Chris Espy

Chris Espy is a recognized agile professional with a 25-year background in software and hardware development spanning several diverse industries including Missile Defense, Defense Intelligence, Real-time simulation, Telecommunications, Healthcare, International Payments and Finance. He has helped to design and execute very large enterprise agile transformations helping to design organizational structures, training programs, and large-scale planning and retrospective events.

Chris develops and delivers numerous Agile based classes and certifications for SAFe and ICAgile, and The University of Alabama Huntsville in general Agile, Scrum, and Kanban as well as specific role-based classes for leadership, scrum masters, agile delivery teams and product management. He has presented numerous workshops in portfolio management and team building at major conferences for the Agile Alliance, Path to Agility, and Keep Austin Agile, as well as several regional events.

He is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a M.S. in Operations Research and from Auburn University with a B. S. in Applied Math and Computer Science

Currently based in Huntsville, AL.


  • Scrum Alliance
    Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Product Owner
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
    SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Project Management Institute
    Agile Certified Professional, Project Management Professional
  • Agile Transformation Inc.
    Certified Agility Health Facility, AHF
  • Agile Coaching Institute
    Coaching Agile Teams, The Agile Facilitator
  • Sharon Bowman
    “Training from the Back of the Room”, Train-the-Trainer
  • McCarthy Technologies, Inc
    Certified Core Competent
  • ITIL
    v3 Foundation