Skip Angel

  

Agile Coach, BigVisible Solutions

Location: Seattle, WA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Coach
Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Scrum Professional
Registered Education Provider
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

My Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®
18-19 September, 2014
Location: Seattle, WA, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
16-17 October, 2014
Location: Seattle, WA, United States

Biography

My goal is to provide consulting services that will effectively utilize and expand my strategic, organizational, technical, and supervisory skills in a software product development environment.  I am seeking to take what I have learned to transform other organizations where their strategic advantage becomes how they develop products using Agile concepts.

I have solid experience in consulting, IT staff and product development environments over the last 20+ years with an exposure to several industries in an technical capacity including retail, healthcare, financial and automotive. 

I have been involved in managing, developing and supporting the best practices relating to the product development lifecycle through modeling of known software development methodologies including agile, waterfall and iterative. 

I provide education on Agile practices to development teams within an organization.  In addition to training, I also provide coaching, evangelism and passion around improving an organization through Agile principles.  I provide workshops on topics such as Introduction to Agile and Scrum, Program Management, Release Planning, User Story Development, and developing Agile Coaches.

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses

Extended Education

  • CST Extended Education Course

CSM

  • Certified ScrumMaster
  • Certified ScrumMaster - Private only

CSPO

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Articles I've written

Why Are We Doing Agile?
Organizations and teams must come to understand why they need agile before choosing a methodology or tool to implement it. A mandate alone will not work. It is the overarching goals, values and principles of Agile that must ultimately guide teams in the adoption and adaptation of its practices.

Scrum from Student to Master
Many people associate Scrum with a complete methodology. However, Scrum is only a framework and as such does not provide the details found in other methodologies. It provides a basic definition of the roles, major activities, and basic artifacts around the ultimate goal of producing a “potentially shippable product increment” within a fixed time box called a Sprint. For example, Scrum does not tell you how to best develop a product backlog, it just tells you that you need a prioritized list of backlog items to determine what should go into each of the sprints.

My Journey as a Coach
As more and more organizations adopt Scrum, the need for competent coaches to guide them is growing. Find out why one new CSC took the time to become certified and why he hopes you will become a CSC yourself.