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Derek W. Wade


President, Kumido Adaptive Strategies

Location: Chicago, IL


Certified ScrumMaster



Derek W. Wade is a collaboration expert and team coach at Kumido Adaptive Strategies.  His passion for helping teams apply group-centered models -- and his 14 years of experience across a broad range of industries -- has enabled him to improve many group efforts, especially those leveraging distributed teams.  Derek is the author of "Multidimensional Management: Avoiding Calcification or Fragmentation on Distributed Teams" (with J. Puopolo) and "Emergent Design: Leveraging Agile Retrospectives to Evolve Your Architecture" (with Scott Barnes).


Derek is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Innovation Games(tm) Qualified Instructor, Core Passion Authorized Facilitator, serves on the Board of Directors for the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN), and is a founding member of the APLN-Chicago.  He has spoken at numerous public forums, including ScrumGathering, Agile2008, the Chicago APLN, the Tulsa Area Agile Group (TAAG), CITCON, Ignite! Chicago, and OOPSLA.  Derek is also a licensed Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor; these have more relevance to the Agile world than he expected. 



Articles I've written

Product Development Reading List
Check out this reading list, designed to help those “in the trenches” with product development and the social aspects of building great product development teams.

The Personal Retrospective
The following video with Derek Wade and Alan Dayley explore the role of Scrum in self-awareness. It was shot at the 2010 Scrum Beyond Software open space event in Phoenix.


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