About me: Scrum master is a role I enjoy because it lets me focus on optimizing team time while engaging with some of the most interesting professional people I know--software developers. I like being presented with daily problems that have political, technical, business, and analytical strands, and I pick apart the knots or cut them depending on what the team, the product owner, and the stakeholders need. Business analysis helps me adopt a PO's point of view; twenty years of experience in software development groups helps me see through a programmer's eyes. I'm always triangulating with an eye on the schedule and my finger on the team's pulse.
Thinkstream, Scrum Master
February 2010 - Present, Tigard, OR, United States
Moved up from business analysis to scrum master. Set up basic scrum cycle and managed sprints and backlog from VersionOne Enterprise Edition for a $1.3 million-dollar project after managing requirements for a similarly sized project.