Masa K. Maeda is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practice. Dr. Maeda, a long-standing Agilist and member of the leading community on High Collaboration Frameworks, is a pioneer of Lean for knowledge work. He is also founder of Valueinnova LLC.
Dr. Maeda has 26 years of international experience providing consulting, coaching and training services to companies from over 250,000 employees to small startups in four continents. He was on the team that founded the Lean Kanban University and was a member of the Bay Area Agile Leadership Network Coordinating Committee. Dr. Maeda created the Serious LeAP® model to boost economic growth at organizations. He is a member of the Agile Testing Alliance Steering Committee.
Dr. Maeda promotes Lean-Agile and related methodologies in Mexico, Central and South America, and Spain. He has taught at UC Berkeley Extension, University of Tokushima (Japan), National Autonomous University of Mexico, and the Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation, and was a founding member for four Silicon Valley startups that pioneered online socialization, online entertainment, and genomics/proteomics. In addition, he did R&D at Apple.
Dr. Maeda holds a PhD in artificial intelligence and a master’s degree in intelligent systems engineering and information science from the University of Tokushima. His bachelor’s degree is in computer engineering from the National University of Mexico. Dr. Maeda is a Kanban trainer, a Certified ScrumMaster, and a Certified Scrum Product Owner. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.