Dr. Jeff Sutherland

Jeff Sutherland teaching Scrum@Scale

As a former US Air Force “Top Gun,” Dr. Jeff Sutherland is the inventor and co-creator of the SCRUM framework. Developed in 1993 and formalized in 1995 with Ken Schwaber, Scrum has since been adopted by the vast majority of software development companies around the world.

Realizing its benefits extend well beyond software, Jeff pioneered the application of this lightweight framework to several other industries including: automotive, biotech, finance, and telecom. As the Founder of Scrum Inc. Jeff is committed to implementing Scrum and the scaling of Scrum across the enterprise. Dr. Sutherland continues to teach and share best practices with organizations around the globe. In 2018 Dr. Sutherland developed and published the definitive guide to the Scrum@Scale Framework.  

His most recent book, Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.