Our Instructors

 

At Agile Trailblazers we believe bringing direct experience to the classroom is critical to delivering value from the individual training experience. Our trainers are experienced leaders, mentors and role models for all agile roles.  Given this experience, our trainers have shared empathy with the attendees and bring real world experience to the classroom enabling situational discussions and class learning that can only happen with our level of experience.

Brian Barr

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Brian Barr

Business Transformation Advisor and President and Chief Executive Officer

Brian has over 25 years of experience leading global teams in the creation of large-scale software solutions with a passion for quality, timeliness, and agile methodologies. He has influenced and led company-wide agile transformations in traditionally change-resistant organizations such as medical and financial services industries. Brian has a BSE in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Brian is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and a Scaled Agile Framework™Program Consultant (SPC).

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Naeem Hussain

Business Transformation Advisor and Chief Financial Officer

Naeem is a highly successful Management Consultant with phenomenal success integrating strategies, innovations, technologies, and personnel to drive in healthcare, banking, telecommunication and education industries. Naeem is a Scaled Agile Framework™ Program Consultant (SPC), a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and a Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) from American Society of Quality. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, a Master’s degree in Telecommunication & Computers and has an MBA from The University of Chicago.

Joe Campbell

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Joe Campbell

Technical Advisor 

Joe Campbell has a strong architecture and development background and has been developing software professionally, to one degree or another for 15 years. Joe has architected highly secure transactional systems that scale with quality. He has implemented DevOps for organizations deploying 100K+ lines of code with exhaustive automated tests in production with minimal manual intervention. Joe is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Drexel University.

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Eric Taylor

Technical Advisor and Director of Agile Software Delivery

Eric is a results-oriented IT leader, agile enthusiast, and technical expert with a proven track record in delivering large-scale web and mobile applications while focusing on quality, timelines and people leadership. He has over 19 years of experience in IT in medical, retail, banking and education industries. Eric is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Bloomsburg University Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Information Science from Penn State University.

Sushil Negi

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Sushil Negi

Technical Advisor and Director of DevOps & Architecture

Collaborative, results driven and focused IT Leader with 15 years’ experience providing innovative solutions which improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs, and generate significant and sustainable productivity with primary focus on Architecture, implementation of DevOps, and enterprise secure cloud solutions. Recognized as a pragmatic strategist with solid experience optimizing IT delivery for quality and speed across development and infrastructure teams for large enterprises. Diverse experience in Healthcare, Medical devices, Banking, Credit Cards and Document Imaging. Sushil has held various certifications including Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC).  He is also an ICAgile certified trainer for Agile Fundamentals, Product and Project Management.

AgileTrailblazers conducted Agile Immersion and Product Owner Immersion training that was pragmatic and helped our teams see the why behind the what of agility - truly instilling agile and lean thinking in our teams. The training helped us deepen our understanding of the intent behind the agile terms and the consistent use of practices that enabled agility to scale in our environment. One year later, we have significantly raised the predictability of product releases enabling our sales team to be more confident in proactively selling key features on the roadmap.

Lucinda DuncalfeCEO - Monetate

Lucinda Duncalfe