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Mike Devine is an experienced leader in agile software development, a methodology in which teams plan and deliver small batches of work while remaining flexible to changing business needs.
For nearly three years, Mike has worked at Comcast in Philadelphia, where he has increased the productivity of numerous cross-functional teams by applying an agile process. Mike recently began a new role as a Principal Engineer and ScrumMaster for two teams within a newly formed group called Comcast Metadata Products and Search Services (CoMPASS).
During his previous tenure with Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), Mike facilitated several teams’ iterative work on XFINITY, Comcast’s consumer portal with an audience of over 40 million monthly users. His areas of focus included capacity estimation during sprint planning, clear communication in daily scrums, discussion of requirements for new features during backlog grooming sessions, and continuous improvement through team retrospectives.
Mike became a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) through Scrum Alliance, Inc., in May 2011. He was also formally recognized for excellent communication as part of Comcast’s XFINITY Guiding Principles award program in January 2011.
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Mike previously worked in a variety of roles within the R&D IT division of GlaxoSmithKline in King of Prussia, Pa. During his seven years at GSK, Mike first worked as a Web developer and project manager on a rapid application development team, then managed the technical work of offshore developers on tactical projects, and ultimately led large-scale intranet and vendor-facing projects for strategic R&D clients.
Earlier in his career, Mike worked as a front-end developer at two interactive agencies, Medical Broadcasting Company (now Digitas Health) and Refinery, Inc. (now G2 Worldwide), where he built public websites and intranets for large pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Outside of Web development, Mike has also built data warehouse applications and reporting systems at Vanguard and General Electric.
Mike is a proud graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Information Systems. Upon graduation, Mike completed an honors curriculum and thesis through the University Scholars Program (now the Schreyer Honors College).
Mike lives in Chesterbrook, Pa., with his wife and son.
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