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Our Enterprise Agile Coaches

Our enterprise agile coaches are among the best in the world. All of our coaches have been mentored by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum. They travel the globe coaching some of the top teams and industry leaders in the world. If you're ready to blow away your competition, our coaches can transform your company into an agile enterprise.

Steve Daukas

Steve Daukas

Principal Consultant

Steve consults with, trains, and coaches leadership and teams at all stages of their agile journey.  He has over a decade of experience in leading agile transformations and implementing Scrum in both the public and private sectors.

He is also a meteorologist and mineral collector, a life-long learner with training in engineering, management, and the geosciences. When not working, Steve can be found gardening or hiking.

Brian "ponch" Rivera

Brian "ponch" Rivera

Coach & Trainer

Brian “Ponch” Rivera’s journey to coaching Agile organizations and teams consists of cross-cutting experiences in human factors, sensemaking, OODA loops, and Red Teaming. Before entering the world of Agile, “Ponch” worked in carrier aviation and political-military affairs, where he had more than 1,500 documented retrospectives and was an instructor and coach in one of the most volatile, complex, and ambiguous environments in the world. This experience taught him the power that immersion, empathy, and narrative have on satisfying the needs of a dissimilar population.

Avi Schneier

Avi Schneier

Scrum Master, Sales, Trainer & Coach

Avi 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 a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing marketplace. Avi lives in Brooklyn. He before it was cool. He also teaches Tai Chi.

Jeff Sutherland

Jeff Sutherland

CEO, Principal Consultant, and Trainer

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.

Joe Justice

Joe Justice

President of Hardware and Enterprise Coach

 Joe consults and coaches teams and companies on implementing Scrum at all levels of an organization. He has over a decade of experience building Agile teams and practices enterprise-wide in both hardware and software. He is the author of the eXtreme Manufacturing framework and enjoys adapting Agile processes to research, manufacturing, and engineering teams.

Patrick Roach

Patrick Roach

Product Owner, Trainer & Coach

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

Citizen Sigmund

Citizen Sigmund

Coach & Trainer

Citizen teaches Scrum Master and Product Owner classes and provides Agile transformation coaching to Fortune 500 companies. She also has worked as an internal Scrum Master for Scrum Inc. and has helped to refine our teaching materials and coaching process.

Prior to becoming an agile coach, Citizen worked in commercial publishing. As a publicist with Penguin Random House in London, Citizen contributed to the successful launches of numerous Sunday Times Bestsellers and helped promote Jeff Sutherland's book, Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.

JJ Sutherland

JJ Sutherland

Chief Product Owner, Coach & Trainer

JJ is a Certified Scrum Trainer as well as a consultant focusing on Scrum in defense, journalism, and services organizations. 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.

Before joining Scrum Inc. he was a journalist for NPR. His coverage of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Arab Spring won every award in broadcast journalism.

Dan LeFebvre

Dan LeFebvre

Coach and Trainer

Dan LeFebvre is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). He has over twenty years experience in software product development as a developer, manager, director, and coach. He has been applying agile practices to successfully deliver products since 2003.

Dan contributes to the agile community by presenting at Scrum Gatherings, agile conferences, and agile user groups around the country.

David Slaten

David 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.

Nigel Thurlow

Nigel Thurlow

Transformational Lead, Trainer & Coach

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

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

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