Fred Fowler changed the way I think about agile. And specifically how I think about scrum. He helped me realize that scrum is for projects that require you to figure it out. That's why scrum works so well for software projects because the speed and frequency at which software needs to be shipped, we are always figuring it out. Waterfall methods of work are for work that you've already figured out. You may use scrum to figure out how to build a house. When you are ready to take that house and build 50 of them, you wouldn't use scrum anymore. Software projects aren't the only type of work that requires a continuous process of figuring it out.
Fred Fowler is scrum certified. He has is Profession Scrum Masters (PSM I and PSM II). He is also only one of 50 people or show with his PSM III. He also offers enterprise coaching services and training classes to help people become PSM certified. Fred is also author of, "Navigating Hybrid Scrum Environments: Understanding the Essentials, Avoiding the Pitfalls." To say that Fred is an agile coach is understating his career in a big way. He has had an extensive career in the public sector serving on the city council for the city of Sunnyvale in the heart of Silicon Valley and is the former mayor of Sunnyvale. Fred is currently working on a project in East Palo Alto, CA called Project WeHope, helping people become healthy, employed, and housed.
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