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Bradley Hughes


Owner and Managing Agilist, True North Agile, LLC

Location: Richmond, VA


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Developer
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


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Agile Richmond


Brad Hughes is a Lean Agile Coach, Trainer, and Management Consultant to leaders, teams, and organizations, to help them to become fitter for their purpose and better at responding to change.   With over twenty years of experience in software development, information technology, and business operations, Brad has guided many technical and non-technical teams on their paths to agility.   

Before Brad transformed his career to coaching, he was a software application developer and worked in corporate, government, and consulting environments in the United States and Canada.  His experience allows him to empathize with the challenges that software developers and creative knowledge workers face every day, and informs his mission, which is to help build safe and sustainable environments for knowledge work.  

Brad holds a Bachelors' degree in Computer Science from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and many, mostly Agile, certifications that result out of his passion for career-long learning. 



Work experience

True North Agile, Lean Agile Coach
February 2016 - Present, Henrico, Virginia, US
Offering professional Lean and Agile coaching transformation services to Fortune 200 companies.

SolutionsIQ, Agile Coach
October 2014 - January 2016, , US
Lean/Agile Coach working with a Fortune 500 company as they extend their Agile adoption and transformation across the organization.

Capital One, Lean & Agile Coach
July 2008 - January 2014, Henrico, Virginia, United States

Capital One certified Agile Coach.  Capital One Agile coach includes Scrum, Kanban, and XP Agile development engineering practices.

Capital One, Agile Coach/ScrumMaster
June 2010 - June 2013, Richmond, VA, United States

Agile Coach and ScrumMaster to Financial Data Analysis team within Capital One Global Finance. 

Capital One, ScrumMaster
July 2007 - November 2007, Henrico, VA, United States

ScrumMaster for and developer on a team that implemented new business functionality and enhancements to Capital One customer acquisition marketing campaign platform.

Capital One, Assistant Agile Coach
August 2006 - November 2006, Richmond, VA, United States

Assistant Agile Coach on Scrum team to replace aging marketing campaign platform with configured COTS product.

Capital One, Scrum Team Member
January 2006 - July 2006, Richmond, VA, United States

Developer on a Agile/Scrum to retrofit marketing campaigns platform with the new enterprise credit card platform that was being implemented.  Agile practitioner and coach-in-training.

Capital One, Scrum Team member
July 2005 - December 2005, Richmond, VA, United States

Analyst and developer on a Agile/Scrum team to specify new interfaces between the customer acquisition platforms and the new enterprise credit card application being implemented into Capital One.


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