Geography: UK & Ghana (Sub Sahara Africa)
Industry Expertise: Includes but not limited to Software, e-commerce, Telecoms, Security, Power & Energy, Pharmaceutical & Medical Research, Finance, Oil & Gas, Retail, Communication & Media, Loyalty & Promotions
A Strategic, Commercial and Operational Business Transformation and Change Agent, seasoned Scrum Master and Agile Coach, Agile Practice Manager - Agile Black Belt.
Working with Board of Directors, Senior Managers and Programme delivery teams to successfully bring about profitable and results driven organizational transformation and business change and assisting clients in maintaining a competitive edge by building successes based on their Unique Selling Point and Vision - Helping Leadership and Managers to understand their role in making Agility work in their organisations.
Exciting, energising, thought-provoking, rigorous, pragmatic, outspoken and direct, highly inspiring and never afraid to be controversial. Genuine leader with the ability to bring Agility to life, engage and involve the organisation often on a tough thinking journey. My legendary reputation for injecting energy means I am often offered the tough graveyard programmes in any organisation I go to.
If you're after the 'same old - same old' then I am not for you. Using my extensive experience and insights I will challenge your perceptions and help you to see the new reality. But more than just 'talking concepts' I use examples from real life client assignments to illustrate and explain, proving, "The future is now because most of us are already late in the use and or right application of Agile!".
Industry Expertise: Financial Services, Telecommunication, E-Commerce, Retail, Consulting
Ahmet is a consultant and trainer helping organizations through their Agile transitions. Ahmet helps organizations adapt Scrum and other Agile processes in the right way by teaching the fundamentals to all levels in the organizations, coaching teams and designing the organizational principles-practices-tools for enterprise Agility.
Contributing to many software and organizational Agile transformation projects in small to large scale enterprises, Ahmet’s expertise on management and framework design directed him to create high quality solutions and best practices within the fundamental principles of Agile processes. He has been coaching and consulting companies with a combination of extensive know-how and experience on both the process and practices side of Agile. Ahmet is also the co-founder of the Agile association in his local market.
Industry Expertise: Software, Finance, Energy, Automotive
Hagen Buchwald is an agile coach for scrum on team and enterprise level.
Hagen has completed his degree in business administration and engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 1994. His deep understanding of the development of complex software based products results from 20 years of work as software developer, project manager, product manager and managing director in the IT industry. Today he is a member of the executive board of andrena objects ag in Karlsruhe (Germany), a strongly growing IT consulting company focused on agile software development.
Geography: United States
Industry Expertise: Financial Services, Health Care
Alan Buffington has made a career of transforming systems development in organizations varying in size from large corporations to small software firms. As CIO of companies like Fidelity Investments and CIGNA Health Care he has created responsive, agile groups which delivered on the promise of innovation in pursuit of bottom-line results. As CEO of two software companies, he led the acceleration of delivery of functionality and market leadership.
At present, Buffington helps clients achieve top performance in systems development by designing and implementing agile approaches in environments from single teams to large (over 1000 developers) departments.
Geography: New Zealand, Australia
Industry Expertise: Consulting, Software, Telecommunications
Edwin has a career based on helping improve organisations. He has worked as a consultant for Accenture, Synergy, Gen-I and Assurity. In 2006 founded Clarus, a well-known New Zealand consulting firm that lead the way in agile adoption. Clarus was acquired by Assurity Consulting in 2012, where Edwin now runs the nationwide education practice.
For over 10 years Edwin has been using Scrum to help companies use transparency to improve how they deliver value. His role at Assurity involves him working with senior managers and executives to help them understand how they can use agile methods to build resilient enterprises that can respond to an ever changing market.
He lives with his family on the beautiful Waiheke Island in the Huaraki Gulf, a short distance from Auckland New Zealand.
