Troy is the founder and consultant for Focused Objective LLC (focusedobjective.com) the leading quantitative analysis and forecasting vendor for the software industry for the last five years. Troy regularly speaks at industry conferences and promotes the better use of historical data, metrics and quantitative techniques to anyone who listens.
Portia is a Personal and Executive coach, Agile coach and play researcher creating transformative change in a range of organisations including the Prime Minister’s Office, the NHS, British Airways and global financial institutions. Portia combines coaching and business strategies with play to bring about positive and enduring change. She is also the founder of The School of Play, dedicated to promoting happier adulthood through lifelong play.
My goal is to make work not suck, as an agile coach I transforms organizations through setting up an environment of continuous improvement and learning. I use authenticity and the kind truth to align organizations to be more responsive and adaptive to change. I nudge people and organizations to be the change they want to see in the world.
Marshall Guillory is the director of professional services for the Agile Rising enterprise business agility practice. Marshall originally joined Agile Rising in 2019 as a
Senior enterprise Agile Coach with emphasis on adoption and continued improvement across the organization. Build, organize, and evangelized strategy by leading the Agile Center of Excellence.
Student of leadership and organizational design, former nuclear submarine commander, Author of Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around!, Leadership is Language, and The Turn the Ship Around! Workbook, and one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers.
Geoff Watts is the founder of Inspect & Adapt Ltd and one of the most experienced and respected Scrum coaches in the world.
Solid servant leader in the technology industry with over 15 + years of project management experience. High impact servant leader in motivating teams approach to agility and openness when facing change and uncertainty.
He’s an impassioned captain with more respect for individuals than for authority. He has a no-holds-barred approach to life and its many obstacles.
Christopher A. Lewis is an agile and executive transformation coach that catches the wave and is never late. From a digital perspective, Chris loves design and product management and his expertise ranges from content management to mobile application creation and everything in between.
President/Founder: MJS & Associates, LLC. IT Senior Program Manager, PM and Agile Realist, Archer Daniels Midland Company
IT professional with 23 years of experience
Recovering software developer turned organizational design consultant, Jonathan Yankovich holds a coach-level certification in Holacracy, the most popular, complete agile business management system in the world.
Daniel Davis is currently the founder and lead consultant at Elev8, a firm focused on raising the bar for technology and the business value it brings to organizations. He's spent the last year as an Enterprise Coach supporting Ford and the year and a half before that serving as the Director of Technology & Delivery for Autobooks.
Fernando Colleone is Brazilian, living and working in the Czech Republic and he has spent the last 15+ years working with Information Technology and Services.
Tom Cagley is a consultant, speaker, author, and coach who leads organizations and teams to unlock their inherent greatness. He has developed estimation models and has supported organizations developing classic and Agile estimates.
Barry is the co-founder of The Liberators, a company that liberates organisations from outdated modes of working and learning. Bringing in fresh energy and creativity, Barry creates space for everyone to be involved in shaping the future and making a positive impact.
Christiaan - co-founder of The Liberators - enjoys igniting positive change in teams and organisations. It is his strong belief that people should be empowered to drive change
themselves, rather than being told by management or consultants how to change.
Allen Holub is an internationally recognized software architect and Agile coach. Allen speaks all over the planet about these topics and agile-friendly implementation technology like microservices and incremental/evolutionary architecture. He provides in-house training and consulting as well.
Padmini is the Co-founder of Lean In Agile for women in Lean and Agile spaces to amplify the voices of women and celebrate the journeys of thought leaders. She is an Enterprise Agile Coach and a meetup/Spiral organizer in the Washington DC metro area.
Rita Breen is the founder of Breen Consulting LLC, an agile consulting and training company. Rita is an experienced and passionate agile coach with over ten years of experience. Rita is certified as a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), Certified Scrum Master (SCM), and Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP).
I am an Agile practitioner who encourages modern Business analysis and project management. I advocate team encouragement and culture to gain confidence as an Agile team. I have made my path through business analysis, requirement engineering towards Agile which helped me add value to my skills. Now I spend my time working and enhancing my skills in Product Management while I explore DevOps. I am always open to debate over Agile models and why every organization must adopt it.
