Scrum Trainer Spotlight: Paula Elisa Kvedaras on Scrum in Education
Paula is a Scrum Trainer by Scrum Inc., and the co-founder of ConsultoraBK®, an Agile consulting firm in South America dedicated to training Scrum teams and implementing Agile methodologies and tools necessary for organizational success. In addition to her 15+ years of experience in the management and coaching of international projects, Paula has a deep passion for education.
When asked about her experience teaching the university courses: Digital Project Management, Agile: A Change in Mentality and Application of Agile in respective Masters programs at the Online Business School, University of Barcelona, Paula simply responds with, “I teach what I love.”
Over the course of the last 10 years, Paula has assisted several universities in South America, to develop, iterate, and teach Agile and Scrum course content that will help project management students excel in the workplace post-graduation. Since 2018 she is the Director of the post-graduate program Agile Methodologies for Project and Product Management at ITBA (Technological Institute of Buenos Aires). There she teaches using the Scrum framework. Paula combines her experience in implementing and teaching Scrum professionally with her project management background to deliver courses that are relevant and relate to today's marketplace. Paula’s passion for agility and for the benefits of Scrum training perfectly complement her “hands-on” learning approach. Whether she is training in-house with clients or at university, she believes students must implement what they learn to truly grasp concepts. To Paula, “if you don’t practice, you won’t understand fully.”
Paula’s commitment to teaching and implementing Scrum, in any context, company-size, or industry, is evident in her professional experience, of course, but also in her contributions to the Scrum Inc. Trainer Community. Paula, and ConsultoraBK®, a Scrum@Scale Transformation Partner, has led a number of initiatives to increase awareness and demand of Scrum and the Scrum@Scale framework throughout South America. In 2019, Paula coordinated with Scrum Inc. to host Dr. Jeff Sutherland virtually at Agiles 2019, and contributed to the Scrum@Scale Case Study Library with her presentation on “Organic Growth in a Highly Regulated Industry.”
This month, we are highlighting Paula and all that she brings to the Scrum Inc. Trainer community, and for all that she does to nurture and teach her students. To Paula, we thank you for embodying the Scrum Values and working hard to leave a lasting, positive impact on the world of work and beyond. Thank you!
Connect with Paula: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulakvedaras/
Learn more about ConsultoraBK®: https://consultorabk.com/consultorabk-en/
Watch Paula’s Scrum@Scale Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeLFpe2j3KU&t=734s
View Paula’s Scrum@Scale Case Study on Organic Growth in a Highly Regulated Industry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6djxG4ExzL0&ab_channel=ScrumAtScale