Mike Emry has worked in software development for over 30 years in the banking and oil industries, mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area where he now works and lives. For over 20 years he managed projects, and later led agile teams and coached teams within the organization. He started implementing Scrum practices in projects starting in 2002, while fully implementing Scrum in 2003. Mike is a Certified ScrumMaster®, Certified Scrum Product Owner®, and Certified Scrum Professional®. He is also certified as a Professional Scrum Expert (Scrum.org). Mike is a member of the Scrum Alliance, Agile Alliance, Agile Leadership Network (ALN), and BayALN. Mike founded Aurora Agility LLC and provides agile consulting and training services to help organizations maximize customer value. Specializing in Scrum, Mike brings years of experience to help your organization meet its agile transformation and improvement needs.
Founder of Aurora Agility LLC. Specializing in Scrum, provides agile consulting and training services to help organizations maximize customer value.
Coached teams as the internal agile coach, supporting the introduction and improvement of agile principles and practices with several teams in various stages of agile maturity. Coordinated scheduling of agile training as well as performed training for teams. Organized an internal agile conference, growing it from a one day conference to a 2 day multiple track conference with sessions led by agile industry experts.
Managed development and maintenance of mission critical extranet applications to provide services to commercial banks. Led development of several releases, gradually incorporating and refining Scrum practices with the team and the business. Performed role of Scrum Master for the team. Managed local Intranet group, leading the development of the organization's second generation intranet, coordinating with departments within the organization for requirements and formulation of a new intranet look and feel. Managed development of enhancements to a large electronics payments system. The system was a Federal Reserve System standard application implemented in 10 of the 12 Federal Reserve districts. Coordinated activities with business areas and development teams in the various districts, in addition to the Treasury and the Board of Governors.