My name is Peter Tobias.
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Speech Communications. I received a Masters in Divinity from St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York and was ordained to the priesthood in 2001.
I entered into technology as a customer support representative in 1994. In 1995, I joined the quality assurance team at the same company and later joined Intuit where I remained in quality until 2012 when I received my Scrum Master Certification.
My wife and I now live in the Pacific Northwest with our three children.
I have served as a Scrum Master, trainer, and coach on teams developing Web apps, content management systems, credit card processing systems, online academic assessments, business intelligence analytics, and enterprise level tools.
T-Mobile, Agile Transformation Coach
January 2016 - Present, Bothell, Washington, United States
Training pilot teams in Agile, Scrum, and Rally. Working with transformation team to guide teams through organization change management, building CI/CD infrastructure and Sprint 0. Embedded coach for 3-6 sprints in an advisory role to provide support and monitor progress.
Visa, Scrum Master
April 2015 - February 2016, Bellevue, Washington, United States
Servant leader for 2, and at times, 3 teams delivering front end applications for merchants and re-sellers.
McGraw Hill, Scrum Master
December 2014 - March 2015, Seattle, Washington, United States
Servant leader for a team developing online assessments for k-12 students. The role morphed to that of a program manager.
Intuit, Scrum Master Agile Coach
July 2012 - December 2013, Mountain View, Californa, United States
Servant leader for a newly formed team of college hires and senior people to develop a new self-help platform. The team self-formed and organized to deliver its first commitment in three weeks. Continued to shepherd them by facilitating recurring Scrum ceremonies, protecting them from everything that would interfere with their ability to deliver on time. Product owner and team developed strong, collaborative working agreements. One challenge was getting product owners to show-up for stand-ups consistently. Coached a new scrum master to take over for the team.