Work History

Agile Software Practitioner, Coach and Author
Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc.
2008 – Present
Working with software development teams to help them realize improvements through communication, collaboration and engineering practices that focus on delivering customer valued software to market sooner.Board Member

Agile2014 Conference Chair
June 2013 – August 2014
Managing overall conference in Orlando, Florida

Board of Directors, Treasurer
Scrum Alliance
January 2014 – Current

University of Washington Agile Certification Instructor/Program Manager
University of Washington
January 2008 - Current

Board of Directors
Agile Alliance
July 2011 – August 2012
Served as a board member of the Agile Alliance as a result of my hiring as the Agile2012 Conference Chair in Dallas Texas.

Agile2012 Conference Chair
July 2011 – August 2012 
Managing overall conference in Dallas Texas.

Board of Directors
Scrum Alliance
July 2010 – December 2011
I was one of two Scrum Alliance member elected board officials in the summer of 2010. I worked with the board, reviewing policies, procedures, financials and program development, including the CSM exam and the CSP exam.

Microsoft Corporation
January 2011 – July 2011
Working on the TFS agile team as a subject matter expert and author for the next version of agile documentation.

Microsoft Corporation
September 2009 – June 2010
Working on the TFS agile team as a subject matter expert and author for the next version of agile documentation.

Agile Practice Manager / Technical Project Manager
2006 – 2008

  • Agile Practice Manager responsible for delivering technical training to software engineering groups worldwide.
  • Managed and built a custom software solution for a worldwide vehicle manufacturer using Scrum and XP.
  • Managed and released the Games for Windows website on Sharepoint Server 2007
  • Drove corporate business improvement to improve overall capacity of development and delivery organization

Program Manager
Microsoft Corporation
2001 – 2006

  • Pioneered best practices using agile software development practices through a pilot project, resulting in shorter development time, higher quality and lower overall development costs
  • Evangelized and showcased the benefits of agile software development across the company
  • Built a collaborative team environment through adoption of agile development practices
  • Pioneered analysis of subscriber usage behavior, detailed performance data and pricing models, to create a patented “POP-timization” system, which dramatically reduces cost by optimizing the assignment of subscribers to POPs.
  • Fostered and nurtured complex cross-group relationships to ensure the successful delivery of team projects.
  • Consistently delivered high impact presentations with complex subject matter, which were very well received at the highest levels of management. This resulted in getting the approvals and support we needed.

Senior Program Manager
2000 – 2001

  • Innovative program development of “Clickbar Communicator” software package
  • Enlisted customer collaboration to produce custom software applications for customers, resulting in improved customer satisfaction.
  • Wrote internal sales production process for custom and prototype software applications.

Senior Project Manager
1999 – 2000 (1 year)

Software Test Engineer (consultant)
Microsoft Corporation
1998 – 1999
Software test engineer on Training and Certification web team

Quality Assurance Manager
Internet Development Group
1997 – 1998

Software Tester
GTE Entertainment
1994 – 1996

Technical Support RepresentativeStrategic Simulations, Inc.
1992 – 1994

Accounting Clerk & Software Tester Accolade Software
1991 – 1992