Chris James

President & Chief Operating Officer

Chris brings to Scaled Agile more than 20 years of experience in IT training and education, including international expertise supporting IT change and organization development programs.

He has proven leadership in development, deployment and growth of global professional services businesses that build agile IT organization skills and drive rapid program development.

Prior to joining Scaled Agile, Chris was VP of Customer Success for Scaled Agile’s Gold SPCT Partner, Rally Software, where he was responsible for rapid growth of transformation consulting services, Agile University, Customer Success programs, and partner and technical services that further established Rally as a leading provider of agile program solutions.

Previously, Chris was a Vice President at Oracle University, where he lead the successful integration of Sun Learning Services following the acquisition of Sun Microsystems. It was there that he built his skills in analysis of workforce development and training needs related to major change programs and system integration projects. His earlier role at Sun Microsystems was Senior Director and Chief Learning Officer for Americas, and later Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Chris received his undergraduate degree from Bristol University in the UK and his Computer Science degree from the UK’s Open University.

Originally from the UK, Chris is now based in Boulder, Colorado. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts.