A Certified ScrumMaster® is well equipped to use Scrum, an agile methodology to any project to ensure its success. Scrum's iterative approach and ability to respond to change, makes the Scrum practice best suited for projects with rapidly altering and high emergent requirements, enabling teams to deliver usable software consistently and periodically through a defined project lifecycle.
The role of the ScrumMaster can be seen as crucial and involves overcoming challenges to progress, facilitating the process, and working with the product owner to make sure the product backlog is in good shape and ready for the next sprint. The ScrumMaster ensures that his team lives by the values and practices of Scrum, and doing so ensures their high performance.
This two-day Certified ScrumMaster training is delivered by Scrum Alliance Certified Trainers (CSTs) who will provide you with a deeper understanding of the three overarching areas of change under Scrum: Iterative Development, Self-Management, and Visibility required for greater project success as a ScrumMaster.
This training is being conducted in partnership with KnowledgeHut, a Registered Education Provider of Scrum Alliance
Understanding of Scrum framework, including team roles, activities, and artifacts to get a project off ontheright foot
Practical, project-proven practices
Understanding of how to scale Scrum from small-sized to large, multi-continent projects
Tips and tricks to use Scrum in a wide variety of environments
Access to local user groups, online social networks, and additional resources that are only available to Scrum Alliance members
Profile page on the Scrum Alliance website and access to a specially designed logo to highlight your credentials, on passing the online CSM Exam
This training is being conducted in partnership with KnowledgeHut, a Registered Education Provider of Scrum Alliance.
Training by experienced Scrum Alliance Certified Instructors (CSTs)
14 PDUs - 16 PDUs , and correspondingly 14 SEUs - 16 SEUs (Varies according to the CST)
Course Fee includes the CSM Certification (exam) Fee
Scrum Alliance approved course material authored by CSTs
Practical experience working with Scrum tools and activities
2-year membership with Scrum Alliance on passing the online CSM test
Your successful completion of this 2-day CSM course makes you eligible for Scrum Alliance's Online CSM Test.
After completing your CSM course, you will receive an email from Scrum Alliance that includes a link to create your login credentials. You will use those credentials to gain access to the Online CSM Test. Once the test is complete, you will be asked to accept a license agreement. You will then receive the official designation of Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) from Scrum Alliance,along with a two-year membership with Scrum Alliance.
Aakash Srinivasan is an Agile trainer, coach, TBR-certified trainer and speaker who travels to consult Fortune 100 companies on business efficiency, process improvements, organizational change and large-scale Agile transformations.
He holds several qualifications including Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Developer, Certified Scrum Trainer and other certifications.
He is a mentor and trainer par excellence and his training workshops are very popular.
Helping companies realise business goals through software for over 20 years. Full life-cycle experience: team-building, requirements analysis, planning, software and process engineering, architecture and integration with legacy enterprise systems.
Abid incorporates lean and problem-centric approaches, addressing immediate business needs and overall technology vision. He is dedicated to continuous improvement has a keen interest in eliminating waste throughout the software development lifecycle.
Abid's breadth of experience enables him to relate to a wide range of business and IT professionals.
Nanda Lankalapalli has been involved in software development since 1992. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, Nanda has expert-level knowledge in Agile and Scrum and as a Software Architect, he has expert level technical skills in Agile Engineering Practices. With this combination. Nanda helps technology people, as well as, process people understand Agile well.
Nanda's Agile journey started in 2002 when he was part of a team with Mike Cohn in Denver, Colorado, USA. He practiced Scrum and other Agile methods thoroughly over several years, and his teams are highly successful in delivering products using Agile techniques. He is proficient in Agile Engineering Practices (from XP) and Lean Software Development practices. Nanda helps individuals, teams and organizations in their Agile journey by providing training, coaching and transformation services.
Adrian Perreau de Pinninck holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and is knowledgeable in all parts of the software development process specifically applying Agile to R&D projects.
