Alex Brown is the Chief Operating Officer of Scrum Inc. He has deep experience in Agile/Lean management methods, organizational transformation and business strategy. Alex has expertise in helping executive leadership and working teams collaborate effectively through common goals and metrics. He is actively involved in adapting the Scrum methodology beyond its traditional home in software development into other creative team environments, and has a particular interest in pushing the envelope in financial and progress reporting in a Scrum context in order to firmly connect a company’s Scrum with its corporate strategy.
Prior to joining Scrum Inc., Alex was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, where he led more than twenty projects to improve competitive positioning and transform fortune 100 companies to leaner and more agile operations. His project experience includes cases in the retail/consumer, IT, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and government sectors. Alex holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He also earned a B.S. and Masters in Engineering from Cornell University.
Scrum Inc., Chief Product Owner
January 2012 - Present, Cambridge, MA, United States
The Chief Product Owner orders the overall company backlog to optimize business value creation and return on investment. They then translate this "epic-level" product vision into actionable and ready backlog for the Scrum Inc teams to execute. Alex also co-teaches regular Certified Scrum Master and Product Owner classes with Jeff Sutherland, assess the effectiveness of client company's Scrum performance, and consults with client leadership on ways to better support their business strategy through improved Scrum performance.
The Boston Consulting Group, Principal
August 2005 - December 2011, Boston, MA, United States
Developed competitive insight and strategic advice for Fortune 100 clients. Global case experience in: industrial goods, consumer behavior, healthcare, IT, and financial services sectors.