Matt Badgley

Matt Badgley

People Oriented. Customer Focused. Outcome Driven. Technical Leader.

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Hello. I ama learner.a leader.a coach.an elephant rider.
I’m a person that really enjoys helping others make great software, have fun, and discover new ways to innovate. By the way, I like to also hang with my BFFWife, fish, anything with my dogs, enjoy beer, and smoke meat.

TWEETS

MY WHY

I believe in working with teams to help them
continuously learn, continuously get better, and
build great products that users love
— all while having fun.

COMMUNITY & SPEAKING

2018

  • *UPCOMING* AgileCamp Dallas, November 2018, A High-Speed Crash Course of Design Thinking
  • *UPCOMING* AgileDC, October 2018, Stop Talking, Start Building – Trust, It’s Time!
  • AgileCamp New York, September 2018, A High-Speed Crash Course of Design Thinking
  • Path to Agility, May 2018, High-performing Doesn’t Happen Overnight, It Takes Practice
  • Agile and Beyond, May 2018, High-performing Doesn’t Happen Overnight, It Takes Practice
  • Agile Day Atlanta, May 2018, A High-Speed Crash Course of Design Thinking

2017

  • AgileCamp Silicon Valley, November 2017, High-performing Doesn’t Happen Overnight, It Takes Practice
  • AgileDC, October 2017, High-performing Doesn’t Happen Overnight, It Takes Practice
  • AgileCamp Northwest, September 2017, High-performing Doesn’t Happen Overnight, It Takes Practice
  • Path to Agility, May 2017, Learning to Fly – Purpose Driven Teams
  • Agile and Beyond, May 2017, Finding Some Agile Success – It’s All In The Head

2016

  • AgileCamp Silicon Valley, October 2016, Learning to Fly – Purpose Driven Teams
  • AgileDC, October 2016, Learning to Fly – Purpose Driven Teams
  • Agile 2016, July 2016, Purpose Driven Teams
  • Agile Day Atlanta, May 2016, Franken-Agile – Adopting Agile Everywhere
  • Agile & Beyond, May 2016, Finding the Key to Engagement – Purpose
  • Atlanta Scrum Meetup, April 2016, State of Agile 2016 – Culture and Leadership Barriers

2015

  • Agile Day Atlanta, May 2015, Words Mean Things
  • Agile & Beyond 2015, April 2015, Spice Up Your Agile Everything
  • Atlanta Scrum Meetup, March 2015, The Agile State
  • Atlanta PMI-Agile Group, February 2015, Fall In Love with Metrics

2014

  • AgileDC, October 2014, Words Mean Things
  • Atlanta Scrum Meetup, October 2014 – Spice up Your Agile Everything
  • Agile 2014, Orlando, FL, Getting Past the Documentation Conundrum
  • Atlanta PMI-Agile Group, March 2014, State of Agile in 2014
  • Atlanta SPIN, Jan. 2014, Team and Agile Facilitation Public Workshop

2013

  • Agile DC, October 2013, Art of Group Facilitation made Fun
  • Atlanta PMI-Agile Group, August 2013, Overcoming the Largest Agile Hurdle, Culture
  • Atlanta Scrum Meetup, March 2013, Doc is not a Four Letter Word
  • AgilePalooza, Minneapolis, February 2013, Doc is not a Four Letter Word
  • AgilePalooza, Minneapolis, February 2013, Agile and Waterfall, Together?

2012

  • Atlanta SPIN, October 2012, Getting Blood From a Turnip
  • Southern Fried Agile, Charlotte, October 2011, Agile Basics — What You Need To Know

WORK HISTORY

2018

Enterprise Lean/Agile Coach and Consultant, and Founder of BluHound Solutions

BluHound Solutions, LLC.

With the aim to help organizations, teams, and leaders deliver solutions that delight their users, I provide coaching, consulting, and training services on Lean, Agile, and DevOps.

