Bob Schatz is the owner and Senior Consultant of Agile Infusion, LLC ( http://www.agileinfusion.com ). He has over 30 years of high-performace leadership experience. Since 2002, he has been a leader in the agile community and has helped many companies in their transition to agile development methods. Bob Schatz served as VP of Development for Primavera Systems, Inc. where he was responsible for leading the team that develops Primavera's software solutions for Enterprise Project, Resource, and Portfolio Management. This is where he worked with Ken Schwaber and Bob Martin to create a true agile success story in the transition to using Scrum and XP. Before joining Primavera, Bob spent seven years at Liquent, Inc., managing the development of revolutionalry publishing software targeted for the pharmaceutical market, and 12 years at GE Aerospace/Lockheed Martin, where he held various management positions for large-scale development projects for US government agencies and the Department of Defense. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Temple University and a Masters degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. Bob is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Philadelphia University focused on Management and Strategic Leadership.
Bob is a leader in successfully implementing agile development techniques, such as Scrum and XP, and driving culture changes in large organizations. He and his teams have been featured in a number of industry articles. Bob often speaks at industry events talking about the benefits and challenges of bringing agile techniques into an organization.
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Articles I've written
Change Agent Dreamin'
Bob Schatz makes the case for the ScrumMaster as both a leader and a dreamer.
Leadership Reading List
Part of what makes a good leader great is a commitment to continuous improvement. These are the “must-reads” for every leader (or potential leader). What’s on your bookshelf?
Successful Sprint Reviews
What's the secret ingredient missing from most sprint reviews? The user stories and use cases you probably discarded may be the greatest story never told.
The Sprint Review: Mastering the Art of Feedback
The sprint review in Scrum is a critical part of the inspect and adapt cycle. Having worked with many teams and organizations, I have noticed an overall reluctance (and in some cases fear) to do them in the way they were intended.
Project Success?... Piece of Cake!
Project work is serious business that should never be entered into without taking stock of what you know and don’t know. Projects cost money and consume people’s time and energy. If you waste time, money, or energy there is an increasi...