social Networking application and site, Directory Services Applications, LDAP Directory services  Managed software and infrastructure releases to University IT groups and the University as a whole  Coordinated cross functional team deliverables for software and hardware upgrades.

ITA Software, Dev Team Manager
November 2007 - August 2010, Cambridge, MA, US
Managed engineering teams responsible for delivering web applications for a revolutionary airline reservation system.  Used agile methodology to manage software development and release plans in delivering the web applications and core components of a new reservation system.  Coordinated project plans and communications among cross-functional engineering teams to integrate multiple software components of a large online transaction system.  Helped deliver program components with higher stability and operability in pre-production environments.  Managed and aligned requirements to satisfy strategic airline customer.


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