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Making Change Your Competitive Advantage

Founded by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum, we have helped hundreds of organizations and more than ten-thousand teams achieve better results by successfully transforming the way they work.

01. Empowering Self-Sustaining Innovation

We partner with you and your organization for every step of your Agile journey in ways that consistently produce high-performing, self-sustaining organizations and teams.

02. Customized Approach, Proven Outcomes

Scrum Inc.’s adaptive, scalable process teaches organizations and teams how to thrive in a world where change is the only constant. We pioneered Scrum beyond IT, and have delivered real-world success in diverse industries including healthcare, construction, manufacturing, research and development, and more.

03. Better Results, Starting Now

From private and public training courses to leadership workshops, team launches, coaching, to full organizational transformations, we offer Scrum and Agile solutions to partners large and small. All of our consulting and training solutions are also available virtually.

We're proud to work in 29+ countries across six continents.

Global Reach

Scrum Inc. is the global authority on the most widely used Agile Framework. From Fortune 50 companies to non-profits, start-up, government agencies, and their contractors, we and our growing global network of Scrum and Scrum@Scale trainers will provide solutions to you where and when you need them.

Our Team

Scrum Inc. is comprised of a largely remote workforce.
Our headquarters is at 1 Broadway Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142.
Contact us by email or at 617-294-6598.
We're always looking for new team members who are passionate about agility, productivity, and collaboration.
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Our Leadership

JJ Sutherland

CEO

"The future is not fixed. Don’t live in scarcity—live in abundance. The possibilities are limitless."

As CEO of Scrum Inc, JJ is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. He is the author of The Scrum Fieldbook: A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results and Defining the Future, and the co-author of Best Seller, Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.

A  Scrum Inc. Trainer and leading expert in Enterprise Agility, JJ works with companies around the world to help them adapt to change, accelerate value delivery, reduce waste, and increase profit.

Before joining Scrum Inc., JJ was an award-winning Correspondent and Producer with NPR.

Matthew Jacobs

Chief Product Owner, Agile Transformation

“To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.” – Winston Churchill

Matt Jacobs is the Chief Product Owner of the transformation business and is dedicated to helping your organization improve and change to deliver greater value faster. At Scrum Inc, Matt works with the team to design Agile transformations that are sustainable deliver their business objectives and that are sustainable for the longterm.

Matt has had a long history of working with companies to evolve, change and reposition the way they work. Prior to joining Scrum Inc Matt spent 8 years consulting on Mergers and Acquisitions, Target Operating Model Design and harnessing the power of AI. However, with the growing rate of change for companies, Matt has not found a better way of working than Scrum and is excited to continue adopting Scrum Inc’s transformation business and their clients.

When not working Matt is seeking other adventure and challenges mostly in the great outdoors. Matt is an avid skier, biker, skier and skydiver. Churchill also once said “To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real”

Jeff Sutherland

Founder, 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 shepherded its growth into almost every industry: finance, healthcare, higher education, and telecom. He co-authored the bestselling book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. His latest book is A Scrum Book: The Spirit of the Game.

Geoff Clemm

Chief of Staff

"As Scrum of Scrums Master at Scrum Inc, Geoff helps remove organization-wide impediments to growth. He brings a decade of experience in management consulting roles ranging from strategy and operations to innovation and design.

Geoff holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and graduated summa cum laude from Colorado College with a degree in applied mathematics."

Patrick Roach

Chief Product Owner, Training & Consulting

Patrick Roach has been with Scrum Inc. since 2013. He joined the company as the seventh employee to lead new business development. Since then Patrick has trained, coached and consulted for Scrum teams in industries ranging from energy and wine production to retail and finance. As Chief Product Owner, Patrick leads Scrum Inc.’s global Training and Consulting practice and is a servant leader for Scrum Inc.'s internal operations.

