The entire Agile world is saddened to learn of the passing of Mike Beedle, one of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto, author of multiple books, founder of the Enterprise Scrum scaling framework, and passionate teacher and mentor for so many in our community.
Mike was killed Friday night in Chicago. He leaves behind his family, including six children. Contributions to support them during this incredibly difficult time can be made here: https://www.gofundme.com/mikebeedlesupport. Scrum Alliance will be making a contribution as well.
Mike and his companies have introduced Scrum, Enterprise Scrum and Business Agility, to tens of thousands of people and thousands of companies, providing training, consulting, mentoring, and coaching. He is the creator of the Enterprise Scrum framework and was the first CEO to manage an entire company in an Agile way using Enterprise Scrum. He was a keynote speaker at countless Agile and Scrum conferences world-wide.