John is the Head of Agile Practice for Orbium, and founder / creator of Auspicious Agile, based in Singapore.
John has founded Agile services practices for Rally Software in Asia and for Point B, a mid-sized US
management consultancy. John is also a contributor to InfoQ on Agile & DevOps, and an author of the
ebook “ A Guide to Distributed Agile Framework”. John has two decades of leadership and process
improvement knowledge in technology related projects, and over ten years of experience with Agile methods
and coaching. John has led corporate Agile training, executive education, & Agile certification sessions
publicly and privately in the US & Asia.
John is a frequent speaker at Agile and industry conferences. He has also taught several university courses
in the business and technology space (including Enterprise Agile Scaling at National University of
Singapore, and for the Singapore Skills Future government initiative). John has proven success in
numerous roles as an Agile leader. He has worked in the telecommunications, entertainment, real estate,
information services, financial services and professional services industries with numerous Fortune 500 &
Global 1000 companies including Disney, JP Morgan, Allianz, Toyota, and Accenture. John has experience
with start-up and entrepreneurial ventures and working with government clients.
John specializes in applying Agile and DevOps at scale in the enterprise. John is also experienced in
guiding C-Suite executives on Agile Leadership and Agile organization principles. His largest Agile scaling
implementation with Disney had a $1 billion USD budget, with 500+ team members that spanned three
continents. John also focuses on using enterprise Agile and DevOps together to deliver the highest value,
as quickly as possible.
John has a passion for using Agile, Lean principles, and DevOps to create business value and competitive
advantage for companies. However, his greatest excitement is through the coaching and development of
team members on their Agile journey, enabling them to initiate and sustain their own improvements and
John has a Bachelor of Science degree (University of California Irvine), a Master of Business Administration
(MBA) degree (UCLA), and a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree (Southwestern Law School). John is a Certified
ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), SAFe
Agilist (SA), Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC4), Certified Trainer for the IC Agile
Management Track (ICA-APM), the IC Agile DevOps track (IC Agile DevOps Foundations), and is a
contributor to the new IC Agile Business Agility Track.
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