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About

Hello everyone! Welcome to Deming Way - a lean initiative in building an online platform for agile training.

We believe that education and online learning is a way to open the world of opportunities and possibilities. Deming Way strives to provide an eLearning platform to all people involved in Agile, Lean, Scrum and Agile at Scale. Our platform is built on the open-source Open edX eLearning platform.

How to get started? Take a course from our course catalog.

If you'd like to experiment with developing an agile module or a course please email rob@demingway.com. Open edX provides a pedagogically sound and data driven environment for online course development, distribution and management, allowing course contributors to reach a much wider audience. Deming Way stands ready to help in turning your training and development content into an engaging online course, both interesting and fun to take part in. Our platform will be a good home for your online agile courses, help contribute to the Agile community, and a great channel for you!

Founders

Rob Rubin, Ph.D.

Rob has been leading revolutionary online learning initiatives since 2012. As the founding VP of Engineering at edX, the MIT and Harvard non-profit to revolutionize learning, Rob led the effort to develop and open-source the edX platform, working with Stanford, Google and McKinsey, and "helping a 1000 flowers to bloom" in the Open edX eco-system. As an Entrepreneur in Residence at Microsoft, Rob led the creation of the Microsoft Professional Programs. In a collaboration with MSFT, Harvard and Raccoongang, Rob led the development of AlosiLabs, a break-through open-source adaptive learning engine. Rob is a Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioner and a Certified Scrum@Scale Trainer. Rob holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University.

Michael de la Maza, Ph.D.

Michael de la Maza is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). As an Agile coach, his major engagements have been with Paypal, State Street, edX, Carbonite, Unum, and Symantec. Previously, he was VP of Corporate Strategy at Softricity (acquired by Microsoft in 2006) and co-founder of Inquira (acquired by Oracle in 2011). He is the co-author of Agile Coaching: Wisdom from Practitioners and Why Agile Works: The Values Behind The Results. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.

Partners

Alex Sutherland has been a true partner in our first lean experiments with help from Scrum Inc. and the Scrum@Scale community.

Sergiy Movchan, CEO, Natalia Vynogradenko, Yaroslav Zolotuhin and the RacoonGang have provided tremendous support for this experiment with both the platform and course development.

The AlosiLabs teams ensure that in the short term, we will be able to provide a personalized, adaptive learning platform.

Applied Research & Pedagogy

We are committed to use the data collected in a responsible way that can best help learners and improve the state of learning science, while preserving the anonymity and personalized identifiable information so critical to our community. Our first set of findings using anonymized data (with no PII) was presented at the Hybrid Ed Workshop 2018 held at MIT.