Below is the list of Organizational Coaches and Trainers that are well recognized in Agile Community and are highly recommended by me as experienced and reputable agile experts.
Pete Behrens is a Leadership Agility Coach with Trail Ridge Consulting focusing on leadership and organizational agility. He provides guidance to senior executives on how to transform themselves and their companies to work more effectively with more agility. His leadership has enhanced agility across many organizations including Salesforce.com, GE Healthcare, Google, McKinsey & Company, and more. Pete is a Certified Leadership Agility 360 coach providing one-on-one assessment, development and guidance for increasing the agility of organizational leaders. Furthermore, Pete is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) working deeply with organizations to improve their organizational agility. He was the founder of the Scrum Alliance CEC Program and co-developed the ICAgile Enterprise Agile Coaching (AEC) learning objectives – the foundations of guiding agile organizations. His focus today includes strategy guidance for the Scrum Alliance as a board member and developing the Agile Leadership Certification Program for the Scrum Alliance.
Sekhar Burra currently working as a Transformation coach in one the big four consulting firms based out of Singapore and Hyderabad, India. He has several years of Agile experience as a developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner, leading and coaching various Agile teams. He is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified Change Management Practitioner, Management 3.0 trainer and SAFeProgram Consultant (SPC). He had led three large scale agile transformations so far. He Engineering graduate and an MBA from one the premier B school from India. Sekhar is a well known speaker across various agile conferences in the country. He is on the editorial Board Member of http://www.transition2agile.com/
Sekhar is also a reviewer and contributor of the book titled- “The Human Side of Agile”, and the “The Agile Mind-Set” authored by Gil Broza.
Mike Cohn is three of the most popular books on agile software development: Agile Estimating and Planning, User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, and Succeeding with Agile: Software Development using Scrum. Through Mountain Goat Software, Mike specializes in helping companies adopt and improve their use of agile processes and techniques in order to build extremely high performance development organizations. He is a co-founder of the Scrum Alliance and Agile Alliance. With more than 20 years of software industry experience, Mike has previously been a technology executive in companies of various sizes, from startup to Fortune 20. Mike is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, a Certified Scrum Trainer and a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the ACM. He can be reached at www.mountaingoatsoftware.com.
Sergey Dmitriev is Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). He is a lighthouse in the dark. He inspires and motivates people to sail towards the light. Sergey’s mission is to convince the World that traditional approach to managing knowledge workers is broken. Just like many enterprise-level coaches and trainers, Sergey operates globally, without borders, with his most known area of impact being South California/Scandinavia and Russia.
Daniel James Gullo is Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) and long lifelong entrepreneur out of Hockessin, Delaware. He is a holder of other well recognized certifications (CEC, CST, CSP, CSPO, CSM, PMP, ACP, SPC) is a highly regarded stalwart of the Agile community for many years. Daniel’s portfolio of clients is long and distinguished: ING Direct (CapitalOne), NAVTEQ, IRS, PayPal, ADP, US Postal Service, GM, US Treasury Department, T. Rowe Price, GE, and many other high-profile organizations. He is a frequent reviewer, volunteer, and speaker for the Scrum Alliance, Agile Alliance, PMI and other organizations.
Bob Hartman, known as Agile Bob, brings over 30 years of experience and broad industry knowledge cultivated by serving in almost every role in the software industry including developer, tester, documentation writer, trainer, product manager, project manager, business analyst, senior software engineer, development manager and executive. Over the past 15 years Bob has grown from being an early adopter of Agile to his current status as a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) and Certified Enterprise Coach℠ (CEC) and an expert in training, coaching and mentoring across all areas of Agile development. Bob is a popular speaker, having spoken at numerous major conferences, seminars, workshops and user group meetings where his engaging style, holistic view of development and personal anecdotes are always well received by attendees. He is currently serving on the Scrum Alliance Board of Directors as Vice Chairman.
Tobias Mayer has a background in software development, publishing, theatre arts, and community service work. For the past twelve years he has worked as a change agent, trainer and facilitator, providing coaching and consulting services to teams and organizations wishing to make a transition to more agile, trustful and team-centered ways of working. Tobias is the author of the popular book, The People’s Scrum, and he regularly blogs on LinkedIn and Medium, where he frequently challenges the status quo, and offers ideas to inspire other practitioners in the organizational development field. Tobias is based out of London, UK.
