Our Team

We are a small non-profit with a big mission. Our cross-disciplinary Scrum teams are structured for service. Each team is focused on a specific user persona, ensuring that everyone in our diverse, global community can find their place in the larger story of the agile movement. Wherever you are on your agile journey, one of our teams is dedicated to creating content and features that meet your needs.

The Leadership Team

Scrum Alliance is governed by the Board of Directors with the support of the paired leadership of our Chief Product Owner and Chief ScrumMaster. Together, they create a strategy to Transform the World of Work across the Globe.

Howard Sublett

Chief product owner

Howard works to ensure we achieve our strategic mission. He finds joy in connecting with community members, boating, and spending time with his bride of 30 years.

Melissa Boggs

chief scrum master

Melissa was once the lead singer in a rock band. These days, she works her magic to unleash the full potential of each team and individual throughout the organization.

Eric Engelmann

board chair

Eric guides the Board with his passion for Scrum which started in 2008. He works to spread Agile across organizations throughout the World and mentors startup founders.

Sohrab Salimi

vice chair

 As a physician, Certified Scrum Trainer, and entrepreneur, Sohrab enjoys using agile methodologies to lead successful and meaningful change. He also enjoys good food.

Deborah Nugent


Deborah has extensive experience developing and leading strategic initiatives in a variety of complex and dynamic business environments. She finds joy in spending time with family.

John Doyle


John brings a big picture perspective on all aspects of an organization, from marketing and sales to production and finance and focuses on providing values based education.

Michael Meissner

Board Member

With an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for leveraging technologies, Michael enjoys new and innovative solutions to solve our healthcare challenges (and 3D technology).

Marjan Pouran

Board Member

Marjan oversees audit, governance and finance committee keeping our organization compliance and mission in heart. She likes traveling, tech trends, and fashion.

Andy Deitsch

board member

Andy has a software engineering background and is passionate about getting Agile into large enterprises. Find him diving somewhere with an underwater camera in hand.

Karim Harbott

Board Member

As a seasoned enterprise Agile Coach, trainer, blogger/vlogger and international speaker, Karim loves to help organizations with Agile transformations.

Zuzana (Zuzi) Sochova

Board Member

With more than 15 years of agile experience, Zuzi believes the worlds of work and life can be happier and more successful by creating and sustaining agile leadership.