christopher r. chapman

Agile Coach in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Owner & President of Toronto-based agile coaching and training consultancy, derailleur consulting, inc., Agile Coach partner with Leanintuit.

I have fifteen years' experience as a software developer, team lead, consultant, and coach, most recently with Microsoft Canada (2008-2010). Since founding derailleur consulting, my focus has been on how to make good teams and organizations great, and great ones better, through the application of lean, agile, and systems thinking.

Through this, I have worked with organizations from the very small to the very large, across an array of industries and occupations, helping their people uncover ways to understand their organization's systems and how to improve them.

I'm also actively involved in the local and extended agile community, and have spoken at conferences across Canada where I like to engage participants with live, hands-on demonstrations to help explain the theories of W.E. Deming, Eli Goldratt, and others, and how they can use them in their work.

If certifications impress, I hold three: Professional Scrum Master I (2010), and Professional Scrum Product Owner I (2011), both instructed by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber, and Certified Scrum Master (2006).

  • Education
    • Lakehead University
    • Humber College