Who is David Lenertz Featured

As of 08 February 2016 I am the proud owner, and principal consultant, at Agile-Scrum-Training.com - your resource for the best in Agile and Scrum training and consultancy.  

 But just who am I and why should you invest your time and money in AST's training and consulting?

I have recently completed a contract as Sr. PMO Agile Coach for Signet Jewelers.  I have an additional 14 plus years of IT related Agile project management experience in multiple disciplines. 

I am a certified SCRUM Master (CSM/SMC), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO/SPOC), Agile Certified Expert (ACE/CSP), and Agile Certified Trainer/Coach (ACT). 

I have worked on numerous enterprise ecommerce, software, and web application development projects from inception through design, development, test, integration, trial, and deployment.


Key Strengths:

  • 14 years of experience in leading multiple cross-functional IT projects from planning to closing
  • Extensive experience in defining the scope, goals, time management, dependencies, functional processes, and iterative deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Proven track record in planning and executing enterprise-level projects among cross-functional, high-matrix organizations
  • Effectively managing multiple priorities, and performing under pressure in fast-paced, rapidly changing environments
  • Skilled in project organization and management, problem resolution and data documentation
  • Uniquely skilled in understanding and developing innovative solutions to complex business problems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, hard work and dedication have built up my reputation for being positive in decision making, straightforward and honest in communicating while being flexible in problem solving

As a proven Certified Scrum Master (CSM/SMC), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Agile Expert Certified (AEC), an Agile Certified Trainer/Coach (ACT) and a SAFe/DAD consultant with excellent communication skills and extensive experience in Agile, I professionally:

  • Conduct/Manage/Coach Agile ceremonies, including but not limited to:
    • Dependency identification and tracking
    • Project Road Map and Release Planning                                           
    • Iteration and Sprint Planning
    • Product Backlog grooming
    • Assist with Release Train Planning and coordination
  • Deal with impediments
  • Track velocity (individuals and teams) daily with weekly team-leader updates , as well as:
    • Project burn-down (team and as a whole)
    • Project burn-up (team and as a whole)
    • Project Health (team and as a whole)
    • Key Achievement tracking
    • Task Planning vs Achieved (team and as a whole)
    • Items requiring management attention by team (daily and weekly)
    • Track Progress vs the Program Timeline

I also:

  • Utilize Agile Lifecycle Management Tools (e.g. Jira, Rally, Version 1, etc.)
  • Provide Agile/Scrum/Kanban advocacy
  • Lead Agile/Scrum/Kanban coaching and training
  • Deliver SAFe, DAD, and OPPM consulting, implementation, and coaching
  • Offer Enterprise Agile Transition coaching and training
  • Utilize collocated and offshore distributed delivery models where applicable

As a consultant, I have strong presentation skills and a driving passion for continuous improvement.  Utilizing significant interaction with senior management I work with stakeholders to develop user stories, help develop the project roadmap and release plans, establish priorities and dependencies, define team requirements, and deliver business needs.   I then bring strong leadership to charge and deliver complex business applications, while pushing my teams and the business to exciting growth.  All while acting as a team-player, facilitator, and a servant leader that is comfortable dealing with all project members – from the boardroom to the individual team member – all without ego or a personal agenda (other than to make each team the absolute best that they can be).

I am a US Citizen currently living in Houston, Texas .

I have extensive experience with enterprise client’s including but not limited to:

  • Signet Jewelers – the largest retail jeweler in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain (they own Zales, Kay, Jared, Peoples, and several others) – as PMO Lead Agile Enterprise Coach
  • Fortune 8 McKesson as head Scrum Master, Agile Trainer/Coach, and SAFe/DAD consultant
  • Handling many other enterprise Waterfall to Agile transitions
  • Continuous involvement in the IT, web, ecommerce, and the software industries
  • As well as deep experience with start-ups and SMB’s. 

I didn't simply read a book, take a course, and call myself a teacher or consultant.  I have worked in the corporate trenches as an Agile consultant for over 14 years and have experienced what is truly needed to be a top-notch Agile professional.  That cumulative knowledge is now what my team here at AST and I wish to impart to you on both this website and in our classes and consulting assignments.

I look forward to talking with you about how AST's unique abilities may be a perfect solution for your needs.  Please reach out to me with any questions, comments, or suggestions that you may have. 



Houston, Texas 77008

David Lenertz helps companies deliver value faster, with fewer errors, at a lower total cost.  I am an Agile/Scrum/Kanban/Lean and SAFe focused professional that assists companies wanting to strategically improve their product/process return-on-investment by reducing development time, errors, and costs.


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