Derek W. Wade

Derek W. Wade founded Kumido Adaptive Strategies in 2008 to apply principles of cognition and learning to the future of work. He wields the usual tools of agile and lean in unusually scientific and human-centered ways, whether rescuing a troubled Scrum implementation at a nationwide financial enterprise or gelling a fragmented leadership team at a regional consumer products company. Derek has shared his approach through public and private training, his service on the Board of Directors for the Agile Leadership Network, and forums including Lean Kanban, Northwestern University’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, and the Agile Alliance. Derek tweets at @derekwwade, blogs at, and does neither of those as much as he should because he prefers collaborating with real live humans.