THE ALLIANCE

Candidate Statements
2023-2024 Board Term

Candidate Statements & Voting

The Agile Alliance Board Nominations Committee has submitted a list of proposed candidates for consideration by Agile Alliance members. Votes are cast on this slate of candidates, as per the bylaws of Agile Alliance. Board members are unpaid volunteers and serve a three-year term.

These nominees will appear in an email ballot from associationsvoting.com, which will be sent to all Agile Alliance members. You may also vote at the election website (use the help function to request a resend of the unique identifier that was included in the email ballot). Voting will continue through Monday, Oct 25, 2022 at 23:59pm AoE. Results will be shared at the Annual Agile Alliance Member meeting.

The member meeting will be held virtually on October 26, 2022. Agile Alliance will send members information regarding the time and instructions on how to join the meeting prior to the event. If you are not a member, you can become one here.

Bob Hartman

Bob Hartman (United States)

My 39-year career in high tech has been two separate journeys. I spent the first 23 years climbing the corporate ladder from software developer to Vice President of Engineering and Business Development. During that time, I created some great software and was responsible for teams creating more incredible software. The last six years of this phase used eXtreme Programming (XP), which showed the entire organization the tremendous power of agility. As a VP for more than 14 years, I was surprised by how well an agile framework helped the team deliver more frequently, with better quality and overall customer outcomes. Today, this knowledge is commonplace, but 24 years ago, it wasn’t as well known. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development wouldn’t exist for another few years!

The second part of my journey is the more exciting piece for the Agile Alliance. Seventeen years ago, I started my hardcore agile journey. I decided to become an agile consultant and coach. I knew how to help people better use agile at all levels of organizations because I had done it with my organization. I moved from an independent agile consultant no one knew to being well known in the training community as Agile Bob. I’ve trained over 20,000 people, spoken at dozens of conferences and user groups, and have tried to help people, teams, and organizations use agility to achieve better outcomes. I hope to use this real-world experience to help the Agile Alliance.

The Agile Alliance call for candidates for the Board of Directors position said they were looking for people who would ask hard and interesting questions. I fully intend to do that! I hope those questions will help the Agile Alliance become everything it can be in today’s rapidly changing world.

Margareth Carneiro

Margareth Carneiro (Brazil)

I started my career as a System Analyst and worked a few years in a medium-sized company, until I had the opportunity to work at Unisys. At Unisys I worked as a Project and Program Manager for 12 years and had the opportunity to manage large projects such as Branch Automation and the Brazilian Vote Machines. After Unisys, I started my own company (PMA – Professional Management) to provide training and consultancy in the Project and Program Management where I helped companies to set up PMOs, implementing PM methodologies and software as well as training thousands of students. Then I started a career as a public servant, and I’ve been implementing portfolio, program and project management practices as well as being responsible for education policy implementation. I have been serving the Brazilian Government (Ministry of Education) for almost 10 years now. So, my entire professional life has been devoted to managing people to deliver, to implement and to transform ideas into services and products.

My experience with Agile methods and approaches started in 2016. My focus on agile is mostly on scaling, change management and people behavior. I am PMP, Prince 2, MSP, SAFe SPC, PMI DASSM and PMI DAC certified.

I am also a volunteer by heart. I served PMI as a volunteer for 22 years. I served as a Chapter President and other international positions until I had the opportunity to serve on the PMI Board of Directors for 6 years during two terms. As a member of the Board of Directors at PMI, I learnt a lot during major transformations and had the opportunity to study at the Institute of Directors in London and became a certified director.

I hold a Master in Knowledge Management and IT and a PhD in Administration, with studies in Corporate Governance and Management by Results.

Those experiences and knowledge are what I would like to bring to the table as an Agile Alliance board member. My community-building work was intense during those 22 years as PMI volunteer and I`ve built a large global network, particularly in Latin America.

I fell in love with Agile Alliance, as it has a leading role to play in putting Agile values into practice, as well as fostering a diversity of people and viewpoints in our community.  I believe I can put my energy and enthusiasm to help the Alliance to be even more an international organization and to continue to find more and better ways to support people in their local communities.  Agile Alliance can continue to impact more and more people and companies around the world, as agile is much more than software development. It can help companies to survive in this changing world.

Angie Doyle

Angie Doyle (South Africa)

Throughout my career, I have shifted from working face-to-face with customers (Business Operations), to articulating what customers need (Business Analysis and Process Engineering), to working with teams delivering the solution (Product Development and Product Ownership), to evolving ways to deliver the solution (Agile software development), to improving collaboration and delivery of many teams working together (Scaling Agile), to helping organisations be more Agile (Business and Enterprise Agility).

I have 20+ years of experience working in product-focused environments, using approaches such as Scrum, Kanban, Nexus, LeSS, SAFe, etc. My passion for building high-performance teams led to me pursuing a coaching certification in Organisational and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) and subsequently becoming an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) in 2019.

I have actively participated and volunteered in the Agile community since 2011. In South Africa, I helped organise local conferences and Meetups, Agile Open Jams, and the Agile Product Open SA. In addition, I was an Agile 20XX track reviewer for three years and served as the Leadership Co-Track Chair for Agile 2019.

Coming from a country of immense inequality, I am passionate about introducing agile values and principles to communities that cannot afford formal training or conferences. So in 2018, I became the director of an initiative close to my heart – the Agile Alliance Emerging Economies initiative. This initiative provides emerging economies and communities free access to Agile events and speakers.

Since becoming an Agile Alliance Board member in 2020, I have been part of the Nominations Committee, helped organise the Growing Racial Equity series, and currently serve as a member of the Executive Committee (in the role of Member at Large). The Agile Alliance is already doing fantastic work supporting people to explore and apply Agile values, principles, and practices. I look forward to continuing to advance this work and helping the Agile Alliance expand the vision of creating an inclusive global Agile community.