I am an Agile Coach at Western Digital. I am a certified Scrum Master, Product Owner, Scrum Professional, SAFe Agilist, Certified Professional in Agile Coaching and a co-organizer of the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network (http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Agile-Leadership-Network) and Agile Camp (http://agilecamp.org). I also offer Scrum training through http://www.expertagiletraining.com.
During my career in software, I have been a developer, consultant and held senior positions in engineering and product management organizations. I have always had an agile mindset and formally started using Scrum in 2006. I was an early adopter of Scrum at Cisco, at various times being a Scrum Master or Product Owner. In parallel with product responsibilities I helped establish Agile software development within my technology group, leading by example, evangelizing and coaching.
After Cisco I joined SDL International as Director of Product Management, where I helped the engineering organization bring SaaS products to market with a significantly faster and more regular monthly cadence.
My passion for Agile led me to make a career change in early 2014, when I became the leader of the Data Technology Scrum Master practice at PayPal, where I had the opportunity to coach teams and contribute to PayPal’s Agile Transformation.
More information at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ssanoff/.
Western Digital, Agile Coach
March 2015 - Present, Mountain View, CA, US
Agile Coach and Scrum Master.
PayPal, Manager, Data Technology ScrumMaster Practice
January 2014 - March 2015, San Jose, CA
Leader of the Global ScrumMaster Practice in the PayPal Data Technology division.
SDL, Director of Product Management
January 2012 - December 2013, San Jose, CA, United States
Director of Product Management (Chief Product Owner) for Enterprise Language Technology products.
Cisco Systems, Senior Product Manager
January 2004 - September 2011, San Jose, CA, United States
Senior Product Manager for Telepresence Conferencing Services. Hands on ScrumMaster and Product Owner.
Articles I've written
The Scrum Diet
After a recent doctor visit, I decided to go on a diet and had a flash of inspiration. This was going to be a project, so why not use Scrum?