Coach Blitz!

Parking: There will be free parking in the front & back of the building.

Sponsors: Thanks to Ciber for sponsoring the food for this event and VaxCare for hosting us!

Summary: Stuck with a difficult challenge with your team, software requirements, your development infrastructure, or organization? Would you like 15 minutes with an experienced coach to discuss it? Then come down to our Coach Blitz!

Format: We will have 6 coaches available. For each “round” of the blitz, 4 coaches will provide one-to-one coaching on a topic you choose. A fifth coach will be with the “crowd” to provide a lightning talk. A sixth coach will be a group coach answering questions from a FAQ bag. We’ll have a final wrap-up at the end.

6:00-6:45 Networking, sign-ups for rounds, FAQs for group coaching, Grab-bag and food (individual coaching session sign-ups only until 6:30)

6:45-7:00 Announcements and Launching the Coach Blitz

7:00-7:15 Round 1
7:15-7:20 shuffle

7:20-7:35 Round 2
7:35-7:40 shuffle

7:40-7:55 Round 3
7:55-8:00 shuffle

8:00-8:15 Round 4
8:15-8:20 shuffle 

8:20-8:35 Round 5
8:35-8:40 shuffle

8:40-8:55 Round 5
8:55-9:00 Wrap up & Retro

Our coaches —

Jens Ostergaard has been a Certified ScrumTrainer since 2004. As an experienced Scrum trainer Jens held the first ever public CSM class in Florida back in 2005 and is one of the most experienced Scrum Trainers, worldwide. From his training and numerous coaching assignments Jens is happy to answer any obstacles regarding your Scrum implementation. More at

Curtis Michelson: I have abiding interest in supporting rich product and organizational discovery in teams, business units and enterprises. I trust the power of crowds AND the power of structured research to ignite critical conversations. If you feel your team isn’t engaging in the right conversation, or asking the right questions, I might have some ideas to help you safely open new areas of inquiry, without alienating the higher-ups. More at

Esteban Garcia specializes in Agile software development practices and DevOps. I look forward to having great discussions on how you can enable automation and software development best practices to help agile teams succeed delivering quality software. More at

Christy Erbeck, an AgileThought Agile Transformation Consultant, has over 20 years’ experience in training, coaching and consulting, working in both software development and non-product-focused environments, including manufacturing (discrete and process), distribution, and marketing.  More at

Heidi Araya works with companies and teams who need Agile coaching, Agile transformations and process improvement. Her specialty is assessing business needs and establishing the right Agile frameworks, methods and process to achieve strategic and team goals. Process improvement has been Heidi’s passion since the mid-90s. With 20 years of experience in software, technology, project management and various process improvement initiatives, she has coached numerous companies and industries to develop better business processes and create happier, more productive teams. More at <a href=””>

Joe Vallone “Helping companies use Agile methodologies to deliver value to their customers, faster and with higher quality, is what I am passionate about. As a change agent, I enjoy teaching and coaching organizations to reach their full potential by embracing Agile values and Lean thinking.” Joe Vallone is an experienced Agile Coach, and Trainer at Scaled Agile Inc., and has been involved in the Lean and Agile communities since 2002. More at