Scott Downey

Rapid Scrum Founder and
RoboScrum Creator

Scott is a Certified Scrum Practitioner, Certified Product Owner and Certified Scrum Master.

Scrum Coach

When Jeff Sutherland needs a scrum coach, Scott is his go to coach.

Deep Technical Experience

Over 20 years experience in Information Technology from developer to Chief Software Architect

Forward Thinker

Author of several papers on Scrum which has been published and presented at Agile Conferences

Loved by teams

Teams love working with Scott. He often works with teams in long term engagements.

Scott has been active in the Software Industry for more than 25 years, holding positions at nearly every level of successful organizations from Associate Developer to VP of Engineering and Chief Software Architect. During this experience, it became clear to him that having the very best technology in the world or the most innovative product ever created is entirely useless if an organization cannot execute on the reliable, predictable delivery of it to the market.

With that in mind, he has focused the last half of his career on creating processes and patterns to optimize both the reliability and predictability of that critical delivery. Though he has worked with a variety of methodologies, he is specifically focused on creating healthy, expanding and Hyper-Productive Scrum that scales with exceptional ease but is also well versed and often recommends other forms of Agile for his clients when Scrum isn’t the right fit for a given Team or initiative.

Today, as owner of RapidScrum.com, Scott offers complete Bootstrapping packages to clients ready to create a Culture of Done. These packages usually begin with a one day Introduction to Scrum training session to help get the entire group on the same page for a smoother beginning to the transition. He also offers Coaching and Consulting, both onsite and via Skype, on a regular basis to guarantee that the organic growth of his clients’ adoptions move in healthy directions.

Having started with both ScrumMaster and Scrum Product Owner certifications, Scott is currently a Certified Scrum Practitioner. Scott is the co-author of two papers, Shock Therapy and Measuring Scrum, both accepted for presentation at Agile conferences. He also frequently co-teaches ScrumMaster Certification courses with Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the creator of Scrum, in Los Angeles and consults regularly with many companies around the world.

Rapid Scrum’s Clients

After taking a one day scrum training and certification with Scott, my company was able to increase productivity, value and velocity at least 4X. Scott was excellent trainer and guide. With his guidance and with the results we got after his training, we were able to get a lot more clients than we can handle.

Christian Corcino

Founder & CEO, IntelliSys

Scott was instrumental in the adoption of Agile with Scrum at Beachbody and proved a highly effective and engaging coach. Through his work we have been able to achieve a significant hike in productivity as well as a far greater level of transparency to the development process. It was a pleasure and an honor to work with him and to see the teams respond to his leadership and guidance. Highly recommended.

Nick Seth-Smith

Sr. VP of Engineering, Beachbody, LLC

I … was instantly drawn to [Scott’s] presence and thorough knowledge of Scrum and its principles. …I learned so much from him in this two day seminar that I invited him back to our office for a formal training with the development team. … Scott came in and gave a personal course to our entire company. At the end my partners thanked me for finding [Scott], as his experience and calmness resonated throughout course. He was able to convince and motivate a team of developers to overhaul the process that they have used for years (which in itself says it all).

Stefan Leikin

Director of Customer Care, Wiredrive

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