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Alfred Lorber

Sandia National Laboratories
Scrum Master/Agile Coach
Albuquerque, NM
Spreading the goodness of Lean/Agile throughout Sandia National Laboratories.

I've been a Scrum Master on various teams for the last 5 years and over the last 1-1/2 years I have been coaching many new teams, starting them off with kickoff meetings and mentoring them as they start off.

My specialty is working in the strong research environment at Sandia and heterogeneous teams. At Sandia many teams are made up of developers with PhDs in Engineering, Math and Physics who have been classically trained to work independently. Couple that with the inherent unpredictability of research and you have a challenge changing the culture to embrace Lean/Agile.

As with many companies, many team members at Sandia are part time. This raises many teaming and planning challenges that we address using various methodologies.