Michael de la Maza is the founder of Heart Healthy Scrum and a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). 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-editor of Agile Coaching: Wisdom from Practitioners and Best Agile Articles of 2017 and co-author of Professional Scrum with TFS 2010 and Why Agile Works: The Values Behind The Results. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.
We believe that online technology (virtual reality, augmented reality, adaptive personalized learning and videoconferencing) will disrupt the agile coaching and training spaces in the next 3-5 years. This will have a significant and palpable effect on the 1M+ agile team members, 10K+ agile coaches, and 1K+ companies which are currently involved in agile efforts. We believe that business models will change drastically, winners will become losers (and vice versa), and the skills needed to lead agile transformations will change significantly.