Meet the team

We have a dream-team of passionate Agile Coaches, with lots of experience in Agile. Together we have moved more than 20 teams through Agile transformation.

Anatoly Spektor
Anatoly SpektorFounder / Agile Consultant

Anatoly is a founder of Define Agile, and the face of all Agile training videos in Define Agile Youtube Channel.

Anatoly has ~10 years experience in Software Development and Agile. He has started his journey as a Software Developer and soon enough realized that one of the most important things that defines success of most development teams are processes.

Anatoly has decided to focus on improving team processes within his teams as a Scrum Master. It led to boost in efficiency and team’s morale.

Anatoly has worked as a Software Developer and later Engineering Manager and Scrum Master on such projects as Toronto Pan American Games, as an Agile Coach in Chimp.net and TELUS.

Anatoly has moved 12 teams through full agile transformation. Anatoly frequently does Agile seminars and
consults companies on Agile.

Anatoly holds Professional Scrum Master Certificate. He worked with teams that use such frameworks as
Kanban, Scrum, ScrumBan, SaFe, eXtreme Programming. He helped teams to implement such processes as
Test Driven Development, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration.

Anatoly also teaches Jira, Confluence and Agile through Define Agile Youtube channel and private seminars.

Anatoly Spektor
Anatoly SpektorFounder / Agile Consultant

Anatoly is a founder of Define Agile, and the face of all Agile training videos in Define Agile Youtube Channel.

Anatoly has ~10 years experience in Software Development and Agile. He has started his journey as a Software Developer and soon enough realized that one of the most important things that defines success of most development teams are processes.

Anatoly has decided to focus on improving team processes within his teams as a Scrum Master. It led to boost in efficiency and team’s morale.

Anatoly has worked as a Software Developer and later Engineering Manager and Scrum Master on such projects as Toronto Pan American Games, as an Agile Coach in Chimp.net and TELUS.

Anatoly has moved 12 teams through full agile transformation. Anatoly frequently does Agile seminars and
consults companies on Agile.

Anatoly holds Professional Scrum Master Certificate. He worked with teams that use such frameworks as
Kanban, Scrum, ScrumBan, SaFe, eXtreme Programming. He helped teams to implement such processes as
Test Driven Development, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration.

Anatoly also teaches Jira, Confluence and Agile through Define Agile Youtube channel and private seminars.

David Andrews
David AndrewsAgile Coach / Scrum Master

David brings 14 years combined experience as a Software Developer, Scrum Master and Agile Coach.

Throughout his career, he has worked with teams and individuals to improve processes, mindsets and the delivery of software. He encourages experimentation, embracing change,
vocalizing and learning from failures, and having fun.

David has worked as a Senior Front End Developer on projects for the University of Toronto, Canada Tourism
Commission, WestJet and Teach For All.

As a Scrum Master and Agile Coach, David has helped transform 9
teams at Hootsuite and TELUS Digital, in becoming self-sufficient and fully empowered in how they work.

David is a Certified Scrum Master, with supplemental training in Coaching Agile Teams and as an Agile
Facilitator. As both a developer and coach, he has worked within the Scrum, Kanban, ScrumBan and eXtreme Programming frameworks.

He is well-versed in the concepts of Continuous Delivery and Integration, Test-Driven Development, Pair Programming and the Software Delivery Lifecycle.

David also has experience setting up and customizing Jira projects and workflows, as well as Confluence spaces and custom templates.

David Andrews
David AndrewsAgile Coach / Scrum Master

David brings 14 years combined experience as a Software Developer, Scrum Master and Agile Coach.

Throughout his career, he has worked with teams and individuals to improve processes, mindsets and the delivery of software. He encourages experimentation, embracing change,
vocalizing and learning from failures, and having fun.

David has worked as a Senior Front End Developer on projects for the University of Toronto, Canada Tourism
Commission, WestJet and Teach For All.

As a Scrum Master and Agile Coach, David has helped transform 9
teams at Hootsuite and TELUS Digital, in becoming self-sufficient and fully empowered in how they work.

David is a Certified Scrum Master, with supplemental training in Coaching Agile Teams and as an Agile
Facilitator. As both a developer and coach, he has worked within the Scrum, Kanban, ScrumBan and eXtreme Programming frameworks.

He is well-versed in the concepts of Continuous Delivery and Integration, Test-Driven Development, Pair Programming and the Software Delivery Lifecycle.

David also has experience setting up and customizing Jira projects and workflows, as well as Confluence spaces and custom templates.

What Do People Say ?

Matthew Cantelon
Matthew CantelonTechnical Lead at Telus

Anatoly and I worked together on a team that wrote APIs to connect our website with legacy services deep in TELUS. Anatoly joined us in a time of crisis: we had no Scrum Master, no Product Owner, and only a team of developers and QA. We had just doubled our developer count and we had a hard time keeping track of what work was happening as well as what the most important work was.

