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About the Author
Brandon Raines is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) at Shokunin.Over a career spanning 20 years, Brandon has assumed a variety of roles, including that of developer, project manager, architect, and certified scrum master. As an agile coach, he has helped teams ranging in size from 10 people to 1500 (mainly in the federal government) in their transition to agile.He was first introduced to agile through extreme programming (XP) techniques. Since then, he has helped teams doing mission critical work in the US federal government and commercial entities using scrum, XP, and lean principles to work more effectively by continuously improving and focusing on work that provides the highest business value. Brandon has been instrumental in helping these government agencies usher in the acceptance of agile principles to such an extent that it is the preferred way of working for software projects and the enterprise. His passion is working with motivated people to achieve success.