My name is Matthew Holtry and I am a Senior Scrum Master with Eliassen Group supporting Fannie Mae. I obtained my Bachelor's degree from Juniata College, a tiny liberal arts school in Pennsylvania, and my self-designed program of study included a combination of Information Technology and Peace/Conflict Studies which, in hindsight, is a perfect fit for a career in Agile transformation work. I also obtained a MBA in Strategy and Finance from Penn State University.
I have almost a decade of experience managing cross-functional teams. I have served as an Agile Coach, a Product Owner, and a Scrum Master supporting multiple teams simultaneously. My Agile/Scrum experience includes aiding in the justification of a transition to Agile when faced with opposition, helping teams make the transition from "non-Agile" methods to Agile/Scrum, and facilitating discussions to help existing Agile/Scrum teams get better at what they do.
In my free time, I enjoy most things outdoors, and I have a special soft spot for the National Park Service. I plan to visit every National Park in my lifetime, and my son's name is Bryce.
Eliassen Group, Senior Scrum Master
February 2016 - Present, Washington, DC, United States
I am a Senior Scrum Master with Eliassen Group supporting Fannie Mae with an enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) implementation.
August 2010 - February 2016, Falls Church, VA, United States
As a Manager within the Center of Digital Excellence (CoDE) at Noblis, I helped establish an Agile Lab as a meeting space for all of the Agile/Scrum teams in the company and co-led the creation of an Agile Community of Practice (CoP) to discuss best practices and share resources. In my time at Noblis, I served as an Agile Coach, a Product Owner, and a Scrum Master supporting multiple teams simultaneously.
In addition to serving as an Agile evangelist throughout the company, I successfully managed the delivery of more than $5 million in software development projects on-time and on-budget for our federal clients while also maintaining an very high Happiness Index across both my clients and the 8 staff I directly managed.