We have have the pleasure of working with some of the best trainers in the industry
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Dr. Klaus Leopold is computer scientist and Kanban pioneer with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Kanban. He is author of the bestseller “Rethinking Agile”, “Practical Kanban” (www.practicalkanban.com) and co-author of the book “Kanban Change Leadership”. Klaus was awarded with the Brickell Key Award for “outstanding achievement and leadership” within the Lean Kanban community in San Francisco, 2014.
Lance Dacy is a dynamic, experienced management and technical professional with the proven ability to energize teams, plan with vision, and establish results in a fast paced, customer-focused environment. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer with the Scrum Alliance and has trained and coached many successful Scrum implementations from Fortune 20 companies to small start-ups over the last eight years. Lance comes equipped with a great personality and servant heart that truly helps build cross-functional teams. Given his fun personality, overall size and appearance, he has come to be known as BiG Agile.
Mark started his agile journey as a ScrumMaster, helping his team develop great software using agile. In his 10+ years of experience he has seen the difference Scrum can make to people’s work lives - bringing people together to create innovative, valuable solutions for people’s problems, and that can be a lot of fun.
This made Mark want to help more people and more companies embrace Scrum’s principles. He has led teams, coached them and trained another generation of ScrumMasters and leaders to carry on the transformations that helped his team succeed.
Mark has been working with individuals, teams and organisations to help them achieve agility since 2006. As someone who has seen Scrum from both the trenches and the dugout Mark’s stories and experiences are based on implementing Scrum in lots of different environments.
Mark is an active member of the Scrum community, having organized the UK’s first Scrum Coaching Retreat. He is also a regular speaker at agile conferences in London and Europe.
Since 1998, I have travelled more than a million miles to provide training and consulting services in testing and quality for companies, teams, and individuals.
We're aligned with the Context-Driven School of Software Testing, a community of people who believe that testing should respond first and foremost to the needs of the organization and the project, rather than to "best practices" that may not be best at all in the given context. You can read about my recent work here.
From 2006 through 2009, I was Program Chair of TASSQ, The Toronto Association of System and Software Quality. In 2008, I was the Conference Chair for the Conference for the Association for Software Testing. In 2013, I was Programme Chair for the EuroSTAR, Europe's largest testing conference.
I do a little programming, mostly in Ruby these days. In the past, I've worked with Visual Basic C and C++, and I've done extensive work in Excel. I've also done rather a lot of technical writing.
Michael ‘Monty’ Montgomery is a master architect with IDesign - focusing on distributed systems, enterprise system architecture, SOA and mentorship. Monty has over 20 years of software–engineering experience across a broad spectrum of market segments including real–time control systems, scientific applications and healthcare.
Monty’s passion is energizing organisations to successfully deliver sustainable innovation through the expert application of modern process, practice, and technology. Through this pursuit, he has operated as the chief software architect of a large corporation, managed and trained countless teams and led several effective architecture revolutions. Monty offers a unique insight into IDesign’s original methodologies and has successfully employed them with numerous systems. Monty speaks regularly at .NET, IASA and industry related events around the US and has written many articles on architecture.
Mike Cohn is one of the worlds most respected and sought after Certified Scrum Trainers. He is a co-founder and former board member of the Scrum Alliance and a co-founder of the non-profit Agile Alliance - home of the Agile Manifesto. He is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile.
Mike has been participating on agile projects since 1995. Mike has served as VP of Development at four different companies that successfully employed agile concepts and strategies. As a consultant, he has worked in environments from aerospace to banking to video game development. Mike's diverse, hands-on experience has given him the perspective necessary to understand the realities you face.
To get a first–hand look at how Mike relates to an audience, check out his keynote talk at Mile High Agile 2015:
Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer and author of the popular book, "The Scrum Field Guide, Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond." An agile practitioner since 2006, and 20+ years managing projects, Mitch's well rounded approach is suitable to any business. Companies that trust Mitch for his knowledge include Microsoft, Oracle, Bio-Rad, Costco, DemonWare, Morningstar, Qualcomm, Salem Health, SAP and more.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum courses, agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs & white papers.
He has repeatedly presented at conferences including the Agile Alliance Agile conferences, the Better Software Conference and the SQE Agile Development Practices conferences. He has managed tracks for the Agile conference since 2008 and was the conference chair for Agile2012 and Agile2014.
He has published many papers including “Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing”, “Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field”, "The Impacts of Poor Estimating - & How to Fix It", a variety of papers for Microsoft and "Immersive Interviewing - Building Great Agile Software Teams".
Mitch served on the Board of Directors for the Agile Alliance (2011-2012) and the Scrum Alliance (2010-2011, 2014).
Specialties: Scrum, Agile, software development, program management, facilitation, coaching, project management, people development.
Scott Dunn is a Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer with over 13 years experience as a ScrumMaster and Agile Coach, and 20 years of experience in management, project management (PMP), engagement management and software development (MCSD) in many business sectors and large and small companies. He has helped many companies transition to an agile approach using Scrum, including leadership coaching and coaching large transformations at Pacific Life, Zodiac Aerospace/Saffron, and EMC/Dell Technologies.
He is passionate about the people side of agile and organizational challenges, and spoke on those topics previously at numerous Scrum Gathering, Agile Alliance, and PMI conferences.
Scott lives outside of Nashville. Previously in Orange County, California, Scott started Rocket Nine to provide local companies with a top-tier team to provide the training and coaching needed for success, including CSM, CSPO, CSD, A-CSM and CAL workshops. His wife, Jill, and children, Katie, Ally, Mary, and Ian, and too many dogs, keep him very busy.
Troy has been involved with technology companies since 1994, fulfilling roles from QA through to VP for multinational companies. Troy speaks at many Agile conferences and has played an Agile training and mentoring role for executives in small and large organizations. Previous clients include: Walmart, Microsoft, Skype, Sabre Airline Solutions, Siemens Healthcare.
Troy currently consults and trains organizations wanting to improve decision making on software portfolio and project questions through Agile and Lean thinking and tools. Applying Scrum and Lean techniques appropriately and where they are going to make this biggest benefit through quantitative rigor.
Troy has many books and articles on software development and practices, his most recent is “Forecasting and Simulating Software Development Projects: Effective Modeling of Kanban & Scrum Projects using Monte Carlo Simulation”.