Joe Little


Agile Coach & Trainer, Managing Director,

Location: Charlotte, NC


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

My Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®
22-23 April, 2014
Location: Charlotte, NC, United States

Extended Education
24 April, 2014
Location: Charlotte, NC, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
29-30 April, 2014
Location: New York, NY, United States

Extended Education
1 May, 2014
Location: NYC, NY, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
20-21 May, 2014
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada

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I am an Agile Coach, a ScrumMaster (CSM), a CSP (Certified Scrum Professional), a CSPO (product owner), a CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) and an MBA.

You can find me at our website at You can learn a lot about me via my blog.  And via my new book, Joe's Agile Release Planning.

Hope you are having success with Scrum, and having fun! 

If I can help as a coach or trainer, or in any other way, please contact me.

Some further background on me:

* With an MBA, I tend to put more focus than others on Business Value Engineering, by which I mean all the practices in identifying and confirming where the BV really is.

* I had 20+ years of experience as a consultant to well-known firms in New York, London, and Charlotte.  And in Richmond, VA, and San Antonio, TX. I have been a Senior Manager in Big 6/Big 4 consulting. 

* In recent years I have worked with many clients of all types, and get invited back often.

* I initially was trained in Scrum by Ken Schwaber and mentored with Jeff Sutherland. I continue to work with Jeff Sutherland and a number of other great coaches and trainers.  I am pleased to call many of the coaches and trainers and practitioners in the community friends. 

* I helped start Agile Richmond (formerly APLN-Richmond). I started Agile-Carolinas and Agile Charleston, which have had some great speakers. I have several times been a speaker at Agile 20xx and at Agile Tour 20xx.  I have a book in draft (The Elements of Agile Style). 

* I have a BA from Yale and an MBA from NYU (in finance and international business). 

* I am pleased to pass on Little's Second Law, which somehow one day came to me:  "People are remarkably good at doing what they want to do."  Much like "where there's a will, there's a way", but with a twist.

If you would like to talk more, please contact me. 


Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses


  • Certified ScrumMaster


  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Extended Education

  • CST Extended Education Course

Work experience

Kitty Hawk Consulting, Inc., Owner
October 1991 - Present, Charlotte, NC, United States
Provides training, coaching and consulting to implement lean-agile-scrum approaches.

Articles I've written

Product Development Reading List
Check out this reading list, designed to help those “in the trenches” with product development and the social aspects of building great product development teams.