Pete Deemer is a well-known figure in the Agile software community, and has spent the last 25+ years leading teams building products and services at global companies. Pete served on the Board of Directors of Scrum Alliance from 2012-2017, as Chairman in 2016, and as Vice Chair in 2017.
Pete is the lead author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to Agile development, as well as The Distributed Scrum Primer, a guide to multi-location Scrum.
Pete was VP of Product Development at Yahoo! in the early-mid 2000's, and prior to that served as SVP of c|net Networks. Pete was the co-founder of GameSpot, which was acquired by c|net, and is now owned by CBS Interactive.
Pete is an honors graduate of Harvard University, and studied computer science at Stanford University. He spent a number of years as adjunct faculty at University of California Berkeley, most recently at the Haas School of Business, where he received the prestigious Club 6 teaching award. Pete has been a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore since 2010.
Pete divides his time between India, Singapore, and Sri Lanka, and works with teams globally.
Articles I've written
Are you ready for Agile?
A Checklist of Questions to Consider Before Starting a Large-Scale Agile Adoption
By Ramesh R. Donnipadu, Bala Kishore, Pete Deemer
The ability to deliver business value earlier and more often, increase productivity, and improve employ...
Manager 2.0: The Role of the Manager in Scrum
When an organization starts to explore Scrum, there’s often an uncomfortable moment early on when someone points out that the role of "manager" seems to be missing entirely. "Well I guess we’ll have to just get rid of ‘em all!" wisecracks one of the developers, and all the managers in the room shift uncomfortably in their seats.