Scrum Inc. is passionate about the game-changing power of Scrum.
Scrum Inc. is the global expert on successful Scrum implementation. We help thousands of project teams around the world achieve breakthrough performance. Clarity. Energy. Focus. Scrum Inc. can show you the way.
Dr. Jeff Sutherland
CEO, Scrum Inc.
“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 co-creator of Scrum and a leading expert on how the framework has evolved to meet the needs of today’s business. The methodology he developed in 1993 and formalized in 1995 with Ken Schwaber has since been adopted by the vast majority of software development companies around the world. But Jeff realized that the benefits of Scrum are not limited to software and product development. He has adapted this successful strategy for several other industries including: Finance, healthcare, higher education and telecom.
As the CEO of Scrum Inc. and the Senior Advisor and Agile Coach to OpenView Venture Partners, Jeff sets the vision for success with Scrum. He continues to share best practices with organizations around the globe and has written extensively on Scrum rules and methods. With a deep understanding of business process — gleaned from years as CTO/CEO of eleven different software companies — Jeff is able to describe the high level organizational benefits of Scrum and what it takes to create hyperproductive teams.
COO, Scrum Inc.
“Scrum organizations transform into more satisfying places to work, while they deliver more customer delight than their competitors.”
Alex Brown is the Chief Operating Officer of Scrum Inc. He has deep experience in Agile/Lean management techniques and business strategy. Alex has expertise in helping executive leadership and working teams collaborate effectively through common goals and metrics. He is actively involved in adapting the Scrum methodology beyond its traditional home in software development into other creative team environments, and has a particular interest in pushing the envelope in financial and progress reporting in a Scrum context.
Prior to joining Scrum Inc. Alex was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, where he led more than twenty projects to improve competitive positioning and transform fortune 100 companies to leaner and more agile operations. His project experience includes cases in the retail/consumer, IT manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and government sectors.
Arline C. Sutherland
Vice President for Strategic Operations, Scrum Inc.
“If you find that most of the meetings you attend are less than productive, if projects come in late despite working nights and weekends and if your clients aren’t satisfied with the end results — you’ll want to learn about Scrum.”
Arline brings her unique perspective as a Unitarian Universalist minister to the Scrum Inc. team. Building on her experience of leading congregations through transitional issues by applying the core principles of Scrum, she wrote “Scrum in Church”, a guide for non-profit organizations to break down silos of knowledge, encourage communication and collaboration, and drive higher velocity and quality throughout the organization.
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.
Business Development, Scrum Inc.
“Scrum helps improve communication to increase productivity and decrease waste. It produces high-value, high-quality results with reduced time to market and happier workers.”
After working in several organizations that practiced traditional management methods, Christine knew there had to be a better way. She looked for companies that cared about efficiency, process improvement, eliminating waste and treating people right. That search led her to Scrum. Christine believes so strongly in the power of the Scrum principles that she’s dedicated her career to helping organizations apply them and gain tremendous benefits. Her role includes client outreach, development and marketing.
Controller, Scrum Inc.
“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. For over 20 years, Yesim has worked with businesses ranging from multibillion dollar companies to small startups in IT, publishing, construction, services, as well as not-for profits. Her BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and Financial Economics, enable her to interact with and integrate multiple perspectives inside high-tech enterprises.
Scrum Inc. is the global expert on successful Scrum implementation.