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Marshall Guillory

Information Technology enthusiast, professional, agile evangelist & coach, scrum master, servant leader and more...

About Marshall

Marshall Guillory is a career information technology professional with over 19 years of experience in various software development, operations, process improvement, program and project management disciplines.

He currently performs as the Technical Program Manager/Enabler, Scrum master, and Agile Coach for the Linaro Networking Group (LNG), Platform Group, and Engineering Group at Linaro. Linaro is a not-for-profit engineering organization consolidating and optimizing open source Linux software and tools for the ARM architecture.

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Marshall Guillory

Information Technology enthusiast, servant leader and more... from beautiful Peoria, Arizona

In previous engagements, Mr. Guillory has worked as the owner of a Phoenix based agile services start-up, and as the COO for a Phoenix based managed/professional services company. Marshall also worked as the Sr. Manager for World-wide Operations at MontaVista Software, a Cavium (CAVM) company. MontaVista Software is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. While serving at MontaVista Software Mr. Guillory led organizational process improvements for Automotive SPICE compliance, and performed roles as a Program/Project Manager and Scrum Master. He also led overall quality management, assurance and control functions for the General Motors / Bosch Cadillac CUE automotive infotainment system (MontaVista components of).

Prior to MontaVista Software, Mr. Guillory worked in the defense industry as a Director of a USAF O&M services vertical for General Dynamics IT managing an ~$8M+ per year portfolio. Marshall ran several large integrator and professional services programs as well as building a software and data center services delivery capability for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Centers’ IT group. Prior roles as a military contractor include Director for GDIT’s Network Solutions group, Technical Director for FCBS, Inc., Program/Project Manager and Sr. Software Developer for Computer & Hi-tech Management, and Software Developer for IMRI, Inc.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Louisiana State University and is a diehard LSU Tiger fan. He enjoys college football, all forms of racing, motorcycling, cars/trucks/atv, building - everything, woodworking, metalworking, hiking/camping, travel, hunting, shooting sports, and most of all spending time with his family. Marshall is a God fearing family man and loves Christ Jesus, his greatest three creations and wife Michelle.



My resume

Agile Evangelist - Coach - Scrum master - Product Owner - Enabler - Software Developer

Senior information technology professional, agile evangelist - coach - enabler - software developer, certified Scrum master, and certified Product Owner with a record of creating and maintaining highly successful, high integrity teams. Strong business leader with a focus on enabling people as the key to increasing value, production, profitability and employee happiness. A driver of a results-oriented, disciplined, team management style that has been recognized to inspire loyalty, high productivity, and innovative teams.

Inspiring, friendly, honest, and driven business and technology leader with over 30 years involved in business, 19+ years as a full-time professional. Considerable years of experience handling all types and sizes of IT projects, software development, including business and product development in operational and strategic roles.

My primary capabilities include program and project management, agile software development, Scrum/Kanban, integration, and data center/server technologies. I have a particular passion for Web design / development and strongly support various open source frameworks/systems.


Agile Coach – Scrum master – Product owner – Program / Project Management – Strategy – Planning – Profit & Loss Management – Budgeting – Cost Control – Team Development –- Leadership – Process Engineering – Business Analysis – Organization – Operations – Asset Management – Infrastructure Development – Quality Management

Commercial & Open Source Software Development, Government & Military Contracting Services, Construction, Data Centers, Automotive Software, Process/Compliance

Work Experience Timeline

2013 - now

Technical Program Manager @ Linaro, LTD.

from 7/2013 to present day

Technical Program Manager

Leading and performing overall program and project management activities for the Linaro Networking Group (LNG). Managing a globally distributed team of 20+ network / Linux engineers using Agile Scrum with monthly sprint / product release cycles.

Key accomplishments:

  • Successful implementation of Agile Scrum and Kanban on a global distributed team with people from over 10 countries include North America, Europe, Asia
  • Integration of member assignees into the LNG process and team
  • Assigned two additional working groups (Platforms and Products teams) to enable within Linaro after the success ramping up the Linaro Networking Group
  • Planning, development and implementation of the LNG and OpenDataPlane roadmaps in Jira
  • Successful launch of the OpenDataPlane engineering / product initiative
  • Zero to production team / organization build for the Linaro Networking Group
  • Written training and core process documents for the Linaro engineering "way of working"
  • Developed several MS Excel and Google AS tools for use by PM's/Managers

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2012 - 2014

Principal Enabler, Owner @ Synergy Agile Process Solutions, LLC.

from 9/2012 to 2014

Principal Enabler, Owner, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner

Self-employed entrepreneur providing agile software development, process, & business consulting, the Synergy Agile Marketplace (SAM), blog, data/database management, and proposal writing services.

