In this episode of AgileNEXT, Mitch Lacey joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss his work at Microsoft and what is in store for agile NEXT. Some topics include:
- Parenting and Agile
- How to get buy-in with teams by selling the value of practices
- Coming clean with Agility and Organizational Development
- Luke Skywalker for POTUS 2016
Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer and author of the popular book, “The Scrum Field Guide, Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond.” With over 10 years of Agile experience, and 18+ years managing projects, Mitch’s well rounded approach is suitable to any business. Companies that trust Mitch for his knowledge include Microsoft, Oracle, Bio-Rad, Costco, DemonWare, Morningstar, Qualcomm, Salem Health, SAP and more.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum courses, agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs & white papers.
He has repeatedly presented at conferences including the Agile Alliance Agile conferences, the Better Software Conference and the SQE Agile Development Practices conferences. He has managed tracks for the Agile conference since 2008 and was the conference chair for Agile2012 and Agile2014.
He has published many papers including “Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing”, “Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field”, “The Impacts of Poor Estimating – & How to Fix It”, a variety of papers for Microsoft and “Immersive Interviewing – Building Great Agile Software Teams”.
Mitch served on the Board of Directors for the Agile Alliance (2011-2012) and the Scrum Alliance (2010-2011, 2014).
Specialties: Scrum, Agile, software development, program management, facilitation, coaching, project management, people development.