Simon Powers has 20 years of product development experience with small and huge companies alike. He is an organizational design coach using Agile / Lean as the toolkit for his work. He believes Agile can change the way we work for the better to a more wholesome way of transparent working, with respect, honesty, courage to speak up, resulting in greater innovation and faster time to market. He is the founder of Adventures with Agile and global community of practice for scaling agile and organisational change, he runs the AWA support network and consultancy, and practices what he teaches. He was the lead coach on the best implementation of Agile in the public sector and one of the finalists for the person who has done the most to promote Agile globally in 2015.
Brandon Raines is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) from the Scrum Alliance. He is based from Washington DC Metro Area. Brandon has a passion for teaming with organizations on their path to being greater. He has helped teams mainly in the federal government as an Agile coach in their transition to Agile ranging in size from large to small using Scrum, eXtreme Programming and Lean principles and practices. Brandon’s web site and white paper.
Zuzi Sochova is an Agile Coach and Scrum Certified Trainer (CST). Her background is software development and services delivery where she worked for 10 years. Later she moved to management and executive roles before starting her independent coaching/training company. Zuzi holds several well recognized certifications such as CSM, CSPO, CSP, CST, Certified LeSS practitioner, and Management 3.0 facilitator. Zuzi works most of the time in EMEA and BRICS countries and can easily adapt her coaching /training to specific cultures. She often leads distributed project connecting USA, Europe, and Asia. Zuzi uses the Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) framework for coaching and she coaches at all organization levels – individual, team, and whole organizations, working with developers to executives. As a volunteer she founded the nonprofit Agile Association (based in the Czech Republic and promoting Agile principles locally) and organizes the annual Agile Prague conference.
Vernon Stinebaker is an active proponent of Agile principles and practices and proven leader with over 27 years experience in the Information Technology industry including more than 20 years executive experience leading award winning software engineering, IT, and operations organizations in China. Vernon has proven success in leadership, technical, consulting, business development, training, and organizational coaching roles. Vernon’s personal mantra is “Never stop learning”. His vision is to change the world by helping individuals and organizations aspire to their full potential. Vernon sees coaching as a key means of achieving this vision. He is an active Scrum Alliance volunteer contributing to many programs including the new Certified Team Coach (CTC) program. Vernon works for Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) where he is Principal, Agile Practices. He works primarily out of Perficient’s Hangzhou, China office.
Andrea Tomasini (CSM, CSPO, CSP, CEC, CST) is one of the founders of agile42. He has been working in the software development and product management as well as the process optimization arena for more than 15 years. Andrea is Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) trained and coached a diverse range of teams and helped many companies in various industries: finance, telecommunication and automotive in implementing agile methods like Scrum. His background includes experience in software and product development, business and functional analysis, lean coaching, organizational change, system architecture and project management. Andrea serves many customers as a strategic adviser and agile coach and consultant to the IT organization, helping in implementing Scrum effectively in complex scenarios.
Bas Vodde is a coach, programmer, trainer, and author related to modern agile and lean product development. He is the co-creator (with Craig Larman.) of the LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) framework for scaling agile development. He coaches organizations on three levels: organizational, team, individual/technical practices. He has trained thousands of people in software development, Scrum, and modern agile practices for over a decade.
Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He serves as an organizational design consultant, with emphasis on introducing LeSS for very large and multisite product development (often, embedded systems, telecommunications, or investment banking), and coaching executive teams to succeed with larger enterprise-level agile and lean methods adoption.
(keeping Bas and Craig together, because they are partners and friends)
Erwin Verweij is one of three proud holders of Certified Enterprise Coaches (CEC) in the Netherlands registered at Scrum Alliance. Erwin is also Certified LeSS practitioner. He likes to grab things with both hands and getting things done. After working as a project-manager and disliking the way projects where done, Erwin made the transition to the more Agile way of thinking. He likes to provide training and coaching to help people reach their goals. Working together and sharing knowledge is his thing.
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