Adam Weisbart’s humorous approach to the serious work of organizational change helps teams and individuals break out of old patterns and discover new ways to improve. His belief that hard work need not be a somber affair infuses everything he does.
Adam started his career as a software developer and went on to build a successful web development firm in the early days of the web. Later, as an engineering manager in Silicon Valley, he came to terms with the fact that he was a relentless control freak (and sometimes micromanager). Thankfully, he discovered agility and liberated his teams. He has focused on mentoring high performing self-organizing teams ever since.
Today, Adam uses his personal experience of making the leap from traditional management to Scrum to help organizations make the same transition. He is the creator of Build Your Own Scrum, an innovative approach to teaching scrum and improving existing implementations, which is used by hundreds of Agile coaches and trainers around the world. He’s the creator and curator of the Agile Antipatterns Project, which helps teams identify and defuse common impediments to Agility. His popular video “Sh!t Bad Scrum Masters Say” has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times — showing us all what NOT to do when adopting Scrum.
Adam is a Certified Scrum Trainer who teaches both Certified ScrumMaster and Product Owner courses around the world, regularly speaks at conferences, coaches teams, and helps people he hasn’t gotten a chance to meet yet through his podcast Agile Answers.