Philip Japikse


Agile Practices Evangelist, Telerik

Location: Cincinnati, OH


Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Cincinnati Agile Roundtable


An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .Net since the first betas, developing software for over 20 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil works as the Agile Practices Evangelist for Telerik's Agile Project Management Division (, serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, and is the host of the Zero To Agile podcast ( Phil also founded Agile Conferences, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to advancing agile in all aspects of software development. Phil also serves as Cub Master for his sons’ Cub Scout Pack, volunteers for the National Ski Patrol, and is a recently retired Firefighter/Paramedic. You can follow Phil on twitter via and read his blog at


Work experience

Telerik, Agile Practices Evangelist
September 2010 - Present, Cincinnati, OH, United States
Agile Practices evangelist. Specializes in agile transformations, coaching, and adoption of patterns and practices to help customers be more successful in adopting Scrum and XP.

Agile Conferences, Inc, Owner/Conference organizer
March 2010 - Present, West Chester, OH, United States
Agile Conferences Inc organizes Day of Agile conferences. We have held three so far in Cincinnati, the fourth will be on May 19, 2012. We also added Philadelphia to the list in 2011, and looking into expanding to Indianapolis, IN in 2012. As the lead organizer, I am responsible for all content as well as logistics for the events.

Pinnacle Solutions Group, Agile Coach
August 1997 - September 2010, Cincinnati, OH, United States
Principal Consultant with botique consulting company where I specialized in agile coaching and agile transformations for costumers ranging from Fortune 25 down to startups.