Adrian first studied Computer Engineering where his main interests became distributed systems and the project management methodologies. While he was studying for his Masters, he started working at a small internet consulting company and as a lab assistant for distributed programming and compiler theory. There he learned requirement analysis techniques and started to apply some of the project management techniques he had learned.
Later he worked at a software development company where he became proficient in object oriented development. His interest in methodologies took him to learn about XP and Scrum through books and articles. He introduced unit testing and TDD in the projects he worked on.
Alan O'Callaghan is an experienced Scrum Product Owner and ScrumMaster, Agile transformation consultant, Scrum coach and software architect who works with large corporations and start-ups alike, helping them to gain Agile fluency. Like many in the Agile community Alan's roots are in object-oriented programming, software and systems architecture and the Patterns Movement. It was through an active interest in Jim Coplien's organizational patterns that he first came across Scrum (as a pattern language)at the OOPSLA convention in 1998 after which Scrum gradually took over more and more of his professional life. Described as having a "laid back charm" he nevertheless generates enthusiasm and energy in the Teams he works with. Alan is an active member of the Scrum patterns community.
Alexandre helps creative workers, teams and organisations to learn better by facilitating unique learning and training experiences on agile, self-organising teams and learning 3.0. He really believes that emergent learning and learning facilitation are the keys to creative workers' success and expertise in this complex and fast-paced new world of work.
Alexandre is the author of 'How Creative Workers Learn', the first book in the Learning 3.0 series, and founder of the Learning 3.0 brand at Happy Melly. Throughout his career, he has moved from programming computers to software development; then moving back into to database development; product, project and team leadership; agile coaching...and finally: business management. In all those fields Alexandre was in someway involved with learning initiatives and mentoring, realising that was where he is able to make a huge social impact, and so identifying this as his calling in life.
Anderson has extensive work experience of more than 15 years of which 10 years were spent in the Java ecosystem and more than four years working with Scrum projects. He has over 6 years’ experience in the capacity of a trainer, mentor and counsellor having been a professor of technology for graduate and undergraduate courses. Today, he is an Agile Coach at AdaptWorksand conducts training in order to help professionals transition into the world of agility.
His specializations include experience in architecture and product development and information systems on the Java platform using Agile or waterfall, portal tools, big data, linked data, data mining and decision support systems. Having worked in Development Teams in the capacity of a Product Owner, and ScrumMaster he also has organizational experience which he brings forth in his training. Along with these, he is also an expert of Scrum, Java, Architecture, Development and other Agile methodologies. He has vast experience in recruitment and selection, foreign trade, health, health and benefits plans.
Bill Li, is a CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) by qualification and a prolific consultant, mentor and coach active in China and Asia, Managing Principal of UPerform Consulting Group. With over 20 years of cross-functional experiences in IT sector, Bill is among the pioneers who promoted Scrum and Agile since 2007, and is an active contributor and speaker at agile community, including major Scrum and Agile conferences - See more at: https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/gli3.
Bill enjoys developing people and organizations through high quality Scrum and Agile training and consulting services. His passion lies in helping clients’ product development organizations and teams to become more effective, having less waste and fewer impediments in their processes, less pressure, more expertise, higher enjoyment, and producing better product and services, in an open, transparent, creative, and self-organized environment.
Bill translated Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber into simplified Chinese and published it in 2007. He also co-translated Ken's next book on Scrum & Enterprise and Mike Cohn’s User Stories Applied, together with other 2 titles in Project Management area. Bill is MBA from Schulich School of Business, York University, and Bachelor of Engineering from South China University of Technology. He lives in Shanghai, China and Vancouver, BC, Canada. - See more at: https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/gli3.
As a seasoned expert in the IT industry and the first CST in Israel, Danko is a well-recognized international speaker with unique ways of presenting Scrum to newcomers. His first steps began in 1997 when he completed 5 years of service in the Israeli army in a special elite program, where he was Group Manager in a computer unit. Afterwards, Danko joined a startup by the name of EagleEye, a subsidiary company of New Dimension where he was in charge of several development groups.
