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Chris Li


Founder, SparkPlug Agility


Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


My Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®
17-18 August, 2016
Location: Sterling, VA, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
13-14 September, 2016
Location: Sterling, VA, United States


Chris Li is an energetic and passionate agilist with over 16 years of experience in the IT services industry, focused on providing enterprise agile coaching support to mid-sized organizations in addition to teaching industry-recognized agile training courses.  Has a background in all facets of software development in both agile and traditional project management for commercial and federal organizations.

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  • Certified ScrumMaster

Work experience

SparkPlug Agility, Founder
April 2016 - Present, Ashburn, VA, United States
SparkPlug Agility is a consulting firm that specializes in offering services to individuals, teams, and organizations that are looking to improve their way of delivering value to their customers. We believe that our experience interacting with customers, listening to their feedback, and using that information to adjust to mission needs has fostered a mindset dedicated to helping others grow and develop into more than they are today.

Lithespeed, Director
September 2015 - February 2016, Herndon, VA, United States
Director responsible for providing training delivery and design for both public and private engagements. Worked with staff to craft additional learning experiences to add to existing offerings. Engaged with local and national industry communities through conference participation and speaking engagements.

Agilex / Accenture Federal Services, Director of the Agile Institute / Enterprise Agile Coach
December 2013 - September 2015, Chantilly, Virginia, United States
Director of the Agile Institute responsible for providing enterprise agile coaching to delivery teams throughout the entire organization. Design and deliver industry-recognized agile training offerings to both employees and customers. Provide support to business development and recruiting efforts as well as professional development and mentoring to agile personnel.

Agilex, Agile Coach / Scrum Master
June 2009 - December 2013, Chantilly, Virginia, United States
Agile coach responsible for agile adoption within the Justice and Homeland sector. Provide coaching and implementation support to delivery staff, as well as spearhead agile strategy and hiring activities at the sector and company level.

MKGCS, Team Lead
December 2006 - June 2009, Herndon, Virginia, United States
Technical team lead accountable for all technical matters for a suite of classified mission critical applications for the Department of the Army. Responsible for the leadership and development of all technical staff.

ASM Research, Technical Lead / Database Administrator
August 2001 - July 2006, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Database Administrator - Member of enterprise team responsible for the availability of a suite of over 30 applications. Responsible for application performance, troubleshooting and performance tuning of applications in addition to supporting change management and help requests. Provide database administration support for both project teams and customer requests. Technical Lead - Technical team lead accountable for all technical matters supporting multiple applications and modules that comprise a military health web application. Responsible for leadership of a team of development and non-technical personnel.

Extreme Logic, Consultant I
December 2000 - July 2001, Columbia, Maryland, United States
Member of software development team, providing on-site support to clients during development, deployment and maintenance phases of projects and initiatives.

Etensity, Developer
October 1999 - November 2000, Vienna, Virginia, United States
Team Developer providing development support to development team leader and project manager. Owned specific parts of the requirements and development process. Also provided on-site support to clients during development, deployment, and maintenance phases of the project.


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