A little bit about me

Gabrielle Benefield, author, trainer, innovator and co-founder of Evolve Beyond

Gabrielle Benefield

Gabrielle Benefield

Gabrielle Benefield has led many international product organisations, both large and small, through scrum training, with outstanding results. Using agile and lean in 2005, she led a small San Francisco start-up to an Initial Public Offering. At the other end of the spectrum, she has led the agile transformation at Yahoo!, scaling to over 250 teams globally.

Gabrielle is the creator of HotHousing, an innovation framework used to kickstart products. She is also the author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to agile development worldwide. She is currently writing a book on flexible legal contracts, and another on how to measure value.

Gabrielle Benefield is the founder and CEO of Evolve Beyond which provides global training and coaching to help companies innovate their products and processes. She is also a co-founder of the Scrum Foundation, headed by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum. Evolve Beyond has provided training and coaching for leading organisations including: Accenture, Skype, Bupa, Amex, Lionhead studios, Swisscom, Cisco, Ebay, Cognizant, UTC Aerospace, IBM, Thomson Reuters, The Economist, 3M, British Gas, RWE, ASB bank, Infosys, Oracle, Lucasfilm, Tom Tom, and Lonely Planet.