In 2000, BMC purchased New Dimension and Eagle Eye became a business unit of BMC. In 2005, Danko was exposed to Scrum and from that date, there was no looking back. Danko gained more and more knowledge and experience in Agile and specifically in Scrum and found himself training and mentoring other organizations using his speciality to implement Scrum.
Ethan has led the Agile transformation in large fortune 500 global enterprises like State Street, Electronic Arts, Cisco Systems, State Street etc, with a focus on coaching the software engineering team in adopting Agile/Scrum methods and changing the way they think and work.
He has over 16 years of working experience in IT project management, solid project management background in different industries like consulting, outsourcing, telecommunication, gaming, finance, healthcare, banking etc. He is focused on organizational transition from traditional waterfall to Agile/Scrum, re-align IT Project Portfolio Management under the Agile/Scrum context, developing organisational technical Center of Expertise in Continuous Delivery; and forming Agile/Scrum teams.
Ethan is knowledgeable in both traditional project management methodology (PMBOK) and Agile (Scrum); His qualifications include CST, CSP, CSD, CSM, CSPO and PMP credentials. He has rich experience in adopting various software process management technologies, e.g., Scrum, RUP, and MSF, including 8+ years hands-on experience in managing IT project full lifecycle from pre-sales/product visioning to project closure.
He is an Agile and Scrum enthusiast.
Specializations: Certified ScrumMaster training, Certified Scrum Product Owner training
Evelyn Tian has been working as a Lean and Agile Coach, passionately helping organizations with Lean and Agile transformation. She has over 20 years of product development experience, and her primary interests include product development improvement, scaling, change management, leadership and software craftsmanship.
She has worked with media, modem, IT services, core and radio products in telecom, digital transformation, and has unique insights and rich experience in large scale Agile transformation.
Evelyn switches from Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified Agile Leadership Educator (CALE) to Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) as needed when coaching organizations. She is also a professional coach (Certified Master Coach, Executive Coach and Performance Coach) who draws pleasure from helping individuals and companies continuously improve, and generates positive energy.
HeitorRorizFilho is an 'agilero'. He currently works as an Agile Coach and Trainer worldwide, based in Sao Paulo. He is a writer, speaker and trainer in the area of Technology Management. He has been dealing with Agile since 2004 and in addition to speaking for Agile/Scrum, Six Sigma and PMI conferences, he is the founder activist of the ScrumAmazonia user group.
He is also the co-founder and Agile Coach of Massimus (http://www.massimus.com) a company focused on APM (Agile Project Management) training and coaching. He holds a M.Sc. in Information Technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Has worked and gathered experience in companies like Itautec-Philco SA, DaimlerChrysler AG, FraunhoferInstitut, FPF (Fundação Paulo Feitoza), among others. He worked for 3 years as a ScrumMaster and Product Owner for FPF and Siemens-Mobile where he also coached, trained and mentored teams to implement and improve Scrum in projects.
For more than 2 years he worked as an Information Manager for the local government at Municipal Institute of Urban Planning where he applied Scrum outside of software, in architectural and building projects. He participated as a research assistant in projects belonging to LBA (Large-scale Biosphere-atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia) at INPA (http://www.inpa.br) in cooperation with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Agency).
Heitor is passionate for Agile and Scrum. He truly believes Agile can change the way we work achieving excellent levels of precision and performance. He is very interested in Agile Leadership and Agile Project Management as levers of improving our ways of work.
Iain McKenna is an experienced trainer, coach and practitioner who has successfully used Scrum together with other agile and lean frameworks over a number of years both in project recovery and greenfield projects.
Iain has also been extremely successful in helping many organisations adopt or improve their use of Scrum through training, coaching and mentoring, including United Health, BBC, Cisco and BSkyB. Having worked with IT for over 30 years, Iain has a wealth of experience ranging from operations, analysis, testing, software engineering, project and programme management through to IT Leadership.
