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Michael Caspar

  

Enterprise Agile Coach, Incremental Infrastructure Coach, Caspar Computer Services Inc.

Location: Bolton, Ontario/Canada


Certifications

Certified Enterprise Coach
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials

Biography

Mike Started Caspar Computer Services Inc., 1984, focusing on custom solution development for the transportation industry. As an experienced Business Leader and entrepreneur, Mike has been involved in high tech projects from one person shows to multi-national companies with offices in over 100 cities. With a solid background in Web Based, Cloud Based, and Internet based technologies, Mike is an experienced developer, mentor, and coach with an emphasis on quality and teamwork with an iterative approach to delivering in complex environments.

His motto is Passionate About agile

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses

CSM

  • Certified ScrumMaster

CSD

  • Certified Scrum Developer (Technical, Elective, Intro)

CSPO

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Work experience

Blueprint Education Inc., Agile Coach (Volunteer)
July 2015 - Present, Phoenix, AZ, US
Helping a great bunch of teachers and principals to bring empowered learning to students in the classroom with Scrum.

Caspar Computer Services Inc., Consultant / Agile Coach
March 1984 - Present, Oakville, Ontario, CA
Started developing software in 1984 in an iterative manner for the transportation and financial industries. Regularly contribute to www.agileadvice.com and mike-caspar.blogspot.com Posts include : Yellow/Red/Green system for teammember self evaluations. http://mike-caspar.blogspot.com/2012/02/agile-team-knowledge-retrospective.html Implemented large scale software/hardware solutions based on team based work and always delivering incremental value to the customer. Have trained several teams in software development practices, testing practices as well as iterative development.

agile42, Senior Agile Coach
June 2014 - June 2015, Toronto, Ontario, CA
-Enterprise Assessments, Planning, Guidance, Workshops, Coaching, Training as needed -Private Corporate Teaching and Coaching and workshops -Co-Training public CSPO, CSM classes

mobileLive, ScrumMaster/Coach
January 2014 - March 2014, Toronto, Ontario, CA
Facilitate planning and retrospective activities • Work toward cross-functional team structure • Initial training and start-up of 4 Scrum teams • Educate leadership on Agile and Lean principles • Enforce the rules of Scrum to the extent possible • Work to remove obstacles to delivery • Protect the team from outside distractions • Provide personal support to team members when approached.

MedAvail Technologies Inc., ScrumMaster/Coach
April 2013 - July 2013, Mississauga, Ontario, CA

• Facilitate planning and retrospective activities  • Work toward cross-functional team structure  • Initial training and start-up of 4 Scrum teams  • Educate leadership on Agile and Lean principles  • Enforce the rules of Scrum to the extent possible  • Work to remove obstacles to delivery  • Protect the team from outside distractions  • Provide personal support to team members when approached. 

Berteig Consulting Inc., Agile Coach
January 2013 - March 2013, Newmarket, Ontario, CA

-Agile Coaching and Training -Consulting and assistance with difficult conversations, obstacles. -Grow a part of the business with Focus on difficult problems at transformations and finding unique ways to address them. -New team (including management) start-up, training and coaching -Organizational change

Enbridge Pipelines Inc., Agile Coach/ScrumMaster/Project Manager
May 2012 - November 2012, Edmonton, AB, CA
• Help the company manage projects by building teams to support the Scrum framework. • Help the team and the company to better support an agile environment. • Remove obstacles to quality software delivery • Radiate information to the company to allow the team to remain effective and focused. • Management training and coaching for an Agile Environment. • Agile training when needed to start a new team. • Agile Coaching

Maple Leaf Foods, Agile Coach
August 2011 - February 2012, Mississauga, On, CA
Champion the CIO’s vision of change within the I.S. Organization • Bootstrap (Start) the first three SCRUM Teams for Maple Leaf Foods • Teach, Mentor, and Coach SCRUM Teams starting in the Web Team of I.S. • Encourage and assist in dealing with cross-department issues • Facilitate the exchange of information between groups • Encourage transparency between I.S. teams

Virtek Vision International, Scrum Coach/Project Coordinator
July 2011 - August 2011, Waterloo, Ontario, CA
Scrum Master / Project Co-ordinator for a long-term SCRUM team.

Doxess Inc. (www.clubrunner.ca), Product Development Manager/Agile Coach
September 2010 - July 2011, Oakville, Ontario, CA
Product Development Manager for a Web Based application. Introduced Agile processes including SCRUM and some XP practices to a Web Based .NET development team and to management of the company. Worked in a 2 week Sprints to deliver quick (tested) value to customers.

Articles I've written

Educators See Relationships Raise Results
Agile values helped Blueprint Education's leadership team meet a serious challenge while also building confidence and strengthening working relationships.  

 

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