With 45 years of experience, Al isan industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas. Al is a former SAFe Program Consultant Trainer. Al has developed training and coaching methods for Lean-Agile that have helped Net Objectives' clients achieve long-term, sustainable productivity gains. He is a popular speaker at prestigious conferences worldwide.
I work with all levels of the organization to optimize your business to respond to change. I am passionate about moving organizations and people closer to agility.My first experience with "agile", Scrum specifically, was in 2005. I was part of a global transformation team responsible for software customizations driven by a global consolidation of accounting software. We ran into typical implementation challenges and organizational impediments.Around 2012, my passion for lean, agile, and continuous improvement grew. I left my traditional business analyst and project manager roles behind and evolved into an internal change agent kickstarting an agile transformation. Now in an advising role as an external change agent across many organizations, I promote organizational agility.
Senior Program Manager, Societe Genrale Global Solution Centre.An ICF Accredited Career & Leadership Transformation Coach, Service Veteran and an UN Peace Keeper with over 30 Years of experience across Industry sectors.Nivarti believes agility is a state of mind, transformation never a destination but a continuous & an ongoing journey.A continuous unlearner, Nivarti believes unlearning is a significant ingredient to sustain transformation whether it is personal or organizational.Promotes a culture of “being dispensable” through identifying right talent & building capability to create sustainability in organizations.
Bob Galen is an Agile Practitioner, Trainer & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other agile methodologies and practices. He is a Principal Agile Coach at Vaco Agile, a leading business agility transformation company. He is also President and Head Coach at RGCG a boutique agile coaching firm.
He leads agile practice for Sprintwell in addition to being head of Product and Operations. Ryan created the first version of LinkedIn Learning, led HR Ops projects for LinkedIn, and led product teams as Director of Product at Degreed. Ryan has a B.S. in Bioinformatics and an MBA from Brigham Young University.
Paul is one of the Founders & CFO at The Uncommon League and is also an instructor for Project Management, Agile, and Strategic Enterprise Analysis. Paul was President of Minneapolis-St Paul Chapter which was awarded Chapter of the Year and Most Innovative Chapter by IIBA. Paul has presented at events all over North America including BA World, Project Summit, Building Business Capabilities, The Uncommon Conference, IIBA Chapter Meetings and other events.
Andrew Stellman is a developer, architect, speaker, agile coach, project manager, and expert in building better software. A six-time O'Reilly author (with two 4th editions), Andrew is focused on helping people enhance their teams, improve their projects, and learn to code. Over the past quarter-century, he's architected and built large-scale software systems, managed international software teams, and consulted for companies, schools, and non-profit organizations.
Melissa Boggs is the Chief ScrumMaster for the Scrum Alliance. Together with the Chief
Product Owner and the exceptional staff, Melissa seeks to fulfill the Scrum Alliance's vision of
transforming the world of work.
Since 2001, Melissa has embraced experiences in leadership, business, and product
Richard is co-owner of the consulting firm Agile For All. He trains and coaches people to collaborate more effectively with other people to solve complex, meaningful problems. He draws on a diverse background in software development, engineering, anthropology, and political science.
Richard was an early adopter of BDD and led the development of the first .NET version of Cucumber, Cuke4Nuke. He is the co-author, with Paul Rayner, of the book Behavior Driven Development with Cucumber.
Rebecca Scott is a Business Technologist, a Strategy Consultant and the founder of Vivid Spring Solutions. She has a 20-year career that spans Healthcare, Finance, Technology and Business Analysis, and has spoken at numerous local and international conferences on topics including Innovation, Team Dynamics and Employee Success, including within an Agile environment. Rebecca has a strong history of driving projects and innovation initiatives and has a keen eye toward continual improvement and self-development.
Praveen is an Agile Professional with expertise in setting up Agile environment by providing coaching and training to Business and software development teams in the area of lean agile software principles, implementing SAFe, facilitating scrum ceremonies and mentoring product owners, scrum masters, individuals and teams. He comes with immense software engineering, product development, quality and process implementation background. He is passionate about Cultural & People transformation and solving challenges in the journey of Agile Transformation at team and enterprise level.
