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:

  • Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) – Find CSM/CSPO courses held by me near your location [here]
  • New book: 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.
  • serial entrepreneur currently invested in several startups and building one of my own.
  • 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:

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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