Matt Deming - Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I reside there still with my beautiful wife and 5 wonderful children. I attended both Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications/Public relations. After working as a volunteer for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games held in Salt Lake City, I began working for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah where I worked for nearly 13 years. While working at Regence as an IT Project Manager, Agile was introduced and I started gaining some very valuable experience and quickly became a Certified Scrum Master. I currently work today for ARUP Laboratories as a Certified Scrum Master. In my spare time, my hobbies include, enjoying many of the outdoor recreational opportunities that the great state of Utah has to offer. I love to camp, hike, fish, and hunt and am an avid cyclist. I also enjoy spending time with my family, reading and occasionally baking!
ARUP Laboriatories, Scrum Master - IT Agile Team Leader II
February 2015 - Present, Salt Lake City, Utah
Responsible to guide development teams and product management on the use of agile practices; act as an agent of change to expand the use of Scrum throughout the organization and empower delivery teams to be self-organized and to work toward measurable goals. Facilitate Scrum activities/ceremonies. Facilitate collaborative, cross-functional communication, improving transparency and radiating project information and metrics. Assess the scrum maturity of the team and organization; coach the team to higher levels of maturity. Remove impediments; build a trusting/safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on problem solving. Support and educate the Product Owner, with respect to grooming and maintaining a product backlog. Provide support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible; lead by example. Participate in the Scrum of Scrums with the other SM’s to coordinate inter dependencies and implement best practices
Cambia Health Solutions, IT Project Manager II/ Scrum Master
April 2002 - December 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah, US
Responsible for aligning technology solutions with business strategies, addressing complex issues and interactions that have strategic impact. I facilitate the design of pieces of IT technology among business partners and IT management, and manage the implementation of the design. I am also a Certified Scrum Master for 2 delivery teams