Dr. Sutherland is the creator of Scrum, and was a signer 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. Dr. Sutherland 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 public and in-house Scrum Certification courses train hundreds of developers every year from all major countries in the world. His experience with Scrum teams in leading companies like Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Yahoo, Palm, Siemens, and others provide practical experience that is useful to new ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Team members, and management.