Juan Banda

  

Founder, Percella

Location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia

591-73775550

Certifications

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

Events I'm attending

Regional Scrum Gathering® Bolivia 2014 - APR 25


My Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®
2-3 June, 2014
Location: La Paz, Bolivia


Activity

Juan Banda attended event, "New Orleans: 2014"

Juan Banda rated the article, "The Misleading Road"

Juan Banda attended legacy event, "Regional Scrum Gathering® Bolivia 2014"

Juan Banda rated the article, "Success Story: Las historias de usuario no son el requisito ágil"

Juan Banda attended legacy event, "Regional Scrum Gathering® Bolivia 2014"

Biography

Juan Banda is a trainer, coach, speaker, blogger, martial artist and out of the box thinker.

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. He led teams of 50 plus developers and was the Head of an Engineering Department.

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 is a CST, PMI-ACP and PMP.

Juan is also a community enthusiast that organized in his home country the Scrum Bolivia Day 2012 and 2013 conferences. For 2014 Juan will be organizing the Regional Scrum Gathering Bolivia 2014 conference also in his home country. In August 2013 Juan has been elected to serve as a Director on the Agile Alliance Board.

As a speaker Juan presented in dozens of conferences and more recently in 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. For 2014 Juan has been accepted to present two sessions in the Scrum Gathering New Orleans.

 

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses

CSM

  • Certified ScrumMaster

Work experience

Regional Scrum Gathering Bolivia 2014, Chair
October 2013 - Present, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

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.

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.

Innovision, Scrum Coach
April 2013 - Present, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Inspire others to take full advantage of the Scrum framework.

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.

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

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.

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...