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Michael de la Maza


Agile Coach, Heart Healthy Scrum

Location: San Francisco, CA

617 575 9707


Certified Enterprise Coach
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster


Certified Agile Leadership 1


Michael de la Maza is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC; formerly known as Certified Scrum Coach). He has a PhD in Computer Science from MIT, was VP of Corporate Strategy at Softricity (acquired by Microsoft in 2006), cofounded AnswerFriend (acquired by Oracle in 2011), and cofounded the New England F# User Group (  He can be reached at He is the co-author of two books, Professional Scrum with TFS and Agile Values (to be published).

As an agile consultant, he has worked with edX, PayPal, State Street, Carbonite, Symantec, and many other companies. As an angel investor, he has invested in a dozen startups including Amino and ecoVent.

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  • Certified ScrumMaster

Work experience

Unum, Scrum Coach
July 2015 - Present, Portland, Maine, United States
Coached multiple teams.

State Street, Agile Coach
May 2013 - June 2015, Quincy, MA, United States
Coached multiple agile teams

Symantec, Scrum Coach
January 2012 - March 2012, Springfield, OR, United States
- Worked as one of two agile coaches in 50 person organization - Reported to head of PMO

PayPal, Scrum Coach
August 2011 - December 2011, San Jose, CA, United States
- Worked as one of three agile coaches on a 200 person project - Reported to head of PMO

Carbonite, Scrum Coach
November 2010 - June 2011, Boston, MA, United States
- Coached entire engineering organization over a period of 7.5 months (approximately 90 engineers) - Reported to VP of Engineering

Articles I've written

Scrum Games
This article is the first in a multi-part series on Scrum games that, as a Scrum coach, the author has found useful in introducing Scrum principles and practices to traditional teams.

Why Don't I Floss My Teeth?
I've been going to the dentist for over thirty years. Whenever I visit the dentist, I'm told to floss twice a day. Flossing fights cavities, bad breath, and disease. Flossing is simple: it takes about two minutes and costs just a few cents. And y...


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