August 2015

The TAO of POOH and Personalities with Agile Teams
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ABSTRACT: Ever wonder about the different personalities and how they contribute to a healthy team? We’ll be examining this topic through the eyes of Taoism and some of our childhood friends.

John Genier

BIO: John Genier got his start in San Francisco in the 90’s where he helped bring SquareTrade ( to life. It was during this time that he discovered the energy and efficiency created when small teams work in highly collaborative environments, fueled by customer interaction and absent of typical waterfall processes. When he came to Capital One in 2005, he was able to mentor under Lyssa Adkins while gaining his Scrum Master certification. Since then he’s gone on to play numerous roles as Product Owner and Scrum Master at Capital One, and gain his SPC (SAFe Program Consultant) certification (July 2013). Currently, he’s working within the Technology space at Capital One to help define and shape the future of DevOps at the enterprise level. He loves the outdoors, music and spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He and his wife also own Morsels – a small dessert shop in Bellevue, Richmond’s Northside.