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About Scrum Inc.

Scrum Inc. is the world’s leading authority on Scrum, the most widely used Agile management framework. We provide training, consulting, and counsel to companies and individuals. We are also thought leaders in the industry publishing mainstream books, scientific papers, case studies, blogs, and creating online educational content. Founded by Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum, Scrum Inc. has helped hundreds of companies fundamentally re-shape themselves to face a changing world, dramatically increase productivity, and drive profound growth.

Consulting

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.

Training

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

Jeff formed the first Scrum team in 1993. He is the foremost thought leader in the industry. We share the most advanced thinking in the agile community through our publications, trainings and ScrumLab, our online learning  center.

The Scrum Inc. Team

One Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142 Located in the Cambridge Innovation Center, we are reachable anytime: 617-225-4330

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 shepherded 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.

Nigel Thurlow

Nigel Thurlow

Transformational Lead, Trainer & Coach

Nigel is a Lean and Agile Coach for Scrum Inc.  A Continuous Improvement Leader, Quality Advocate, and ex-member of “The Machine That Changed the World”, he holds many certifications in most Scrum approaches.

Nigel’s background is in grassroots IT solution delivery across networking & telecoms, infrastructure, and software development.  A member of the Toyota Alumni, he is focused on systems thinking and the use of problem solving.

Citizen Sigmund

Citizen Sigmund

Scrum Master, Communications, Trainer & Coach

At Scrum Inc. Citizen is a Scrum Master for the Cambridge team, teaches Scrum Master and Product Owner classes, and coaches Agile transformations in Fortune 500 companies.

Citizen's background is in commercial publishing. As a publicist with Penguin Random House in London, Citizen contributed to the successful launches of numerous Sunday Times Bestsellers. She met Jeff Sutherland while coordinating the publicity tour for Jeff’s own book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.

Avi Schneier

Avi Schneier

Scrum Master, Sales, Trainer & Coach

Avi has decades of experience in both the public and private sectors. He brings his unique experiences as a former science educator, stock broker, and small business owner to each Scrum training he facilitates. Avi sees Scrum as THE key framework to be implemented in any business in order to increase sales and gain advantage by innovating solutions in a rapidly changing marketplace. Avi lives in Brooklyn, long before it became cool. He also teaches Tai Chi.

JJ Sutherland

JJ Sutherland

Chief Product Owner

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

As Chief Product Owner of Scrum Inc., JJ is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. He is also the co-author of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. JJ is a Certified Scrum Trainer as well as a consultant focusing on Scrum in defense, journalism, and services organizations.

JJ's background is a former journalist for NPR, where he covered in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Arab Spring for which he won every award in broadcast journalism.

Joel Riddle

Joel Riddle

Transformational Advisor, Trainer & Coach, Content Advisor

“If everything is under control, your going too slow .”  - Mario Andretti

As Transformational coach for Scrum Inc., Joel helps Fortune 500 companies re-imagine their organization in an Agile context. This includes advising leadership on how Agile practices can help drive revenue as well as training and working with their staff to operationalize a complete re-architecting of the enterprise. Previously, Joel created content around Agile practices.

Joel’s background is in journalism. He worked at NPR where he was responsible for the live, on-air production of Morning Edition. Joel also spent three tours in Baghdad as NPR’s bureau chief.

Veronica Ruiz

Veronica Ruiz

Head of Marketing and Communications

Veronica Ruiz leads our outreach and branding strategies, including our online learning resource ScrumLab, our Monthly 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 speciality in Hispanic Marketing and in the Telecom Industry.

Yesim Taskor

Yesim Taskor

Controller

“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.

Joe Justice

Joe Justice

Vice President of Hardware

"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

Product Owner, Trainer & Coach

"Inspect and Adapt!"

As a Product Owner Patrick helps set strategic direction and is a servant leader to Scrum Inc.'s internal operations. With a background in educational publishing, he enjoys applying agile practices to improve team performance in all industries. Patrick leads Scrum Inc.'s Capability Assessment Team and has helped teams in manufacturing, banking, and operations to leverage Scrum.

Sean Hafferty

Sean Hafferty

Account Director, Trainer

For 15+ years Sean has worked with organizations from startups to the Fortune 100 to help them to identify, evaluate and adopt emerging technologies and practices that will advance their business. In 2003 he began helping organizations to transition to become Scrum and Lean organizations. He has passion for applying Scrum in non-technical contexts.

In his spare time he likes to moonlight as a music photographer, with a focus on Indie Rock.

Arline Sutherland

Arline Sutherland

Chief of Operations, Trainer

"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 Scrum Inc. 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 Product Owner course.

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