One of LitheSpeed’s founders, I am an entrepreneur, industry-leading agile and lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant and trainer. With 25 years in the industry, I have served as a trusted advisor to executives and management at leading firms including: Capital One, The Capital Group, CNBC, Comcast, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, General Dynamics, HCA Healthcare, The Motley Fool, National Geographic, Nationwide Insurance, Walmart and Samsung.
I help organizations to become the value engines they want to and can be!
I help managers and leaders do reasonable things that work. Author of 14 books and counting.
I am an Agile practitioner who encourages modern Business analysis and project management. I advocate team encouragement and culture to gain confidence as an Agile team. I have made my path through business analysis, requirement engineering towards Agile which helped me add value to my skills. Now I spend my time working and enhancing my skills in Product Management while I explore DevOps. I am always open to debate over Agile models and why every organization must adopt it.
For 15 years Marcus Hammarberg has been doing agile and lean software development and helping others do it. He has worked in many different settings, from big banks and insurance companies, to start-ups and within retail. At one big insurance company, the first agile team, started by Marcus, eventually spread to a lean initiative across the business. As a consultant Marcus helps individuals, teams, and whole organizations improve their value delivery flow. Marcus is still a keen programmer and continues to practice and teach the concepts that helped him become a good programmer: TDD, Specification by example, functional programming and Node. Marcus is a keynote speaker and co-author of Kanban In Action, which has been translated into 5 languages across the globe. He has blogged since 2006 at www.marcusoft.net and spend his spare time playing euphonium in the Salvation Army band at Vasakåren, Stockholm.2014-2015 Marcus moved to Indonesia with his family to work for the Salvation Army. Unexpectedly his previous experience with lean, agile and kanban was soon put to great use there too. This story is retold as it happened in his second book; Salvation: The Bungsu story
With 45 years of experience, Al isan industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas. Al is a former SAFe Program Consultant Trainer. Al has developed training and coaching methods for Lean-Agile that have helped Net Objectives' clients achieve long-term, sustainable productivity gains. He is a popular speaker at prestigious conferences worldwide.
Bryan Beecham is an Agile coach, trainer, developer and international speaker with over 20 years of diverse IT experience as a consultant with companies ranging from small startups to large, Fortune 500 companies. His specialties are coaching teams, providing effective training and facilitating Agile adoption. He is a software craftsman who is passionate about improving everyone’s ability to design and produce valuable software. He is equally proficient discussing corporate vision with executives, advising companies on Agile transformation and teaching new techniques and practices to developers. Bryan is known for providing passionate and innovative software development guidance using collaboration, continuous improvement, and discovering creative solutions. Bryan has published training videos on TDD, Refactoring and Pair Programming and speaks regularly at conferences internationally. He volunteers as a hockey coach and enjoys talking about hockey, guitars, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Joanna is a results-oriented program, project management and change leader with a history of leading highly successful teams in enterprise-level and global environments. She has a proven track record of championing new customer-focused technology offerings that promote business development and optimal functionality across multiple digital platforms.Joanna leverages an 18-year career history of tactical project management, analytical, and organizational expertise to pioneer transformational digital solutions that garner substantial results—enhancing brand visibility, driving revenue growth, and expanding key metrics.She is currently the Senior Vice President of Program Management at Centro. Prior to joining Centro, she was Director of Digital Portfolio Management at Weight Watchers International for over seven years. Her background also includes five years managing Federal and State Accountability Programs for the State of Georgia, and five years in consulting for a leading information technology solutions company.Joanna also is a founding Board Member of Women in Agile, Inc, where she serves as Treasurer. Women in Agile is a collective effort to recruit, network, promote, and support the work of outstanding women in the agile community through blogging, speaking at events, and building a network among other women and allies.
Larry has been working in software development for over 20 years with the last 10+ years involved with Agile software development. His consulting experience includes time with Oracle, Apple, American Express, USAA and many other organizations.His past includes stints as a Director of Software Development, licensed nursing home administrator, entrepreneur and high school teacher to name just a few. He received his BA from Kenyon College.