Thanks to Anatoly's hard work and diligence to keep us inline, we went from a disaster to a properly functioning team. Suddenly we had stories with actual Acceptance Criteria, all work was being done through Jira issues, we split the team in two to keep our standups focused, and we started to get trust from other teams. This is basics for a lot of teams but without someone who had the experience, I don't think we would have got here in a timely fashion.

Not only did Anatoly get us working together, he was an advocate for our needs. He was able to get our team a Product Owner as well as more developers. He worked behind the scenes to keep the chaos at bay for our team and he made sure we had the necessary information. Anatoly is the driving force behind a number of promotions that have occurred in the past year, my own included. Without his support, I don't believe I would have taken the risk to try something new and really push outside my boundaries. He regularly had one-on-ones with all team members to get a health check and to provide anonymous feedback from our peers, if necessary.

Keep in mind, this is just my experience with Anatoly on one team. While at TELUS, he simultaneously supported two other teams who were in a similar or worse state. Working with Anatoly has been one of the best experiences in my career and I am sad to see him leave our team.

Paola LouzadaProduct Manager at Hootsuite

I had the privilege of working in the same team as David for about 6 months. His energy, positivity,
knowledge and eagerness were the main characteristics that stood out for me. He is always looking for
ways to improve and help others around him.
Being new to my role when we started working together, I learned a lot from David. He always took the
time to teach and walk me through key aspects of Agile, somehow always making it super interesting
and funny. He's helped our team with best practices, story pointing workshops, health checks and
ensured we were always working in the most effective manner.
Although we no longer work directly together in the same team anymore, David continues to be an
awesome colleague, mentor and friend. David is one of a kind - any company would be lucky to have
him!

Brandi ShewAgile Coach at Spotify

I have had the privilege of working with Dave throughout his journey from Software Developer, to
Scrum Master, and now to Agile Coach. In each of these roles Dave brought positivity, passion, and
genuine care to his work and to the teams of people around him. As an Agile Coach, Dave's belief in
empowered, autonomous teams is obvious. He teaches agile practices as tools rather than dogma, and
helps teams build the muscles of delivery and self-organization. Add to this that Dave always finds a
way to build positive (and fun) relationships with everyone he works with, and you have a powerful
morale-boosting change agent on your hands. I sincerely hope I get more opportunities to work with
Dave in the future!

Cheryl Tansay
Cheryl TansayAgile Coach and Founder of AgilePeople.io

I have a huge amount of respect for Anatoly, and his approach to working with agile teams. I had the pleasure of coaching alongside him, as we supported a number of teams through large organisational change. He is an incredibly focussed, observant, intelligent coach - who would continually & positively challenge the way I see the world. Really enjoyed our time working together, and look forward to collaborating again one day.

What We Can Do For You ?

Process Improvement Strategy

Great Strategy is a core of everything, I will be happy to observe how your teams work, and create a custom process improvement strategy for you. You can implement yourself, or let me implement it for you.

Agile/Lean Workshops

You want to improve Agile literacy in your organization ? My team will run 1-2 day workshops for your staff and your management team. We target specific workshops for specific roles, so that everyone can apply it right away.

Jira/Confluence Setup

Setting up tools can be daunting! We will be happy to setup and maintain your Atlasssian suite. From project setup to custom workflows and API integrations - we can do it all.

Scrum Master / Product Owner

Finding right people can be extremely hard. We have pre-vetted professionals around the world, that would be happy to play Scrum Master or Product Owner roles in your organization.

Online Coaching

You might be one step away from having a high performing team, let us help you! Our custom coaching programs is tailored to your needs.

Public Speaking

Do you want one of our coaches to motivate your employees, or give a presentation on the topic that interests you ? We are here for you!

Pre-Packaged Solutions

Remote Support

$180/h
  • Jira Support
  • Confluence Support
  • Agile Team Support
  • Jira Service Desk Support
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Agile Seminar

$7500/team
  • Length: 2 days
  • 2 Agile Coaches Onsite
  • We will touch things that really matter:
  • What is Waterfall ?
  • What is Agile ?
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Scrumban & XP
  • When to use which framework ?
  • Agile Tools (Slack, Basecamp, Github)
  • Jira Workshop
  • Confluence Workshop

Agile Facilitation (on-site or remote)

$750/day
  • Choose from lots of different options:
  • Sprint Planning Facilitation
  • Sprint Retrospective Facilitation
  • Sprint Demo Preparation Support
  • Sprint Review Facilitation
  • "Team Working Agreement" Workshop
  • Velocity/Burndown Workshop (for Scrum Teams)
  • Confluence Review/Setup
  • Jira Workshop/Setup
  • Story Slicing

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