January 16, 1947 - July 23, 2020
As many are already aware, on July 23, 2020, we lost a member of our Board of Directors, John Doyle. John had served on the Scrum Alliance Board since January 2017 in a variety of capacities including Treasurer and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, but more than anything – he was a dear friend, role model and cherished member of our community. His compassion, commitment and vigilance in work and in life will be missed dearly by all who knew him, and we are eternally grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him. His contributions to the success of Scrum Alliance, his friendship and mentorship will be remembered fondly.
Our thoughts are with John’s wife, Maura Doyle, and the rest of their family during this difficult time.
October 11, 1962 – March 23, 2018
Mike Beedle was one of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto, author of multiple books, founder of the Enterprise Scrum scaling framework, and passionate teacher and mentor for so many in our community.
Mike and his companies have introduced Scrum, Enterprise Scrum and Business Agility, to tens of thousands of people and thousands of companies, providing training, consulting, mentoring, and coaching. He is the creator of the Enterprise Scrum framework and was the first CEO to manage an entire company in an Agile way using Enterprise Scrum. He was a keynote speaker at countless Agile and Scrum conferences world-wide.
In the words of Jeff Sutherland: "Mike was an amazing and magical guy that could take a new idea like Scrum and not only build hyper productive teams but deliver a hyper productive company!"
And Ken Schwaber: "Mike has a long history of helping move Scrum forward. He loved the scientific underpinnings. He was at Snowbird with us and never looked back."
Mike was generous, warm, and incredibly passionate about life and Agile. Read more about Mike Beedle here.