Michael Vizdos is the author of www.implementingscrum.com and travels internationally working with clients to improve delivery of products to their customers using Scrum and other Agile techniques. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (since 2006) with over twenty years experience in all facets of software development and product delivery. He is active in the Lean Startup community; one of his current projects can be found at www.3guysinashop.com. He co-authored a book with Scott Ambler about the “Enterprise Unified Process” and speaks at user groups and conferences internationally about all of the above topics (and more!).
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Vizdos Enterprises, LLC, Managing Director
I am an experienced agile coach, Certified ScrumTrainer, speaker, and author. In addition to working with clients converting to more iterative and incremental methodologies (including one of the largest enterprise agile rollouts to date), I am the creator of the website www.implementingscrum.com. I conduct international agile coaching and training sessions along with speaking at many users groups and conferences about real-world agile experiences. My preference is to work with clients on a short-term basis, no matter where they are in the adoption change-curve.
Ronin International, President
September 2001 – December 31, 2005
Working with Scott Ambler and others, I started as a consultant and became President of their professional services organization, focusing on the delivery of agile (and other process) methodology training and consulting to the Global 1000 and international government agencies. In addition to building a world-class team, I coauthored a book about the Enterprise Unified Process, became a Certified Scrum Master, and began speaking at international public events. The corporation ceased operations at the end of 2005 as the founders went in different professional directions.
Brience, Director of Professional Services
May 2000 – August 2001
I was brought in to build a professional services organization from nothing. During its peak, the team included an international assortment of roles who serviced telecom organizations in South America. My role included international travel and working with C-level executives in planning and implementing their enterprise rollouts of one the first software-as-a-service technologies. The company was sold, and the team was disbanded.
TRACI Communications, Consulting Manager
September 1999 – April 2000
This short term contract was to start-up a new consulting division, which is still in existence today.
January 1997 – August 1999
I joined the company early (person thirty) and we went public. My roles varied from senior developer working with the Labs of Computer Sciences (at Mass General) to mining research and development projects for commercial viability to being named the director of midrange systems at a data center implementing newly emerging web-technologies. I left after the IPO to pursue other opportunities.
Electronic Data Systems, Systems Engineer
January 1991 – December 1996
I joined EDS directly out of college and successfully completed the Systems Engineering Development (SED) Program. During my years with them, I worked with clients such as Domino Sugar, Ryder Systems, Compaq, IBM, and General Motors in roles varying from programmer to project manager and team lead positions. Most of the roles were highly technical (including operating system development) and worked on multiple platforms with varying vendor interactions.
Florida Atlantic University
BBA, Entrepreneurial Management, Dean’s List
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