Ken Rubin is managing principal of Innolution, LLC, a company that provides Scrum and agile training and coaching to help companies develop products in an effective and economically sensible way. A Certified Scrum Trainer, Ken has trained over 23,000 people on agile and Scrum, Smalltalk development, managing object-oriented projects, and transition management. He has coached over 200 companies, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 10.
Ken was the first managing director of the worldwide Scrum Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on the successful adoption of Scrum. He is the author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process. He is also the creator of the Visual AGILExicon®, a freely available set of vibrant, four-color icons for composing graphically rich and visually appealing three dimensional representations of agile and Scrum concepts. He received his B.S. in Information and Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Talks I've Given
Agile Transition Lessons That Address Practical Questions
Featuring Ken Rubin
This presentation won't focus on the political and cultural issues that other presentations cover in depth. Rather, we will focus on lessons learned addressing practical questions (like the ones above) whose answers are actionable in the context of performing a transition to agile.scrum agile agile-development agile-project-management
Beyond Agile Pilot Stage? Time to Embrace Agile Budgeting, Planning, and Cost Accounting!
Featuring Ken Rubin
Traditional forms of budgeting, planning, and cost accounting do not align well with agile-based development. For example, detailed up-front annual budgets and business plans, utilization-based planning and execution, and large budgeting and planning batches can thwart or even compromise the...scrum