Chris Li


Agile Practitioner, Agilex

Location: Chantilly, VA


Chris Li is an Agile Practitioner focused on agile consulting, coaching, training and education for entire organizations. He has significant experience in providing agile thought leadership and consulting services around the implementation and execution of large-scale agile programs. He has over 14 years industry experience, with a background in management, design, development, analysis, operational and administrative roles in all phases of the software development life cycle.

Work experience

Agilex, Director of the Agile Institute
January 2014 - Present, Chantilly, VA, United States
Founder of the Agile Institute for Agilex, an organization responsible for providing agile thought leadership, coaching, and implementation expertise for agile programs across our various sectors. Provides employees and customers training offerings in numerous agile disciplines ranging from smaller, focused brown bag sessions to multi-day certified training. Supports the entire organization in quality and improvement initiatives as well as community of interest activities.

Agilex, Agile Practitioner
June 2009 - December 2013, Chantilly, Virginia, United States
December 2010 - Present
Agile Practitioner - responsible for the adoption, implementation and execution of Agile/Scrum based methodologies on a project and program level for the Justice and Homeland sector. Managing a team of four Scrum Masters while providing program-level support to both client and corporate senior management. Point of contact for all Agile-related issues within the sector. Supporting multiple programs, providing Agile Coaching as well as regular Agile/Scrum training sessions to internal and external employees.

October 2009 - December 2010
Scrum Master / Technical Lead - acted as the point of contact for technical, operational and functional matters for a law enforcement sensitive application. Coordinated iteration-based Agile development for a small team of developers. Supported Product Owner in the creation and prioritization of User Stories to best match mission objectives determined by stakeholders. Facilitated daily Stand-Up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and Backlog Grooming sessions. Was responsible for all database engineering tasks, including development, administration, performance tuning, data import/transformation and information exposure. Coordinated program efforts in the data layer with enterprise database team.

June 2009 - October 2009
Senior Database Engineer - provided guidance to SQL Server Enterprise Team during the design and documentation of enterprise level SQL Server solution. Collaborated with team members and document research findings. Point of contact to maintain system documentation in shared document management tool.

MKGCS, Technical Team Lead
January 2007 - June 2009, Herndon, Virginia, United States
Technical Team Lead - acted as the point of contact for technical, operational and functional matters for a suite of classified applications and provided on-site support to Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) in the Army Operations Center (AOC) to both DAMO-ODO and DAMO-ODM within the G-3/5/7 (Operations and Planning). Supervised technical personnel to coordinate both short and long-term development efforts. Senior member of the Emergency Response Team, providing technical guidance, support, and resolution during system outages or point-of-operation emergencies. Responsible for data transfers and load processes between applications, networks, and agencies. Provided technical guidance and recommendations to upper management based on application requirements. Acted as a liaison between government civilians, military personnel, and contractors.

ASM Research, Technical Lead / Application DBA
August 2001 - July 2006, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
September 2004 - July 2006
Application Database Administrator - member of cross-application team responsible for operation of over 30 production applications supporting the MODS (Medical Operational Data System) suite of applications. Administrator for multiple contract-wide applications supporting the areas of performance and utilization (Web Trends), change management (Service Desk Express / Magic), and employee help requests (Trouble Ticket Express). Was responsible for application performance, providing troubleshooting and performance tuning of applications across multiple environments. Provided database administration point-of-contact for all application support tickets from customers and ASM project teams.

August 2001 - August 2004
Technical Lead - responsible for all technical maintenance, modification, and functional enhancement of multiple applications and modules that were part of the MEDPROS (Medical Protection System). Acted as technical liaison between management and development staff. Managed a small team of development and non-technical personnel. Gathered requirements enhancements from help desk, end users, and customers.

Extreme Logic, Consultant I
December 2000 - July 2001, Columbia, MD, United States
Team Member (Consultant I Level) providing development assistance to development team. Resource for technical team leads to support internal and external development efforts.

Etensity, Developer
October 1999 - November 2000, Vienna, VA, United States
Team Developer providing development support to development team leader and project manager. Owned specific parts of the requirements and development process. Also provided on-site support to clients during development, deployment, and maintenance phases of the project.