Matt Aaron is trainer at Gladwell Academy.
Matt has been helping people build better software for over twenty years. He has consulted or worked full-time for travel, retail, financial, medical and technology companies (many of which were Fortune 100 companies) giving him a wide variety of experience and knowledge. Matt was introduced to agile methods in 2000 through Extreme Programming and has embraced lean and agile practices since that time. He implemented his first SAFe Lean-Agile transformation in 2012 after being introduced to SAFe by a colleague and has been helping large companies with their SAFe Lean-Agile transformations since that time. Matt was certified as a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) in early 2014 and as a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) in January of 2017.
Matt has coached people on every level inside and outside of IT - executives, managers, developers, testers, operations personnel, infrastructure personnel, product managers, product owners, business owners, support specialists, etc. He has coached and worked with offshore groups all over the world and has extensive experience managing highly distributed teams. Matt has helped companies apply Lean-Agile principles and practices in finance, HR, recruiting, marketing, sales, business operations, and at the executive level as well as other business areas outside of IT.