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Craig Larman


Craig Larman serves as a management consultant, with a focus on organizational redesign and mental models, towards the goal of high-value-throughput lean enterprises. His recent focus is leading teams and helping organizations to scale agile principles and lean thinking to large, multi-site, and agile offshore development. Craig created and leads the lean embedded–systems product development initiative at Xerox, and served since 2005 as the main external consultant to Nokia and Siemens Networks for large–scale Scrum and agile adoption. Craig has served as chief scientist at Valtech, an advanced technology consulting, outsourcing, and skills transfer organization with divisions in many countries, based in Paris, France, with a division in Bangalore that applies agile methods to offshore development.


He is the author of Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide, and the standard university text for software  design, Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to OOA/D and Iterative Development. His latest books (with Bas Vodde) include Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum, and Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, Multisite & Offshore Projects with Large-Scale Scrum.