Action & Influence is now an Agile for All, LLC business. Go to www.agileforall.com for more information!
Making Agile a Reality®
Agile For All helps clients become high-performance businesses through the adoption of Agile principles and values which drive success. We draw from Agile processes, including Scrum and XP, Kanban, Lean Thinking, Theory of Constraints, psychology, anthropology, and more. To us, success is exceeding our clients’ expectations so they can exceed their customers’ expectations.
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 Scrum Coach (CSC) 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.
Richard Lawrence is co-owner of Agile For All. He trains and coaches teams and organizations to become happier and more productive. He draws on a diverse background in software development, engineering, antropology, and political science. Richard is one of a handful of Certified Scrum Coaches and is a certified trainer of the accelerated learning method, Training from the Back of the Room. His bookBehavior-Driven Development with Cucumber is due out from Addison-Wesley later this year.
Peter Saddington has been in software development since 1997, starting out as a developer at Johnson & Johnson. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Organizational Scientist. Prior to joining Agile For All he founded Action & Influence, which was named the Best Training Company in Atlanta in 2013. He writes for AgileScout.comwhich is one of the top 20 agile software development blogs in the world, as well as being the author of “The Pocket Agile Guide” published in 2012. Holding Masters degrees in Counseling, Education and Religion, Peter brings an extensive educational background to everything he does. He also gives back to his community by being a volunteer counselor.
Peter Green led a grass roots Agile transformation at Adobe from 2005 to 2015, starting with his own team, Adobe Audition. His influence includes the teams behind such software flagships as Photoshop, Acrobat, Flash, Dreamweaver and Premiere Pro, as well as dozens of internal IT and platform technology teams and groups like marketing and globalization. His work was a major factor enabling Adobe product teams through the critical business transition from perpetual desktop products to the subscription-based service, Creative Cloud. His hands-on Scrum and Agile training and coaching at all levels of the organization including executives, helped lay the groundwork to shift teams from two-year product cycles to frequent delivery of high-quality software and services. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), instructional designer, coach, facilitator, and a popular speaker at Tech, Agile, and Scrum conferences.
Jake Calabrese is a coach, trainer, and coach-consultant working to improve Agile practices, address cultural challenges, and move teams and leaders to go beyond yesterday’s best practices to better practices. Jake uses ideas from various areas of thinking such as: Lean, professional coaching, facilitation, Agile, Scrum, and real Agile analysis. He has unique expertise as an Organization & Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) and as a coach for Agile adoptions beyond software development which he brings to each client engagement.
Henry Dittmer has over 30 years of both engineering and executive experience in product development. He has led multi-location international teams and, as a Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner, is a firm advocate of MBTI to help people understand themselves and better communicate and work with others. Henry’s experience as an engineer and executive at Bell Labs, Lucent and Avaya adds depth to Agile For All’s executive training and coaching offerings.
Tricia Broderick has more than 17 years of experience in software development. She is a certified Trainer From The Back Of The Room, ACP, PMP, and SAFe Professional Consultant. Prior to joining Agile For All, she served as Director of Development, Agile Coach and Manager of Project Management for numerous companies, laying the groundwork to shift teams from one-year product cycles to daily delivery of high-quality software and services. Tricia is a frequent keynote speaker at national Agile conferences, and regularly shares Agile leadership insights through her well-known blog, Lead to the Edge.
A Network of Partners
Agile For All is proud to partner with a network of outstanding colleagues from around the world. If we aren’t the appropriate team to work with you, we’ll be able to connect you with some of the most respected professionals in the industry.