V. Lee Henson

V. Lee Henson

Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Project Management Professional (PMP), Motivational Speaker, Coach, & Mentor

Greater Salt Lake City Area
Professional Training & Coaching

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V. Lee Henson's Overview

  • CEO & President / Agile Coach / Certified Scrum Trainer at AgileDad

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V. Lee Henson's Summary

CST - Certified Scrum Trainer
PMP - Project Management Professional
PMI- Agile Certified Practitioner
CLAP - Certified Lean Agile Practitioner
CSP - Certified Scrum Professional
CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner
CSM - Certified ScrumMaster

Lee’s 14 years of experience spans a broad array roles and responsibilities. He is currently one of just over 140 Certified Scrum Trainers worldwide. He is also a Project Management Professional, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, and a Certified Lean Agile Professional. His personal experience includes hands on web development, quality assurance analysis, automated test engineer, senior product manager, senior project manager, ScrumMaster, agile coach, consultant, and ADDIE training professional. His client list includes over 30 of the Fortune 100 companies, Government sector projects, small and large software production facilities, and multiple successful large-scale agile implementations.

His unique blend of recent real-world experience in various roles combined with the ability to drive home complex concepts in an easy to understand manner make him an amazing resource to get any team at any level best focused on project related initiatives. Unlike other trainers or coaches, Lee has personally assisted in the organizational transformation of companies sized from start up to enterprise intercontinental.

When not coaching or training, Lee enjoys doing motivational, inspirational, and keynote speaking sessions at various conferences, churches, and universities. He has been recognized multiple times for excellence in public speaking and does all he can to help others get the most out of both work and home life.

Lee is a graduate of the Disney Management Institute and has served as Chairperson for the Scrum Alliance Certification Advisory Board. He is the author of the Definitive Agile Checklist. He is the inventor of Rapid Release Planning and is continually looking for ways to advance the Agile and Scrum community.


Scrum, Agile Methodology, Agile Coaching, Program Management, Project Management, Agile Training, Project Planning, Consulting, Agile Tool Training, Lean, Kanban, Motivational Speaker & Life Coach

V. Lee Henson's Experience

CEO & President / Agile Coach / Certified Scrum Trainer


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

September 2007Present (7 years 1 month) Greater Salt Lake City Area

Recognized worldwide as the industry leader in providing world class training and coaching, AgileDad has worked tirelessly to help organizations transition from traditional to Agile Project Management. AgileDad trainers and coaches have coached and trained in over 40 of the Fortune 100 Companies and provide a depth and breadth of real world experience in addition to years of acquired industry knowledge.

AgileDad is fully staffed and prepared to provide solutions to all of your training and coaching needs. We invite you to visit AgileDad.Com for a full listing of course offerings and additional information.

Principal Agile Methodoligist / Certified Scrum Trainer


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

October 2007October 2010 (3 years 1 month)

Provide agile & product training and consulting on the VersionOne Enterprise Application. Provide insight to the organization with regard to product direction and manage relationships with enterprise level customers.

Coach for hundreds of teams on the Agile Process. Assisted in the enterprise wide adoption of Scrum in many organizations.

Sr. Program Manager / Certified Scrum Professional

The Generations Network (Ancestry.Com)

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Internet industry

September 2006October 2007 (1 year 2 months)

Senior Program Manager / Certified Scrum Professional over the Commerce Division. Managed an enterprise company-wide rollout of Agile Development and Integration software tools. Worked as a coach with multiple teams and as a mentor to all other project, product, and program managers.

Became first published as an author of accepted Scrum practices & principles.

Sr. Program Manager CSM

Spillman Technologies

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry

July 2005September 2006 (1 year 3 months)

Certified Scrum Master / Program Manager over seven Scrum development teams which included representatives from:

Quality Assurance
Support & Installation
Training & Research

Responsible for ensuring all teams meet goals which they commit to during the iteration. Assisted in ensuring that the division maintained a focus on Agile development principles and produced high quality software in short, ready to deliver increments.