Iain has also been a customer and user of many software products over the years. This breadth of experience helps Iain to work with teams to build high quality products that meet the needs of all stakeholders, often exceeding expectations through innovation and focus on value and eliminating waste. - See more at: https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/imckenna#sthash.N0XFpvpm.dpuf
Both Certified Team Coach& Certified Scrum Trainerof Scrum Alliance
After graduating from Nanjing University, Jacky Shen worked for more than 10 years in multinational corporations in the fields of telecom, finance, and the Internet. During this period he held many roles, including senior engineer, line manager, project manager, quality manager, and Agile coach.
Jacky started to practice Agile in 2007. He transitioned from senior developer to manager in the Agile transformations of large organizations of 500 people or more. He adopted Agile engineering practices hands-on to improve delivery, team-building, and the quality of the enterprise culture. He also provided guidance to product owners and ScrumMasters and participated in the implementation of the LeSS framework. He’s running his own enterprise as executive.
Jacky has provided training and coaching for many well-known international and domestic enterprises. Besides teaching Agile programming and project management skills, he has introduced soft skills, such as professional coaching and visual facilitating, to improve the overall performance and agility of the whole organization.
Jacky is theauthor of book “36 strategies of DevOps”, and Chinese translator of the books: “Reinventing Organization” (by Frederic Laloux),”SOA with REST” (by Thomas Erl et al) and ”Effective Unit Testing” (by Lasse Koskela).
James Smith first experienced the power of Scrum during a most dramatic of corporate turnarounds. Holding a very painful client-facing position and tiring of having nothing but bad news to communicate to his clients over and over again, a new job search had begun. Then Scrum took seed.
In an incredibly short time, Monday mornings were once again something to look forward to and not to dread. Clients soon began requesting that they slow down their pace; they were overwhelming their IT departments with new features. Life for everyone in the corporation, and for those to whom they came home at night, got much better.
Moving into the ScrumMaster role and being part of the many successful releases delivered to our clients has been an extremely gratifying part of the past years.
He feels that Scrum when properly implemented makes life better for all involved. And at the end of the day, that is a very good thing of which to be a part.
As a trainer, mentor and advisor, he has been honored with the opportunity to bring the spirit and techniques of Scrum with multiple training engagements for organizations like Sony, Boeing, HP and the US Department of Defense.
James holds several qualifications and certifications; he is Six Sigma Certified, a Certified ScrumMaster, Product Owner and Trainer and holds an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
Jeroen Molenaar is an eager and results-driven Scrum Trainer and Agile organization coach with a background in IT that evolved into Scrum Marketing. He has built broad experience as a ScrumMaster/Agile coach and has witnessed the ups and downs that every project faces in management, as well as in hands-on roles. This extensive knowledge and experience in the Scrum framework and Agile mindset has taught Jeroen to be a pragmatic, hands-on, yet creative problem solver. He enjoys teaching interactive and engaging classes; students don't sit still in his training.
In the Agile coaching role, he tries to motivate the organization (management as well as teams), enabling everyone to excel in their own specific discipline or specialty. This enables him to quickly determine, select, solve, and master issues on new projects. Jeroen is a pragmatically focused Agile (management) coach, achieving results in accordance with client needs.
Jim Wang, CST, is a management consultant working with organizations to improve their software development processes.
Jim has 20 years of experience in the software industry within China as well as abroad. Jim began his career as a Chief Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) engineer at Vicor in the US.
After living in Boston for 11 years, where he was actively practicing Scrum, Jim returned to China and successfully built up the Endeca Offshore Development Center in Shanghai (acquired by Oracle) and the Avid China Development Center in Suzhou.
Both centers were using Scrum. He has mentored over 150 teams through the successful delivery of high-end software products. He has also served as Director of Oracle’s Shanghai BI R&D center, held senior posts at several global software development firms he has a vast understanding of coaching and training executives from different backgrounds and cultures.
With more than 20 years of experience in product development, Jimi Fosdick, holding CST, PMP, ACP certifications has worked in a wide range of organizations, including publishing, software, advertising, financial services and the public sector.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer and Project Management Professional (PMP), he conducts wildly popular, interactive, “full-immersion” public and private Agile and Scrum training workshops around the world each year, helping organizations surface dysfunction and improve processes through Scrum and Agile practices.
