Mark Shead is the president of Xeric Corporation where he helps organizations increase their return on investment in software development. He has worked extensively as a coach with the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks implementing Agile development and deployment practices. He specializes in helping teams use DevOps to build development/deployment pipelines in organizations with legacy change management policies and turning six-month deployments cycles into something measured in hours.
In 2018 Mark published the book Productivity drawn from over a decade of experience helping people improve their productivity at Productivity501.com. In 2014 Intuit recognized Mark as one of the world’s leading experts in workplace productivity.
Mark's YouTube channel is home to a number of videos on software engineering and productivity topics. His What is Agile? animated cartoon was viewed by over half a million people in its first year and continues to be one of the most popular videos on Agile.