Report directly to the Vice President over Product Development. Organize and facilitate meetings and training as needed to assist each team in reaching their end goal. Coach and mentor for each scrum team. Remove and or resolve all impediments as to move forward with work progress.

Program Manager / Sr. Trainer

Apogen Technologies

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; QQ; Security and Investigations industry

November 2003July 2005 (1 year 9 months)

*** Contract for this job with the Louisiana State Police expired in July 2005 ***

Managed Law Enforcement related projects using Agile (Scrum) Methodology. Developed all curriculum and performed classroom & web based training on technical applications for Federal, State, Local, and Military law enforcement using the ADDIE training methodology. Built and maintained statewide training intranet site containing web based training materials as well as online documentation.

Product Owner / Technical Trainer

1-800 Contacts

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Consumer Goods industry

May 2001November 2003 (2 years 7 months)

Consulted Upper Management to obtain requirements for software / web-based applications. Coordinated with programmers and explained all of the requirements. Tested the application to see that it met all of the requirements as instructed. Trained each end-user on correct use of the application. Produced documentation / handbooks for each application company-wide. Maintained company Intranet. Introduced Agile (Scrum) Methods to the company.

Program Manager / Sr. Technical Trainer

Ilumin Corporation

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

October 1999May 2001 (1 year 8 months)

Senior Technical Instructor and Curriculum Developer for many educational courses pertaining to the Digital Handshake Product. Facilitated training both off and onsite for many large and small companies. Developed and tested course and lab manuals used for classroom and online instruction.

Technical Trainer / Consultant


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; EBAY; Internet industry

February 1998October 1999 (1 year 9 months)

Responsible for Training and Development of new team members. Co-Chair of task force designed to work as a liaison between employees and upper management to assist in overcoming obstacles that may be preventing them from doing an effective job. Handled regular and escalated cases with customer service or technical issues. I was responsible for the daily monitoring of high profile charity auctions including, Rosie O’ Donnell, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, Tonight Show, Today Show, MTV, ESPN, and others. (Customer Support Investigations / Training Specialist / Auction Monitor)

V. Lee Henson's Languages

  • Spanish

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • French

    (Elementary proficiency)

V. Lee Henson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Technical Training
  2. Executive Coaching
  3. Leadership Mentoring
  4. Agile
  5. Scrum
  6. Agile Methodologies
  7. Program Management
  8. Project Management
  9. Coaching
  10. Visio
  11. SDLC
  12. Quality Assurance
  13. PMP
  14. SharePoint
  15. Consulting
  16. Kanban
  17. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  18. Software Development
  19. Agile Project Management
  20. Mentoring
  21. Software Project Management
  22. Project Planning
  23. Software Engineering
  24. Web Development
  25. Process Improvement
  26. Vendor Management
  27. Leadership
  28. Business Analysis
  29. Requirements Analysis
  30. Start-ups
  31. Management
  32. Certified Scrum Master CSM
  33. Product Management
  34. Training
  35. Software Documentation
  36. Enterprise Architecture
  37. CRM
  38. SaaS
  39. Enterprise Software
  40. Team Leadership
  41. Workshop Facilitation
  42. Architectures
  43. Organizational Development
  44. Architecture

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V. Lee Henson's Education

Almeda University

Bachelor's Degree, Information Technology


University of Utah

Certification, Fine Arts / IT - Web Design


Grade: A

Loyola University New Orleans

Certification, National Forensic League


Grade: A

Co-Op with Tulane University in New Orleans

V. Lee Henson's Additional Information


Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Scrum, Agile Methodoligies, Training, Coaching, Consulting.

Groups and Associations:

CST - Certified Scrum Trainer PMP - Project Management Professional CLAP - Certified Lean Agile Practitioner CSP - Certified Scrum Professional CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner CSM - Certified ScrumMaster Certified Web Master - University of Utah Fine Arts ADDIE Training Professional

Honors and Awards:

National Forensic League - Excellence in Public Speaking

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