Leland Newsom

Leland Newsom

Agile Coach
CapTech Ventures
location_on United States

Member since 4 months

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Leland is a seasoned software development leader and agile change agent, with deep experience as both an agile practitioner and coach. To date, his career has been defined by 15 years of successfully leading and serving software development teams to deliver high quality software products that satisfy customers’ needs. His strengths include implementing Lean and Agile methodologies to enhance software delivery and customer acceptance, creating high performance software solutions that are tightly aligned with business objectives, and fine-tuning existing processes for continuous improvement. He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4). Leland is employed at CapTech Ventures as an Agile Transformation Coach helping lead clients through an agile transformation. In this role, he is a strategic partner and thought leader for an organization transitioning to Agile delivery methodologies. Leland establish collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and team members to help them in their journey of adopting Agile methodology and provides coaching and training at the program and team levels in an emerging Agile environment. He assesses the current organization and delivery environment and recommend optimal Agile practices tailored to the client. Leland provides influence at all levels of an organization and helps implement recommended changes Before CapTech Leland worked at Charles Schwab as a Director leading and coaching teams as they transitioned from waterfall to Scrum. He also implemented a Lean Management System for the Retail Web Technologies team.