Below is the list of organizational coaches and trainers that are well recognized in Agile Community, globally. They are all highly recommended, as experienced and reputable organizational design experts.
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.
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.
Dhaval Panchal is Experienced Executive, Agile Coach, and Organization Design consultant. Dhaval Panchal is founder of Evolve Agility, a Texas based coaching and training consultancy. Dhaval is ScrumAlliance Certified Enterprise Coach® (CEC), Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST), Certified Agile Leadership-Educator (CAL-E). Dhaval has led large scale Agile transformations for companies in Oil & Gas, Banking, Insurance, Gaming, and Medical business domains. He has more than 17 years of Agile implementation, coaching, and transformation experience.
Dana Pylayeva is an Agile Coach and Trainer with 18 years of experience in IT. She works with teams and organizations in US, Canada, Ireland, Japan and UK through Agile Play Consulting LLC. Dana is the author of “Introduction to DevOps with Lego, Chocolate and Scrum Game” and speaks internationally about DevOps, Agile and organizational fears. She is a certified Training from the Back of the Room trainer, Open Space and Retrospectives facilitator, CSM, CSP, CSPO, Certified LeSS Practitioner and the founder of Big Apple Scrum Day conference in NYC.
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.
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.
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.
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