Brian Dreyer, CSM and CSP, is an Agile Coach as well as a frequent speaker on agile and scrum. He works with clients transitioning to agile and helps organizations capitalize on agile approaches to project management.
Previously as Vice President of Business Development at Climax Group, UK and as the founder of Watchdog Entertainment, Brian has worked with companies such as Mattel, Microsoft, EA, Activision, Nintendo, Sony, Disney and is a credited Executive Producer on 17 video game titles.
Prior to Climax Group, Mr. Dreyer was Vice President of Sales and Marketing with a Beverly Hills based production company, The Machine, where he was responsible for company’s entertainment marketing strategies, as well as media technology partnerships.
Prior to joining The Machine, Mr. Dreyer founded a management-consulting firm, focused on project management, strategic marketing, business development and information technology governance, drawling upon his 15 plus years of experience.
Brian has also held a variety of executive positions with companies such as Amp Incorporated (now Tyco), Avnet, TechSpace, Syncata and technology analyst firm Gartner, and more recently at Platinum Edge, INC and Teradata in San Diego, CA.
Teradata Corporation, Agile Coach
January 2015 - Present, San Diego, CA, US
As an Agile Coach I work with multiple engineering teams to implement the right mix of agile practices and scrum. My focus is centered around leading change though several internal organizations and process to become more lean and agile. I am the acting ScrumMaster for these teams and will be hiring ScrumMasters for these starting in Q4 I will be guiding these teams to achieve better performance with the company's software product development life cycle.
Platinum Edge, Consultant, Speaker, Writer
November 2012 - December 2014, Long Beach, CA, US
My formal scrum experience began I am a Consultant, Speaker and Writer for Platinum Edge, INC., agile consulting services which include; training, audit, agile coaching and mentoring. I have been a speaker and keynote speaker at PMI Dinner events on several scrum topics; PMI-LA (2), PMI IEC (1), PMI-OC, (Annual Event), PMI-4C (2 hour workshop on estimation techniques), as well as SoTeC 2014 (Long Beach, CA) and I was also the Moderator for the Women in Technology (WITI) Orange County, CA network event - Apr 17, 2014. I have 2 speaking engagement events scheduled for 2015.
I also manage client consulting engagements; coaching and mentoring agile transformation services and relationship management.
Globant, Sr. Director, Media & Entertainment
December 2011 - September 2012, San Francisco, CA, US
I was responsible for business development and the project management of Globant’s media and entertainment clients in the West Coast. Globant is a near-shore software dev. company, with teams in South America as well as some members in the USA.
Articles I've written
My Top 3 Pitfalls of Scrum
When I work with clients who are looking to improve their Agile process, or when they need help to fix a Scrum problem, I usually start by looking at what I think are the big three pitfall areas of Scrum.
Culture Is Everything
I believe that to succeed at anything personally or professionally, leadership is required. And in most companies, to take the lead you must change the corporate culture, but culture is a tricky and difficult thing to change.