Craig Larman serves as a management consultant, with a focus on organizational redesign and systems thinking, for flexible, high-value-throughput product organizations. His emphasis is scaling agile principles and practices and lean thinking to very large, multisite, and agile offshore development (often, embedded systems, telecommunications, or investment banking), and coaching executive teams to succeed with larger enterprise-level agile and lean methods adoption; these topics are the subject of his latest two books: “Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking & Organizational Tools” and ”Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum” . Craig has served as the lead coach of lean software development adoption at Xerox, and serves or has served as a consultant for large-scale Scrum and enterprise agile adoption at Ericsson, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alcatel-Lucent, UBS, Nokia Networks and Siemens Networks (now, NSN), Thomson Reuters, Statoil, Cisco-Tandberg, and at Schlumberger, among many other clients. His work includes the best-seller globally on agile methods: Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager’s Guide. Craig is the author of Applying UML and Patterns—An Introduction to OOA/D and Iterative Development,the world’s best-selling text on OOA/D, iterative development, modeling and the UML, translated to many languages and used worldwide in industry and colleges as the standard for introducing software design, modeling, design patterns, architecture, and OOA/D.
He is one of the earliest Practicing ScrumMastersand one of the first worldwide authorized to coach and certify new ScrumMasters and Product Owners, as a Certified Scrum Trainer. He has helped lead Scrum adoption for organizations of over 25,000 developers.