Chris Sims is a certified scrum trainer, agile coach, and recovering C++ developer who helps organizations improve their productivity and happiness.
Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs and the co-author of two best-selling scrum books: The Elements of Scrum and Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction. More of their writing can be found on the Agile Learning Labs blog.
Before starting Agile Learning Labs in 2007, Chris made a living in roles such as: scrum master, product owner, engineering manager, project manager, software engineer, musician, and auto mechanic.
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Betty Gonzalez comes to Agile Learning Labs from a long history of herding cats, first as a district manager for Jean Nicole Petries in the fast-paced retail industry, and later in the construction business, where she helped build a 50-employee company from the ground up (we’re hoping she can do the same for us!).
Uniquely talented in many areas, including finance and logistics, Betty brings a consummate sincerity and joy to every part of her work. She also has a positive energy and lovely smile that you won’t soon forget.
Max joined the Agile Learning Labs team in June of 2015. He is a high-energy go-getter that can transition into a nap at a moment’s notice. Max deeply values individuals and interactions over processes and tools. His tug toy is a valuable tool, but only because it supports his playful interactions with other individuals in the office. He frequently displays his agility by responding to change over following a plan, when chasing a thrown toy. Max has attended several of Agile Learning Labs’ certified scrum workshops, but his approach to paperwork has not yet resulted in him completing the certification process. He plans to try again soon, but after a nap.
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Nick was Agile Learning Labs’ first summer intern, in the summer of 2018. It went so well that we’ve kept him, even as he has returned to his studies at the University of Southern California. Nick’s experience includes working on political campaigns and being the assistant project manager for a construction company.