Adam Weisbart’s humorous approach to the serious work of organizational change helps teams and individuals break out of old patterns and discover new ways to improve. His belief that hard work need not be a somber affair infuses everything he does.
Adam started his career as a software developer and went on to build a successful development firm in the early days of the web. Later, as an engineering manager in Silicon Valley, he came to terms with the fact that he was a relentless control freak. Thankfully, he discovered agility and liberated his teams. He has focused on mentoring high performing self-organizing teams ever since.
Today, Adam uses his personal experience of making the leap from traditional management to Scrum to help organizations make the same transition. He is the creator of Build Your Own Scrum (weisbart.com/byos), and the evil mastermind behind the retrospective-in-a-box subscription service Recess (RecessKit.com). His popular video “Sh!t Bad Scrum Masters Say” has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times — showing us all what NOT to do when adopting Scrum.
Adam is a Certified Scrum Trainer who teaches both Certified ScrumMaster and Product Owner courses around the world, regularly speaks at conferences, coaches teams, and helps people he hasn’t gotten a chance to meet yet through his podcast Agile Answers.
If you’d like to discover how to use Adam’s techniques to make your retrospectives hilariously awesome, you can grab a free copy of Adam’s Agile Adlibs for use in your next retro