Heather Timm

Chief Product Owner, Education & Credentialing

Heather leads our education and professional credentialing business units. She is a veteran digital strategy and customer experience professional. Her background span numerous industries including automotive, education, entertainment, government, healthcare, nonprofit, professional sports, retail, technology, and television, where she often found herself initiating skunk works projects. Prior to joining Scrum Inc, she was the Chief Experience Officer at her own firm and the Sr. Manager of Digital Media for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Our Agilists

Dee Rhoda

Principal Consultant & Product Owner, Transformation Services

Dee is driven to guide individuals, teams and organizations on their journey in business agility. She believes that business success and workplace joy are achieved best by creating teams, leadership and organizations that are focused on people, customers, learning and continuous improvement. She has personally experienced many times over the positive impact of putting Agile philosophy and practices into action in multiple industries.

When Dee is not working to change work into joy, she enjoys spending time on the golf course and with her family.

Kevin Ball

Trainer & Coach

Kevin mastered the art of communication during his three decades working in radio broadcasting at WGBH and Clear Channel, as talent, producer, and director. His experience as a trainer, coach, and facilitator at Harvard University helped leadership develop emotional intelligence for success and happiness; key elements of Scrum. As a Marine, Kevin learned how to respond to change. He was brought to Scrum Inc. to help organizations change the way they work and think.

Kevin is pursuing his Social Science degree at the Harvard University Extension School. Kevin is an improvising poet and thinks deeply about the space-time continuum.

Tess Thompson, Ph.D.

Coach, Trainer, Facilitator

Dr. Tess Thompson, has an unlimited amount of passion and energy to help others navigate volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) through consulting, teaching, and coaching for 30 years, mostly in the technology domain working as a leader in the United States and The Netherlands.

In the Netherlands is where she learned the importance of incorporating cultural intelligence on teams, which she has found beneficial everywhere, as all organizations have embraced diversity and globalization benefits.

Tess’s most challenging Scrum Team of her career, was the one she coached nights and weekends at home, which consisted of five children and some foster children. The team managed their work with one-week sprints and held a daily scrum at 7:00 AM at the breakfast table. Now, the children have all gone out to create their own Scrum Teams and Tess and her husband have filled the nest with dogs and grandchildren!

Mark Buckner, Ph.D.

Principal Consultant

Dr. Mark Buckner has over 32 years of experience in R&D leadership, strategic planning, coordination, and execution. As a Distinguished Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he was responsible for the strategic and tactical direction of teams of innovative cross-disciplinary scientists and engineers conducting R&D in support of strategic government, commercial, and U.S. national security needs.

Avi Schneier

Agile Transformation Architect

A contributing editor of the Scrum@Scale Guide, Avi’s current emphasis is “Scrum Beyond IT”. Working within various industries from biotech to consumer-packaged goods, Avi sees Scrum as THE key to delivering better results through innovation where rapid change is now the norm.

Kendra West

Team Member

Kendra found her way to Scrum via a foundation of work as a laboratory associate in genomic research. No longer a bench scientist, she now considers herself a “people scientist” helping teams discover the path towards their optimal performance, customizing experimental conditions for each unique group.

She brings to Scrum Inc. four years of experience in the Agile space, as both a software Scrum Master and an Agile coach for the research laboratory. She is excited to help Scrum Inc teach the power of Scrum to teams in biotechnology and beyond!

Alex Sheive

Trainer & Coach

Alex is a Scrum trainer and coach who was first exposed to agile software development in 2000 at Thoughtworks, where he was fortunate enough to rub elbows with multiple future authors of the Agile Manifesto. Since 2008 he has used Scrum to build software both as a lead developer and entrepreneur. He has found Scrum to be transformative on projects ranging from financial risk systems to DIY gaming platforms. Alex is a digital nomad who has traveled literally around the globe, living in nine different countries while only getting food poisoning in three.

Megan Fremont-Smith

Team Member

Megan brings a high level of enthusiasm, energy and experience to her role at Scrum, Inc. With a background in the Sandler sales method, technical documentation, DISC communication profiling and performing arts - she thrives as a Corporate Trainer. Megan excels in fast-paced environments because of her hyper organized approach to project management and timelines.

Megan is obsessed with psychology, employee culture, the teachings of Simon sinek and her Peloton. She inspires a desire for others to perform at their best using her warmth and keen sense of humor. She has proven effective in developing individuals and teams to deliver projects on time and under budget.

