Intelligent Agile provides accredited agile training and expert counsel to individuals and organizations looking to change environments sensitive to disruption. Collectively, our team has empowered large scale organizational change, focusing on modernization and efficiency. Our goal is to ensure the transformation needed is executed intelligently. We take steps to both implement the change and preserve mission delivery cadence.
Our instructors, coaches and consultants are experts in agile engineering and development within the Federal and Intelligence Community Markets. Together they have trained thousands of professionals across the country. We understand the constraints our clients face while pivoting to new processes. Our focus is to introduce disruptive technologies and methodologies without disrupting the mission. Behind Intelligent Agile is our multi-faceted team of experts in human centered design, behavior driven design/development, and system engineering and integration that each bring unique skills to the table. We are not just agile trainers and practitioners; we are change agents embedded in Federal and Intelligence Community customer spaces.
Amy’s experience in adult education spans her 20 year professional career supporting the Intelligence Community. While serving in the Marines, she completed the Defense Language Institute (DLI) Military Language Instructor’s Course, certifying her to teach Spanish and Albanian. Upon separation from active duty, Amy took a position as an IT trainer with the National Maritime Intelligence Center. Through her exposure to the software analysts were using, and driven by the feedback she received from the analysts during training, her position evolved to that of business analyst and requirements engineer. She worked to bridge the gap between the users and the developers to ensure that the best possible products were being delivered.
In 2011, Amy became an agile practitioner. This began as a test engineer for multiple agile development teams within a large federal organization. Seeing the benefits it provided, her enthusiasm for the agile process quickly grew. She stepped out of her test role to become a scrum master and then an agile strategist- helping to implement agile engineering practices across a large enterprise. While most of her work focuses on organizational change management, she still is able to dedicate a significant amount of time to what she is truly passionate about- teaching and coaching agile teams.
Matthew’s experience in adult education spans his 17 year professional career supporting the DoD and Intelligence Community. Matthew served as a technical trainer with the United States Army Corp of Engineers and within the Intelligence Community. Leveraging his experience with DoD and IC hardware and software, he focused his efforts on user requirements and test engineering. As an Agile practitioner, he worked to communicate user needs and issues to the developers to help them better understand the requirements and draft value driven user stories. His priority has been to deliver better products to the end user.
In 2014, Matthew became a requirements engineering lead in the IC, leading multiple teams concurrently. He was charged with working with stakeholders to define scope and vision, developing the user requirements, testing the solutions, and providing final acceptance of all products provided to the users. Matthew worked with the developers in multiple iterative development constructs, to include spiral and scrum teams, to deliver the most value to his users. When the products were delivered, Matthew would train the trainers on how to use the system and how to properly train any other end users. During this time, Matthew also worked as an Enterprise Management lead across multiple groups and organizations, focused on organizational change management and IT development projects
Emory’s passion for Coaching, Training, and Facilitation can be traced back to her pre-professional days. Whether as a Math Tutor or Crew Coxswain, she has been captivated with helping individuals and teams achieve excellence from the start.
From Business Analyst to Scrum Master to Agile Coach Emory has enjoyed Coaching, Training, and Facilitating teams at the Development, Program, Solution, and Enterprise levels. As an Agile Coach, Emory specializes in Scrum, Kanban, and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). She has spent the majority of her career in the DoD and Intelligence Community, gaining experiences in areas such as Agile classroom training, Scrum Team facilitation, Program Increment Planning. Driven by her passion to help others become the best versions of themselves, Emory is propelled to help teams become their best performing and most efficient version of themselves, and to help the product or software become the highest quality and most valuable version delivered.
Convinced that Agile Values and Principles are the way to overcome the difficulties and uncertainties inherent to management and software development, Emory has read many books and articles, and attended webinars and training sessions and Agile community events. Emory has achieved the ICAgile Agile Coach (ICP-ACC), Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF), Business Value Analyst (ICP-BVA), ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and SAFe 4.6 Program Consultant (SPC) certifications.