Since becoming a Certified Scrum Trainer in 2008, Jimi has mentored and trained more than 2000 Scrum Masters and Product Owners to achieve the qualification and his public and private workshop participants have a 100% pass rate on both the Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master exam and PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner exam. Jimi also uses his expertise and time to lead large-scale Agile transformations at the world’s leading companies.
Kok Ewe ('KE') Siew is an Agile Coach & Certified Scrum Trainer.
KE has been involved in many product development projects in the semiconductor industry since 1994. He had a successful career as a product development engineering manager, but in 2009, he decided that he had had enough of the problems repeatedly encountered by product teams as a result of the waterfall approach to product development. KE decided to join in on a mission by a small group of Agile champions to transform the mindset and culture of the semiconductor giant to Agile, one small team at a time. He became a full-time ScrumMaster/Agile Coach, and started coaching and training Scrum teams.
KE is today a recognized pioneer of the Agile community in his home site, Intel Malaysia. Agile adoption is gaining momentum in the corporation, and KE spends most of his time nowadays mentoring product teams and their managers to help them with their Agile transition. KE has conducted many Scrum workshops teaching Agile principles/values and Scrum practices to new teams. He emphasizes on the importance of the 'Agile mindset' as this greatly facilitates the adoption process. Many of the teams he has trained have successfully embraced Agile thinking to achieve great business results.
KE’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (1st Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne, Australia; a Master of Business Administration from the Heriot-Watt University, Scotland; and a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems and Technology from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, under the Singapore-MIT Alliance programme.
Lonnie Weaver-Johnson obtained a qualifying degree in Communications and then went on to a 20 year career implementing IT projects or leading people through change. Lonnie enjoys transforming people and organizations through coaching, conflict resolution, performance management, or simply training and imparting knowledge.
Lonnie began working with Scrum in 2006 and her Scrum training has taken her across the country and to India and Canada where she has shared her knowledge and experience with Scrum. Helping Scrum teams learn and grow together until they reach a high performing stage is Lonnie's passion. Her candid and patient coaching style helps people understand how to make the necessary behavioral changes to make Scrum work for their teams.
She also enjoys partnering with leaders to help them understand how the changes will impact them and their organization. Lonnie has seen Scrum work very well and she has seen it fail. She shares these experiences in her classroom so that students can benefit from her own personal experience. Lonnie has been an IT leader, a business analyst, a corporate trainer and instructor, a Toastmaster officer, a public speaker in her community, and a volunteer at local high schools training kids on team development. In each of these cases Lonnie brings high energy to her classes, motivates the learners, and uses humor and stories to keep people engaged.
A Certified Scrum Trainer , Certfied Enterprise Coach and an Enterprise Transformation coach by profession, a nomad by choice, and a networker through passion, I look forward to life as a vault full of opportunities and I strongly believe every person has the right key to unlock this potential.
Marco helps companies to achieve better results by using Scrum and a wider set of Agile practices. He coaches teams, management, Product Owners and Scrum Masters in their adoption and further development of Agile practices. He has coached and mentored several big companies like Randstad, Ahold and Wehkamp and many smaller companies to enhance their agile expertise.
Marco is passionate about the use of Scrum to help teams and organisations to achieve higher customer satisfaction, higher productivity, better predictability, more flexibility, better quality and more fun and excitement!
Marco is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Certified Scrum Coach (CSC). In 1997 he graduated cum laude in Computer Science at the VU University in Amsterdam. His experience with Agile dates back to 2001, when he worked at OTI on Eclipse related projects.
Mike Stuedemann, PMP, CST, PMI-ACP has presented on Agile at numerous industry events including PMI-Minnesota's Professional Development Days, the Minneapolis-St.Paul Chapter of IIBA, and Agile Development West.
Mike worked in a number of roles within the IT and Product Development industry including Savigent Software as an Engagement Manager, Medtronic in a number of IT Leadership roles, Data Recognition Corporation as a Business Analyst and for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Staff Consultant. Mike was also one of the co-founders of Collaborative Leadership Team, an Agile Training firm.
