Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer. He is also the founder of Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc., a software consulting and training firm. Mitch specializes in helping companies realize gains in efficiency by adopting agile principles and practices such as Scrum and extreme programming.
Mitch was a formally trained program manager before adding agile to his project tool belt. He first developed agile skills at Microsoft Corporation, where he successfully released core enterprise services for Windows Live. Mitch's first agile team at Microsoft was coached by Ward Cunningham, Jim Newkirk, and David Anderson. Mitch continued practicing at Microsoft by working as a product owner or ScrumMaster on a variety of projects. He also helped teams throughout the organization adopt agile practices. He continues to develop his craft by experimenting and practicing with project teams he works on today.
Mitch is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) and PMI Agile Certified Professional (ACP). Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Certified ScrumMaster courses, agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs, and white papers. Mitch works with companies across the world, from Austria to Columbia, California to Florida, Portugal to Turkey, and just about everywhere in between.
Mitch has presented at a variety of conferences worldwide, is the conference chair for Agile 2012, and is on the board of directors of the Agile Alliance and served on the board of directors for the Scrum Alliance from July 2010 through December 2011.