Richard Knaster is the IBM Chief Methodologist for Agile & Lean. He helps customers all over the world implement Agile methods, practices and tools. Richard is a member of IBM's QSE Agile Leadership team. He has over 20 years experience in software development from practitioner to executive. He is also a contributor to the PMI Portfolio and Program Management standards and is an Agile Planning and Portfolio Management expert. Richard also has expertise in Business Process Engineering,  Measured Improvement and is a PMI PMP, a mix that proves valuable when helping organizations' transition from traditional to modern development practices.