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

Get Clarity

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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