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Mário Melo


Technology Manager, Facta TI

Location: Belo Horizonte


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Developer
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Registered Education Provider


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Mário Melo

In my earlier professional life, I vorked in companies like ATAN, Accenture and Alamo IT leading large projects around the world for clients such as PepsiCo, Vallourec and Petrobras. Both good and bad experiences I had in those times were used to create a company where I'd really could make a difference along with my partners Alysson Mendonça and Rafael Neves; and that company is Facta.

Facta was born in January 2011, and with it came the need to improve our way of work. With the Michel Goldenberg's help we were able to better understand our problems and I became avid to learn more about Scrum and Agile, so I kept studying and trying to apply every new knowledge in my own company. When the results came, I started teaching other people how to achieve them. Becaming a CSD Trainer was very natural as it is the product of my two passions: development and agile methodologies.

Nowadays I balance my time between leading Facta and teaching CSD classes, and these two tasks have an enormous sinergy. It's always great to teach something that I actually do myself, and as Facta improves its way of developing software, so do my CSD classes.

Titles and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Information Systems, UFMG 2009 
  • SCJP Oct/2008
  • CSM Nov/2011
  • CSPO Feb/2012
  • CSD Feb/2013
  • CSP Sep/2013
  • SA Rep Trainer Jan/2014

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses


  • Certified Scrum Developer Course - 5 Days (Technical, Intro, Elective)
  • Scrum and Agile (Intro)
  • Being a Scrum Developer (Elective)
  • Agile Testing (Elective)
  • Continuous Integration (Elective)
  • Agile Design (Elective)
  • Certified Scrum Developer Course for CSM's (Technical)
  • Certified Scrum Developer Course - 3 Days (Technical)

Work experience

Facta TI, Technology Manager / Owner
February 2012 - Present, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Responsible for defining the main technologies used by the company, was a major contributor to the development of a highly scalable product: the FactaPlanner. Acts as ScrumMaster and has as main function to find quick and resuable solutions and for everyday problems. His main objective is: "Every hour of my work must save at least two hours of my work colleagues"

Mário is also a ScrumAlliance REP Trainer responsible for CSD courses in Brazil and also works as a coach when agile development is the need.

Álamo TI, Senior Consultant
November 2008 - January 2011, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Coordinated the implementation and evolution of a system that managed the largest project carried out in Brazil in 2010 ($ 1.6 billion). Worked as ScrumMaster and became a reference of good development practices inside and outside the company. Also given trainings and weekly lectures to encourage development best practices, design patterns, object orientation and the use of Scrum.

Accenture, Senior Analyst
February 2008 - November 2008, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Worked as team leader for performing tasks such as code review, refactoring, and creating a framework to accelerate the development of mobile applications. Also given trainings and workshops to encourage development best practices, design patterns, object orientation and Scrum.

Atan, Developer/Developer Leader
July 2004 - February 2008, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Started as an intern but was quickly hired and promoted to head of development after little over a year. Developed web and mobile applications to over 15 countries besides providing support via e-mail, telephone and on-site in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Articles I've written

Micro PDCA: Improve Your Improvement
The concern about continuous improvement has been a constant at Facta TI since the company's inception. This concern made some practices emerge in a natural way, and they quietly became part of our days. In fact, they became so natural to us tha...

Micro PDCA: TDD & Sprint Review
In the first article of this series, Micro PDCA: Improve Your Improvement, I introduced the Micro PDCA concept and talked about how we use it in our sprint plannings at my company. In this article, I'll show a way to. . . .


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