GoodAgile Lanka Ltd. has announced the election of its CEO Pete Deemer as 2016 Chairman of the US-based Scrum Alliance.
Scrum Alliance is the largest and most influential professional membership organisation and certifying body in the Agile community, with over 400,000 members worldwide.
Pete has spent more than 25 years leading teams building products and services at global companies and is a well-known figure in the Agile community. Pete is the lead author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to Agile development, as well as The Distributed Scrum Primer, a guide to multi location Scrum.
Pete served as vice president of Product Development for Yahoo!, and he was the cofounder of the award-winning GameSpot, which was acquired by CBS Interactive. Pete has been based in Colombo, Sri Lanka since 2013, and serves as CEO of GoodAgile Lanka Ltd., a Sri Lanka Board of Investment company and SLASSCOM member dedicated to training and consulting in Agile practices.
“We are thrilled to have Pete Deemer as the new chairman of our Board of Directors for Scrum Alliance. His expertise and insights will serve us well as we move forward with many exciting changes to our organisation,” says Scrum Alliance CEO Manny Gonzalez.
“Pete’s experience with businesses will help guide us in our new corporate partnership initiatives and his deep knowledge of foreign markets, like our second-largest region, Asia, will help us build and further develop our strategic plan for the future.”
Pete Deemer said, “I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve an organisation and community that is bringing about remarkable change to the world of work, and I look forward to contributing to Scrum Alliance as it moves into a new and exciting phase of its existence. I am also proud to have an opportunity to contribute to the growing global profile of Sri Lanka as a center of excellence in software development.”
Pete is an honours graduate of Harvard University and served for four years as adjunct faculty at University of California, Berkeley, most recently in the Graduate School of Business, where he received the prestigious Club 6 teaching award. Pete has been a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore since 2010.
Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organisation in the Agile community. Scrum Alliance is a non-profit association with more than 400,000 members worldwide. Its vision is to ‘Transform the World of Work’ with a mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and organisations with practices, principles, and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable.