About Us

Kaizenko is a Scrum Alliance® Registered Education Provider (REP) delivering certified Scrum training and Agile coaching to help individuals, teams and organizations accelerate their Agile journey to transform, innovate and deliver. Scrum Alliance was founded in 2001, and is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. As a nonprofit association with more than 900,000 practitioners worldwide, it guides Agile practitioners through every step of their journey, providing Advocacy, Community, and Education.

Kaizenko’s certification classes follow a staged, two-year journey that allows participants to choose an educational track between ScrumMaster, Product Owner or Developer. The model combines progressive in class training with work experience to help participants improve core Scrum knowledge, build skill sets, and acquire the necessary tools to evolve as Agile practitioners, from Scrum foundations to advanced practice to Certified Scrum Professional. Check out all of our classes here.

ICAgile Authorized Instructor

Fadi Stephan

Founder

Fadi Stephan is a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®), Agile Coach, and technology consultant with more than twenty years of experience at startups, government agencies, and Fortune500 companies across various sectors including financial, hospitality, and homeland. His focus is on building high performing innovative organizations and teams that deliver value early and maximize ROI. Most recently, Fadi was the Software Development Practice lead at Excella Consulting as well as the Digital Services Delivery Solutions lead. Prior to that, he was Director of Product Development at DATABASICS.

In 2014, Fadi became 1 of only 170 trainers worldwide to earn the distinguished Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) designation from the Scrum Alliance and became authorized to deliver public and private Scrum Alliance certification classes.

Fadi’s background is in technology consulting and product development. He has successfully led digital transformations by combining lean discovery with Agile delivery and a DevOps mindset to deliver impactful digital experiences. At client sites, Fadi trains and coaches teams on agility, leadership, product management, user-centered design, Agile engineering practices and DevSecOps.

Fadi is based in Washington DC and co-organizes DC’s largest Scrum User Group and is a frequent presenter at Agile and Scrum conferences nationwide.

When Fadi is not teaching or coaching, he enjoys skiing, cycling, as well as diving.

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