Jess Jagoditsh

Scrum of Scrums Master, Transformation

A Yooper by birth (Google it!), Jess has always been a bit of an adventurer. Her Dance/Russian majors and itchy heels landed her as a linguist in the Army. Post military, she landed as a project manager in a software company, which led to a scrum master role in a fun startup. There, she helped the entire organization think and work in an Agile way. Post-startup, she landed in Boston at NPR, scrumming with dev teams there. This led to her to Scrum, Inc, where she is an internal Scrum Master - protector of culture and seeker of ways to help humans be happy at work and in life.

Noah Sarucia

Product Owner, Education & Business Strategy

Noah has a background in Education, Workforce, and Economic Development. She has diverse experience as a founding team member of a startup that spun out of MIT, K-12 educator and coach. In her role as Product Owner of the Education Business, Noah works to continuously evolve our educational experiences and offerings in order to prepare individuals to drive how companies adapt to the increasing rate of change.

Bruce Adams

Director of Training & Business Development

Bruce is making a career out of his passion for creativity and problem-solving. With more than a decade of experience in customer service, account management, and business development he is eager to find the solution to how Scrum, Inc. can help you achieve twice the work in half the time.

Jack Harmening

Team Member

Jack comes to Scrum from the worlds of tech sales, economics, esports, and data analysis. His focus is on the human side of statistics: how empiricism can drive decisions that reflect deeper human ideals and make us that much better off. Jack is excited to share how Scrum can help make work more caring, honest, and useful to our customers and ourselves.

Dave Slaten

Coach & Trainer

Dave has experience starting Scrum in an organization from the ground up. This inspired his passion for helping other teams make themselves awesome.

Dave's background is in digital hardware design. Dave spent two years in the trenches as an embedded Scrum master and eventual coach of 5 teams at Tait Electronics in New Zealand. In his spare time, Dave goes on little adventures like hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Kelsey Sparrow

Director of Education and Business Development

Kelsey graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Public Communications. With a background in Marketing and Business Development, Kelsey is dedicated to providing an excellent experience to all Scrum Inc. clients. As a part of the education business, she is focused on enhancing the way individuals, teams, and organizations define success, maintain a happy and productive work culture, and meet their customer's needs.

Outside of work, Kelsey is an avid snowboarder and runner. When she isn’t enjoying the outdoors, you can find her inside painting or experimenting with cooking.

McCaul Baggett

Coach & Trainer

McCaul is a constant student of servant leadership and has been coaching teams on self-organization as an embedded scrum master since 2011. His teams have delivered value in many forms including federal enterprise applications, mobile apps, product launches, and editorial content. He has a passion for coaching high-performing teams and changing the world of work with Scrum.

When he isn’t training or coaching, he works as an actor in the Washington, DC area.

Alexander Alarid

Lead Agile Transformation Consultant

Alexander has been working at the forefront of technology and product development for over 20 years. A former U.S Army Airborne Infantry Officer, he has built and lead high-performing teams. His formative Army career ignited a passion for unlocking the creative and transformative potential within individuals and teams. Finding joy in training and coaching, he has successfully led transformations applying Agile practices and philosophies across a wide range of industries.

When he isn’t Working. Alexander can be found fishing on the beaches of the Outer banks in North Carolina and enjoying the ocean.

Our Enablers

Mark Rosania

Product Owner, Transformation Services

At Scrum Inc., Mark is the Product Owner of the Transformation Services and is dedicated to ensuring that organizations undertaking a Scrum transformation have the support they need throughout the program to achieve the best results. He partners with corporate leadership to identify and design the right transformation program for their business.

Mark has spent 10+ years helping large organizations become agile. Mark began his career as a mental health counselor and advocate. After a shift into Business-IT, Mark was immediately drawn to Scrum, its values, and its ability to solve problems in society, not just in the world of business.

Veronica Ruiz

Director, Marketing and Communications

Veronica Ruiz leads our outreach and branding strategies, including our online learning resource ScrumLab, our Live Webinar Series, our Social Media channels and our Newsletter. She keeps the Scrum world up-to-date on the latest developments on Scrum.

Veronica has 10+ years of Marketing experience, with a specialty in Hispanic Marketing and in the Telecom Industry.

