Angel Diaz-Maroto


Agile/Lean Coach, Agilar


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile Spain


Angel is a very energetic Agile coach that truly enjoy challenges. His specialty and passion is putting in place Lean and Agile concepts and practices in very complex environments. As a matter of fact, he successfully led one of the biggest Agile transformations in europe, including IT and business departments of a 1000+ employees bank, from the trenches starting from scratch. In his 15+ years of experience in IT he has worked in various roles: Agile Coach, R&D manager, software developer, software architect, scrum master and trainer. He is also a frequent speaker in international Agile events such as ALE, LESS, CAS, IAD and Agile Coach camps.

Work experience

ING Direct Spain, Head Agile Coach
April 2011 - January 2014, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Leader, mentor, trainer and head coach in the transformation to Agile methods. Chairman of the international Agile Experts Group at ING RBI. I've successfully led a deep agile transformation, including IT and business departments, of this 1000+ employees bank from the trenches starting from scratch. This transformation includes going from: - silos to multidisciplinary teams. - comprehensive requirements & UML diagrams to Agile inceptions & User Stories - no portfolio management to kanban portfolio management - reactive improvement initiatives to continuous improvement and regular retrospectives. - 29 steps SDLC to 5 Steps SDLC - no Agile knowledge to full training and implementation of Agile, Scrum and kanban. Leading to: - remarkable growth of business and IT employees satisfaction - drastic improvement of Business - IT communication and collaboration - remarkable reduction of technical and functional debt - remarkable reduction of waste & process complexity in product development

Add Value, Scrum Master
August 2008 - March 2011, Verone, Verone, Italy
Scrum Master, JEE developer and consultant. IT Continuous improvement process design and implementation. Research and development on JEE technologies and software engineering practices.