Dan James is a 40-plus year veteran of the IT world, wearing every hat in the stack along the way; an Agile specialist since 2002, and an Agile Coach since 2008. Today, Dan focuses on Lean-Agile, SAFe, and DevOps enterprise transformations and coaching within the Fortune 500, from financial services to healthcare to transportation and industrial technologies. He pragmatically guides his clients to become Lean by out-learning and out-improving the competition, building in quality, and organizing around continuous value delivery. Dan is a Certified SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC4), a SAFe 4.5 DevOps Practitioner and trainer (SDP), and a certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Dan has an MBA with IT Management specialization but has been able to preserve his sense of humor longer than his IT career. When not training and coaching agile at scale, Dan is a professional studio musician — so there’s no guessing where he’s at on weekends!