About The Scout

Agile Scout is a free online resource and Agile news site designed to help and inform anyone interested in Agile software development methods and Agile tools.

Who is The Agile Scout?

My name is Peter Saddington and I absolutely love my job as an Organizational Scientist and Certified Scrum Trainer. I started out as a developer back in 1997 when lean-thinking XP was growing and picked up on Agile shortly after.

I built this Agile software development news site to be a resource for all. Join us and make sure you check out the ways to subscribe.

Fun Facts About Me:

  • Serial entrepreneur with lots of failures… but with 2 successful companies that were privately acquired (Product/Service)
  • Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) – Find CSM/CSPO courses held by me near your location [here]
  • Published Author: Agile Pocket Guide (Wiley, 2012)
  • Won Best Session at Product Camp 2011 on Scaling Product Ownership! #cool
  • One of the most followed Agile Trainer and Scrum Development Coach on Twitter in the world. #win!
  • social entrepreneur and I help leanstartups grow.
  • I love to code in my free time and do two developer faux pas: code in live production and forget code integrity checks. #fail
  • I have a M.A. Counseling, M.A. Education, MDiv in Religion – I speak on the Human Side of Software Development a lot.

See an example of my work with a client below:

The book I published here:

Speaking Engagements & Conferences:

  • July 13-17, 2015 – Humanizing Work – “How to Game Your Metrics” – “Product Owner Remixed” – “Leadership Laws”
  • October 14, 2014 – Atlanta Quality Assurance Association – “Mentoring for High Performance”
  • July 30, 2014 – Agile 2014 – “The Power and Potential of Mentoring”
  • June 6, 2014 – Leadership Summit Agile Development Practices – “Mentoring for High Performance”
  • March 26, 2014 – Atlanta Scrum Meetup – “Establishing a Mentorship Program”
  • February 13, 2014 – Agile Testing Days Keynote – Den Haag, Netherlands – “The High-Performance Team Manifesto”
  • October 29, 2013 – Agile Testing Days Keynote 2013 – Potsdam, Germany – “The Science Behind High-Performance Teams”
  • October 28, 2013 – Agile Testing Days 2013 Tutorials – Potsdam, Germany – “The Most Important Management Decision You’ll Ever Make”
  • August 7, 2013 – Agile 2013 Nashville – Nashville, TN – “Creating and Sustaining High Performance Teams through Cultural Understanding”
  • May 23, 2013 – Axosoft Agile Practices 2013 – Phoenix, AZ – “The Science Behind High Performance Teams”
  • April 22, 2013 – PMI Agile Community of Practice – Atlanta, GA – “Growing High Performance Teams through Coaching & Mentoring”
  • March 6, 2013 – Agile Dev Practices Keynote 2013 – Potsdam, Germany – “Creating and Sustaining High-Performance Teams”
  • March, 4, 2013 – Agile Dev Practices 2013 Tutorials – Potsdam, German – “The Management’s Roles in Scrum”
  • February 27, 2013 – Scrum Meetup Atlanta – Atlanta, GA – “The New Role of Management for High-Performance Teams”
  • August 31, 2012 – Justice Department – Reston, VA – “Optimizing Teams with Team Science and Building Teams for Performance”
  • August 22, 2012 – Agile Richmond – Richmond, VA – “Building and Sustaining High-Performance Teams for Management”
  • August 18, 2012 – Product Camp 2012 – Atlanta, GA – “Building High Performance Teams”
  • August  16, 2012 – Agile 2012 – Dallas, TX – “Scaling Product Ownership at the Department of Defense” – Insight Report and IEEE Paper
  • August 8, 2012 – Agile Tampa – Tampa, FL – “Building the Right Teams with Team Science.”
  • July 25, 2012 – PWWCBA Webinar – Richmond, VA – “Creating the Right Teams with Team Science”
  • June 27, 2012 – PWWCBA Webinar – Atlanta, GA – “Understanding Management Roles for Team Performance”
  • November 14-16, 2011 – Project World & World Congress for Business Analysis – Session Speaker on “Product Ownership, The Role in Enterprise Adoption.”
  • October 26, 2011 – Agile DC 2011 – Washington, DC – Speaker on “Scaling Product Ownership – A Story”
  • September 10, 2011 – Product Camp 2011 – Atlanta, GA – Speaker on “Scaling Product Ownership – A Story” – Winner of Best Session 2011
  • August 8-12, 2011 – Agile 2011 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Speaker on “The Art of Continuing Education for your Agile Teams using Pecha-Kucha 20×20 Technique”
  • July 29-31, 2011 – 13th Annual Korean American Adoptee Network (KAAN) – Atlanta, GA – Keynote Speaker on “Social Media, Technology, and People”
  • June 9, 2011 – Rally Success Tour 2011 – Atlanta, GA – Speaker on “Agile Basics”
  • May 19, 2011 – ProjectWorld & World Congress for Business Analysts – Atlanta, GA – Webinar Speaker on “10 Key Characteristics of a Great Agile Product Owner”
  • May 11, 2011 – RallyON 2011 Conference – Boulder, CA – Open space speaker on “Social Media, Technology, and Agile”
  • February 19, 2011 – Product Camp 2011 – Atlanta, GA – Speaker on “The Art of Continuing Growth and Education for your Agile Teams using Pecha-Kucha 20×20 Technique”
  • February 16, 2011 – Startup Riot 2011 – Atlanta, GA – Guest Blogger and Live News Media Sponsor
  • November 15-17, 2010 – Scrum Gathering – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Lighting Talk Speaker for Scrum Gathering Amsterdam on “Growing Your Agile Team Through Servant Leadership”
  • November 8-11, 2010 – Project World and World Congress for Business Analysts – Orlando, FL – Moderator, Speaker on the IT Panel Speaker and Moderator for “IT Leadership”
  • August 9-13, 2010 – Agile 2010 – Orlando, FL – Speaker on “Agile within a Waterfall Environment, It Can Work!”

A Story:

Agile software development has been around for a while and has proven to be a valuable practice providing organizations with savings when it comes to time, money, and resources.

But the tools, methods, and people who know how to execute well in Agile aren’t cheap; in fact, you are already intimately aware with the costs.

Isn’t it time that everyone benefitted from the time-tested Agile methodologies without the cost of training and expensive “experts?”

Let’s even the playing field, shall we? Let’s democratize the information, tools, and resources. Let’s pool our collective brain-power, and share the historical wealth that exists so abundantly. Let’s break down the walls and make everyone an “expert.” Let’s become agents of change.

This is our manifesto. This is our time, and this is our mission:

We exist to democratize agile.

Will you join us?

Agile Scout Law and Order of Agility

An Agile Scout is:

  • Collaborative
  • Self-Organizing
  • Introspective
  • Communicative
  • Facilitative
  • Invested
  • Guiding
  • Empowering
  • Trusting
  • Inquisitive
  • Mentor
  • Servant-Leader

An Agile Scout follows the Order of Agility:

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty, to Inspect and Adapt and Obey the Agile Scout Law;
To help my client, my business, and my community at all times;
To keep myself learning, growing, and responding to change with excellence.

Read more in-depth about these characteristics here.

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