john newcomb

With over 20 years’ experience in industry, John Newcomb has been project, program, portfolio manager, agile coach and consultant in several fields. During this time he has acquired the PMI PMP & ACP certifications, the Scrum Alliance CSM & CSP certifications, and most recently obtained the Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC) 4 certification. Currently John is a senior project manager for PerfectServe in Knoxville where he manages enterprise level projects, coordinates software release management, and works with several agile infrastructure teams.  John has been with PerfectServe since Oct. 2014.

In this session, John will focus on the self-directed nature of high performing work teams, the elements that make up a high performing work team, and the concepts of leading a high performing work team.  He will also cover at a high level, the mechanics of building a high performance work team and why it is essential to any agile environment's success, drawing from his own experience and referencing material from Kimball Fisher and John Spence (two of his favorite authors and industry leaders on the subject).