His qualifications include undergraduate degrees in International Management and Japanese from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Pavel is an Agile coach and trainer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was born in Belarus but in 2009, dislike of harsh winters and an adventurous spirit brought him to Cape Town. He helps organizations implement Agile sustainably through mentoring, training, and coaching.
Over the past several years, Pavel has worked with major financial organizations, retail giants, and telecommunication companies to improve their organizational processes. He also helped organize multiple Regional Scrum Gatherings in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Pavel is a seasoned presenter who has spoken at events in Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Bangalore, Atlanta, New York, Singapore, New Jersey and Orlando, as well as in South Africa.
Currently, he explores topics on coaching psychology and financial models behind Agile projects.
Peter Borsella is the founder of Winnow Management Corporation, based in Pompano Beach, Florida. Peter is an IT professional with over 25 years of experience in application development and IT leadership. He also holds qualifications as a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI) and a Certified ScrumMaster Trainer (certified by the Scrum Alliance). His ability to contribute across a wide range of environments has taken him to organizations such as First Data Corporation and eFunds Corporation and outside the United States to Taiwan, Israel, and Hungary.
Peter is an expert in administering all aspects of project management, as well as providing authentic leadership to create effective teams. An active and contributing member to both the PMI and the Scrum Alliance, Peter’s speaking engagements focus on bridging the gap between traditional Project Management and Agile Project Management. As a trainer, counsellor and mentor, his goal is to help others understand how to get the best return from any project by achieving higher levels of software quality, increased customer satisfaction, and cohesive teams that enjoy increased productivity.
Punita Dave is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and founder President of ApexOrion LLC specializing in Agile and Scrum transformation, coaching and training. She holds a Masters degree in Computer Science, and has worked with the software industry for 25+ years serving in roles of Software Engineer to Director of Engineering. During her journey, team silos, cultural & geographical barriers, fuzzy customer focus, disconnect between Engineering and Business, inefficient and over-bearing processes, were some of the things that bothered her. After being introduced to Scrum in 2003, Punita has become a passionate Scrum practitioner and Agile evangelist.
Punita has worked with Fortune 5, and multiple Fortune 100 companies like McKesson, Google, Visa, Cisco, CA Technologies, Informatica, Oracle, IBM, and 3M, and helped these organizations transform to more collaborative, safe and creative work culture using Agile and Scrum. She has worked with transformations ranging from 20 people Startups to 6000+ large scale Scrum adoptions. These have led her to coach, mentor and train extensively in the US, Canada, Europe and India, and have exposed her to many challenges along the way, making her life and experience much richer.
Ram has the unique distinction of being a Certified Scrum Trainer, an Innovation Games® Qualified Instructor and a Professional Coach who specializes in mentoring teams and organizations. He started as a developer and later moved to hold various roles including software architect, Project Manager, and Program Manager. Ram brings his in-depth experience in product development, technical craftsmanship, project management, coaching, facilitation, and conflict-management to help participants understand how to apply Scrum.
In the recent past, he has been focusing on helping teams and organizations adopt Lean-Agile practices. Ram also holds multiple Agile/Project Management related certifications (PMP, PMI-ACP, SAFe Program Consultant, PSM, PSPO, IC Agile Professional). As an expert in Agile, Ram regularly speaks at local meet-ups, user groups and conferences.
Steve Spearman is a founder and Principal at Swift Ascent, LLC. Steve is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agilementor and coach working at the enterprise and team levels. He has over 30 years of experience in corporate software development as a software developer, architect, project manager, scrum master and in multiple management positions. His enterprise experience spanned leading corporate organizations including Bell Laboratories, Lucent, Avaya, and Cisco Systems.
For the last 4 years, Steve has been providing Agile-focused training and coaching to companies ranging from late-stage start ups to large corporations. He has been a presenter at several conferences, including the 2012 Agile East conference, Mile Hi Agile 2014, Scrum Gathering 2014, and Agile 2014.
His qualifications include a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Computer Science. His other certifications include: SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), PMI-ACP, PMP, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Scrum Master.
