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.
The Scrum Inc. Team
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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.
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.
Communications, Coach“Scrum creates the conditions that allows people 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 Scrum in Hardware techniques.
Chief of ContentScrum 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.
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.
Program Coordinator"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 class enrollment, general course billing, certification inquiries, catering, printing, event booking, and class materials. She is indispensable to our operations and to your experience.
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.
Scrum Master, Director of Business DevelopmentAs a Scrum Master Patrick is a coach and servant leader to Scrum Inc.'s internal operations team. 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 leverage Scrum.
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Through our training, consulting and coaching, we've helped thousands of companies.