Geography: United Kingdom
Karel is a hands on technology consulting leader with 18 years of experience delivering enterprise solutions exclusively on the Microsoft platform. He is a subject matter expert in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with Microsoft development tools (Visual Studio & Team Foundation Server) with a strong expertise in implementing & leading Traditional / Agile / Scrum based development processes supporting distributed teams on medium to large-scale .NET based enterprise projects.
Karel has performed a number of technology lead roles in the past 13 years whilst at Avanade and is currently a Senior Director in the Global Delivery Management team where he is the Global Programme Lead for Agile responsible for building the Agile Capability worldwide. His roles include developing and delivering a comprehensive Agile training curriculum and transforming the Global Delivery Network to Agile Centers of Excellence.
Karel is a graduate of Gent University where he obtained a degree in Bioscience Engineering and Master in Molecular Cell and Gene Biotechnology. He lives and works with his family in London, United Kingdom.
Geography: Worldwide (with focus on Europe)
Martin Hinshelwood is the Principal Consultant at naked ALM Consulting and has worked with customers in government, finance, manufacturing, health and technology to help them improve their processes and deliver more. His goal is to expose your processes and practices to gain transparency, uncover your impediments to value delivery and reduce your cycle-time as part of your organisations path to agility. Having worked both in the USA and across Europe Martin has broad perspective on what it means for you to be successful and delight your customers.
As an expert in Evidence-based Management (EBM), Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Team Foundation Server (TFS) & Scrum Martin believes that every company deserves working, high quality software on a regular cadence. Martin Hinshelwood provides management and technical consulting to help you adopt and improve your use of lean-agile processes and techniques.
Geography: Switzerland and Europe
Industry Expertise: Life Science, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunication, Defense
Ralph has over 15 years of global (DE, UK, USA, CH) development experience in various technologies and blue chip business domains. Since 2000, when he came in contact with XP, Ralph considers himself as ‘test infected’ and believes that state of the art development practices and a clear business value focus are crucial for the ROI. In 2003 Ralph combined XP with Scrum. Since then he has been a Scrum evangelist. He is a CSM (2005), CSP (2008), PSM I & II (2009), PSPO I & II (2011) and Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org. Before founding effective agile. he worked for Zühlke in Switzerland, ThoughtWorks in San Francisco, USA and Oracle in the UK.
You can read more about Ralph Jocham at www.effectiveagile.com.
Industry Expertise: Financial Services, Telco, Utilities, Gaming
Rob Maher has nearly 20 years of software development experience and a history of leading successful agile change programs in large organisations. A regular speaker at management and technical events he combines training and consultancy around NZ, Australia and across South East Asia. Rob has done extensive work in the Financial Services, Telco, Utility and gaming sectors with clients throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Working with managers and executives, Rob’s consulting approach focuses on achieving measurable benefit from agile and technology improvement programs.
Geography: Dallas, TX
In his role as VP of Learning Solutions at Improving Enterprises, Don McGreal is a hands-on agile consultant and instructor. As an instructor and Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer, he has authored and taught classes for thousands of software professionals around the globe, specializing in Scrum, Acceptance Testing, Object-Oriented-Design, and Test-Driven Development. On projects and in the classroom, Don is known for his enthusiasm and dedication. He has published articles for both the Scrum Alliance and the Agile Journal and is co-founder of TastyCupcakes.org, a comprehensive collection of games and exercises for accelerating the adoption of agile principles.
Geography: United States
Industry Expertise: Software, Design Automation, Health Services, Government/Defense
Mark Noneman has focused on changing organizations for over 20 years. As a founder of Agility Software and a working agile practitioner, Mark's clients around the world know him as knowledgeable and pragmatic; able to bring real-world experiences to bear on the difficult task of transforming organizations to an agile level of performance.
Starting in development, Mark worked to instill quality into the design process to dramatically reduce defects and manufacturing waste. In the mid-90s, Mark started to focus on Software as a lynchpin opportunity to change the way organizations develop products and excite customers. In the early 2000's, he discovered Scrum and began practicing and refining the intricacies and methods that accelerate software productivity, quality, and customer delight.
