We have a great line up of Agile thought leaders from all over the United States!
Technologist. Asker of why. Innovator. I love product development, new ideas, new outcomes.
Combine equal parts joie de vivre, schwerpunkt and kaikaku. Shake vigorously. Chug.
Senior Training Specialist at Leankit
Partner at LeanDog.Software Craftsman.Agile Coach/Activist.Husband, Father, Runner.
Agile practitioner, architect, restaurant owner, software developer, father, mentor, geek, coffee lover.
Software CEO, People-Centric Agile Coach, Leadership Enthusiast, Social Scientist, Speaker, and Trainer. ✞
LIKES: food/cooking, reading, sports, Rex, beer, paper, people. DISLIKES: noodles, city driving, dependency, possessive pronouns.
Agile as Liberation, Parent, Connector and Omnigraffle fan
Robb Pieper is Principal Consultant and founder of Responsive Advisors, a management consulting firm focused on holistically improving organizations. He’s a Scrum.org certified trainer and coach having taught agility to thousands of people across the country. Robb has helped numerous clients outside of software development increase agility in circuit board development, financial risk management, human resources, data warehousing, and business intelligence. Robb solves problems often ignored in the agile community, like teaching managers how to work with agile teams and individuals how to work with their teammates on a human level. Robb knows that agility is a business problem, not just a software problem. Robb applies his passion and diverse background to building amazing cultures and learning organizations.
Work... Agile thinker, writer, project manager, consultant Life... Christian, husband, dad, guitarist, backpacker, scout leader, and coffee drinker
Into hiking, homesteading & scuba diving. For work I do product management & development consulting with a focus on modern org design.
David is a husband, father, geek, musician, motorcyclist, speaker, software developer, and Microsoft MVP living in North GA. He's currently a Developer Advocate for LeanKit. David served as president of the Nashville .NET User Group for 2012 and 2013. He runs on a high-octane mixture of caffeine and bacon.
Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer at LeanKit. Objective-C Antiquarian.
Consulting / contracting software tester, and writer.
"Nick McDuffie is an Enterprise Agile Coach with Salesforce. Nick has spoke at Agile 2016, Bay Area Leadership Network and various meet-ups." Twitter: @nickmcduffie
Bicentennial baby who is passionate about helping teams and leaders achieve greatness!
Coaching and pairing within and across teams on how to leverage new technologies to drive product learning.
Agile coach in Nashville, TN. Enjoy backpacking and scuba.
Director of Agile Services at Lokion. Over twenty years’ experience in systems analysis, solutions design, project management and commerce implementations. Specializes in Agile project management and Scrum methodologies with a proven track record of increased project delivery rates through training and implementation. Led multiple agile teams at AutoZone, Scripps Networks, and Accredo before joining Lokion to lead our Agile Services department. Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Microsoft Certified Technical Professional (MCTS).• Co-Founder Memphis Agile Practitioners Group
CEO at Acklen Avenue. We build custom web, desktop and mobile apps for innovative companies.
Erick Fleming, CSM, JCD, MCT, MSCD, is a Certified Scrum Trainer as well as a certified .NET and Java Developer with over 17 years of programming and training experience. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from University of South Florida and has spent most of his career training and consulting with organizations on technologies ranging from .NET and Java to Linux and other open source tools. He specializes in cloud-based web solutions. Erick leads all technical training for Braintrust’s Certified Scrum Developer classes, Agile Engineering classes, and Test Driven Development classes. His role allows him to concentrate exclusively on developer training while setting the curriculum for all Braintrust developer-focused classes across the country.
Chris Madison is a Solution Architect with the Watson Ecosystem. He is primarily responsible for working with partners to cognitively enable their applications.
Developer, technology evangelist, and feel dad. Passionate about systems architecture, domain driven design, ALM, and NativeScript.
CTO of Atlanta based startup @TripLingo. Master of computering, sleeping, and ameliorating.
Committed Developer in the REST API , OData, Mobile and Web Dark Arts. Drinker of Craft Beers and Bourbon http://chriswoodruff.com
Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Software Developer, Yogaer, Cat Maw, Former PLTW Engineering, Math, & Computer Science Teacher
Ed Charbeneau is a Developer and Webmaster for Sypris Solutions, Inc.Find out more at http://about.me/edcharbeneau
SQL Server expert at SQL Server, O'Reilly author, husband, dad to 7 (aka The Horde)
Speaker, Blogger, Professor, Game Development Advocate, and head of the DevSpace Technical Conference.
Work. Write. Code. Game. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
Education Specialist at LeanKit
Tommy Norman is the Lean/Agile Coach at LeanKit, ensuring that they embody the values and principles behind their product. He is the coordinator for the Agile Nashville user group and the Music City Agile conference as well as a frequent speaker at local and national events. He is a CSM, CSP, CSC, PSM I and 9 time Microsoft MVP. Tommy's online Scrum training series has been the top selling Agile video on InformIt.com for the last two years. He rambles on the Interwebs at www.tommynorman.com and @tommynorman.
Enterprise Agile Coach
I'm a 5 year old with a 30 year start. Agile Coach, Software Entrepreneur, Community Organizer. @hugeio @hacknashville @nashsoftware @tedxnashville
I am passionate about helping organizations continuously improve. My intentions are to help you focus energy on possibilities - not problems - and to be authentic in all interactions. Wherever you are at on your journey I encourage you to challenge the status quo! Rock the boat! Speak up! I am excited to learn about you and from you. I am an enthusiastic consultant, coach, and trainer - let’s work together with purpose and passion to make our world better - one change at a time.
#Culture .. #OrganizationalChange .. #Lean ..
I have always respected thoughtful action. | Author of Personal Kanban with @sprezzatura
Founder & President of NashMicro (http://nashmicro.net).
Diane Zajac-Woodie (@agilesquirrel) spent more than six years redefining the role of the Business Analyst as more than a requirements dictator. Now a coach, her passion is to free those that are mired in the status quo even if she has to pull them out one at a time. As a frequent presenter, Diane enjoys teaching and connecting with others who share her passion for improvement. She co-chaired the Collaboration, Culture & Teams track for Agile2014 and again for Agile2015. For Agile2016, she is the Process at Scale Program Chair. Her alter ego makes her thoughts transparent on her blog, http://agilesquirrel.blogspot.com/.
agile 74-year-old world traveler, interested in patterns and change and retrospectives and how the brain works
Thena Berry CSM, ITIL:She serves as the Sr Mgr for KM at MEDHOST in Nashville, TN. In her 20 year career as a Technical Communicator, Ms. Berry has worked across industries including Healthcare Management, Software and Hardware Development, Education and Housing. In each of her endeavors, Ms. Berry focuses on building effective processes for getting the right information to the right person at the right time
Arlan Nugara has been a web developer and software architect for over 15 years at Alvarnet Corporation. He has spent most of his time working with the Microsoft technology stack and applying it to the technology needs of large corporations such as financial institutions, telecommunication and wireless equipment companies. He has a real passion for ALM (Application Lifecycle Management), Agile Methodologies and DevOps and is always looking for ways to work smarter and not just harder.