Julia is a co-founder and Consultant at Lagom Solutions, an outcome-focused consulting and training company. Using Lean and Agile methods, Julia leverages her 17 years of experience working in and managing teams at Turner Broadcasting, F5 Networks, and LeanKit when working with customers. Julia is passionate about teaching others how to tame the chaos of everyday work by embracing transparency, continuous improvement, and a lagom mindset, as well as talking about how management doesn’t have to be a dirty word. Julia blogs at everydaykanban.com and tweets at @everydaykanban.
Cheryl Hammond, a.k.a. bsktcase, has a couple decades' experience as a developer and technical leader in the private and public sectors. She ran her team's successful adoption of Scrum-ban for a mission-critical regulatory compliance project under multi-agency state and federal government oversight, and mentored former COBOL devs into true-believing unit-testing XP evangelists, all of which leads her to believe that anything is possible. She is not sorry for her many biases, including strong preferences for servant-style leadership and team-based, holistic problem-solving and a strong aversion to agile zealotry. Whether consulting or in-house, Cheryl endeavors to make life suck less for software delivery organizations and the humans who inhabit them.
Natalie Warnert is founder, president and executive director of Women in Agile Inc., a nonprofit which enables, empowers, and expands the distribution of new and diverse ideas in the agile and technology communities worldwide. She is a frequent speaker on business and agile topics including product strategy, user experience, and emotional intelligence. Her strategy focuses on actions you can implement tomorrow for immediate impact that track toward longer-term vision and outcomes. Natalie also brings unparalleled humor to all her engagements (or so she thinks). Natalie is passionate about guiding companies as they design, execute, and support their approach to cultural change as an independent consultant at her company, Natalie Warnert LLC. Her vast thought leadership experience is recognized by her numerous keynotes, podcasts, and publications including being a SAFe framework contributor and creator of the UX Runway. Natalie has earned various degrees and certifications over the past decade including her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, SAFe Program Consultant, Certified Scrum Professional, and Six Sigma Yellow Belt. For more of Natalie’s work please visit here.
I work with all levels of the organization to optimize your business to respond to change. I am passionate about moving organizations and people closer to agility.My first experience with "agile", Scrum specifically, was in 2005. I was part of a global transformation team responsible for software customizations driven by a global consolidation of accounting software. We ran into typical implementation challenges and organizational impediments.Around 2012, my passion for lean, agile, and continuous improvement grew. I left my traditional business analyst and project manager roles behind and evolved into an internal change agent kickstarting an agile transformation. Now in an advising role as an external change agent across many organizations, I promote organizational agility.
Llewellyn Falco is an independent agile coach. He discovered strong-style pair programming. He is the creator of the open source testing tool ApprovalTests( www.approvaltests.com ). He spends most of his time programming in Java and C# specializing in improving legacy code. He is the co-founder of TeachingKidsProgramming.org & co-author of Mob Programming GuidebookIf you would like to get a sample of him, check out his Practical Refactoring talk.
David Horowitz is co-founder and CEO of Retrium -- the world’s first and only enterprise-ready platform for Agile retrospectives. Prior to co-founding Retrium, David spent nearly a decade between The World Bank and International Finance Corporation as a software developer turned Agile Coach. While there, he experienced firsthand the importance — and difficulty — of effective retrospectives at scale.In addition to Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Economics from The University of Maryland, David has a Master’s degree in Technology Management from The University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School of Business. In 2013, he successfully founded and exited a movie search engine business.David is married to his college sweetheart and is the father of three little ones.
Hans Eckman has proven you can turn mild ADD, OCD, and other personality disorders into a successful career. He shares his life simplification tips at conferences throughout the US and Canada and on his website EckmanGudies.com. At SunTrust Bank, he established three different Centers of Excellence and built successful security services delivery team. Hans helped Blueprint Software Solutions productize their professional services offerings, create a Blueprint Practice (SaaS) operational playbook for clients, and worked with clients to implement Blueprint, Centers of Excellence and Communities of Practice. Hans recently joined Info-Tech Research Group, the world’s fastest growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals.
