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David Snelson


Senior Project Manager / Scrum Master, Insperity

Location: Kingwood, Texas


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Certified Scrum Product Owner



David Snelson

I have been a certifed scrum master for 5 years and I am currently a scrum master with Insperity. My formal title is Technical Project Manager but my job duties are focused on scrum mastering. I was instrumental in bringing agile and scrum to Insperity and coaching them through the adoption phase. Insperity has been adopting and growing with scrum for approximatly 4 years. It has been a tough road and great learning experince. I have taught the basic scrum master course close to 150 people in the organization from directors to developers and even into other departments including recruiting and payroll.

I currently hold the certified scrum master certificate, certified product owner certificate, and the PMI-ACP certificate. I am working towards the certified scrum trainer and eventually the certified scrum coach certificate.

Work experience

Insperity, Technical Project Manager / Scrum Master
June 2006 - Present, Humble, Texas
I am currently the Technical Project Manager (official title) / Scrum Master for two teams in the organization. The organization currently has 15 teams each operating within the scrum framework. When I began working for Insperity I was told they were operating in an agilistic mode. They weren't. For the next 3 years I did all within my power to encourage the use of agile practices. I learned the scrum framework, taught it the decision makers and finally received approval to implement scrum within the organization. I have acted s the scrum coach for the organization and I have taught over 150 people within the organization the scrum framework in over 10 training sessions. This training continues on a quarterly basis. The scrum adoption within the organization has spread from the development department group to other departments which I have been acting as scrum coach and providing scrum training.

Articles I've written

The Daily Scrum -- Get out of the Routine and into the Unusual
I have participated in many daily stand-up meetings that are routine and mechanical in delivery and execution. Why have the meeting? I have also participated in many daily stand-up meetings that are extremely beneficial and by no means routine in delivery or execution. Again, why have the meeting?


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