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About Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc.

Mitch Lacey & Associates is a family run software training, consulting and development firm. The company was founded by Mitch Lacey in 2008 and works with a variety of industry experts including Mike Cohn (US), Jeff Sutherland (US), Jim Newkirk (US), Geoff Watts (UK), Brad Wilson (US) and more. The company specializes in customized training programs built to suit the needs of clients from variety of industries. Some past clients include Waste Management, Sony, Microsoft (US, Austria, Portugal, South Africa and Sweden), Sybase, Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission, Costco Travel, The University of Washington, PSL Columbia, and more. Our wide network allows us to offer a broad range of service offerings to suite a variety of needs and scenarios. If you don’t see something on the website that fits your needs, please contact us.

Mitch Lacey & Associates is an Official Mountain Goat Software Authorized Trainer.

About Mitch Lacey

Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer. Mitch has been managing projects for over fifteen years & is credited with many plan-driven & agile projects. He is the author of “The Scrum Field Guide”, a book targeting teams adopting Agile and Scrum practices.

Mitch honed his agile skills at Microsoft Corporation, where he successfully released core enterprise services for Windows Live. Mitch’s first agile team at Microsoft was coached by Ward Cunningham, Jim Newkirk & David Anderson.

While at Microsoft, he transitioned from Program Manager to Agile Coach, working hand-in-hand with groups throughout their transition to Agile practices. After Microsoft, Mitch was the Agile Practice Manager at Ascentium Corporation where he practiced agility on the projects he ran every day while coaching customers on agile practices and lessons on agile adoption worldwide.

As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), PMI Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP®), Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum courses, agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs & white papers.

He has published many papers including “Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing”, “Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field”, “The Impacts of Poor Estimating - & How to Fix It”, a variety of papers for Microsoft and “Immersive Interviewing - Building Great Agile Software Teams”.

He has keynoted and presented at a variety of conferences including the Agile Alliance “Agile” conference, the Better Software Conference, the SQE Agile Development Practices conference, Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft ALM Forum, Scrum Alliance User Groups in South Africa, China, Vietnam and more. He has managed tracks for the Agile conference between 2008 and 2015 and was the conference chair for Agile 2012 and Agile 2014.

Mitch has served on the Board of Directors for the Agile Alliance (2011-2012) and the Scrum Alliance (2010-2011, 2014).