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David Hughes
Executive-level Leader, Lean-Agile Expert, Technologist, Teacher, and Speaker

Expertise and experience include Lean Kanban, Scrum, eXtreme Programming (XP), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), software new product development, IT vice president, traditional project management, departmental budgeting, activity-based costing, strategic planning, formal risk management, on-shore and off-shore development team servant leadership, Agile training curriculum development, and Agile training class delivery.

Originated Accepted Value Costing (AVC), the evolutionary approach to Lean-Agile costing and decision making.

Current hands-on technical capability with Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) systems, database systems (OLAP, OLTP, cloud-based data analytics), SCORM-compliant training material, DevOps continuous integration technology, and microservices architecture.

Speaker at Kanban Global Conference, Agile & Beyond, AgileCamp, AgilePhilly, PMI Southeastern Region, the Network for Women with Careers in Technology, the AICPA, the Software Engineering Institute, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

Taught professional development and technical courses to over 8,000 students world-wide.

Served on the faculty of Carnegie-Mellon University, Northwestern University, Camden County Community College, and Cabrini College.

Featured by the ScrumAlliance as a Certified Scrum Professional changing the world through Scrum and Agile.


Accredited Kanban Consultant (AKC)
Certified Scrum Professional, Product Owner (CSP-PO)
Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Master (CSP-SM)
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant (SPC)
Object Management Group (OMG) eXtreme Programming (XP) Certificate
Project Management Professional (PMP)


Master of Science, Computer and Information Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology. Emphasis on aerospace electronic systems engineering.


Lean value stream. Dynamic budgeting. Enterprise Services Planning (ESP). Kanban Maturity Model (KMM). Portfolio management. Advanced project management for engineering, construction, and information technology.

Geographic Location

Greater Philadelphia, PA metropolitan area.