John Price is a certified ScrumMaster, Product Owner and agile proponent with over 20 years of experience developing software and 15 years building enterprise Web applications using a variety of tools, mostly centered around the Microsoft stack. He was introduced to Scrum in 2006 and has been evangelizing it in the workplace ever since. He attended the Agile 2008 conference in Toronto and regularly contributes his thoughts about Scrum to various local and internet discussion groups.
Most recently, he managed multiple development teams building cloud-based apps at LexisNexis and guided them in their transition to a more effective set of Agile processes. From 2008-2015 he worked as a manager and senior developer at TowerCo, a cell tower management company that used technology to manage over $1.5 billion US in assets with a staff of 80. There he instituted a small-scale Scrum implementation and trained staff in Agile practices. Before that, he helped transition a team of over 50 developers from traditional "waterfall" methods to Scrum at ChannelAdvisor, a publicly traded e-commerce solution provider. He also spent 8 years at Peopleclick (now Peoplefluent), a leading provider of software in the HR space, where he was one of the first developers and helped the company grow from 15 employees to over 200. He worked directly with a number of Fortune 500 and other large clients in his various roles there.
In his spare time he is a tournament Scrabble player and musician.
LexisNexis, Development Manager
July 2015 - Present, Raleigh, NC
I manage multiple development teams working on an AWS-based legal practice management product. I manage both development and QA resources and am focused on inter-team communication, Scrum process improvement, and team coaching. My teams are based in LexisNexis' global technology center of excellence on the N.C. State Centennial Campus. This gives me the chance to work with other teams to standardize technologies and processes across the legal software portfolio.
TowerCo, ScrumMaster/Development Manager
October 2008 - June 2015, Cary, NC, United States
Manager, Scrum Master and senior .NET developer for cell phone tower real estate company managing over 3000 cell phone towers purchased for $670 million and later sold for $1.45 billion.
The work includes developing a variety of software tools for internal use, and external web applications for use by business partners.
ChannelAdvisor, Manager of Software Development
June 2006 - September 2008, Morrisville, NC, United States
Functional manager responsible for building and delivering ShoppingAdvisor, an industry-leading Web application that enables online retailers to manage daily data feeds of over 71 million products to 80+ comparison shopping Web sites in the U.S., Europe, and Australia, as well as to Amazon.com and other online marketplaces. Part of the core development management team that moved the company to Scrum under the leadership of Bob Galen.
Peoplefluent, Development Manager/Senior Developer
March 1999 - May 2006, Raleigh, NC, United States
Senior advisor on the architecture, coding and design of Peopleclick RMS™, a leading web-based applicant tracking and recruitment management system. Managed a team of engineers responsible for maintaining and advancing Peopleclick’s flagship RMS product, while also acting as technical lead as needed on a variety of solutions using ASP/VB/COM+/SQL Server/C#.