Max Binder

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Max Binder
Max Binder
Scrum Master, Wikimedia Foundation
Plans are useless, but planning is essential.

About me

I'm a process enthusiast.

I've lived in London, Denmark, Istanbul, New York, Massachusetts, and now I live in the East Bay in Oakland. Prior to that, I traveled for nearly all of my childhood. Having had the great privilege of learning from not one but many mentors, any one of which would have been enough to sate even the most voracious Jedi-in-training, I was exposed to Kaizen while working at DoSomething.org in New York. I haven't stopped trying to improve since.

There is no cause I believe in more than transparency of information, and it's great to be a part of the Wikimedia Movement.

My work

I work with a broad spectrum of teams and departments, helping them to be more efficient, healthier, and communicate better along the way. I believe whole-heartedly in WMF’s mission to create a more transparent, open-source information network, so I try to help create a space that asks good questions and challenges assumptions. My favorite thing in the world is a tight feedback loop. :)

Agile inherently drives for collectively building something bigger than ourselves. For that reason, it is a particularly fitting framework for supporting the WMF, an organization committed to some of the world's most significant open collaborations. Team health is critical to team success, and the Foundation's success, and I support that health through best practices in transparency, clarity, and trust.

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: mbinder@wikimedia.org
  • IRC: maxbinder
  • Wikis and most user accounts: MBinder (WMF)