Isaac is a student of solutions and thrives on finding innovative routes to the destinations of success. He believes people development is at the center of great organizations and works to improve the lives of those he is blessed to serve.
As an Agile Coach, he assists organizations to navigate change without losing sight of their values, principles, or people. As a technology consultant, Isaac unravels the mystery of technical solutions and supports organizations to effectively use the best processes and tools for each job.
Isaac is currently a Scrum Master at AIG, serves as Executive Pastor at Cornerstone Church Amarillo, and occasionally works as a part-time consultant to other non-profits and startups.
Thompson Morrison is the Founder and Chief Evangelist for Innovate Oregon, originally a strategic initiative of the TAO Foundation. For 15 years he ran a software company whose development teams embraced agile practices. He was on the Board of the TAO and chaired their strategy committee that led the transformation of the organization from its earlier manifestation as the SAO. He led the team from the TAO and PDC that developed a community-based economic development strategy for the software industry. He was a founding board member of the STEM Investment Council and co-authored Oregon's STEM Investment Plan. He is also the co-founder of both TaborSpace and the Rosewood Initiative in Portland Oregon.
Blake McMillian is a Principal Consultant at Improving with a focus on Agile/Scrum coaching and
training. He currently holds Professional Scrum Master III and Professional Scrum Product Owner II
certifications through Scrum.org and is working toward becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST).
With nearly 25 years of experience in the tech industry, Blake has supported companies such as GM
Financial, Toyota, Capital One, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Hyatt, and ExxonMobil on a variety
Anantha Natarajan (anand) is a Principal Consultant at PM Power Consulting, a premium consulting organization. He is an Agile Coach with 30+ years in the technology space. Worked in multiple domains - banking & financial services, manufacturing & distribution, telecom and education - primarily in delivery roles. Has experience in heading delivery units and quality functions in Australia and India. Over the past 7 years as consultant, helped multiple IT & non-IT organizations and people improve the way they work to reach new levels of performance through training, coaching and consulting. Current area of interest is about the role of mindfulness practices in improving agility.
Jorge is an agilist who feels passion for Testing Automation, Agile, DevOps and business agility. He enjoys research and learning about business agility and working with cutting-edge technologies. He has been learning continuously for more than 12 years and is still learning new ways to foster business agility and team greatness. He has worked in several roles (developer, tester, manager, agile coach) which helps him to see the big picture and operational and team members dynamics happening inside organizations. This experience lets him help teams design, build and implement digital, DevOps and agile transformation strategies. He encourages focus on: People, Productivity, Continuous improvement, Innovation and having fun to enjoy success in our agile journeys.
Jesse Fewell is an author, coach, and trainer who helps senior leaders from Boston to Bangalore transform their organizations world-wide.
As a project management pioneer, he founded and grew the original PMI Agile Community of Practice to 18,000 members and 40 volunteers leaders, co-created the PMI-ACP® agile certification, and co-authored the Agile Practice Guide®, translated into eleven languages.
A global entrepreneur, he has distilled his remote leadership experiences in the handbook “Can You Hear Me Now: Working with Global, Distributed, Virtual Teams”.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he is a dual-certified coach (Certified Enterprise Coach® and Leadership Circle Profile®) and an accredited instructor with four distinct agile certification bodies (Scrum Alliance, SAFe, ICAgile, Conteneo).
My experience as a senior executive spans three decades in the retail industry, international development, and philanthropy. In my mid 30s, I returned to university part-time and, over 14-years, earned three degrees culminating in a doctorate in education at McGill University. My original research on social learning and communities of practice in rural Kenya combined with extensive training of staff across three sectors informs what's become the Prelude Suite™. My writings on vocational training, imaginal education, and grassroots innovation and marketing have been published by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Education Canada, and UNESCO.
Lynne Cazaly helps individuals, teams and organisations transition to new ways of working.
She is an international keynote speaker, author and a master facilitator and the author of 6 books.
She works with executives, senior leaders and teams on their change and transformation projects. This includes working with agile practices, business agility improvements and digital transformations.