Wyatt Sutherland

Senior Consultant

Viroqua, WI - USA

Wyatt has over thirty-five years of experience in IT, ranging from implementing real time financial trading solutions to coaching and mentoring performance improvement process methodologies.

In 1999, after reading Kent Beck’s book “eXtreme Programming eXplained”, Wyatt and his nine-member team began applying XP practices to their project; he then quickly began introducing the practices to other critical projects in the company. While there were learning curves along the way the end result on all accounts was a calm and untheatrical outcome - his teams were now consistently delivering value to business with zero or few defects, and on target with delivery dates. Wyatt then jumped into the Chicago Agile Developers community coaching modern software principles and lean thinking to organizations world-wide.

For the last twenty-four years Wyatt has provided a mix of technical, business, and leadership experiences with hands-on coaching to management, product owners, team facilitators/Scrum Masters, analysts, engineers, testers, designers, coaches and other Agile practitioners.

Wyatt is principles focused with a pragmatic approach, and has helped numerous organizations and teams create continuous learning and sustainable agile environments - Ford, Nokia, BMW, Walgreens, Bank of America, Noggin/Nickelodeon, Cisco, John Deere, and PG&E, to name a few.

Wyatt is extremely passionate about continuous improvement, and team dynamics beyond product development and delivery. On weekends he mentors teaming and leadership principles and techniques to young musicians ages 13-18, in a conductor-less chamber music orchestra.

Wyatt lives on a 100-acre ridge-top organic hay farm in the Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin.