Michael James (MJ)
Michael James (MJ), was selected as a Scrum
Trainer in 2006 by one of Scrum's Michael Jamesoriginal
proponents, Ken Schwaber. MJ has helped countless
organizations in many countries, created the world's most
popular online learning resource for Scrum, the most
successful illustrated distillation of Scrum's definition,
and the Scrum Master Checklist referenced in books by half a
dozen other Agile authors.
MJ is a software process mentor, team coach, and Scrum
trainer with skills in Product Ownership (business), Scrum
Mastery (facilitation), and the development team engineering
practices (TDD, refactoring, continuous integration, pair
programming) that allow Scrum to work. MJ has been involved
with LeSS (Large Scale Scrum) longer than anyone else on the
US West Coast. He is a recovering "software architect" with
programming experience back to the late 1970s, and including
control systems for aircraft and spacecraft. If you have
been an airline passenger, you have probably already
benefited from MJ's software.
Volunteers have found MJ's work useful enough to translate
into Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, Polish, French,
Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Korean, Vietnamese, Czech,
Hebrew, Latvian, Serbian, and Turkish.