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Michael de la Maza, PhD, CEC, Agile Trainer and Coach

Michael de la Maza is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). As an Agile consultant, his major engagements have been with Paypal, State Street, edX, Carbonite, Unum, and Symantec. Previously, he was VP of Corporate Strategy at Softricity (acquired by Microsoft in 2006) and co-founder of Inquira (acquired by Oracle in 2011). He is the co-author of Professional Scrum with TFS 2010 and Why Agile Works: The Values Behind The Results (agilevalues.org). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.

Michael is a Co-Active Coach and is co-organizer of the BayALN, the agile user group in San Francisco. He loves playing, creating, and sharing games and co-organized the 2010 Agile Games Conference, the 2011 Agile Games Conference, and the 2016 Agile Games West Conference.

He serves on the Scrum Alliance's Certified Team Coach (CTC) review committee and the Virtual Coaching committee. He enjoys mentoring Scrum Masters and agile coaches who want to deepen their understanding of agile. He also mentors and invests in startups through Techstars Boston.

Scrum Roles, Video (2:40) by Michael del la Maza.

Sampling of Testimonials

"Michael [de la Maza] exceeded expectations and the team came out with a clear understanding that scrum is the path forward. Our two goals of education and alignment were met 100%. We will definitely consider SourceCell (specifically Michael) for future sessions." -- Lee Evans, Sr. Project Manager, Retail Solutions

"Michael [de la Maza] is a great coach and I would recommend him as a trainer. Michael provided some excellent feedback for our group. We were impressed with him on the phone in advance and he continued to give great feedback and suggestions while on site. The deck he created has useful advice and suggestions." - Pete Mazzeo, Data Science Manager at Apple

"Michael is a rare master of technology and teaching and empathy and compassion. You will not regret attending his events."

"Fantastic class. Fun environment. Learn using hands-on exercises. Great interaction/communication between teacher/students."

"Great instructor! I expected to be bored but wasn't ever, even for a minute."