Sergio Contreras first approach to agile was as a student in 2002 during the European Conferences on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP). Sergio attended a workshop titled 'The Agile Unified Process' taught by Craig Larman*1. He was fascinated about the 'agile' idea applied to Software Engineer processes.
Since 2004, he has weared many different hats such as 'Developer Hats', 'QA Hats', 'Scrum Master', 'Product Owner', 'Architect', 'Designer'... Those hats have allowed him to acquire a wide knowledge of the software delivery and to fully understand why agile is needed to improve the efficiency of software deliveries, guarantee the quality of final products and - the most important one - ensure a team full of happiness, trust, honesty and fun! He absolutely agrees with the 'Agile Manifesto' and in particular with the sentence,
“Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.”
His good aptitudes on Agile are demonstrated by the trainings received:
And also by his experience both as a consultant and a Scrum Master/Product Owner/Agile Trainer to make Agile teams focused and happier and his numerous contributions to the Agile community :-)
Sergio hates the sentence "We want to be Agile". As Tony Grout (IBM, Skype) said:
"Agile is not a destination, Agile is a direction"
In addition, Sergio loves Malaga :-)
*1 Craig Larman is one of the leading authors on how to scale Agile.