Tom Mellor has been a Certified Scrum Trainer since 2008 and was mentored by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber. At Ken’s invitation, Tom served on the Board of Directors of the Scrum Alliance from 2008 to 2010, including Chair of the Board from 2009 to 2010.
As an employee of a Fortune 50 US business, Tom introduced Scrum into the company in 2004 and helped incubate and grow agility there until leaving the company in 2013. During those 10 years, he was involved in over 50 product development efforts as a Scrum Master and Scrum Team Member, and had over 1,000 company employees attend his Certfied ScrumMaster workshops. He coached and helped many teams and people in being agile and using Scrum effectively at the company.
Tom has trained over 375 CSM / CSPO workshops over 10+ year as a Certified Scrum Trainer with over 5,500 people attending. Tom now enjoys helping people and companies discover agility and find joy in being agile and using Scrum effectively. He strives is to help people find joy in work and help organizations improve.
Tom lives in Bloomington, Illinois in the US with his wife Maryann, daughters Lindsey, Kristen, and Amanda, and dogs, Penny and Shelby. He enjoys teaching scuba diving, spoiling a good walk with golf, and reading really good books.
And Tom advises that people and organizations should strive to be agile, not do agile.