Key accomplishments:

  • Start-up and growing business
  • Developing marketing, new business pipeline and building client base
  • First year sales revenue +150% of strategic goal

2010 - 2013

Sr. Manager – Quality Management @ MontaVista Software, LLC.

from 9/2010 to 2/2013

Sr. Manager – Quality Management - Worldwide Professional Services, Program/Project Manager.

Responsible for companywide strategic quality goals, process improvement (CMMI, ISO9000, Automotive SPICE/ISO15504), program/project management. Led QM group worldwide resources. MontaVista Software is an embedded Linux software development and professional services organization based out of San Jose, CA. Leadership role for 14+ managers / staff.

Key accomplishments:

  • Successfully led the implementation of changes to meet A-SPICE assessment level 3 capability maturity capability
  • Led process improvements to affect positive results from Bosch / General Motors / Continental / Seagate audits & programs
  • Implemented new CMMI L3 quality reporting & software development processes
  • Leader and individual contributor on successful project recovery efforts
  • Led the design and build for the MontaVista Quality Management System (QMS)

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2009 - 2010

Director @ A [redacted] Government Contractor.

from 9/2009 to 8/2010

Director – Tinker AFB Operations, Program Manager, Business Developer, and Proposal Writer

Responsible for overall program management, P&L, sub-k management on the companies largest program. This government contractor was a leading 8(a)/American Indian/Hubzone/Small Disadvantaged business based out of Oklahoma City, OK. Leadership role for 5 managers and 56+ staff.

Key accomplishments:

  • The key producer in $17.5M multi-year contract win at Tinker AFB, OK
  • Contract farmed with change orders to $20.2M within six months
  • Exceeded revenue goals by 14%, and profit goals by 20%
2001 - 2009

Director @ General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)[GD].

from 9/2007 to 9/2009

Director – Midwest City Region Operations, Program Manager, Capture Manager, and Business Developer.

Responsible for operations covering five programs at 18 locations across the continental US. Leadership role for 3 managers with 30 staff, 60+ subcontractors.

from 10/2006 to 9/2007

Director – Network Solutions, Deputy to VP, Program Manager, Capture Manager.

Responsible for organization providing engineering, infrastructure, and installation services (ISP/OSP) on five major USAF enterprise programs. Leadership role for 10+ managers with 130 staff, 400+ sub-contractors at locations worldwide.

from 9/2001 to 10/2006

Technical Director – Midwest City Operations, Project Manager, Software Developer.

Responsible for $9.5M USAF program providing software and systems design and development, business process engineering, systems/operations, and management for a staff of 27-33 technical professionals.

Key accomplishments:

  • Managed ~8M - ~$125M / year portfolio, exceeding all profitability, quality and customer expectations
  • Successful Business Developer and Capture Manager with focus on building business in known and unknown markets; 30% win rate historically on all bids as capture manager; Key and team producer on other wins valued at over $25M
  • Consistently met or exceeded revenue, profit goals
  • Managed $3.2M, enterprise file server consolidation and information COOP project for HQ/AFRC with 17 sites at 15 locations in the CONUS; 2 mos. ahead of schedule and exceeding revenue and profit goals
  • Designed, implemented, and managed a large enterprise data center and applications server farm
  • Managed, designed, developed, implemented, and maintained scores of applications as a software developer and lead architect for a USAF customer supporting over 22,000 users worldwide.
  • Key producer of a comprehensive IT business process model customized to fit a government IT organization of over 500 personnel that streamlined their entire business model

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1999 - 2001

Sr. Consultant @ Information Management Resources, Inc.

from 12/1999 to 9/2001

Sr. Consultant, Team Lead, and Software Developer

Worked on a 14 month contract to design and develop a Technical Order (TO) management system called AFTO22 used by the B1 System Program Office (SPO); Web Designer and Software Developer on several internal IMRI projects and a redesign of the corporate web site.

1995 - 1999

Owner @ Pipeline Consulting / e-Compendium - Self-employed IT professionally.

from 7/1995 to 12/1999

Small business owner

Owner/operator of small IT consulting/services operation providing computer training/build, network design/build, ISP wiring, programming, web design & development.


1997 - 1999

Bachelor of Science

from 8/1997 to 12/1999

Louisiana State University - E. J. Ourso College of Business - Information Systems and Decision Sciences (ISDS), Baton Rouge, LA

Major: Management Information Systems.

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1996 - 1996

University of Arizona

from 8/1996 to 12/1996


Took a full load of classes, then back home to finish school at LSU. A school with a decent football team.

