Adam Cogan is the Chief Architect at SSW, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner specializing in custom .NET, SharePoint, Business Intelligence, and CRM solutions.

Certified Scrum Trainer with scrum.org, Adam trains developers in Australia, the US, UK and Europe, and contributes to scrum.org thinking. He consults with development teams on improving their scrum process through mentoring and being a proxy scrum master. He has written many rules around scrum best practices.

Adam is one of only 3 Microsoft Regional Directors in Australia. In this role, he regularly presents in conferences such as TechEd (USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Malaysia). A couple of times a year, he visits Microsoft headquarters in Seattle to learn the latest on Microsoft strategic directions and to undertake training in development technologies. His favourite Microsoft teams that he loves to work with are Brian Harry’s TFS team and Jeff Teper’s SharePoint team.

Adam travels to record interviews with technology experts around the world – his most popular video is a scrum meeting with the Microsoft scrum foundation team. You can view this video at http://tv.ssw.com/12 79/daily-scrum-at-microsoft.

Many of Adam Cogan’s former employees have gone on to do great things:

  • Tatham Oddie – CEO of readily.net
  • Paul Stovell – CEO of octopus.com
  • Damian Brady – Mr. Devops at Microsoft Worldwide
  • Adam Stephensen – Mr. Azure at Microsoft Australia