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RuoZhou (Joseph) Yao


Agile Coach, Odd-e

Location: Shanghai


Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Registered Education Provider


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Joseph is an Odd-e Agile Coach and provides agile practice coaching and training for teams. He has more than 13 years’ development and project management experience in software industry, as well as, a broad knowledge in both internet and desktop software development.

He has a deep understanding and rich practical experience of agile engineering practices, e.g. writing readable code, unit testing, isolating legacy code, refactoring, test driven development, etc. Also, he can organize coding dojo (one kind of team coding exercise) to improve developer’s coding skill and code quality. He is a Java expert and familiar with J2EE based web development’s protocol, open source software and tools (e.g. JUnit, EasyMock, Maven, JSF/Struts, etc.).

On the other side, he has a lot of experience about Scrum and other agile process. He was a Scrum Master for a long time before becoming an agile coach. In that role, he coached many development teams, product owners and other ScrumMasters. Also, he is good at facilitating Scrum meetings and coaching teams by powerful questions, which can help team member to discover potential issue or improving chance by themselves. Therefore, team can achieve self-transformation to a true agile team.

In his spare time, he is an active player and contributor of agile community in China. He has organized quite a few community events and agile conferences (most of them in Shanghai) and been invited as a speaker or event guest for many times.


Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses


  • Intro to Scrum (Intro)
  • Certified Scrum Developer - Technical Practices (Technical, Elective)
  • Certified Scrum Developer Lab (Technical)

Continuing Education

  • Essential Agile Engineering Practices

Work experience

Autodesk, Program Manager
March 2008 - Present, Shanghai, --- Select A State ---, China
Work as the Scrum/Agile coach for Scrum teams of products including: 1. AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP (12 months of full time work) 2. AutoCAD for Mac (2 months of full time work) As a coach, I provide training, mentoring, coaching and facilitating service for many Agile / Scrum teams. On the other hand, I act as a leader and work with other agile practitioners to organize internal agile gathering and sharing events on monthly or bi-weekly basis. Work as the Scrum Master for teams of products including: 1. AutoCAD for Mac (8 months of full time work) 2. Autodesk Seek (12 months of full time work)


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