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Juan Banda


Founder, Percella

Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia



Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Developer
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner
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My Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®
20-21 February, 2018
Location: Lima, Peru

Certified ScrumMaster®
23-24 February, 2018
Location: Alajuela, Costa Rica

Certified Scrum Product Owner®
20-21 March, 2018
Location: Ciudad de Mexico, DF, Mexico

Certified ScrumMaster®
23-24 March, 2018
Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Certified Scrum Product Owner®
26-27 March, 2018
Location: Columbia, MD, United States of America

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Juan Banda is a trainer, coach, speaker, blogger, martial artist 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 as already trained more than twenty six hundred CSM/CSPO students in nine countries across the Americas. 

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.

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses


  • Certified ScrumMaster


  • Certified Scrum Product Owner


  • Agile Developer Skills (Technical)
  • Certified Scrum Developer 3 Day Technical (Technical)

Work experience

Agile Alliance, Board Director
August 2013 - 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
September 2011 - Present, Santa Cruz, BO
Independent consultant, trainer and coach.

Scrum Bolivia User Group, Founder and Moderator
August 2009 - 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
April 2013 - September 2014, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz
Inspire others to take full advantage of the Scrum framework.

Regional Scrum Gathering Bolivia 2014, Chair
October 2013 - April 2014, 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
October 2011 - April 2013, 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
April 2010 - March 2013, 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
September 2007 - March 2010, Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia

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

Fundacion Jala, Scrum/Agile Trainer
September 2007 - March 2010, Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia

Teach Scrum and Agile courses to Jalasoft bootcampers

Universidad del Valle, Head of the Engineering Department
January 2002 - September 2007, 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.

Articles I've written

Organizing a Scrum Conference When You're the Only Black Belt in Town
For disclosure, I'll start by saying that even though I've practiced several martial arts, I've never achieved a black belt in any. However, I've trained in different Japanese martial arts with black belts who moved to my hometown for various reasons. They all wanted to continue practicing and teaching their martial arts; some of them found dojos to join while others needed to start from zero, attracting students and finding resources and a place to train.

Matching Cultures in Outsourcing
Introduction I've collected experiences and observations from serving in two organizations that provide outsourcing services for software companies based in the U.S. My involvement in these organizations has allowed me to be part of more than ten...

Matching Cultures in Outsourcing
Introduction I've collected experiences and observations from serving in two organizations that provide outsourcing services for software companies based in the U.S. My involvement in these organizations has allowed me to be part of more than ten...

PMPs versus Agile Project Managers: Clash of the Titans
To the foreign eye, a PMP is in one corner, and in the opposite corner we have an Agile project manager. This seems to be so because each advocates a different vision of how to run a project, and even a different conception about what a project really is. The PMBok Guide has been the source for years in project management, but in the last decade Agile has gained more popularity and now seems ready to challenge the champion for the belt.But is it really true that this two are opposed, or it would be possible to find common ground? Don't miss this fight, which doesn't promise knockouts but instead may go the distance.


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