Organizations whose needs or interests in agile grow beyond one or two teams, who are newly embracing agile, or attempting to scale their agile adoption will benefit from the role of the agile coach. Agile coaches bridge various roles and take a strategic and long term view across multiple teams and projects to help organizations using agile get the most benefit from this work.
In this talk, Shawn will touch on ways agile coaches help teams, scrum leaders, product owners, executives, and other leaders in agile environments understand and perform their roles. He’ll also talk about ways agile coaches enable long term change so organizations successfully implement agile and see tangible and sustainable benefits.
- 12 – 1 : Interactive presentation/discussion (The Agile Coach)
- 1 – 1:30 : extended discussion/Q&A session for those wanting and able to stick around
Shawn D. Belling, M.S., PMI-ACP, PMP, CSP, CS@S
Shawn Belling is a globally experienced technology executive, project management speaker and instructor and author based in Madison, WI. Shawn has held executive and management roles in higher education, software, consulting, bio-pharma, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance sectors.
Shawn is the Chief Information Officer at Madison College, and is adjunct faculty at UW– Madison and UW-Platteville, as well as the University of Southern California.
In addition to over 28 years of technology and project leadership experience, Shawn teaches, speaks and consults for businesses, universities and professional organizations on various project management topics and practices. Shawn released his book Succeeding with Agile Hybrids in November of 2020 and is in final edits of a new book on remote work best practices and strategies coming out in Spring 2021.
Shawn is certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional and Agile Certified Practitioner and is also a Certified Scrum Professional and Certified Scrum at Scale Practitioner.
Shawn earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and earned a Master of Science in Project Management from UW – Platteville. Shawn earned a certificate in Organizational Change Leadership from UW-Platteville and is completing a doctorate in Leadership at the University of the Cumberlands.