Ken Ritchie

About

I develop world-class agile teams.

It’s not just a tagline – it’s the truth. I’ve proven that teams can be built from the ground up with years of tangible experience.

I started programming in the infancy of computer terminal systems, and gained the practical knowledge to work alongside hardcore developers.

SAFe Agilist (SA Certified Consultant)Scaled Agile, Inc. December 2013.

ICAgile Certified Professional – William ‘AgileBill’ Krebs, Agile Dimensions, Raleigh, NC 2013.

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)Project Management Institute (PMI) License 1477589, October 2011 to October 2014.

Project Management Professional (PMP)Project Management Institute (PMI) License 1452935, August 2011 to August 2014.

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)Scrum Alliance License 10732, June 2006.

Systems Engineering Basic Certification – Kenneth B. Hopke, Hal Miller, TASC Institute, Chantilly, VA, USA April 2010.

Six Sigma Green Belt – Larry Aft, P.E., Fellow, IIE & ASQ, Aft Systems, Atlanta, GA, 2003.

Coad Certified Mentor (CCM) – Peter Coad, CEO TogetherSoft Corporation, Raleigh, NC, 2000.

Coad Certified Instructor (CCI) – Peter Coad, CEO, Object International, Austin, TX 1993.

Certified Computing Professional (CCP) in Management and ProgrammingInstitute for the Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) License 16689, 1994.

Getting More Specific…

Large Scale PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, ICAgile Pro, SAFe, 6σ.

Enterprise Agile Coach and Project Manager, helping people work better together, solving technical and business problems while creating sustainable organizations for better ROI.

Proven contributor, collaborator, communicator, and developer of people. Agile SME and facilitator of teams developing large, complex, and reliable systems across many domains. Leading by example, incessantly learning and sharing knowledge, applying lessons learned for continuous improvement, advocating excellence by supporting and amplifying the abilities and efforts of others.

Servant leader with a substantial record of effective solutions, pragmatic projects, delivered value, satisfied customers, and appreciative colleagues.

Experienced in rescuing struggling projects by guiding participants through the whole-team inspection and adaptation toward empirical transparency and agile delivery of business value.

Education and Certification

The University of Connecticut, BFA (Music), studied Music, Math, EE, and CS.

USAF School of Applied Aerospace Sciences, Keesler (Communications Management)