Brandon Cole

Art Director, Team Member

Brandon is a design advocate and firm believer in the creative process. With roots in documentary filmmaking and market research, he understands storytelling from a variety of perspectives. He looks forward to having Scrum become a part of the creative industry.

He holds a Master of Arts in Design Management from the Savannah College of Art & Design where his graduate thesis focused on the cultural impact of process change within creative teams. Outside of work, Brandon has been known to find unique activities around Boston while also creating the occasional gif.

Jessica Larsen

Product Owner, Scrum Inc. Training Program

Jessica has a background in logic and linguistics and has years of experience as an educator and university instructor. Her passion for empiricism, problem-solving, and analyzing patterns brought her to Scrum Inc. She leads the international Scrum Inc. Training Program (our credentialing and curriculum arm), which includes the training and development of over 100 trainers worldwide.

When she’s not at work, Jessica spends her time doing pottery, reading and enjoying outdoor pastimes such as skiing, kiteboarding, hiking, and mountain biking.

Tom Bullock

Product Owner, Chief Storyteller

Tom is a firm believer in the power of a well told, well sourced story. It’s an art he spent 20 years mastering at every level of public radio. His work has been recognized with every major broadcast journalism award and has earned him a page in the book commemorating NPR’s first 45 years of work.

Now, Tom will help tell the story of Scrum and help expand the reach of our concepts, techniques and body of knowledge.

Michael Myers

Software Developer, Team Member

Michael builds elegant, user-friendly tools and software. He approaches every user story as an opportunity to create a better experience for the customer. He loves the freedom to implement and experiment with new technologies. Michael's never met a technical challenge he could not conquer. When he isn’t working, he can be found coding for fun and keeping up with the latest trends in software. Prior to joining Scrum Inc. he was a freelance developer and a student at California State University, San Bernardino.

Ray Robinson

Transformation Advisor

Ray has had a long career in business and technology, helping companies from small startups to the Fortune 500 improve the way they work to better delight their own customers. Along the way, he has been lucky enough to lead some highly effective Teams and help others achieve their goals, both personal and professional.

When not working, he enjoys living the good life in Boulder, Colorado. Ray is a self-proclaimed foodie and a lifelong skier, hiker, camper, and stand-up paddleboarder.

Kamaria Hill

Digital Marketing Strategist

Affectionately known as ‘Kay,’ Kamaria is a self-proclaimed Digital Marketing nerd. Combining an educational background in Mechanical Engineering with an unyielding creative spirit and thirst for knowledge makes her a hybrid of sorts. She uses this left and right-brain synergy to help Scrum Inc. further its mission of helping teams get more done in half the time.

Kay enthusiastically drives awareness of products via online lead generation, email marketing, social media, and SEO/SEM. Having worked for top tier entertainment companies and non-profits, she is also a veteran of the television & film industry with over 15+ years experience in creative services, product development, graphic design and website development. In her down time, she loves rehabbing vintage furniture finds from Craigslist.

Jacob Hereford

Client Success Manager

Jacob comes to us with 10+ years in the sales realm and enjoys helping others achieve their goals. He believes in being a champion for our customers and he is committed to providing options that drive results.

When Jacob is not working, he enjoys going back to his family ranch in Texas and living the rancher lifestyle. He is an avid outdoorsman, devoted to preserving nature and wildlife, and also loves working with his hands. Other passions include scuba diving and sailing - He gets in the water as often as he can.

Alex Sutherland

Advisor

Alex is a serial entrepreneur with a decade of experience practicing Scrum both as a developer and as a product owner. He first learned Scrum in 2007 by attending one of Scrum Inc’s first Scrum Master classes and has used it since to envision, create, market, and sell software products to customers around the globe across multiple industries. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Alex was a graduate student in Game Theory and released the first commercial Nash Equilibrium solver for Poker.

Yesim Taskor

Controller

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.

Anthony Leccese

Finance Team Member

While studying Finance at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Anthony found an opportunity that stood out to him at Scrum, Inc. He has enjoyed helping his team succeed through the creation of new reports pertaining to finances. He is an ambitious learner and is eager to continue improving tools that will benefit those around him. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Accountancy at Bentley University.

In his spare time, Anthony loves to travel and experience different cultures.

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