Jacob Anderson

  

Agile Coach & Trainer

Location: Salt Lake City, UT


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

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Work experience

Davisbase Consulting, Agile Coach & Trainer
March 2011 - Present, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Worked with companies to implement Scrum from small product or project level to program or enterprise wide level. Company implementation has ranged from small start-up companies to large companies such as Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, AMEX as well as state and federal government agencies. Conducted sprint planning, retrospectives, release planning, roadmap planning and vision planning with companies to introduce and guide various companies in their implementation of Scrum methods.

Wells Fargo Bank, Product Owner / Team Lead
September 2008 - March 2011, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Worked with cross-functional teams to define product features to implement on transition projects from acquired clients existing software packages. Served as Team Lead for majority of the time while acting as pseudo-Product Owner in defining backlog priorities and conducting acceptance testing after each bi-weekly sprint.

Spillman Technologies, ScrumMaster / Project Manager
April 2006 - August 2007, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Worked with 8 software development teams in facilitating daily scrums, sprint planning, retrospectives, demonstrations and other planning sessions. Successfully worked with distinct product owners and other stakeholders to ensure early and continuous delivery cycles ranging from 1 month to 6 months for designated products. Coordinated with executives to ensure timely resolution of day-to-day impediments and organizational changes to ensure ongoing refinement of Scrum implementation within the development teams and within the company's culture.

eBay, Inc., Team Lead
September 1999 - April 2006, Draper, UT, United States
Worked with cross-functional, co-located teams to ensure timely delivery of internal tools to customer service and sales organization. Responsible for everything from daily standup meetings to process and product refinement to ensure success for internal stakeholders in the Trust & Safety department for eBay, Inc. Worked specifically in training new hires and existing team members with emphasis on empowerment techniques and collaboration in cross-functional roles such as development, testing, support and documentation of product and feature offerings that led to more efficient use of existing staff and resources while including additional business sites to see similar success with geographically distributed teams.