About Derek

Derek HuetherHey!  I’m Derek and I’m the voice behind The Critical Path blog and author of Zombie Project Management (KDP 2011). Over the last 25 years, I’ve held titles like U.S. Marine, Start-Up Founder, Project Manager, and Federal Agency PMO Advisor. As a Certified PMP® (Project Management Professional) and PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) through the Project Management Institute and both a Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner through the Scrum Alliance, I identify the customer’s needs and wants and then proposes the best approach to deliver value and meet their goals.

I take the hand waving and voodoo out of Agile at scale. I provide disciplined coaching, strategic enterprise transformation consulting, and project and portfolio management services.

If you’re looking for where I spend my days (and some nights and weekends), I am a Enterprise Agile Coach and at LeadingAgile.


Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference 2011
WorkOut 2011 Work Management Summit
AgileDC 2011
Project Management Symposium 2012 (Washington DC)
PMI Global Congress 2012
PMI Puerto Rico Simposio Anual 2012
Project Management Symposium 2013 (Washington DC)
PMI Southern Maryland Chapter – 2013
IIBA Baltimore Chapter – March 2014
Agile 2014 – July 30, 2014

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About the Author

I'm an Enterprise Agile Coach at LeadingAgile. I have a goal to take the hand waving out of Agile, Kanban, & Scrum. I’m a strange combination of a little OCD, a little ADHD, a lot of grit, and a lot of drive. I come from a traditional PM background but I don't give points for stuff done behind the scenes. The only thing that counts is what you get done and delivered. Author of Zombie Project Management (available on Amazon)