Senior Program Manager, Societe Genrale Global Solution Centre.An ICF Accredited Career & Leadership Transformation Coach, Service Veteran and an UN Peace Keeper with over 30 Years of experience across Industry sectors.Nivarti believes agility is a state of mind, transformation never a destination but a continuous & an ongoing journey.A continuous unlearner, Nivarti believes unlearning is a significant ingredient to sustain transformation whether it is personal or organizational.Promotes a culture of “being dispensable” through identifying right talent & building capability to create sustainability in organizations.
I want to transform product development organizations into product business organizations. I do that by focusing the work of the product development teams on the end-to-end life-cycle of their products. From Concept to Cash and Back!Currently a Managing Partner at Oikosofy.Product Manager, Scrum Master, Project Manager, Director, Agile Coach are only some of the roles that I've taken in software development organizations. Having worked in the software industry since 1997, and Agile practitioner since 2004. I've worked in small, medium and large software organizations as an Agile Coach or leader in agile adoption at those organizations.I was one of the leaders and catalysts of Agile methods and Agile culture adoption at Avira, Nokia and F-Secure.You can read more from me at my blog: http://SoftwareDevelopmentToday.comYou can join me on twitter: @duarte_vasco
My goal is to make work not suck, as an agile coach I transforms organizations through setting up an environment of continuous improvement and learning. I use authenticity and the kind truth to align organizations to be more responsive and adaptive to change. I nudge people and organizations to be the change they want to see in the world.
Steve Peacocke, CEO DragonsArm LimitedSteve is the Chief Executive Officer of DragonsArm, a global agile training and coaching company.As an agile coach, trainer and consultant for more than 20 years, Steve has been personally and directly involved in teams using a range of agile flavors including Scrum, DevOps, SAFe, XP, FDD, RAD, Lean/Kanban, and many others. Through this direct experience, Steve has come to prove the true benefits of well-coached teams focusing on the mindset and the values of agile principles in their daily work.Coming from a background of software development, team leadership, development management, business analysis, agile coach, executive leadership, and project and program management; Steve has implemented Agile practices and guided the agile mind-shift to change a number of often average to poorly performing groups into highly productive and close-knit teams which continually add recognizable value to the organisation.Steve started DragonsArm to help bring usable training to individuals and organizations everywhere. His passion for learning and teaching has seen him train around the world and helping to inspire people in all walks of life, giving them the knowledge and tools to make a difference. This has seen Steve training in New Zealand, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and the USA, in small and large organizations, government organizations, and even gaining invaluable experience as volunteer teaching in a maximum security prison for a few years.
Tamsen has worked at a bunch of companies for a number of years - but that's a BLAH speaker profile.More importantly, she has fun doing it. With a background in architecture, video games and then Pixar, she's always been part of strong creative, storytelling-based environments where thinking outside the box was nurtured.She is principal at Graphic Language, a graphic facilitation and coaching company, and Agile Coach at Salesforce.Tamsen is an experienced international speaker, graphic facilitator, visual-recorder, and humor coach and is passionate about continuous improvement, and how to facilitate that curiosity in others. She specializes in crafting learning and development programs that maximize retention and engagement in the participants.And now, for the alphabet soup:-CSP, ICA ACC - ATF - ICP - ENT - CAT, SCPM, PMI-ACP, CSM, SPC, TBR - CT (Certified Trainer "Training from the BACK of the Room!" by Sharon Bowman). She's an Integral Agile Wizard, co-active trained coach and lastly a PMP B.Arch... who loves a well placed ellipsis
Chris Murman's first job out of college was the weekend sports anchor at an NBC affiliate. If he had only known what was in store!Interestingly enough, he still loves telling the stories of others every day. Each interaction is an opportunity to learn what made you unique, and understand where you came from. If we got to know each other more on a personal level, it would make the tough conversations easier to have.Come tell him your story!