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Elton Gao


SW Design Engineer, Nokia Siemens Networks

Location: Chengdu, China



Certified ScrumMaster



From personality perspective, I am a proactive, optimistic and easygoing person who’s open communication oriented and has a strong sense of responsibility and empathy. All these qualities make me: 
-Good at inspect team’s requirements and organization’s expectations, and act on them; 
-Good at analyzing problems, gathering data and sharing information with team mates; 
-Believe that every issue has a specific solution and be willing to find it; 
-Being an effective communicator who’s worthy of trust; 
-Being a friendly team player with facilitating skills. 

From technical perspective, I am the one with software developing, testing and managing experiences and skills: 
-Solid experiences of mobile and telecom application development; 
-Applied experiences of Scrum and Lean; 
-Continuous improvement mind set; 
-Rich experiences of working with distributed teams and collaboration with multi-teams across nations; 
-CSM, PMP and CSP holder.

Work experience

Nokia Siemens Networks, SW Design Engineer
May 2007 - Present, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Develop telecom applications including walkie-talkie and mobile location services.

Neusoft, Embedded SW engineer
November 2005 - April 2007, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
ESIM project:Develop a text based IM with file transferring feature using SIP/MSRP/RTP/XCAP protocols for Nokia S60 phones.

Articles I've written

How to Be an Effective ScrumMaster
Several weeks ago, I joined an online discussion about the key skills of an effective ScrumMaster. Everybody actively shared their experiences and thoughts. But I strongly felt that we were talking about the definition of a good ScrumMaster, not an effective one, which was the original topic.This made me recall an experience I had last year. I'd joined a new project that was outsourced, and...


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