Tony Shawver – Agile Practice Lead & Coach for Matrix Resources: Tony has over 15 years experience in technology, starting with a background in both Engineering and Business and migrating to a focus on software development. For the past 12 years, Tony has succeeded at SW application development positions ranging from Developer, Team Lead, Manager & Director to Consultant, Coach & Agile Practice Lead. Tony has lead product development using both Waterfall SDLC’s and Agile methodologies including Kanban & Scrum.
Tony began utilizing Agile concepts in 2003 and began focusing on Scrum in 2007. Tony received his Certified Scrum Master training & certification in August, 2008. He served as a consultant and Scrum Master on several successful products across multiple industries using both local and distributed teams including offshore. By 2009, Tony had moved into the role of Agile Coach and began leading more organizational transformations. During this time, Tony received training on Kanban and began coaching clients on its benefits alongside Scrum.
In 2010, Tony received his Scrum Professional certification (CSP). Tony continues to manage software application development using Agile methodologies as well as transform organizations to the processes and principles of Agile. He maintains a strong focus on the transparency, collaboration & clarity as well as the process which is most appropriate for each client. Tony’s current role is that of the Agile Practice Lead at MATRIX, concentrating on transformations and coaching – including Assessment, Training and Coaching in the metro Atlanta area.