What sets AgileDad apart you ask? AgileDad is an Agile Organization. We have personally trained, coached, and or certified Agile implementations in over 40 of the Fortune 100 Companies! We have been hand selected by smaller organizations to help them be nimble with the talent and resources they have to perform at their absolute best. Our mantra is simple. With great power comes great responsibility. This advice sets the undertone for the objective of every AgileDad engagement. Selecting AgileDad means that you have entrusted us with your most valuable asset, your people. We take this responsibility very seriously. As a result we have provided nothing less than the highest quality training and coaching to a number of companies ranging in size from Startup to Fortune 100. We treat each engagement with the respect and depth that it warrants. We treat each customer the way we would want to be treated and wrap the human side into everything we do. Gone are the days where theory was good enough, the new frontier takes us to a place where experience matters. AgileDad has that experience and we look forward to our engagement with your organization.
Collaboration and communication are the core tenants of Agile development. Every organization that embraces Agile typically adopts a hybrid model based on what works best to map to their organizational structure and needs. For years trainers and organizations have tried to profess that Agile is a one size fits all model. This cookie-cutter approach does not work. At AgileDad, we help you learn and understand the four pillars of Agile and we have created a twelve step approach to learning, implementing, and embracing Agile practices. Large scale organizational and cultural changes often take time and if not implemented with the help of a skilled professional coach can be very costly and often times outright fail. Our mission is to work our way out of a job. Our goal is to help you establish an internal Agile Center of Excellence and provide you with the tools necessary to have a successful sustainable Agile implementation.
AgileDad was founded by V. Lee Henson who serves as Founder, President, & CEO. Lee’s 15 years of working agile experience spans a broad array of roles and responsibilities. He is currently one of just over 160 Certified Scrum Trainers worldwide and has certified well over 4000 ScrumMasters and Product Owners. He is also a Project Management Professional, SAFe Scaled Agile Program Consultant, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, and a Certified Lean Agile Professional. His personal experience includes hands on web development, quality assurance analysis, automated test engineering, senior product management, senior project management, ScrumMaster, agile coach, consultant, and ADDIE training professional. He has worked with hundreds of teams to assist them in successful implementation of thousands of projects. His client list includes over 40 of the Fortune 100 companies, Government sector projects, small and large software production facilities, and multiple successful large-scale e-commerce implementations. Agile is no longer centrally focused on software development. It has been successfully applied in many different sectors of various types of organizations.
His unique blend of recent real-world experience in various roles combined with the ability to drive home complex concepts in an easy to understand manner make him an amazing coach to get any team at any level best focused on getting things done. His personal approach and ability to inspect and adapt to any situation during training and coaching sessions has helped inspire teams to be successful at any level.
When not coaching or training, Lee enjoys doing motivational, inspirational, and keynote speaking sessions at various conferences, churches, and universities. He has been recognized multiple times for excellence in public speaking and does all he can to help others get the most out of both work and home life. He is a graduate of the Disney Management Institute and has served as Chairperson for the Scrum Alliance Certification Advisory Board. He is the author of the Definitive Agile Checklist and is continually looking for ways to advance Agile within organizations.