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Yasunobu Kawaguchi


Agile Coach, Rakuten Inc.

Location: Tokyo, Japan


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Groups I belong to

Scrum Tokyo



Yasunobu Kawaguchi is an Software Engineer focused on Usability and Agile Software Development Process. He has over 15 years experience in development of various information editing and display applications. He 's also acting in-house consultant role about agile software production and agile computer infrastructure.


Yasunobu started "AgileUCDja", discussion group about Agile and UCD(User centered Design) in Japanese, on Oct, 2009.

He have been organizing these Scrum-related conferences in Japan.
  Innovation Sprint 2011 (invited Jeff Sutherland and Prof.Nonaka ) : General Chair 
  Scrum Gatheirng Tokyo 2011 : Executive Committee member
  Scrum Alliance Regional Gathering 2013-2014 : Executive Committee member
  Regional Scrum Gathering Tokyo 2015-2016 : Executive Committee member
  XP matsuri 2010-2015 : Executive Committee member
  Rakuten Technology Conference 2012-2015 :  Executive Committee member

And currently supporting global PLoP conference
  Asian PLoP 2014 : Program Co-Chair
  PLoP 2014, 2015 : Program Commettee member


Writing software on lightweight languages ( HTML+JavaScript, Ruby, Perl and C#), Web Server Architecture, server virtualization.



Work experience

Rakuten Inc.,
April 2012 - Present, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
In-house Agile Coach/Trainer

agilergo consulting, Agile Coach
July 2011 - March 2012, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
We offer Scrum and Agile trainings and consulting for adapting Scrum.

QUICK Corp.,
April 1997 - June 2011, Chuo-ku, Select a State, Japan
In house application designer / developer 1. Apply Scrum for a software development project on 2008-2010 2. Apply Scrum for a infrastructure management team on 2008-2011


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