Alex Pukinskis has helped over 30 software teams transition to Agile development since giving XP a try in 2001. He has worked as an agile coach through Rally, ThoughtWorks, and as an independent, helping organizations of all sizes succeed with Agile. Prior to coaching, Alex was developer and manager of software teams. Alex is a regular presenter at conferences, including Agile, Agile Roots, SD Best Practices, and Better Software. He is a Certified ScrumMaster Practitioner, and holds a B.A. from the University of Connecticut. Alex currently works as a Lead Agilist for the Product Team at Rally Software in Boulder, Colorado.