Scaled Agile SPCT Candidate
Director, Professional Services & Government Practice
Marshall originally joined Agile Rising in 2019 as a senior consultant and enterprise agility coach.
He has over twenty-five years of business experience in software development, information technology, product management, and Government fields and sectors. He has spent the past 10+ years focused on leading digital and organizational transformations. Throughout his career, he has performed in both technical and leadership roles as a consultant, teacher and instructor, executive, manager, software developer and architect, scrum master, product manager, program manager and business owner responsible for the growth of and fostering of environments where high-performing teams flourish as innovators.
As a senior information technology executive and professional, Agile coach and servant leader change agent, Marshall is passionate about driving positive, results-oriented digital and organizational transformations towards the Lean-Agile end game of comprehensive, organic business and organizational agility, learning culture, and innovation.
Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship have always been a motivator for Marshall as he started his business career with several information technology services startups. He later began a career serving U.S. Federal Government agencies and departments as a consultant for federal contracting companies and has held various security clearances as recently as 2018.
Marshall has also worked and traveled internationally (EMEA/APAC) for several software and information technology professional services and product companies in various technical, product, and leadership positions from coach, developer, scrum master, product manager, director, and executive roles.
Organizational Transformation Experience
In the past decade, Marshall has led several Lean-Agile digital, organizational transformation and Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises (SAFe) implementations. He most recently completed successful implementations of the SAFe for the FAA, Emerson; and is a lead coach for an ongoing implementation at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA).
His passion for Lean and Agile began in the late 90’s when he worked with small businesses and the U.S. Air Force Air Logistics Center centers to build and develop business logistics and manufacturing applications (and other business software) where he discovered Lean, Extreme Programming and the Agile Manifesto for Software Development.
He participates as a partner of Agile Rising, owns a real estate investment company, is an owner-blogger- thought leader for blogagility.com, and also participates in several Lean-Agile communities of practice for Agile Austin, OKC Agile Alliance, Phoenix Scaling Agile, and the Silicon Valley Agile Trends and Leadership meetups.
His certifications and expertise include Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises SPCT Candidate (SPCT5), OrgMindset Enterprise Coach (OMEC), (SAFe) 5.0 Program Consultant (SPC5) instructor and practitioner, SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE), SAFe for Government Practitioner (SGP), SAFe Certified Exam Developer, Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), as well as over twenty years performing as a program and project management professional.
Marshall earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, where he majored in Management Information Systems and Information Decision Sciences.