I heard about Agile software development while working at a small start-up company in Denmark, developing communication software for industrial process control and getting frustrated by my experiences with that. When I left the start-up to join another one, I did so purposely in order to experience Extreme Programming first hand. After somehow landing at a Fortune 50 company in Silicon Valley, I joined in the formation of an Agile Special Interest Group there in 2004. I've been a Scrum Master with training from Ken Schwaber and Jeff McKenna since 2007. I've worked on at least a handful of different teams in various geographic configurations, and in 2013-2014 I was involved in an implementation of SAFe as an internal consultant and part-time Agile coach.