Agile Partners

Our network of Professional Agile Partners have undergone an extremely rigorous and demanding selection and training process through Scrum.org. We have decades of experience helping diverse firms achieve business agility. Learn more and help us find the right partner for your unique needs.

RAVI VERMA

CEO & FOUNDER

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Bio

Ravi Verma is a Public Speaker, Agile Coach, Professional Scrum Trainer, Evidence Based Management Consultant and Blogger with a passion for helping teams recapture the magic of making I.T. As the Founder and Org Whisperer at SmoothApps, Ravi blends ideas from the world of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Organizational Development to develop strong teams and  inspiring leaders at all levels of an organization.

With 18+ years of experience in I.T. delivery and consulting, Ravi has a proven track record of delivering multi-million dollar software in Fortune 100 companies like Cisco and Avaya as well as a start-up. He specializes in anticipating, identifying and removing obstacles that pop up whenever a bunch of people work on a bunch of code.

As a C-Level Enterprise Agile Coach, Ravi has helped guide Agile Transformation for large, globally distributed organizations with up to 10,000 employees and an I.T. staff of 5,000 organized in 350+ Teams. Ravi is able to earn the trust and respect of C-Level executives and help them understand how the application of Agile Principles, Values and Practices can become a powerful means to achieving sustainable competitive advantage.

Ravi is a creative thought leader and has defined the Sabotagile Manifesto and Sabotagile Principles and is the co-creator of Software Code of Ethics. As an active member of the Agile Community, Ravi is the co-creator of Scrum Pulse Webinar Series & Scrum Tapas Video Series which have been viewed 32,000+ times.

Ravi is a compelling communicators and used the power of story-teller to make people lean-in and learn the what, why and how of Agility. You can get a sense forRavi’s story-telling approach by watching Agilato Video Series – and by reading his Agile Blogs.

Ravi has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering from R.V.C.E., Bangalore and a Masters in Entrepreneurship from SMU, Dallas. Ravi received a Certificate in Organizational Development from DePaul University and Linkage Inc and is an MBTI Certified Practitioner, with a Certificate in Advanced Conflict Resolution from Kilmann Diagnostics. He has also been trained in facilitating workshops for leading organizational change based on the book “Leading Bold Change” by Dr. John Kotter workshops and is a Professional Scrum Trainer and Evidence Based Management Consultant with Scrum.org. He is licensed to facilitate Scrum.org workshops for PSF, PSM, PSPO & SPS.

MARK NONEMAN

SCRUM COACH

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Mark Noneman helps clients realize the benefits of Agile software development and pursue organizational Agility. He leverages over 25 years of experience to serve industry leaders in the roles of Enterprise Agile Coach and Professional Scrum Trainer, the latter in partnership with Scrum.org, led by the co-creator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber. Mark focuses on helping organizations apply Agile principles and practices to improve quality, increase productivity and deliver value faster.

As a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Mark is one of a select few PSTs who regularly teaches Scrum.org’s entire curriculum, including Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) and Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) courses. In addition to serving as a PST, Mark holds certifications with Scrum.org for Professional Scrum Master (PSM, PSM II, PSM III), Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I, PSPO II) and Professional Scrum Developer (PSD).

As an Enterprise Agile Coach, Mark helps organizations develop and execute strategies for extending and expanding Agile across their enterprise. He is certified in and frequently utilizes scaling approaches such as Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Scaled Professional Scrum (Nexus).

Mark earned a BS in Engineering from the University of Los Angeles, California and an MS in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.

CHARLES BRADLEY

SCRUM COACH

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Charles Bradley

Bio

We are proud to have Charles Bradley, the founder of ScrumCrazy.com as a Strategic Partner of Smoothapps.

Charles is the author of the “Scrum Crazy” blog and website at http://www.ScrumCrazy.com. He is an experienced Scrum Coach, and a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer. Charles has the most Scrum certifications of anyone in the world. This includes: CSM, CSPO, CSP, PSM I, PSM II, PSD I, PSPO I, PSPO II, PSDT, and PSMT. Charles coaches teams on team level Scrum, Large Scale Scrum, Organizational Agility, Extreme Programming, Kanban, User Stories, TDD, Emergent Architecture, Continuous Integration, and other Agile approaches. He has led numerous full scale Agile transitions, and his focus is always on tangible, measurable, business results and ROI.

Charles is based out of Denver, Colorado, and he travels all over the world for coaching and training engagements. You can read more about Charles Bradley at www.ScrumCrazy.com. You can also contact Charles on LinkedIn.

Dr. CHARLES SUSCHECK

SCRUM COACH

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Dr. Charles Suscheck specializes in agile software development methodologies, and project management. He is one the few people in the world certified to teach the entire scrum.org curriculum. He has over 25 years of professional experience in information technology, beginning his career as a software developer. Dr. Suscheck holds a Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors in Computer Science and is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Professional Scrum Master (PSM I and II), Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I and II), Scaled Agile Framework Process Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and certified RUP specialist. An educator at heart, he has over 30 published articles, has taught nearly 1000 students software development, and is a highly respected conference speaker.

RICH VISOTCKY

Agile Trainer & Coach

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Rich is a seasoned agile trainer and coach, bringing years of experience in helping hundreds of people learn agile concepts and put them into practice in their daily work and lives. Rich loves to help connect people with the principles behind leaner, agile processes and practices so they build elastic skills and can adapt their approach as the problems they are faced with change. He has a background in software development, having put to practice what he preaches. Constantly at the intersection between those who want something done and those who want to do good work, Rich helps to bridge the gaps in communications between all.

STEPHANIE OCKERMAN

Agile Trainer & Coach

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We are proud to add Stephanie Ockerman as a SmoothApps partner. Stephanie is a results-driven, compassionate coach, professional trainer, and speaker and enjoys helping people who believe in the art of the possible. She brings over a decade of consulting experience in banking, insurance, government, retail, and energy industries helping people solve complex problems and deliver valuable business solutions. Stephanie is passionate about enabling high performing teams, cultivating agile mindsets, and helping people discover their capacity for growth and learning. Throughout her career, she has formally trained hundreds of professionals in a variety of processes and skills. She is Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org and is the steward of the Professional Scrum Master Training Course.

HIREN DOSHI

Agile Trainer & Coach

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Hiren Doshi

Bio

Hiren R. Doshi, Author, Scrum.org professional Scrum trainer and coach, is a Scrum enthusiast and an agent for organizational change. He has a distinguished 22-years career in leading the full life cycle software development of which.

He has facilitated over 50 2-days Scrum.org workshops on PSF, PSM, PSPO and SPS and trained over 1200 participants.

MAGDALENA FIRLIT

Scrum & Agile Coach

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Magdalena

Bio

Magdalena Firlit is a Scrum and Agile Coach, consultant, trainer, mentor, life and business coach (graduated Coach according to postgraduate university course ICF). She obtained an accreditation from Scrum.org and can provide certified trainings Professional Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Foundations.

She has had over 17 years of professional experience. Currently Magdalena is focused on Agile transformations of both organisations and teams. She cooperates with different size companies and with all levels in organisation. She provides trainings and workshops related with Agile, Scrum, Kanban and soft skills. She is present as a speaker at conferences, meetups communities of practice and leads workshops and trainings.