Sanjiv Augustine is the President of LitheSpeed, an innovative Agile and Lean training and consulting company, and an industry-leading agile and lean expert. He is a co-founder and board member of the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN). He is also the author of several publications and the book Managing Agile Projects (Prentice Hall 2005); and the founder and moderator of the Yahoo! Agile Project Management discussion group. He presents regularly at several agile conferences and user groups worldwide, and project management conferences including Project World and Project Summit. Sanjiv has assisted clients in deploying agile and lean methodologies at many institutions large and small. As a management coach and consultant, he has advised in the enterprise rollout and adoption of Scrum at several Fortune 250 companies. As an in-the-trenches practitioner, he has personally managed agile projects varying in size from five to over one hundred people and coached numerous project teams.
Perhaps the most significant impact of Agile projects is the effect they have on business customer satisfaction. Is the business sponsor satisfied with the functionality delivered, the performance of the team, the suitability of the product, and the continued alignment of the project against strategic goals? From business sponsors to product owners, Agile methods have the ability to put the business in the driver's seat in the journey to deliver business value.