1993 - 1996

Pima Community College

from 1/1994 to 5/1996

MIS Transfer Program to UoA

Saved lots of money.


Loyola University of New Orleans

from 8/1993 to 12/1993

Freshman, Psychology

Passed a few courses then moved to Arizona!

Skills and Experience

I have a diverse background in business and information technology covering both commercial and military/government sectors. Technically, I have managed/developed/integrated/administered technology from a wide variety of platforms/systems/frameworks from proprietary to open source. I have travelled on many occasions to Europe, Asia and all over the USA for business and work with people from around the world including more than 22 countries. I am comfortable in office environments as well as working remotely from home.

Throughout my career I have been lucky enough to have great mentors. I am completely comfortable speaking in front of groups, teams, or virtually on webinars. My oral and written communications skills are excellent. There is always room for improvement and I certainly still have LOTS to learn.

  • Servant Leadership 99%
  • Program / Project Management 99%
  • Agile Software Development (Scrum/Kanban) 95%
  • Software Development / Technical Management 99%
  • Enterprise Architecture 90%
  • Web Development / Integration / Design 90%
  • Agile Coach 99%
  • Agile Enabler 99%
  • Agile Product Owner 99%
  • Agile Scrum master 99%
  • Strategy / Planning 90%
  • Quality Management 99%

"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer."

-Nolan Bushnell

How do I add value to your organization?

I have experience providing a wide variety of services as a consultant, software developer, manager, and servant leader.

Creative, inspiring Leadership

All teams require the role of a leader to be fulfilled or risk chaos. I am that guy. My philosophy is that of the servant leader. I have a record for leading innovative, highly productive, high integrity teams.

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

I am certified by the Scrum Alliance as a Scrum master. I am an agile evangelist and agile coach.

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

I am also certified by the Scrum Alliance as a Product owner.

Program Management

I have managed several large multi-year programs providing the government with integration and technology services. I have also performed PgM roles on large commercial software development projects.

Project Management

Do you require the creation of a complicated project schedule and Gantt charts? I am fully skilled with MS Project/Visio, OmniPlan/OmniGraffle, Jira/Confluence, and several other PM and requirements management tools including Jama Contour.

Software Development

My technical career included full time professional stints coding classic ASP, the .Net Framework 1.0-3.0, C#, Java, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, VBA, and VB. I still get my hands dirty with MS Excel VBA, PHP/Wordpress, and many of the cool new frameworks like BootStrap, JQuery, and AngularJS.

Remote IT Worker

I have been working from home offices and travelling for over 8 years. I enjoy the efficiency and flexibility. As a bonus, I get more productive time in not wasted on daily travel.


I enjoy learning and I always adapt in the most effective manner to every work environment. I have experienced all types: formal, informal, crazy chaos, WOW! and sublime.













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My Engagements

I had the opportunity to work with great companies and awesome people...

Marshall is smart, dedicated, articulate and savvy in both the technology and business areas. He led with integrity and honesty, taking care of the client, his people, and FCBS during some trying conditions. Marshall is equal to any level of management, from project to senior management.

Al Kunsemiller, VP at GDIT - GDIT

Mr. Guillory’s technical knowledge is evident given the quality of the technical material he provides. His knowledge of the DOD acquisition process is proven given the insight he adds to our decision making in determining whether it is appropriate to bid. His technical knowledge coupled with his DOD domain knowledge transform him into a valuable asset.

Dave Ramos, VP of Business Development - DTSI

It was a pleasure to work with Marshall. Managed his team effectively, and showed good leadership skills. Has in-depth knowledge of Quality Management and Processes and led the company initiative in this area.

Sanjay Raina, General Manager - MontaVista


Blogagility - 1. mix two parts agility and one part blog. 2. An agile blog that easily adapts to the whims of musing. 3. A place to learn, discuss, and share in the agile software development revolution.



Posted by Marshall Guillory | 29 October

Estimating story points for user stories that implement features on the Scrum teams product roadmap or product backlog is a critical planning exercise. All Scrum teams should utilize planning methods to estimate engineering efforts for future work. There are many possible methods available to estimate effort. However, for teams that are using agile methods like Scrum, a proven, highly effective method of choice is Planning Poker. The overall goal of planning poker is to establish a clear consensus on an estimate for a given scope of work or user story...

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Posted by Marshall Guillory | 23 October

Equating Story Points to Time = Bad. I have found a common recurring issue on some of my Scrum teams over the years regarding equation of time (hours, days, weeks, months) to story points for user stories...

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