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Who am I?

I am an enterprise agility coach, agnostic agile believer, culture hacker, value stream miner, and disruptor.

Full profile: linkedin.com/in/marshallguillory/

Hire Me

I am available for speaking engagements, instructor invitations, and/or consulting for my field of experience and expertise through Big Lake Software, LLC. Heck, you can hire me to talk about things that I nothing about. Your call, I learn fast and I can always stay at a Holiday Inn Express the night before. Contact me at the blogagility.com About page or agile2017@blogagility.com.

Weekly Coaching & Support

Do you need access to an enterprise/executive business agility coach to help support your organization or career? I am available on a monthly subscription basis for various time boxes.

  • The first week is free. Try me.
  • All subscriptions include unlimited e-mail support.
  • Completely personalized coaching – I will build a relationship with you and learn your business/career needs.
  • Each subscription includes weekly calls on Webex or phone.
30 minute - Weekly Coaching & Support
1 hour - Weekly Coaching & Support

Future planned:

  • SAFe® Foundations -2018 1Q – planning another public presentation at the University of Oklahoma Innovation Hub

Past:

  • 2018
  • 2017
    • vlog with Alex Yakyma about Lean Portfolio Management (LPfM), impediments to successful implementation, some anti-patterns, and discussion about Org Mindset thought leadership.
    • SAFe® Foundations presentation at the University of Oklahoma, November 16/17, 2017
    • Agile Online Summit. I spoke at the summit about the importance of gaining full support of the executive team prior to beginning a holistic organizational transformation.
    • SAFe Summit. October in San Antonio I  introduced and spoke at the annual SAFe Summit about a client’s’ SAFe implementation and Lean-Agile transformation.
    • Public: SAFe® Scrum master in VA for TetraTech and i360 Technologies, August 2017
    • Public: Leading SAFe® 4.5 in VA for TetraTech and i360 Technologies, August 2017
  • 2016
    • 7 Scaled Agile SAFe® courses instructed internally for the FAA
    • Many Lean-Agile and IT courses instructed internally with clients for the FAA and other clients
  • 2015
    • Many Lean-Agile and IT courses instructed internally with clients
  • 2014
    • Many Lean-Agile and IT courses instructed internally with clients
  • 2013
    • Many Lean-Agile and IT courses instructed internally with clients
    • August 20 – Webinar discussing the effective use of Scrum with global teams.
  • 2012
    • Founded Synergy Agile Process Solutions – a boutique consulting shop serving the Phoenix, AZ area
  • 2010 – Various as a member and Executive Vice-President (2010) of AFCEA on business and technical topics in the US Federal space.
  • <2010
    • Various management and leadership role related speeches and presentations. (1)
  • 2006 – Tinker Take Off – received an award for custom Unit Compliance Checklist application as a lead/architect

Some Course Feedback

Marshall is a true expert and knows the content intimately. – 2017 SAFe® Scrum master student
Marshall uses stories to convey the key learning points and does an excellent job of engaging the students in discussions. – 2017 SAFe® Scrum master student
Marshall is a true expert and knows the content intimately. – 2017 SAFe® Scrum master student
Marshall is definitely an evangelist and well versed in the practice and utility of SAFe in real-world environments – 2017 SAFe® POPM student
Great cadence and facilitation – kept class moving but focused on individuals to ensure we succeeded in our objectives – 2017 SAFe® POPM student
Marshall’s teaching skills are great – 2017 SAFe® for Teams student
very knowledgeable, but so much that he talked right over my head on quite a few things – 2017 SAFe® for Teams student
He was prepared and his technique was excellent – 2017 SAFe® for Teams student
Thanks for the awesome learning experience. – 2016 SAFe® for Teams student
Marshall is very knowledgeable about Scaled Agile and had real-world experience to share. – 2016 SAFe® for Teams student

Training Numbers Game

Time as manager, director, technical director, consultant, programmer, software developer, project manager, program manager, Agile coach, executive coach, mentor, servant leader…

for more than 22 years… and I still actually practice what I teach.

Instructed as lead:

# of Lean-Agile student seats instructed – all-time:
greater than  and counting…


# of SAFe® student seats instructed in two-day courses to date:

 private, and  public = 


The metrics to date (2/17/2018):

Only  % of students attended attempt the exam. 🙁 

% exam pass rate on attempts in all SAFe® courses for commercial customers

% exam pass rate on attempts in all SAFe® courses for all government customers

% exam pass rate on attempts in all SAFe® courses (across all documented courses including new ones with no attempts in the 30-day window)

 % for v4.0 courses. % exam pass rate on attempts in all SAFe® courses

 % for 4.5 courses. % exam pass rate on attempts in all SAFe® courses


# courses – Release Train Engineer 4.5:
first coming soon to a classroom near you!

# courses – Leading SAFe® 4.5:


# courses – Leading SAFe 4.0:


# courses – SAFe® for Teams 4.5:


# courses – SAFe® for Teams 4.0:


# courses – SAFe® POPM 4.5:


# courses – SAFe® PMPO 4.0:


# courses – SAFe® Scrum master 4.5:


# courses – SAFe® Scrum master 4.0:


# courses – SAFe® Advanced Scrum master 4.5:


# courses – Custom Lean-Agile & Scrum classes:
greater than over the years…

Created and instructed: “Lean-Agile-Scrum course – at first iteration, it was a six-hour class, the second iteration was a four-hour class introducing Lean, Agile values, principles and vanilla Scrum”

 students 2016-2017


# of Lean-Agile workshops, community of practice, and learning engagements facilitated:
greater than

and counting over the years…


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