I am Matthew Summers, a Scrum Consultant and Agile Practitioner based in Wisconsin. Over the past 12 years I have worked through the meltdown of the dot-com era and traveled the world in search of opportunities to expand my knowledge. I have worked as the Lead Developer, Development Manager, VP and CTO for companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500. My experience crosses a wide spectrum of industries, including open source software, education, online advertising, travel and tourism, financial systems, real estate and cellular technologies.
I bring this experience to all of my clients, in addition to a dedication to learning and understanding their core business, providing training on Agile principles and mentoring and supporting Scrum Teams to become successful. This is hard work. Scrum is more of a magnifying glass than a silver bullet solution. It can expose dysfunction and discord in an organization very easily, so be warned. The good part is that the companies that seek to reach their potential realize that this dedication to the uncomfortable and awkward transparency is the key to moving their business forward.