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Michael Yip


Founder, CEO, and Consultant, AthenaWare, LLC

Location: Wellesley, MA



Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Michael Yip is an experienced Scrum practitioner, a Certified ScrumMaster, a Certified Scrum Product Owner, and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He is an established leader in Scrum, including the application of Lean and Agile Product Development and Project Management, Six Sigma, Knowledge and Process Management, and Organization Design and Transformation. Michael has over thirteen years of applied Scrum and Agile experience leading local Scrum projects from nine people to global Scrum projects with more than two hundred people. He has coached and mentored over one hundred ScrumMasters and Scrum Product Owners, Senior Managers and Executives, and Scrum Teams. He has over twenty years of product development and consulting experience with successful startups and established companies such as: EDS, Nortel, Digital Equipment, 3Com, Bear Sterns, Rabo Bank, Covidien, Stryker, Medtronics, NTT, and Alcatel-Lucent. Michael has worked with EMC to create the EMC Global Scrum Program to bring about quality and consistent Scrum training, mentoring, and coaching for Certified ScrumMasters, Certified Scrum Product Owners, Scrum Teams, and management. He has assessed over three dozen EMC product development groups, trained over forty Scrum Teams in the United States and India, and improved Scrum of Scrums implementations with a number of product groups. Michael works very closely with Jeff Sutherland and his associates to provide quality Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner training to EMC. Currently, Michael is providing active Scrum coaching, training, and support to manufacturing, solutions, and product groups.



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