Derek Huether

VP, ALM Platforms

As a highly respected and nationally recognized Transformation Consultant with two and a half decades of pragmatic and results-driven experience, Derek is now responsible for defining and executing implementation strategies that optimize the customer experience with enterprise ALM platforms.   He is an essential asset to the LeadingAgile team in Washington DC and Baltimore.   He authored Zombie Project Management (KDP 2011), founded the Agile Baltimore Group, organized the Agile Baltimore Unconference, and organizes monthly meetup events in Baltimore. Derek holds certifications through both the Scrum Alliance and the Project Management Institute, with specializations in Agile Transformation, Agile in the Enterprise, and Application Lifecycle Management.

Recent Posts from Derek

Get Clarity


I believe the number one reason for failure or waste is a lack of clarity or understanding. If you get clarity on something, it gives you the freedom to decide […]

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E-Shaped Staff


Because organizations rely on an ever increasing number of technologies, we often wind up with an increased number of specialists on staff.  When departments over-specialize, they develop silos and increase the number of […]

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Definition of Done


Is it done, is it done done, or is it done done done? I bet you’ve asked that question before, if you are in the business of application development.  When […]

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5 Gaps In Scrum

gap of scrum

I recently spoke at a corporate community of practice event.  My session presented a useful model to identify indicators within a system to predict its failure. First, we started by applying the model […]

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Top 3 Dependency Types


True agility comes by breaking dependencies between teams across the organization. It all begins by defining a rational system of delivery for the enterprise.  Next, healthy culture and solid practices […]

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