PhD, PMP, CST, Chief Scientist and Senior Agility Instructor
Dan Rawsthorne has developed software in an agile way since 1983. He has worked in many different domains, from e-commerce to military avionics. He has a PhD in Mathematics (number theory), is a retired Army Officer, and a Professional Bowler and Coach. Dan is very active in the Agile/Scrum community and speaks quite often at conferences and seminars. He is a transformation agent, coaching Organizations to become more successful through agility. His non-software background has helped him immeasurably in his coaching: his formal training in mathematics guides him to look for underlying problems rather than focus on surface symptoms; his military background helps him understand the importance of teamwork and empowerment; and his work with bowlers has helped him understand that coaching is a two-way street.
CST, Senior Agility Instructor and President of 3Back
Doug Shimp has worked in the technology field since 1992 and has played many key roles on software teams, including Coder, Tester, Analyst, Team Leader, Manager, Coach, and Consultant. Doug’s passion is for team learning to improve product development, and he is a leader in the area of Agile/Scrum transitions and applied practices. He believes that the core basis for applied agility is that ‘You must see the result for it to be real; otherwise it is all just theory…’ Much of his experience with teamwork and agility comes from outside the software field, including an earlier career as an owner/manager of a painting company – which enabled him to learn about small-team dynamics in a very hands-on way.
Marcelo Lopez, Jr.
CSP, AKT, and Senior Agility Instructor
Marcelo Lopez, Jr. has 30 years of coding experience, both in operating systems for bio-medical device instrumentation, and high-throughput financial transaction processing systems. He has played many key roles including ScrumMaster, Product Owner and Lead Developer, so he understands what it takes for Scrum to thrive within the constraints of regulations, deadlines and budgets. Marcelo has the knowledge and skills to balance the voice of the customer, the needs of the business and bring high quality products to market. With the growing trend of nearshore development, Marcelo’s ability to deliver the Scrum message in both Spanish and English are pure gold. When Scrum.org needed the Scrum Guide to go further into the world, Marcelo jumped on the chance to deliver the Spanish translation, the first non-English version of the Scrum Guide to be published. Marcelo went on to translate “Scrum in a Nutshell” into Spanish, “Scrum en Breve”.