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Ken Rubin
Works at Innolution, LLC
Attended Stanford University
Lives in Niwot, Colorado
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Check out my new blog entitled: Stacked Ranking – A Great Way to Kill Collaboration on #Agile Teams http://bit.ly/1CSLu1K
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Can you do the math? in my blog post entitled: The Math of Fixed-Scope Multi-team Release Planning.  Give it a try! 
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Check out my new blog post entitled: Demystifying Product Backlog Concepts.
Blog posting that discusses the core concepts and vocabulary of the product backlog artifact
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Check out my new blog entitled: Agile & Risk Management: Managing Risk Via the Product Backlog. It is the fifth blog in my series on Agile and Risk Management. 
Blog posting that discusses the role of the product backlog in managing risk during agile development.
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You can download my Agile 2014 presentation slides on Agile IS Risk Management: Dump the Process and Embrace the Principles. This is a newer and better version of my Mile High Agile presentation from April. 
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Check my blog on Antifragility and Agile, the latest in my blog series on Agile & Risk Management. 
Blog posting that introduces the concept of antifragility and relates it to agile development.
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Does your #ScrumMaster pass the Hogan’s Heroes Col. Klink test for #Agile Intuition? Check out my latest blog entitled: Does Your ScrumMaster Have Agile Intuition? (The Colonel Klink Test) 
Blog posting making the case that good agile intuition is necessary to be a good ScrumMaster. Proposes a test based on Col. Kink from Hogan's Heroes
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I've certainly seen that happen at large companies, but haven't had the misfortune of having lived it myself there (not that there weren't plenty of other things that went wrong - and anyway most of my large company roles weren't development). 
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Check out my latest blog post entitled: Done-Done the Crutch of the Undone
Blog posting that discusses the importance of not compromising a solid definition of done by playing games with language.
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Check out the next blog posting in my Agile & Risk Management series. This one is entitled: Agile & Risk Management — Preventing Risk: Just Don’t Do It. 
Blog posting that discusses how to reduce risk-reduction activities by avoiding unnecessary risky situations.
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Check out the latest (fourth) blog in my Agile & Risk Management Series. It is entitled: Agile & Risk Management: The Role of Traditional Risk Management.  
Blog posting that discussed the role of traditional risk management during agile development.
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Check out my new blog post entitled: The Anatomy of a Keynote Speech. I wrote it to address the many questions I got regarding my keynote speech at the Global Scrum Gathering in New Orleans.
This blog discussing how Ken Rubin prepared for and delivered his 2014 keynote presentation at the Global Scrum Gathering in New Orleans
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Check out my new blog entitled: Agile & Risk Management: The Mental Model of Uncertainty. This is the second blog in my series on Agile and Risk Management. 
Blog posting that introduces a mental model for dealing with uncertain events.
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Teaching agile software development using primarily the Scrum framework to corporations through on-site training and my book, Essential Scrum.
Skills
Scrum, Agile Product Development, Agile Software Development, Agile Project Management, Training and Education, Author
Employment
  • Innolution, LLC
    Managing Principal, 1997 - present
  • Scrum Alliance, Inc.
    Managing Director, 2006 - 2007
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Niwot, Colorado
Previously
Pittsburgh, PA - Plantation, FL - Atlanta, GA - Santa Clara, CA - Stanford, CA - Mt. View, CA - Puebla, Mexico
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Agile software development and Scrum training, coaching and consulting.
Introduction
Ken Rubin is a leader in agile software development training, including Scrum training, Scrum Master certification, coaching agile teams, Scrum consulting and teaching Kanban techniques

I am also the author of the best-selling book on Amazon, "Essential Scrum." As a certified Scrum Trainer, I have trained more than 20,000 people with a special focus on corporate on-site training.  

I've worked with hundreds of companies teaching agile software development using Scrum, ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 10. I was the first managing director of the worldwide Scrum Alliance, too. 
 
I am also the creator of the Visual AGILExicon®, a library of vibrant, colorful images that offer three-dimensional representations of agile and Scrum concepts, freely available for the agile development community to license and use.
Bragging rights
Husband to Jenine, father to Jonah and Asher; Amazon No. 1 best-selling author; kickboxer; beer brewer.
Education
  • Stanford University
    Computer Science, 1989 - 1990
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, 1982 - 1987
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Ken Rubin, Kenneth S. Rubin
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