Chris Sims

Founder & Chief Agilist

Chris Sims Chris Sims is a Certified Scrum Trainer, agile coach, and recovering C++ developer who helps software development teams improve their productivity and happiness.

Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs as well as the Bay Area Agile Managers Support Group. He is co-author of two best-selling scrum books: The Elements of Scrum and Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction. He has published over 50 articles on agile topics at InfoQ, and even more of his writing can be found on the Agile Learning Labs blog.

Before starting Agile Learning Labs, Chris made a living in roles such as: Scrum Master, Product Owner, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Software Engineer, Musician, and Auto Mechanic.

Professional Memberships & Activities

Publishing

Conference Presentations

Presentations to Local Organizations

  • SF Peninsula Software Developers Meetup
  • Silicon Valley Lean Software Development User Group
  • Bay Agile Project Leadership Network
  • North Bay Agile Group
  • Agile Managers Support Group
  • Project Management Institute SF Bay Area Chapter
  • Project Management Institute Silicon Valley
  • Project Management Institute Wine Country
  • IEEE Technology Management Council
  • East Bay Innovation Group Best Practices SIG
  • Project Manager/Program Manager SIG
  • East Bay Innovation Group Project Management SIG
  • East Bay Innovation Group Best Practices SIG
  • BayXP Group
  • PMI Silicon Valley Tools & Technologies Group
  • ITE Project Management Class, USF Cupertino
  • Experience Unlimited, SF Chapter of California EDD
  • Guest on The Cranky Middle Manager Show
  • APICS Mission Bay
  • Guest Speaker, Foothill College’s PMP Exam Prep Class
  • Santa Clara U. MBA Program Panel Discussion
  • And many more…

Education & Professional Certifications

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