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Agile Coaching

I coach Agile teams, programs, and product management professionals.

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Free Agile Training

I offer dozens of free high-quality training resources under a Creative Commons license.

I’ve learned a great deal over the years from the teachers, mentors, and coaches who have helped guide my Agile journeys. In consideration of their service, I’ve developed—and continue to build—a collection of training resources that teach Agile values, principles, and practices from a pragmatic, real-world perspective.

Explore my free (as in freedom) training videos, templates, and other tools. You are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. You may remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. All that I ask is that you give attribution and share alike per the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license.

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Meditation Instruction

You can become a skillful meditator.

I can show you how.

I am a meditation teacher-in-training. I am fully qualified to teach meditation to most beginners and have been authorized to do so in my teacher’s authentic tradition. Even long-term meditators have gained benefit from the techniques I can offer.

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You can become a skillful meditator.

I can show you how.

I am a meditation teacher-in-training. I am fully qualified to teach meditation to most beginners and have been authorized to do so in my teacher’s authentic tradition. Even long-term meditators have gained benefit from the techniques I can offer.

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About Chris Gagné

I am a Agile team- and program-level coach with over 16 years of experience in Agile software development, product management, and operations. Leveraging my considerable “in the trenches” experience, technical understanding, and soft skills, I rapidly build rapport and lead by example to unleash new levels of happiness and performance. I draw readily from multiple frameworks, including SAFe 4.5, Scrum, Kanban, and Lean. I am also the world’s first MindTime® Certified Professional.

I have provided product leadership and Agile coaching to every scale of organization, ranging from 3-person startups to Fortune 100 corporations, including eBay, Cisco, PagerDuty, if(we), Oversee.net, Velocify, and Gorilla Nation. I have experience in a diversity of industries, including ecommerce marketplaces, lead generation and management, and DevOps incident management and resolution. I am the lead inventor on PagerDuty’s patented operational maturity model, and co-founded a startup that was successfully sold to Chegg Inc.

I am the originator of the Agile Potluck™ and regularly host the The Bay Area Agile Potluck™ Series. I also speak about mindfulness at Agile conferences.

I am passionate about helping teams, programs, and product management professionals realize their highest potential. I do this by teaching, mentoring, and coaching teams in the values, principles, and practices found within the Agile frameworks. I help individuals understand themselves, one another, and human behavior in general through meditation and non-dual philosophy.

My certifications and credentials include: