Agile Big Picture was started in 2014 by its founder, Michael Casey. With SAFe Fellow, SAFe SPCT, and SPC certified professionals, Agile Big Picture provides high quality SAFe training and assists organizations in making the shift to implementing Lean, Agile and DevOps at Scale using the Scaled Agile Framework®.
Our team has a depth of experience across all levels of the organization - from coaching teams and individuals to advising and supporting the most senior executives. Prior to SAFe we were guiding large complex organizations in Scrum, Kanban and foundational agile practices. With the evolution of agility at scale, we have been leveraging SAFe and the wisdom of Dean Leffingwell and the team at SAI since 2012.
Our founder and Chief Instructor is both a SAFe SPCT and a SAFe Fellow. This makes him one of the rarest and most valued practitioners in the SAFe community.
Meet the Team
Michael has 35 years experience in software and systems development. He has held developer, architect and executive roles. Michael actively works in promoting, delivering training in and implementing the Scaled Agile framework. In 2016 he founded the training and consulting organization, Agile Big Picture, that focuses solely on the Scaled Agile Framework. Michael is a SAFe Fellow, SPCT and active participant in the SAFe community. He is currently part of a team building the "Leadership in the Digital Age" program with/for Scaled Agile Inc.
VP of Operations
Jake prides his profession on helping companies succeed at major enterprise transformations. As an enterprise and portfolio level coach Jake is committed to leading organizations to efficiency gains by understanding how the enterprise operates and by measuring work in subjective ways to leverage organizational data to drive decisions. Jake has benefitted from his experience over the last 20 years leveraging Agile and Waterfall disciplines. His experience serving as a Program Manager, Release Train Engineer, Scrum Master, Project Manager, Finance Manager, and Vendor Manager proves invaluable in Jake's ability to relate to and work with all levels of organizations.
VP of Product Management
Alex is a problem solver and recognized leader with a deep passion for Agile and SAFe and helping individuals, teams and organizations achieve better results by identifying the right market problems to solve and implementing smarter, more efficient ways, of working to get product to market faster. He has a background in Program and Product Management and spent over 15 years in the educational technology field helping to deliver curriculum-based solutions to both the k-12 and higher Ed markets.
He is expert in managing cross-functional teams from conception through product launch, including implementation and management of processes designed to identify value, streamline efficiency, improve quality and bring products to market quickly and efficiently. Alex has led Agile transformations at multiple organizations and successfully implemented SAFe at Scholastic, leading 3 Agile Release Trains through 14 PI’s resulting in the release of industry leading Reading and Math intervention programs for the K-12 market.
Troy is a SAFe® 5.0 Program Consultant (SPC) with a passion for continual learning and sharing of knowledge and ideas. His 25 years’ experience as an entrepreneur building, developing and leading teams has taught him that those who best ‘think outside the box’ are often the newest team members who bring a fresh perspective. Troy has a background in machine automation, lean manufacturing, project management and front end web development to draw parallels while instructing Scaled Agile Framework® courses. Troy is also a Certified SAFe® 5.0 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Professional Scrum Master (PSM-1). In his spare time, Troy actively contributes to a tech startup in the Product Owner/Manager role through feature & story writing and full ownership of the program and product backlogs. His other interests include hiking, snow skiing and the study of human motivation/relations as well as startup agility.
VP of Business Development
SPC, SA, SSM, POPM, SP
Kate is passionate about ensuring that Agile Big Picture is highly responsive to our client needs - delivering on value - enabling those we serve to thrive as they scale agile. A servant leader at heart, when she asks, as she often does, "How can I help?", please know that you have both an advocate and an ally on the line. Her intrinsic motivation is seeing both the individuals and the organizations that we serve become knowledgable, passionate members of the SAFe Community. Connection is everything.
Brian is a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) with over 30 years of experience serving clients across public sector, transportation, education and non-profit organizations. These experiences have provided him opportunities to serve as program manager of many, large delivery teams to provide solutions to address important, complex problems. Brian’s passion for leading complex transformations and systems integration initiatives attracted him to the SAFe® method. As a program management consultant, Brian helps organizations tackle the inevitable challenges in successfully delivering large-scale initiatives and enjoys teaching and helping others apply lean-agile methods to achieve their strategic objectives.