Areas of Engagement and Expertise:

  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Budget Development & Management
  • People Management & Establishing Environments of Continuous Learning
  • Continuous Improvement Practices
  • Software Development Technologies and Engineering Practices
  • Lean/Agile/DevOps Methodologies
  • Pragmatic Application of Lean-Agile-DevOps, and extending through Human-Centered Design and Customer Success Operations
  • Product Management Practices from Discovery to Delivery
  • Large Scale Deployments
  • Project Management
  • Change and Communication Management

ENGAGEMENTS

Centene Corporation

via partnership with Sketch Development Services

Enterprise Lean/Agile Coach and Trainer. Provide agile, lean, and DevOps coaching, leadership, and guidance to multiple lines-of-businesses (approximately 70 teams), the Enterprise Portfolio and Program Management team, and support the efforts of the Centene Agile Community of Practice or ACE (Agile Center For Excellence. Conduct training and provide coaching and mentoring around the adoption of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Help to train, coach, and mentor leaders to establish an environment where teams can operate at a sustainable pace while increasing innovation.

Helped to facilitate and coach leaders of a next generation, cloud-native utilization and care management solution. Activities include conducting product discovery workshops, coaching and mentoring of teams and leaders as the initiative scales, and help brainstorm new ideas and problems to solve.

Aflac

via partnership with VersionOne

Enterprise Agile Coach. Provide support and coaching alongside internal coaches at Aflac. Help in team level adoption of agile principles and practices, specifically support team performance improvements, backlog management, and introductions of agile technologies (TDD/ATDD).

2011

Professional Services Director, Agile and Technical Product Coach

VersionOne, LLC.

As a director at a leading Agile+DevOps platform provider, my core responsibilities are to lead an autonomous, talented group of passionate consultants and coaches. My goal is to help bring them together as a team that focuses on ensuring our customers attain the goals of their Agile transformation goals and makes the best use of the VersionOne platform. I work closely with our go-to-market teams throughout the product development and sales cycle. Activities include helping organizations articulate and substantiate transformation goals, the creation of implementation roadmaps, define and negotiate statements of work, and, ultimately, drive a healthy pipeline of opportunities for the coaches to make our customers wildly successful.

As a consultant and coach, my responsibilities include mentoring and training customer executives, leadership, and team members on agile and lean principles and the related practices. In addition to process and transformation coaching, I conduct training and workshops on agile, engineering practices, and VersionOne platform usage.

My other duties at VersionOne include working with product management, marketing, customer success, development, and hands-on technical activities when the need calls for it.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Lead team through a period where we increased professional services EBITA by 1,450% (turned around a negative margin in 2015 to $710k positive margin in 2016, forecast for $800k+ margin with the same team size in 2017). The keys to the increase have been increasing initial deal services attach rate from ~21% to 37% (license dollars/services dollars), and establishing an outcomes and people focused approach to leading professional services.
  • Consult on the adoption of Scaled Agile approaches. Included leading multiple SAFe train launches and facilitated PI Planning activities for clients ranging from small/midsize software shops to very large financial institutions.
  • Received four quarterly peer/management awards.
2010

Director of Product Development

Brightree, LLC.

Brightree is a provider of SaaS back office solutions aimed at multiple medical equipment markets. Primary responsibilities included leading the development and quality teams charged with maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the core Brightree web application. Led the Lean/Agile adoption across all product development areas including product management, engineering, and leadership.

2006

Director of Product Development, Sr. Technical Program Manager

nuBridges, Inc.

