Pete Deemer is a well-known figure in the Agile community, and has spent the last 25+ years leading teams building products and services at global companies. 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 has served on the board of directors of Scrum Alliance since 2012, and is the 2017 Vice Chairman.
Pete is an honors graduate of Harvard University, and has spent a number of years as adjunct faculty at University of California Berkeley, most recently in the Graduate School of Business, where he received the prestigious Club 6 teaching award. Pete is a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore for the 2017-2018 academic year. Pete divides his time between India, Singapore, and Sri Lanka, and works with teams globally.
Pete has provided Scrum training and consulting to some of the largest companies in the world, including services companies like Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Cognizant and Mindtree, and product companies like Microsoft, SAP, Dell, GE, HP, EMC, Ericsson, CA, Fidelity, JP Morgan, Mercedes Benz, Phillips, Oracle, Siemens, Unilever, and Verizon. Pete was Vice President of Product Development for Yahoo!, where he led Yahoo's first adoption of Scrum, and he was the co-founder of GameSpot, which was acquired by CBS Interactive.
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.