Jeff Sutherland is the creator of Scrum, and was one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto, which marked the start of the Agile movement. He began his career as a fighter pilot in the US Air Force, and went on to join the faculty at the University of Colorado Medical School. Dr. Sutherland has served as VP of Engineering or CTO at eleven software companies, managing the last seven entirely using Scrum, and achieved industry-leading, hyper-productive results. He is the Chairman of the Scrum Training Institute, and Senior Advisor to OpenView Venture Partners where he is Agile coach for portfolio companies. Jeff’s personal blog is on http://scrum.jeffsutherland.com and you can follow him on twitter via @jeffsutherland
In this podcast we speak with Jeff about his professional experiences, both in the military and in developing and implementing Scrum. We talk about some of the common pitfalls for Scrum adoption and we talk about training and certification.
This interview was recorded in an Amsterdam hotel on the 9th of December 2010. Interview by @freekl and @arnetim. Audio post-production by @Mendelt.