Devon MORRIS, CST
Devon Morris is CEO and co-founder of BeardedEagle.
Devon Morris was the first African American CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) in the world.
His IT career began as a developer in the trenches of code, and his project career took him through roles as Project Planner, Project Manager and finally to Scrum Master. As a Scrum Master he valued being able to care and support teams hands on and thus this has been his most valued role.
Eagle Eye comes to the table with strategic insights seeded from an extensive background in helping companies make the challenging transition to agile development by working with development teams and business stakeholders to identify their needs, define the right process for the business, determine the steps needed to implement the process, and work through the steps successfully.
Devon was formally trained by Ken Schwaber in 2005 and mentored by Tom Mellor at State Farm. He will attest that his hard hard knocks lessons came when he was on the streets of “Corporate America” practicing what he preaches by himself.
Time spent with him is always engaging and fun. His strategic vision and ability to guide leaders to executable solutions has evolved over 300 million dollars of Agile projects in some of the largest financial institutions in the US.
Devon is committed to helping you succeed beyond the classroom.
LIZZY MORRIS, CST
Lizzy Morris is co-founder of BeardedEagle.
Lizzy Morris is a seasoned executive consultant whose focus is driving measurable results for her clients, their processes, employees, and financials. Lizzy has over 20 years’ in-depth experience in software development, project management and strategic consulting. This experience has netted her unique ability to provide you with the right tools and techniques tailored to the needs of your organization. As a trainer and coach, she shares her wealth of knowledge with an innovative flare that is uniquely Lizzy.
Amongst her most recent accolades, Lizzy has become the first African American female in the world to qualify as a CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) within the globally recognized Scrum Alliance, certification body. Her journey has evolved in the corporate arena; Lizzy has served as Organizational Change coach in organizations across the world. Her career has taken her across Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Along with being co-founder of BeardedEagle, Lizzy also offers individual focused leadership and development coaching to corporate executives in their fields of business while focusing on a trilateral development approach (spiritual, personal, and professional).
Lizzy burns with a deep passion for Scrum. Her time rotates around helping her corporates clients adopt Scrum as their primary transformational foundation framework because she believes Scrum helps organizations and teams discover the Agile tolerance.
Lizzy’s classes are packed with improvisations and experiences that allow her students to transcend their cognitive bias and reframe their context. Lizzy sees herself as a lifelong student of learning how to inspect and adapt to deliver value with more and more speed and precision.