Earl Everett is an Agile practitioner who coaches and guides Teams and their organizations on their journeys of agility. His first agile experience was in 1974, when he began playing rugby, a immersive game played by high-performing cross-functional teams utilizing 'inspect and adapt'. In software, he began his journey as a programmer/analyst, and during the next four decades, he's worn the hats of developer, BA, tester, PM, Scrum Master, Product Owner, coach, manager, director, and business owner along the way. He practiced Rapid Application Development before it had a name and has been in-the-agile-trenches since adopting XP practices in 2001 and Scrum in 2002. He's built and coached teams in the U.S., Canada, China, India, and Germany, which consistently achieve high performance, higher quality, improved market focus, and greater satisfaction. He is President of Advancing with Agile, LLC, providing Agile development consulting and training for teams, groups, and companies to begin and/or advance their Agile journeys. Earl presents regularly at conferences, and Agile and professional groups on topics related to software development and testing, project and product management, leadership, and organizational change. He is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).