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John Sorenson

  

President, Agile Path Inc

Location: Boise, Idaho


Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Agile Treasure Valley

Biography

As a Scrum Master and Agile Team Coach, I work with multiple software development teams to engage in high-value software delivery through the Scrum and Kanban frameworks. My role includes serving my clients through team coaching, training and leading Agile transformations at the enterprise level. I seek to serve the Agile community through collaboration, engagement, and thought leadership. Background - I have been working with Agile, Scrum, and Lean principles and practices since 2006. In the years prior I had been engaged in traditional PMP practices, yet sensed that there was a better way. When I found what the scrum community was starting to uncover it changed my entire career. I started with a few small software development teams and began stripping away heavy and prescriptive processes and enabling the team with lightweight frameworks and principles. I started my Information Technology career in hardware and infrastructure playing roles in support, business development, and project management. I transitioned to working with software development teams in 2008 and found my true passion. I have worked as an employee and a consultant on projects both large and small. I have spent considerable time working with state government agencies and I love embracing the challenges that come with helping an enterprise become truly Agile.

Work experience

Blue Cross of Idaho, ScrumMaster / Agile Coach
December 2014 - Present, Meridian, ID, US
My role is focused on building out successful teams in Agile and Scrum Methodologies. I work daily with teams to help implement, sustain, and flourish within the Scrum framework. I also am focused on helping to evangelize and promote Agile throughout the organization, ensuring that IT and its customers are having the right conversations at the right time.

Agile Path Consulting / Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare, ScrumMaster / Agile Coach
July 2012 - November 2014, Boise, ID, US
Invited as a consultant to create and support development teams for the MMIS / Medicaid expansion and modernization project (funded by Affordable Care Act). My role was to support software development teams as a ScrumMaster and an Agile Scrum coach. I worked with teams and individuals on the many aspects of Scrum and Agile and supported the organization and project-at-large with Agile guidance and leadership.

 

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