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

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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Productivity Patterns


My Past Experience Be it get-rich-quick schemes or rapid-weight-loss solutions, the Internet is littered with a million improvement schemes.  In my many years of attempting to improve productivity for my clients […]

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Karaoke Agile


Have you ever gone out with your friends to a karaoke bar and watched someone, who did not speak English, sing the best Bon Jovi Livin on a Prayer you have ever […]

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Agile Terminology for Normal People

agile terminology

Agile practitioners often fail to realize that 99.9% of society has never heard Agile terminology.  As I recently hosted Agile Baltimore Lean Coffee, I heard very smart people use terms like sprints, […]

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