Juan Banda
Founder at Percella.
Cochabamba, Bolivia


Juan Banda is a trainer, coach, speaker and out of the box thinker. Since Juan got exposed to Scrum in early 2007, he committed himself to continue learning and applying Scrum in the teams and organizations where he worked. His path put him in the roles of Scrum Master, Agile Trainer, Product Owner, and Agile Coach. Juan now holds all of the requirements of the Scrum Alliance and is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) in addition to the PMP ™ & PMI-ACP certifications he has through the Project Management Institute (PMI) organization.

As a CST Juan has already trained more than twenty eight hundred CSM/CSPO students in nine countries across the Americas. Juan has also delivered onsite training classes for companies such us: Slalom, Deloitte, Walmart, CGI, SAIC, Express Scripts, T.Rowe Price, Time Warner Cable, ViaSat, Garmin, Moffitt, Kyva Systems, Blue Book Network, Insurance Auto Auctions and BlueCross BlueShield. 

After earning his Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from The University of Illinois at Chicago, Juan worked as a full time professor, consultant, developer and manager. During his tenure with the University, he led teams of more than fifty developers and also served as the Head of the Engineering Department.

Juan is also a community enthusiast and dedicated to the Scrum movement in his home country of Bolivia. He has organized Scrum Bolivia Day 2012, Scrum Bolivia Day 2013, and the Regional Scrum Gathering Bolivia 2014. In August 2013 Juan has been elected to serve as a member on the Agile Alliance Board of Directors.

As a speaker Juan presented in dozens of conferences and more recently in the Scrum Gathering New Orleans, the Regional Scrum Gathering Bolivia 2014, Agiles 2013 Peru, the Agile 2013 Conference in Nashville, the Scrum Gathering Las Vegas, Agiles 2012 Argentina, the Scrum Gathering Buenos Aires 2012 Regional Event, and local PMI Chapters conferences.

Work Experience

Agile Alliance, Board Director
2013-08-08 - Present, , , United States

As a Director on the Agile Alliance Board my mission is to help to spread Agile to the global community.

Percella, Founder
2011-09-01 - Present, Santa Cruz, , BO
Independent consultant, trainer and coach.
Scrum Bolivia User Group, Founder and Moderator
2009-08-01 - Present, Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia

This group has been created with the intention that the Bolivian Scrum community has a meeting point to share ideas and learn from others experiences.

Innovision, Scrum Coach
2013-04-01 - 2014-09-30, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz,
Inspire others to take full advantage of the Scrum framework.
Regional Scrum Gathering Bolivia 2014, Chair
2013-10-01 - 2014-04-30, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, ,

Chair of a two-day conference that aims to attract new and consolidated Agile/Scrum speakers that shares their motivation, expirience and entusiasms with the local community.

Scrum Bolivia Day Conference, Chair
2011-10-31 - 2013-04-30, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, Bolivia

Chair of the first Scrum Bolivia Day Conference held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra Bolivia on March 2012 and also for the second edition of the conference on March of 2013. The Scrum Bolivia Day is a conference that gathers well known speakers from Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina that during a full day talk about Scrum and related frameworks.

Info-arch, Project Manager/Agile Coach
2010-04-01 - 2013-03-31, Santa Cruz, Andres Ibañez, Bolivia
Scrum/Agile Coach for different teams. Creative thinking and backlog administration for the largest Bolivian e-commerce portal.
Jalasoft, Project Manager
2007-09-17 - 2010-03-30, Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia

Scrum Master for several teams. Coaching and Agile Project Management.

Fundacion Jala, Scrum/Agile Trainer
2007-09-01 - 2010-03-25, Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia

Teach Scrum and Agile courses to Jalasoft bootcampers

Universidad del Valle, Head of the Engineering Department
2002-01-17 - 2007-09-14, La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia

Coordinate educational and research projects, hiring faculty staff and supervising its performance, supervise consulting software development projects, negotiate joint venture contracts with private and public sector, write articles about several software development topics. Teach graduate and undergraduate classes. Staff under my direct supervision: forty full time and part time professors and engineers.