After experiencing the failures and inadequacies of traditional SDLC approaches firsthand, when Mark encountered a Scrum project in 2005, it transformed his life both personally and professionally. He has since trained and coached thousands of professionals in industries including government, retail, financial services, marketing and advertising, nonprofits, digital marketing, startups, and education. He is a certified “Training from the BACK of the room” instructor, a unique approach that applies brain science and brain-friendly learning techniques to increase retention and recall, and uses those techniques in his classes, ensuring a high-energy, interesting, and fun learning environment.
As a developer, project manager, and business owner, as well as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Agile Coach, Mark brings his deep experience to all his classes, sharing years of learning and insights with students. Even when covering the theory and concepts behind Agile and Scrum, his hands-on experience helps him deliver a relevant, impactful experience where learners walk away with fresh ideas and insights to apply immediately