Derek Huether

Principal Consultant

Derek Huether
With over 25 years of experience as a United States Marine, start-up founder, and federal agency PMO advisor, Derek is very results driven, and essential asset to the LeadingAgile team in Washington DC and Baltimore. Derek takes the hand waving and voodoo out of Agile practices. He has been actively blogging since 2008, with over 500 posts and growing. 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

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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System Design Canvas

scrum system design canvas

In a previous post about productivity patterns, I wrote about how I tried countless systems to improve my productivity. I tried everything from having a Franklin Planner, to using GTD, […]

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5 Qualities of a Bad ScrumMaster


A ScrumMaster is one of the three key roles of the Scrum Framework. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland conceived the Scrum process in the early 90’s. With so many years having passed, […]

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