Mark's consulting brings Voice of the Customer, new product concept engineering, Scrum and Agile practices to diverse industries including design automation, manufacturing, health services, commercial software products, government and defense. Working with executives, middle managers, teams and individual contributors, he works to raise the performance bar for everyone involved.
Industry Expertise: High Tech, Financial Services, Software Product Companies
Cesario Ramos is the founder of AgiliX Agile Consulting where he works as a change artist, Professional Coach and certified Scrum Trainer for various customers. Cesario guides agile adoption programs at his customers through coaching, training and hands-on consulting of management and development teams.
Cesario has extensive experience in the high tech sector, financial services and software product companies. He has worked for various companies in management positions, local and distributed teams and in products and services companies. He is the author of the booklet 'EMERGENT - Lean agile adoption for an innovative workplace', is a frequent conference speaker and the initiator of the Agile Lean Europe Bathtub conferences.
Experience in positions varying from product manager to architect combined with his experience in agile adoption and professional coaching, training and agile development enable Cesario to combine theory with hands-on experience and examples in his daily work.
Geography: United Kingdom
Industry Expertise: Financial Services, Retail, Defense, Government, Education, Consulting
Simon Reindl has a focus on helping businesses and people adopt new ways of working on realizing business value. He has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of business domains, in both the public and private sector around the world. As a coach and instructor, he has worked with individuals and teams to develop technical skills and techniques to improve alignment across the business.
His focus is to transform organisations to achieve a sustained competitive advantage by adopting agile principles and practices, and a culture of continuous adaptation.
Geography: United States
Industry Expertise: Risk Management & Human Resources Consulting, Property & Casualty Insurance, Banking & Financial Services, Business Software & Services, Media & Entertainment
Daniel Sloan is a Managing Partner and Agile Coach with The Madison Henry Group, a global management and technology consulting firm, as well as an Agility Path Engagement Manager & Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org.
Over the past 20+ years, Daniel has served industry leaders ranging from global conglomerates to mid-sized businesses in roles such as Agile Coach, Scrum Trainer, Scrum Master, program manager, product manager, project manager, architect, developer and business analyst.
Since co-founding Madison Henry in 2005, he has helped a number of organizations optimize their investment in software by adopting and sustaining Agile principles that are critical in a competitive and changing marketplace. During this time, he has focused on facilitating organizational change by aligning vision, culture and Agile principles to inspire engagement, instill ownership, enable change and ultimately sustain continuous improvement.
Daniel is a 1992 graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Please connect with Daniel on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/danielhsloan.
Geography: Columbus, OH
Dr. Charles Suscheck specializes in software development methodologies, and project management. He has over 25 years of professional experience in information technology, beginning his career as a software developer. Dr. Suscheck’s holds a Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors in Computer Science and is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Professional Scrum Master (PSM I and II), Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I and II), Professional Scrum Developer - Java (PSD), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP) and certified RUP specialist. An educator at heart, he has over 30 published articles and conference proceedings and has spoken nationally and internationally at conferences such as OOPSLA, ECOOP, Agile 20xx, and Borcon on a wide variety of topics.
Tomek is an independent consultant, trainer and coach. Being involved in software development for his whole professional life - more than 15 years now - Tomek pioneered large scale agile transitions in Poland.
Industry Expertise: Software, E-Commerce And Payments, Telecommunications, Game Development
Always challenging and thought-provoking, always direct and strict, he's a perfect guide to walk the Agility Path with. He assists organizations which dare to change the world with their products and services to reach and maintain a competitive edge.
Working with organizations of all scales he helps Board of Directors, Executives, Senior Managers and delivery teams understand and truly grasp agility.
Being pragmatic to the bones Tomek relentlessly refines the match between people, processes, tools and technology, striving for high quality-high value software.
Beside being an Engagement Manager, Scrum Trainer and Coach, he gives lectures on agile methods, self-organization and software development processes at University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland. Full profile at LinkedIn: http://pl.linkedin.com/in/wlodarek.