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About Scrum Inc.

Founded by Scrum co-creator Jeff Sutherland in 2006, Scrum Inc. has helped hundreds of companies use Scrum to drive revenue by dramatically improving quality and productivity. Jeff formed the first Scrum team in 1993, is an original signatory to the Agile Manifesto, and has done more to further Agile development than anyone on the planet. Jeff founded Scrum Inc. to help him have a greater impact on the future of Scrum by improving they way it is implemented and moving it outside software.


We offer strategic consulting and coaching for all types of organizations. From scaling and leadership workshops to team launches and assessments, we can customize our services to your needs.


We offer certified Scrum Master and Product Owner courses, custom trainings, and ScrumLab, our online learning center.

See our Training page for more details. Or find a class now.

Thought Leadership

Since Jeff formed the first Scrum team in 1993, he has been the foremost thought leader in the industry. We share  the most advanced thinking in the agile community to date through our publications, trainings and ScrumLab, our online learning  center.


Partner Network

Scrum Inc. trains, coaches and mentors organizations around the world through its in-house experts and strong partner network. Visit our partner's page to meet some of the leading coaches and consultants in the world.

The Scrum Inc. Team

One Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Located in the Cambridge Innovation Center, we are reachable anytime: 617-225-4326

Jeff Sutherland

Jeff Sutherland

CEO, Principal Consultant and Trainer

“Scrum is an Agile method designed to add energy, focus, clarity and transparency to project planning and implementation. While some say Scrum is not a silver bullet, it can be a heat-seeking missile to outmoded business practices.”

Jeff is the inventor and co-creator of Scrum. He is a West Point graduate, former fighter pilot and cancer researcher, as well as CTO of eleven different software companies.  He launched the first Scrum team in 1993 and has shephereded its growth into almost every industry: finance, healthcare, higher education and telecom. His most recent book is Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.

Arline Sutherland

Arline Sutherland

Product Owner

"If you find that the meetings you attend are not productive, if projects come in late despite working overtime, and if your clients aren’t satisfied  — you’ll want to learn about Scrum."

Arline brings her unique perspective as a Unitarian Universalist minister to the Scrum Inc. team. She joined the Scrum Inc team in December of 2010 as product owner, setting strategic priorities, ordering the backlog, and expanding the team. She is the co-author of Scrum Inc’s new Product Owner course that she leads with Jeff.

Joel Riddle

Joel Riddle

Communications, Coach

“Scrum creates the conditions that allow the human mind to collaborate and create.”

Joel specializes in researching and creating content around Agile practices. Through his work with Scrum Inc., Joel has helped codify cutting edge Scrum and eXtreme Manufacturing techniques.

Joel’s background is in journalism. He cut his teeth at National Public Radio where he was responsible for the live, on-air production of NPR’s flagship show, Morning Edition. Joel also spent three tours in Baghdad as NPR’s bureau chief.

JJ Sutherland

JJ Sutherland

Chief of Content

Scrum is a universal accelerator of human effort. Writing, making, creating, or innovating all move faster."

As Chief Content Officer of Scrum Inc., he is responsible for all content. He is the co-author of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time published by Crown. JJ is also a consultant focusing on Scrum outside of software. He specializes in Scrum in defense,  journalism, and services organizations.

JJ's background is as an award winning journalist for NPR, where he covered the biggest conflicts of the last decade including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Arab Spring for which he has won every award in broadcast journalism.

Yesim Taskor

Yesim Taskor


“Businesses must implement methodologies that are accountable and well-matched to the business performance goals.”

Yesim helps organizations implement clear and consistent financial systems with the goal of helping stakeholders understand where added value is generated and with a clear focus on the bottom line. Her BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and Financial Economics, enable her to interact with and integrate multiple perspectives inside high-tech enterprises.

Leah Manangan

Leah Manangan

Events Producer

"I do everything I can to make Scrum Inc. classes as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. I hope that your experience around the class is as enjoyable as your time in the class. If not, let me know." 

Leah is responsible for all training events. If you've taken a course with us she arranged all logistics including catering, printing, event space and and class materials. She is indispensable to our operations and to your experience.

Joe Justice

Joe Justice

Principal Hardware Consultant

"The Agile Manifesto applies to all industries. When we read it and its 12 principles, and switch each mention of "software" with "customer visible value", we have an elegant methodology that applies to all business."

Joe consults and coaches teams and companies on implementing Scrum at all levels of an organization. A veteran software consultant, Joe has nearly a decade of experience building Agile teams and practices enterprise-wide. He is the brain behind the eXtreme Manufacturing framework and enjoys adapting Agile processes to research, manufacturing, and engineering teams.

Patrick Roach

Patrick Roach

Scrum Master, Director of Business Development

“Inspect and adapt!”


Prior to joining Scrum Inc. Patrick worked in educational publishing, leveraging market feedback to develop new go-to-market strategies and content. His search for an approach to development that empowered feedback led him to Scrum.

Patrick enjoys discovering how agile practices can be used to improve performance in non-software environments, especially for product development and sales teams.

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