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Michael Wallace


Scrum Coach, Cardinal Solutions

Location: Columbus, OH



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster



Michael Wallace has more than 30 years of experience working with information systems. He has been an application developer, business analyst, project manager, technical and business consultant and has managed software development teams in both small and large organizations.

He has served on the board of directors of various information technology user organizations and is active in the local technical community. He is past President of the Columbus Chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP), is a Competent Toastmaster and Competent Leader with Toastmasters International, and graduated from the Executive MBA program at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

Michael started using agile in 1998 when he stepped out of day-to-day software development and needed a process to help his team delivery projects successfully.  After working as a practice manager and director for the last few years, Michael is now a ScrumMaster/Coach at Cardinal Solutions. He has also taught in the graduate programs at The Ohio State University and DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management and has published several articles and books on business and technology topics.

Michael can be reached by e-mail at, on his blog at, or at Twitter @MichaelWallace.


Work experience

Cardinal Solutions, Agile Coach
August 2016 - Present, Columbus, OH, United States
Working with client teams as Agile Coach. Provide guidance and training on use of Scrum.

UBS, ScrumMaster / Coach
May 2015 - August 2016, Nashville, TN, United States
Hired initially to be ScrumMaster for a new team; quickly became the ScrumMaster for 2 teams and Coach for 2 others. Worked with teams in Nashville and Weehawken, NJ.

FortyAU, Consultant
March 2014 - May 2015, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Brought in as BA/ScrumMaster for the FacilitiGroup IT team at HCA. Performing all duties of a ScrumMaster leading sprint planning, grooming product backlog and updating the JIRA tracking system.

HP Enterprise Services, Technical Delivery Team Manager II
January 2013 - August 2013, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Official role was as a manager of a development team. Introduced Kanban/Scrum and acted as scrum master for 3 months to deliver a critical project on a tight deadline.

Schneider Electric, Scrum Master/Business Analyst
November 2012 - January 2013, La Vergne, Tennessee, US
Worked as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies and information systems. Organized project planning in order to achieve project goals within scope, time, and budget. Ensured that teams followed standard development and documentation processes. Mentored development teams on agile software development practices.

Infosystems, Software Team Leader
March 2011 - June 2012, Chatanooga, Tennessee
Responsible for managing and developing the software services practice, focused on SharePoint and .NET. Accountable for project delivery, customer relations, and business plan and budget for the practice. Brought several out-of-control projects to a successful conclusion. Implemented Agile/Scrum development practices.


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