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Ross Hughes


Agile Coach, Independent Consultant

Location: Burlington, VT


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Ross Hughes is an industry-proven leader and coach who has been guiding organizations through successful Agile transformations since 2009. With an engaging and pragmatic manner, he is adapt at instilling paradigm-shifting Agile, Lean, and change management thinking in small to very large businesses. As a leadership coach, he helps managers, directors, and executives realize servant-leadership and sense-adapt decisioning. As a team coach, he helps groups of individuals use Scrum and Kanban principles and practices to become strong, productive, and happy teams. As a enterprise coach, he helps these leaders, teams, and teams of teams align the business's vision, strategy, and tactical execution. With over 25 years of software development experience creating life-critical and award-winning business products, Ross can help your organization satisfy shifting customer requirements while balancing the needs to increase product innovation, quality, predictability, and team morale.

Work experience

Cox Automotive, Enterprise Agile Coach
January 2015 - May 2016, Burlington, VT
Led the enterprise transition to Agile for and Dealertrack businesses. Managed a team of 3 Agile Coaches responsible for 9 product portfolios and 75 global Scrum teams., Agile Transition Leader
May 2013 - January 2015, Burlington, VT, United States
Transitioned this medium-sized, former startup, digital marketing company to Agile while using SAFe as a scaling pattern.

GE Healthcare, Enterprise Agile Coach
January 2011 - May 2013, Burlington, VT, United States
Global Agile transition leader and coach responsible for helping various GE Healthcare businesses adopt Scrum and scale using SAFe.

GE Healthcare, Scrum Master
June 2009 - January 2011, Burlington, VT, United States
Helped multiple scrum teams gel from a personal dynamics level and improve their Agile execution.


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