At nuBridges, a leading provider of secure e-business software solutions, I provided hands-on leadership of the development, maintenance, and support activities surrounding five software products using agile processes. I managed and led teams across multiple geographical locations including Atlanta, Dallas, and Gurgaon, India. Assisted sales, professional services, and customer support with numerous customer-facing activities to increase product revenue and maintain a high-customer satisfaction rating.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Led the implementation of Agile approaches and the Scrum framework to provide consistent, predictable delivery of new product features. Trained all levels of employees across multiple locations, and coached organization through process changes. Results of implementation were improved team morale, trust amongst departments, and continuous improvements surrounding team velocity and product quality.
  • Led all aspects surrounding the development of next-generation secure managed file transfer application that received the 2010 Network Products Innovation award. The application was able to handle very large enterprise data transfer loads, deployable across multiple platforms, and was architected to have native fault-tolerant support.
  • Established continuous improvement processes that focused on implementing and enforcing engineering best practices (paired programming, TDD, continuous integration), establishing robust build and test automation, and establishing a people-first team environment. Resulted in a 68% reduction of escaped defects.
  • Spearheaded and managed efforts to redesign a C++ and .Net based health care, secure order management application that resulted in reduced maintenance and support load while providing a much-improved user experience.
  • 2007 Presidents Club winner, received four quarterly management recognition awards.
2005

Sr. Technical Program Manager, PMO/Development Lead

Turner Broadcasting (CNN)

Worked within the PMO group on broadcast production system initiatives leveraging Scrum framework for new development activities and traditional project management techniques for enterprise deployments. Led internal resources and external vendor teams to form cohesive, goal driven teams. Performed enterprise architect and business analyst activities as needed. Regularly worked with senior IT and on-air production personnel.

2001

Application Project Lead (Director), Product Manager, Web Technologies Manager (Nov. 1999 – Aug. 2000)

UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Managed team responsible for developing and maintaining UPS SCS’ Transportation application platforms. The applications supported both North America (NA) and Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) regions. Gross annual revenue enabled by these platforms exceeded $550MM. Consulted with customers and business units, owned cross-team capacity planning, and led IT efforts for business planning/budgeting. Regularly interfaced with customers’ C-suite and senior management.

2001

Program Manager, Development Director

MaxCommerce, A BTI Company

Managed and led all project related resources (23 associates) and activities, including strategy, creative, development, and quality assurance. Engaged in program reviews, customer assessments and business model reviews, creation of statements of work, and working with the teams to make great online experiences.

2000

Application Project Lead (Director), Product Manager, Web Technologies Manager (Nov. 1999 – Aug. 2000)

PMG.net, Inc.

Managed web and online application projects with budgets between $30 and $300K. Hands-on leadership and development of multiple web enabled commerce applications.

1993

Manager of Software Development, IS Manager, Sr. System Analyst, Programmer Analyst

Trus Joist MacMillan

Trus Joist MacMillan, the leader and top innovator of engineered building products. I joined as a programmer and worked my way up to the corporate office managing a ten-member application development team supporting all development aspects of the organization including SAP R/3, intranet, and in-house developed back-office and manufacturing applications. Established development methodology practices and disciplines to predictively deliver user-centric, valuable and high-quality solutions. Reported directly to CIO.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

2013

Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC4)

Scaled Agile, Inc.
2012

Innovations Games Facilitator

Innovation Games/Conteneo
2011

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Scrum Alliance
2006

Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance
1993

Bachelor of Business Administration, Management Information Systems

Georgia Southern University

COACHING STATS

135 Companies Assisted

40+ Agile/Lean Workshops Conducted

2,800+ Customer Team Members Trained

900+ days of Agile/Lean Coaching Performed

750+ hours of Hands-on Technical Work

7 fun courses taken on New Learning Areas

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Thank you for visiting and learning more about me. I am passionate about working with people that respect others, challenge themselves to get better, and simply innovate and build great stuff that make the end-users awesome. I like to solve problems, and help organizations identify how to get to great.

If you share in these beliefs and the desire to make a difference. Please work with me. Download my resume and give me a call, great ideas are born by the collision of multiple ideas and thoughts — so let’s talk and see what happens.

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Matthew T. Badgley

Matthew T. Badgley

matt@bluhoundsolutions.com

404-824-3109

1353 Colony Dr, Marietta, GA 30068

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