David Sabine

David Sabine

Product Owner & Agile Coach & Educator

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Toronto, Canada Area)
Computer Software

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David Sabine's Overview

  • Product Owner, Strategy & Support Group at Myplanet at Myplanet

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David Sabine's Summary

I enjoy team dynamics, business, media, art, music, software, innovative modes of learning, and the intersection of all those things.

I am currently Head of Strategy & Support Group and SR&ED Lead at Myplanet. My certifications include Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified ScrumMaster, PMI-ACP, OpenAgile Growth Facilitator, Master of Music, Bachelor of Music Education.

As a senior educator, team coach and Agile practitioner, I provide organizational expertise and practical recommendations which improve teams' performance and increase productivity. With more than 20 years experience in software delivery and 8 years experience with Agile methods, I bring the perspective necessary to help organizations achieve disciplined execution and continual innovation.

David Sabine's Projects

  • Esri Canada

    • December 2012 to Present

    In November 2012, Myplanet helped Esri Canada unveil a new Drupal-based and Webby-award winning website. After extensive user research and stakeholder consultation, Myplanet delivered a responsive design with intuitive content strategy and enhanced functionality.

    Following the launch, Myplanet’s Strategy & Support Group have continued to work closely with Esri Canada to ensure the utmost reliability, security, and performance of their website and related systems. Esri Canada also frequently requests training for internal Drupal developers and technical advice regarding their future digital strategy from Myplanet.

    Selling Points:
    - Internationalised site that is fully translatable in two languages
    - Content moderated with a significant user/role/permission model
    - Responsive and mobile ready

    Built with:
    - Drupal 7
    - jQuery
    - PHP

    Related Technologies:
    - Jenkins
    - nginx
    - Varnish

  • SpartanNash

    • March 2012 to Present

    SpartanNash Company (SPTN) – is one of the largest retail grocers in the Midwest US. Myplanet was chosen to build their e-commerce solution and their first customer-facing online shopping experience. Following the build and launch of their Drupal-based retail system, SpartanNash continues to rely on Myplanet’s enterprise-level support. Myplanet’s Strategy & Support Group provides ongoing maintenance and development.

    Myplanet’s team delivers continual advisory service, high-pace troubleshooting, ongoing development as needed, and frequent security updates for Drupal core, contributed, and custom modules. SpartanNash stakeholders also frequently look to Myplanet for advice regarding web systems infrastructure and integration.

    Key points:
    - commerce / large-scale retail

    Built with:
    - Drupal 7
    - PHP

    Related technologies:
    - Varnish
    - Acquia Cloud

  • Downsview Park

    • August 2012 to May 2013

    Key Point:
    - Internationalised site that is fully translatable in two languages
    - Content moderated with a significant user/role/permission model
    - Built to be WCAG 2.0 Level A conformant

    Built on:
    - Drupal 7
    - HTML5
    - CSS3
    - jQuery
    - PHP

David Sabine's Experience

Product Owner, Strategy & Support Group at Myplanet


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

February 2012Present (2 years 8 months) Toronto, Ontario

Strategy & Support Group at Myplanet is a cross-functional team of designers and engineers who support the web assets and digital strategies of our enterprise clients.

At Myplanet, we build the right thing, fast. We empower organizations with UX design & technology solutions to support the delivery of great mobile & web-based products.

Our expertise is based on three key pillars: 1. We are relentless in uncovering user truth. We obsessively validate user needs by applying user-centered design and Lean methodologies. 2. We embrace rapid product development. Our agile teams deliver and support efficient design and development with minimum waste and world-class quality. 3. We empower the enterprise. Building great products is not enough—we thrive on the opportunity to empower. Through highly flexible engagement models, we enable, support, and enhance the teams we work with.

David Sabine's Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

2014 Member of Humber College Web Development Program Advisory Committee

2013 Guest Speaker Ivey Business School, Western University, Ontario

2012 Speaker at TEDxFortMcMurray

2011 Contributor to "OpenAgile Team Member Training Manual" at www.OpenAgile.org

2000 – 2001 : Graduate Research Assistantship : Institute for Studies in the Arts, Arizona State University

2000 – 2001, 1999 – 2000 : Louise Kerr Endowment : Arizona State University

2000 – 2001, 1999 – 2000 : Graduate Tuition Scholarship : Arizona State University

2000 : Student Research Grant : "Ballet Mecanique De Digital", Institute for Studies in the Arts, Herberger College of Fine Arts, Arizona State University

1999 – 2000 : Graduate Teaching Assistantship : Percussion Department, Herberger College of Fine Arts, Arizona State University

David Sabine's Skills & Expertise

  1. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  2. Teaching
  3. Scrum
  4. Strategy
  5. Training
  6. Project Management
  7. Agile Project Management
  8. Agile Methodologies
  9. Leadership
  10. Program Management
  11. Public Speaking
  12. Music
  13. Web Applications
  14. Curriculum Development
  15. Research
  16. User Experience
  17. Drupal
  18. Team Leadership
  19. Organization & prioritization skills
  20. Social Media
  21. Instructional Design
  22. Workshop Facilitation
  23. Entrepreneurship
  24. Stakeholder Engagement
  25. HTML
  26. Gamification
  27. OpenAgile
  28. E-Learning
  29. Staff Development
  30. MS Project
  31. Organizational Development
  32. Blogging
  33. Information Technology
  34. Sound
  35. Change Management
  36. Higher Education
  37. Creative Direction
  38. Databases
  39. Leadership Development
  40. Pedagogy
  41. Team Coaching
  42. T-SQL
  43. Audio
  44. User Experience Design
  45. Digital Strategy
  46. HTML5
  47. Web Design
  48. Web Development
  49. CSS

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