About Hubert Smits: All of my work is based on experience, coaching teams in their steps to move from the classic waterfall process to an agile process. Steps in which teams have to learn new practices and embrace new thinking, steps in which they unlearn and get rid of muscle memory, and steps in which they learn to distinguish which old practices are good in the new framework. I’ve worked with startups, sometimes for years, I worked with distributed teams, teams in the US, Europe, Middle East and the Far East plus mixes of all of those countries sometimes in a single team. I’ve been a Certified Scrum Trainer since 2005, and have personally certified over 5,000 students around the world.

  • Started Agile Scotland in 2004
  • Working with Ken Schwaber since 2003, Jeff Sutherland since 2006
  • First Scrum Scaling classes given in 2007 – co-developed with Jeff Sutherland and Jean Tabaka
  • Author of “Five Levels of Planning” – 2006
  • Member of the BMC Software consultancy team – with Dean Leffingwell, creating the foundation for SAFe
  • Responsible for Global AOL Scrum implementation in 2005
  • Speaker at Agile conferences since 2004
  • CSM since 2003, CST since 2005 – both granted by Ken Schwaber
  • Over 5,000 people trained and certified globally
  • Trained and coached in the US, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Peru, UK, United Arab Emirates.
  • Lead consultant for the global CISCO VTG Scrum implementation – > 1,000 people program including hardware & software
  • Member of the first CST approval committee in 2006 – still assisting in writing learning objectives
  • Attended the first US Scrum gathering in 2004
  • Organized the first Scrum for Industry gathering in 2016
  • Organized the writing of the Charter for Product Development in 2016
  • Scaled Agile Framework trainer/coach [pending]
  • Project Lead in the 2003 Intelligent Finance Agile Project – 400+ people building a call-center bank
  • Build the “Agile Methods” part of the first Agile Alliance website
  • Lectured at Glasgow University on Agile Methods in 2004
  • Six Sigma Brown Belt

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About Peter Borsella: An IT professional with over 25 years of experience in application development and IT leadership. He is also a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI), a Certified Scrum Trainer (certified by the Scrum Alliance), and a Certified Large-Scale Scrum Practitioner (certified by The Less Company). His ability to contribute across a wide range of environments has taken him to companies such as First Data Corporation and eFunds Corporation and outside the United States to Taiwan, Israel, and Hungary.

  • Personally granted CST status by Ken Schwaber in 2006.
  • Member of the first ever Scrum Alliance CST approval committee.
  • Created the first known agile contract.
  • Co-chaired the 2008 Atlanta Scrum Gathering.
  • Established the first agile users group in Taiwan.
  • Certified Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) Practitioner.
  • Scrum trained & certified over 7,000 people globally.
  • Master’s Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University.
  • Maintaining the status of PMP since 2003.
  • [Co-]trained the first CSM class in Vietnam.
  • Oversaw the development of ground-breaking stored value programs such as tax refunds cards, gov’t benefit payments, and electronic gift cards.
  • Personally responsible for the largest known deployment of Scrum teams in 2004: 32.
  • Trained and coached in The USA, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hungary, England, Ireland, India, Israel, Switzerland, Canada, and Nepal.
  • Active at the first Scrum for Hardware Gathering, co-creator of the Charter for Agile Product Development.
  • Guest presenter on Scrum at Florida Atlantic University’s MBA program.
  • Scaled Agile Framework trainer/coach [pending]
  • Forged early (2004) new thinking about Scrum with multiple teams, 1-2-week Sprints, Kanban, and DevOps integration.
  • Certified Scrum in Hardware Trainer
  • Earned the quarterly singular (only awarded to one employee per quarter) MVP award at WildCard Systems in 3 out of 6 quarters due to my work on advancing Scrum in the organization.
  • Agile/Scrum speaker at over two dozen conferences/events
  • Led the team that revamped the Scrum Aliance CSM exam to make it less software focused

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