In the spirit of the community, volunteer Agile Coaches can share and exchange ideas with the participants. This year, we have invited all the speakers and coaches participating our conference to join the Coaches’ Corner located in the bright open space of the Shaw Centre.

In this cozy spot, take the chance to ask questions and get advice!

We greatly appreciate our Agile Coaches’ contribution to the community!

Glenn Waters

Glenn is a seasoned Agile Coach with over 25 years of expertise in all aspects of the software industry. Glenn has served in developer-coach roles helping to transition large corporations and government organizations to agile methodologies. He has successfully worked with Agile at all levels of an organization from working on teams delivering business software up to introducing Agile methodology to the CIO and CTO. Glenn is a co-founder of  the Agile Ottawa group. His training has received praise from organizations around the world. When not helping clients, Glenn can often be found in the kitchen planning and preparing gourmet meals.

Bryan Beecham

Bryan Beecham is known for providing passionate and innovative software development guidance. As a consultant with companies ranging from small startups to large, Fortune 500 companies, he matches his advice to their needs and capabilities. He has a particular interest in helping individuals and teams simplify their process to help achieve their goals. Bryan has a published training video on TDD, Refactoring and Pair Programming and speaks regularly at conferences internationally.
He volunteers as a hockey coach and loves talking about hockey, guitars, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Caroline Sauve

Thoughtful curiosity leads to insight. She is continually growing her coaching skills and is a recent graduate from Integral Coaching Canada. Whether speaking or facilitating sessions at conferences or offering insights via InsideOutAgile – Caroline is energized when creating connections, building capabilities, and sharing ideas towards creating a more respectful and compassionate work and life.

Jill Graves

Jill Graves is an Agile Coach and Trainer with over 8 years experience implementing Scrum in a government environment. Jill is passionate about having teams succeed and she brings her experience as a trainer, and course steward, to all her teams.

Lidia Rojco

Lidia has been working in software development/IT consulting for over 10 years. Her expertise covers framing clients’ needs and defining solutions, as well as supporting and guiding the final delivery of a desired product.  As an agile coach, she empowers and helps teams to reach project realization in the most efficient way with a main focus on ensuring team success. The transition and change management aimed to continuous improvement of a process is her practical expertise. She is passionate about contributing her knowledge and experience to help strengthen team competence with Agile practices.

Mike Lowery

Mike Lowery is a full time Agile coach working for IFS. He has been an Agile practitioner since 2005 where he was introduced to the wonders of Agility at the BBC. He has worked in the UK, New Zealand and Canada helping diverse companies from 20 to 10,000 people successfully adopt Agile practices and improve their delivery. Mike has presented at major Agile conferences around the world and is the Co-Chair for the Agile 2018 coaching and mentoring track.

Simon Bourk

Simon is a Software Developer, an Agile Coach and Professional Scrum Trainer from Ottawa. He earned an Electrical engineering degree with a minor in Software engineering as a sidekick of his babyfoot championship league and tournaments, that he organized at the university pub.

People often get motivated working with Simon, maybe because of his outstanding enthusiasm or maybe his 6000 km hiking journey in the woods demonstrated it’s ok to dream big.

If not working closely with a client, organizing a monthly Agile Ottawa Event or organizing the Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour, you can find Simon rock climbing or hiking with his little munchkins and lovely wife, deep in a forest or on top of a mountain somewhere in North America.

Simon’s professional world was flipped upside down when a Scrum Master joins his waterfall team back in 2005. He was a miserable programmer in a dark cubicle suffering from other’s tantrum when he would fix their code. Being a Scrum team member for 5 years taught Simon the true potential of a high-performance team. Since then, Simon helps his clients experience how it feels to be part of a Professional Scrum Team and how it feels when the Agile Mindset is understood deeply across the organization. Simon is an energetic change agent.

It should be no surprise to see that the same young man who previously braved the coldest Canadian temperatures while teaching snowboard instructors has now become a recognized Agile Coach and Professional Scrum Trainer later in life.

Simon speaks, reads, writes fluently in English and in French.