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Todd Wilson


Agile Coach, Sawtooth Agile Inc.

Location: Centerville, MA


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Todd Wilson is an Enterprise Agile Coach with experience in large-scale agile transformations. He has consulted technology leadership at Fortune 500 companies including PayPal and Prudential. As an Agile expert, Todd architected the Agile Transformation for the Idaho Transportation Department. Todd’s expertise spans across practices/ methods as well as incorporates organizational change management. From practices, Todd has experience coaching agile practices, tools and technology. He has coached teams on test driven development (TDD), continuous integration (CI), automated functional testing, clean code, pair programming. Todd is well versed in enterprise scaling using SAFe® and component based scaling as taught by Jeff Sutherland. As a senior-level coach, Todd coaches executives and managers on learning techniques on mitigating issues on team dynamics which includes developing strategies on cultural fit both with Agile and multi-cultural blending. Todd helps leaders and teams partner to construct strategies that resolve hierarchical power struggles between middle management and self-organizing teams. Prior to Agile Coaching, Todd was the Director of Information Systems for Allegiant Airlines. He is also an honorably discharged US military veteran

Work experience

Agilex, Agile Coach
May 2012 - Present, Chantilly , VA, United States

Responsible for enterprise agile adoption and transformation.  Developed and implemented inception planning, user story development and mapping, prioritization, estimation, release planning, Scrum Master, Quality, Product Owner and Developer training.  Scaled agile across enterprise using a tailored SAFe framework. Developed and implemented an enterprise wide Continuous Improvement (CI) process.  Led an enterprise wide effort to build an agile ecosystem map with maturity models to assess and model CI improvements.  Coach Executive Leaders, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Scrum Teams on agile framework and culture.  Transformed a mixed corporate culture environment of multi-national, government, and corporate employees into a lean high performing team.  Coached and led a multinational, multi vendor geographically dispersed portal application development effort.

Allegiant Travel, Director Project Management
April 2009 - February 2012, Las Vegas, NV, United States

Established agile quality metrics as a standard, championed extreme programming practices and procedures.  Established an IT Steering Committee aligned projects with key business objectives.  Hired and directed a Quality Assurance group reducing bugs by 75% and production emergencies by 90%.  Built a Project Management Office.  Designed and refined all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).  Systematically eliminated IT and business silos.  Transformed a culture of finger pointing into agile centric group.  Created and manage Operating and Capital budgets.  Developed and deployed custom eCommerce web site, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Human Capital Management (HCM), Maintenance, Fuel Distribution, Flight Scheduling and Planning, Regulatory, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Data Warehouse.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, Project Manager / Sr Software Engineer
April 2008 - April 2009, Lebanon, NH, United States

Responsible for Project Performance Analysis and Reporting: Earned Value Analysis, Cost Performance Index, Schedule Performance Index, Burndown chart analysis, Decision Tree Analysis, Resource Leveling, C-Level executive reports and PMO status reporting, Project Carter, Project Plans, Schedule, Quality Planning, Project Execution, Project Closure

Navisite, Project Manager
September 2006 - July 2008, Andover , Ma, United States

Expert knowledge of delivering complex enterprise solutions in PeopleSoft 8.9, 9.0 Financials, Human Resources, Customer Relationship Management and Material Management.  Managed multinational, bilingual teams spanning five countries.  Responsible for creating and tracking budget, scope, tasks, resources, issues, risk, time and project performance analysis and reporting.

Sumaria Networks, Software Engineer
October 2005 - September 2006, Montgomery, AL, United States

Created innovative solutions while managing a technical development team of USAF sub contractors.  Managed a team of developers through all aspects of the SDLC to build a contact and lead management application to track ROTC Candidates from cradle to grave.  Created custom mass E-mailer significantly reducing US Postal expenditures.  Designed and developed enterprise applications, batch processes, interfaces, Oracle packages, Java modules and other applications

Articles I've written

Take the "Complexity" out of Estimation
I was coaching a Scrum team through planning when something interesting happened. The team composition had recently changed, and the members had just come out of a Potentially Shippable Increment (PSI) planning meeting the day before. . . .

Creative Solutions
Over the past year and a half, I've been extremely fortunate to live and work in an area of great coffee and great weather. Boise, Idaho, is perfect for walking and riding bikes. As an Agile coach, leader, and mentor, I've discovered that combining geographic and environmental attributes into my (almost) daily routine at work has spurred creativity beyond my expectations. To tell this story, I’m going to rely on a metaphor. . . .

Instinctual Drift
So you've assembled your teams and even hired coaches and ScrumMasters to facilitate a successful outcome. Now it's down to the wire. Your two-year project is coming to the end. . . .

Business Agile Adoption
In Agile organizations . . . a partnership between technology and business must form, and each side must invest equally in this relationship. I've heard the following phrase uttered too many times to count: "The business just doesn't get it," or, my favorite, "They're just not Agile."


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