Professional Business Agility Coach
Rick Waters is an experienced Agile coach with a background in software engineering. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by developers, testers, and business analysts in organizations transitioning to Agile, Rick is dedicated to coaching and guiding them towards success.
What sets Rick apart is his unique perspective, shaped by his diverse experiences. His involvement with organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America and the US Army, combined with his interest in team psychology, gives him a holistic approach rarely seen in the industry. Rick firmly believes that true success cannot be achieved without a focus on the well-being of the people involved, particularly the development teams. He recognizes that a healthy team dynamic and the welfare of team members are crucial foundations for achieving sustainable success.
Rick’s coaching approach centers around nurturing team dynamics and ensuring the well-being of individuals within those teams. He understands that without a strong team foundation, any project’s success may be compromised. By prioritizing the health and dynamics of teams, Rick helps organizations maximize their potential and deliver exceptional results.
In addition to his wealth of practical experience, Rick holds an impressive array of certifications. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Enterprise Scrum Instructor (CESI), Certified Business Agility Coach (CBAC), Certified Scaled Software Coach (CSSC), Kanban Management Professional (KMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and Certified Agile Tester (CAT).
With his deep understanding of Agile methodologies, strong focus on team dynamics and individual welfare, and a comprehensive range of certifications, Rick Waters is a valuable asset in guiding organizations towards successful Agile transformations and fostering a culture of sustained excellence.