Gabrielle Benefield is an author, speaker and advisor specialising in Agile and Lean product strategy and innovation. She is the founder of Evolve Beyond, a global consultancy headquartered in London working with diverse industries including finance, telecommunications, energy and gaming. Gabrielle is the co-creator of Mobius (mobiusloop.com), a strategic tool to alignment strategy to delivery using measurable outcomes, and flexiblecontracts.com, a Lean Agile contract model.
Previous to Evolve Beyond, Gabrielle was a successful executive in Silicon Valley, leading major Product, design, and technology divisions. She used Agile and Lean methods to take a startup to successful Initial Public Offering, then led one of the largest Agile enterprise transformations at Yahoo! scaling up to 250+ teams in the US, India, Europe, and Asia. Gabrielle founded the Scrum Foundation in 2009 with Jeff Sutherland (the inventor of Scrum) and other leading Agile thought leaders, to promote enterprise Agile practices within enterprise.
Gabrielle is an author of the Scrum Primer, one of the most downloaded guides to Scrum, and is currently authoring a book on Agile and lean product strategy, one on flexible contracts, and a graphic novel about risk and value.