Doug Shimp
Senior Scrum Consultant at 3Back, Scrum Management Consulting & Training.
Chicago, IL US


With over twenty years in the technology field, Doug Shimp has played many vital roles in software-product development; from Developer, QA, Analyst, and Manager, to Director of IT, Leader, Coach, and Consultant.  With a background in C/C++ and Smalltalk programming, Doug understands the value of clean code and the power of the team to create that code.  There is never a development problem brought up in class that Doug hasn't experienced himself.

As a CST, Doug founded 3Back to sharpen Scrum practices in the real world.  A firm believer that practice makes the master, Doug’s training focuses on the learning in the classroom and the application to the real work of Scrum outside the classroom.  Learners walk out of class fully capable to highly contribute to their Scrum teams.

As an author and co-developer of a Scrum tool, Doug focuses on making teams better.  With the book, Exploring Scrum:  The Fundamentals, Doug has created a “must-have” Scrum reference guide that supports modern Scrum practices.  With Get to Done®, Doug compiled years of listening to Scrum teams and what they need in a tool to get the right product to market faster without the tool getting in the way.

When you engage in a learning experience with Doug, you and your team will be out of your seats creating products, participating on Scrum teams, and contributing to Scrum ceremonies.  Doug’s class is one class you don’t want to miss. NEW: Scrum 3.0 white paper describing the evolution of scrum and a new highly agile variant.

Advice: As you explore Scurm, remember at it's most fundamental idea is a pattern of a Well-Formed Team.

Credentials:  CSM, CSPO, CSD, CSP, CST