Vernon Stinebaker（史文林，美国人长居中国）is an active proponent of Agile principles and practices and proven leader with over 27 years experience in the Information Technology industry including more than 20 years executive experience leading award winning software engineering, IT, and operations organizations in China.
Vernon is a recognized expert on the practical application of agile processes and engineering practices and is a frequent speaker at process and Agile conferences in the Asia Pacific region.
Vernon is an active Scrum Alliance volunteer participating in many Scrum Alliance committees including: the Trainer Approval committee, the Certified Team Coach review committee, the ScrumMaster Learning Objectives committee, the CSM Test review committee, etc.
Perficient's China Global Development Center (GDC) located in Hangzhou China has been successfully delivering projects using an Agile delivery approach since it was established in 2004. In addition to Agile leadership the Perficient Hangzhou GDC is also SCAMPI Class A assessed at CMMI Level 5. The Hangzhou team includes 100+ Certified ScrumMasters, 20+ Certified Scrum Product Owners, and the first 40 Certified Scrum Developers in China. Perficient is the sponsor of the Agile Tour Hangzhou and other regional Scrum related events each year.
Perficient Inc, Principal - Agile Practices
February 2016 - Present, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
In February 2016 Vernon Stinebaker was promoted to Principal for his leadership and expertise around methodologies and processes, especially Agile. Vernon is a true evangelist in this space and single handedly has trained countless colleagues across our business in what it means to ‘do agile right’.
Perficient, Director of Technology, Principal Architect
July 2007 - February 2016, Hangzhou, Select a State, United States
Responsible for developing the overall delivery capability of the Perficient China team. Developed talent acquisition and development strategies that established the foundation of a learning organization where knowledge is openly shared and leveraged as an organizational enabler.
Articles I've written
When people hear that I’ve lived in China for 20 years they are often surprised. How does an American who grew up in a small town in Arizona where there wasn’t even a Chinese restaurant, at least not one while I was living there, end u...