I teach, coach and consult on Scrum and agile management practices for CxOs and below. I have served in product and engineering leadership positions in startups and software enterprises. I focus on long-term value creation while implementing and sustaining agility. Unlike some colleagues, I strongly believe managers should add significant strategic value to agile companies. At the same time, I coach and teach engineering teams and departments, to "keep it real".My computer science PhD explored optimization, parallel processing and complex systems though I was studying non-humans, these concepts apply to agile management practices. I now passionately explore the agile frontier, particularly researching agile metrics, sustainable HR practices, and management.