Stuart Mitchell is a Certified Scrum Trainer Trainer® (CST) who has worked in Project Management for two decades. He has a deep and personal understanding of the challenges of adapting to the Scrum Framework. He was an early adopter of Agile in 2008, switching from a career using Waterfall methodology.
He is an award winning Agile project manager, a Certified Agile Training Coach and a Certified Agile Leader.
Stories about Stuart’s personal experiences from the front lines of work are core to his teaching. He has been providing a range of training for over 10 years. He has worked for some of the biggest organisations in the world and has taught Agile and Scrum across five continents.
Stuart considers himself a developer of healthy ecosystems, where intelligent people can be highly productive and collaborate to solve the many intractable problems encountered in today’s increasingly complex and rapidly disrupted world.
Stuart has worked with and within start-ups, global 100 companies and a variety of organizations in between. He has also been an independent consultant and developer, running three small companies in the UK before moving to Singapore in 2011.
He is a polymath and reads extensively on a variety of topics including andragogy, anthropology, architecture, classical literature, complexity, ecology, history, neuroscience, philosophy, politics, psychology, the sciences and sociology.
An avid traveller, he has travelled throughout south-east Asia and Australasia for two years and his breadth of interests and experiences enable him to cross-pollinate ideas and practices, which in turn perpetuates his desire to continually learn. He actively enjoys progressive resistance training, trekking, camping, cinema, classical music, cooking, fine dining, opera and the theatre.
He brings his global experience into his training and mentors his students to perform to the best of his abilities gaining expertise on relevant topics and on-the-job skills.
Timothy Korson is a Scrum trainer and coach. He has had many years of substantial experience working on a large variety of systems developed using modern agile techniques. This experience includes distributed, real time, embedded systems as well as business information systems in an n-tier, client-server environment. Dr.Korson’s current focus is on helping organizations implement high value products using Scrum through mentoring and training employees and helping them gain expertise on Scrum.
As a leader in the field of agile software development, Tim has authored articles, given numerous tutorials on agile techniques, and worked with numerous organizations transitioning to Scrum.
Tricia Broderick has more than 17 years of experience in software development. She is a certified Trainer From The Back Of The Room, ACP, PMP®, and Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST). Prior to joining Agile For All, she served as Director of Development, Agile Coach and Manager of Project Management for numerous companies, laying the groundwork to shift teams from one-year product cycles to daily delivery of high-quality software and services. Tricia is a frequent keynote speaker at national Agile conferences, and regularly shares Agile leadership insights through her well-known blog, Lead to the Edge.
Vivek is an Agile coach and trainer. He is a certified TBR (Training from the Back of the Room) trainer and speaker who started his career in scientific research more than a decade ago. He has experience working with clients from Fortune 500 to start-ups, spanning the State Department, banking, retail, non-profits, insurance, and healthcare.
His expertise includes large-scale Agile transformations, organizational change, and leadership development. Vivek is actively involved in the Agile community and frequently speaks at global conferences and at local practitioner groups.
Vivek's other certifications include CLP, PMI-ACP, SPC, and IGTF. Vivek holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and is currently based out of Washington, DC.
Zuzana Sochova has over 14 years of commercial experience in IT, beginning as a software designer/engineer and moving up into project management, program management, and into executive management at a company that provides SW services for international customers (USA, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, …) that are operating in mission critical and life critical sectors – i.e. air traffic control management systems, extensive healthcare applications, and public safety systems.
She started with her specialization in Agile and Scrum back in 2005, where she was involved in implementing the Agile methods at Medtronic, USA. From that time, she was responsible for Agile transformation and implementation of Agile and Scrum to many companies and teams.
She works as Agile coach, counsellor, consultant and trainer for both large and small organizations. As an Agile expert, she is sought after as a regular speaker at Agile international conferences. She is also a founder of the Agile Association (AgilniAsociace, agilniasociace.cz) Czech Republic, organizing the Agile Czech community and annual Agile Prague Conference (agileprague.com).