Profile
Experienced Scrum Master (PSM I / CSM / SAFe SA), Product Owner, Content Manager, Project Manager In industries including Telecommunications and B2B digital media services that facilitate the distribution, promotion, and sale of digital media content for media and entertainment. Expert at driving the adoption and enforcement of scrum rules, removing impediments as a servant-leader, fostering self-management and evangelizing Agile with an organization.
 

Experience

Scrum Master, Nike, Inc; Beaverton, OR — 2016-Current


Scrum Master, AT&T (CGI Technologies); Seattle, WA — 2014-2015
Brought in as a consultant within the myAT&T mobile and web applications group to coach and train Scrum teams in an organizational environment in which Scrum was not fully adopted or understood.
Accomplishments
Ensured that the Scrum Teams adhered to Scrum theory, practices, and rules.
Helped stakeholders and clients understand Scrum Theory and how to interact with Scrum Teams by utilizing improved transparency to inspect and adapt throughout iterations.
Trained Developers and Product Owners on techniques to maintain the Sprint and Product Backlogs to maximize the value of development work.
Facilitated Scrum events (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective).
Worked with the Scrum Team and the organization to increase the transparency of the Sprint Backlog, Product Backlog, and completed Increments.
Guided team through the Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing stages

Product Owner / Scrum Master / Sr Partner, Miga Collabs; Seattle,WA — 1/2013 -
Co-Founder of a small technology incubator developing open-source and proprietary technology solutions.
Accomplishments
Customer proxy for Mividio, a real estate web application that helps users manage their property listings, service vendor contacts, marketing assets, and schedule events in one fluid and integrated experience.
Defined user stories. Prioritized and refined product backlog.
Worked closely with key stakeholders throughout the organization and beyond.
Coached and trained Scrum Team as acting Scrum Master.
 Produced Demos for Stakeholders and Clients.

Scrum Master, Screenplay, Inc; Seattle, WA — 2007-2013
Recruited by executive management to lead the transition of Project Management, Engineering and IT practice to an Agile Scrum Framework. Facilitated Scrum events (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective).
Accomplishments
Successfully migrated projects from Waterfall to a Scrum Framework.
With the maturation of the Scrum Team our definition of “Done” expanded to include more precise acceptance criteria, thus creating higher quality deliverables.
Helped stakeholders and clients understand Scrum theory and how to interact with Scrum Teams by utilizing improved transparency to inspect and adapt throughout iterations.
Facilitated Scrum events (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective).

VP, Content, Shared Media Licensing; Seattle, WA — 2003-2006
Hired to Manage all aspects of business development, including deal structuring, negotiations and contract execution with media content providers, music labels, technology partners, and media aggregators.
Accomplishments
SML’s music distribution product was a finalist in the World Technology Networks 2004 Entertainment Award competition.
Managed overall planning, requirements, and development of content management applications used by all of Shared Media Licensing’s clients to upload and manage audio, video, and metadata.

SR Content Production Manger, Loudeye; Seattle, WA — 1998-2002
Directed operations and built production department from the ground up as a founding member of the technical team. Managed, trained and supported a team of over 50 audio, video, quality control, and data entry specialists.
Accomplishments
Managed encoding of more than 22 million audio files for external customers and internal initiatives and more than 1.1 million minutes of video
Managed staff schedules and work assignments.
Conducted staff performance evaluations.
Managed budget, spending, cost reduction, and inventory management for the department.
Engaged in staff recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training, and evaluation.

 

Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney — Bachelors (BA) Coursework 1987-1990

Certifications
PSM I , CSM

References
Available upon request

Skills
Continuous Integration, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Jira, Green Hopper, Pivotal Tracker

Volunteer
Agile Coach at KEXP in Seattle, WA - 2014 - Present