Jeff Sutherland is CEO, Scrum, Inc. Scrum Inc. does Scrum training and publishing. As one of the inventors of Scrum, he is also chair of the Scrum Foundation and Senior Advisor and Agile Coach to Openview Venture Partners. Jeff started his career as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force where he achieved Top Gun status in 1967 and flew 100 combat missions over North Vietnam. His last two tours of duty were at Stanford University where he received a M.S. in Statistics and the United States Air Force Academy where he taught Mathematics, Statistics, and Probability and a PHD from University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Bob Taylor is an independent Computer Software Professional. Prior to launching his consulting practice, Bob was the Chief Technology Officer for HP’s Business Critical Server Division. Bob also held senior research positions specializing in database, message, and transaction systems at Compaq Computers, Tandem Computers, Digital Equipment, and Britton-Lee.
Peter Taylor is the author of two best-selling books on ‘Productive Laziness’ – ‘The Lazy Winner’ and ‘The Lazy Project Manager’. Peter is writer and lecturer. He is an entertaining and inspiring speaker on the project management issues. He also is an independent consultant working with some of the major organizations in the world coaching executive sponsors, PMO leaders and project managers.
CHAOS Tuesday is an audio community outreach program that connects you with IT executive and project management professionals. CHAOS Tuesday is conversations about software project performance and includes the latest in thought leadership, news, events, people, and opportunities. CHAOS Tuesday is a continuous audio magazine that provides you a simple and swift way to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of the software project management environment. Each program will cover one or more of The Standish Group's 10 CHAOS Factors of Success.
Eric Verzuh is an internationally recognized authority on project management. He founded Versatile in 1990 and he and his team have been helping firms improve their project management ever since. Eric's company website: http://www.versatilecompany.com
Lou Vianna is the first Brazilian PMP, CSM and collaborator of The Standish Group in Brazil, based in Rio. He began his career as PM in R&D at Naval Research Institute, scaling-up processes to produce chemical specialties, when he was co-author of three patents. Since 1990, he has been professionally involved in nuclear and defense industries, while also acted as trainer of more than 6.000 professionals in PM related topics. Lou is researching implications of the theory of complexity in project management, advocating a co-ed between traditional and agile approaches to project management, and continues striving to innovate developing new approaches in education like flipped classroom. He has been collaborating with organizations of various segments to advance their project management expertise. He is still learning how to better manage projects.
Kirby Wadsworth is Chief Marketing Officer at Limelight Networks. Kirby has led the transition from traditional outbound to content-driven inbound marketing for both global public companies and private start-ups. He serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College, and the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University.