Results from the 2023 Board election

Added to The Alliance

Meet your new 2023-2026 Board members

The 2023 Agile Alliance Board of Directors election is in the books! We want you to get to know your new representatives, so we asked each new Board member three questions. Keep reading for more details about their careers.

 

Margareth Carneiro

 

Please welcome Margareth Carneiro, who has three decades of management experience. She is passionate about contributing to the adoption of practices, oriented towards deliveries, benefits, and results thru her work, lectures, classes, and mentoring.

Tell us about your Agile journey

“I have been working in project management for over 30 years. My entire career has been in people management for the delivery of products, services, and value. As I migrated from IT projects to projects from other areas, traditional methods were sufficient for my work. I worked several years as a program and portfolio manager as well, being more strategic and less operational. In 2015 I started to seek more knowledge in Agile methods.  In my company scrum has been used for several years by IT people, however, I was a little disappointed with the results, to be honest. It was restricted to the group and the company did not see value added. Because of that, my focus was to deepen their use in a scaled manner. So in 2018 I went to take a SAFe course in NYC and got certified in SPC. I am also certified in PMI Disciplined Agile.”

 

“I am at a point on my journey to increase my knowledge and experience in Scaled Agile. My challenge is using them in a way to really value add and not just as a fashionable must-be.”

 

“When I was responsible for the PMO implementation at the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, the methodology we created was a hybrid one, that permitted people to decide their best methodology. So, we embraced Scrum, Agile Sprint, Prince 2, and PMBoK, as examples. I realized that to scale agility is still a challenge. To use them in my current role is even more challenging, because of cultural issues, as I am working in government. I am at a point on my journey to increase my knowledge and experience in Scaled Agile. My challenge is using them in a way to really value add and not just as a fashionable must-be. ”

What prompted your interest in serving on the Agile Board of Directors?

Business agility, in the broadest sense, is a vast field that still has a long way to go. For companies to be able to act faster, more resiliently, and more successfully in an increasingly complicated and insecure world, different ways of thinking are needed, as well as different management models and methods. Since 2001, Agile Alliance has been informing and inspiring people and organizations as they explore, apply and expand the values, principles, and practices outlined in the Agile Manifesto, right?  I believe it can grow a lot in its participation and contribution to the changes that companies and professionals will undergo over the coming years. This brilliant future that I envisioned for Agile Alliance gave me the guts to take part in this Board of Directors and to contribute, with my experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to help it to build, with the other directors, an even more relevant history.

What are you most looking forward to during your time on the Board of Directors?

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to interact with the other directors, learn more about the reality of the organization, and contribute with my questions and insights to collectively build its future. The main role of the board of directors is oversight and planning. However, I believe it is important to review its operational business model in order to better contribute. Agile Alliance has to improve membership rates and services provided in order to be more relevant, broader, and global. Sustainability and growth are important goals for every institution that wants to serve and survive, and Agile Alliance is no different. I believe that Agile Alliance can contribute a lot to the market, both for companies and professionals who want to use Agile methods, and change their culture and leadership in a rapidly changing world. It has already been doing this, but it can do it more deeply and broadly, serving various industries besides software and IT. I have many ideas and enthusiasm and I hope to contribute to the growth and impact of the Agile Alliance.”

 

Bob Hartman

 

Bob Hartman, also known as “Agile Bob”, has more than 30 years of experience in developing software, and has served in almost every role in the software industry, including developer, tester, documentation writer, trainer, product manager, project manager, business analyst, senior software engineer, development manager, and executive. Over the past 10 years, he has also grown from being an early adopter of Agile to becoming a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), and has done significant training, coaching, and mentoring in all areas of Agile development.

Tell us about your Agile journey

I was in a company that used XP and became fascinated by how it helped the organization. A few years later I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do in life, and helping other organizations use Agile effectively was something I wanted to explore. I became an Agile trainer and coach and loved it. A few years later I became a Certified Enterprise Coach and then a Certified Scrum Trainer through Scrum Alliance. I spoke at Agile2009 along with many other small and large conferences around the world. I love what I do.

What prompted your interest in serving on the Agile Board of Directors?

I’ve previously served on the board of directors of the Scrum Alliance. I know from that experience how tough, yet rewarding it can be. The application mentioned wanting people who would ask interesting and hard questions. I was immediately drawn to that part of the job description. I’m generally not afraid to ask the hard questions.

What are you most looking forward to during your time on the Board of Directors?

I’m interested in getting to see more of the “whole” of the agile community. As a trainer/coach under the Scrum Alliance umbrella, I tend to see Scrum a lot. It isn’t all that I help companies with, but it represents a big part of what I am exposed to on a regular basis. I’m looking forward to seeing how my experiences there can help “ask the hard questions” about decisions the Agile Alliance needs to make in the future.

 

Angie Doyle

 

Angie Doyle was elected for her second term on the Board of Directors. Since becoming an Agile Alliance Board member in 2020, she has been part of the Nominations Committee, helped organize the Growing Racial Equity series, and currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee (in the role of Member at Large). Angie has 20+ years of experience working in product-focused environments, using approaches such as Scrum, Kanban, Nexus, LeSS, SAFe, etc.

Tell us about your Agile journey

“While my career has taken me down many paths, two things have always remained true – my focus on working with the end customer in mind and my goal to create engaging work environments. My Agile journey has taken me from articulating what customers need (Business Analysis and Process Engineering), to working with teams delivering the solution (Product Management), to evolving ways to deliver product solutions (Agile software development), to improving collaboration and delivery of many teams working together (Scaling), to helping organizations be more Agile (Business and Enterprise Agility). And I am just getting started!”

 

“… the pandemic certainly put a different spin on the work of the Alliance, and I am excited to be part of this new direction!”

 

What prompted your interest in serving on the Agile Board of Directors?

“Before my first term as a Board Member, I volunteered for the Agile Alliance – ranging from 20XX Reviewer and Track Chair to Initiative Chair – so I was very aware of the Agile Alliance’s work. I was mainly motivated by the vision of making environments more humane and sustainable, and (coming from an emerging economy), I knew I could bring a different perspective to these conversations. While my motivation has not changed much, the pandemic certainly put a different spin on the work of the Alliance, and I am excited to be part of this new direction!”

What are you most looking forward to during your time on the Board of Directors?

“I have learned so much from the Board members I have worked with during my first term, so I am excited to collaborate with such a diverse and knowledgeable group over the next three years. I am also keen to see how the Agile Alliance evolves post-Covid to meet the changing needs of the Agile community.”


This is an Agile Alliance community blog post. Opinions represented are personal and belong solely to the author. They do not represent opinion or policy of Agile Alliance.

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