Sodoto Solutions – Agile Scrum Training Coaching Chicago
Testimonials for Sodoto Solutions’ founder Gary Pedretti:

I loved the roleplay/demonstration that Gary Pedretti did. The notion of Dev and Test working together to deliver working code (an order form with credit card data, no less!) in a limited time, with product owners changing things at the last minute was compelling, stressful, and instructional.

I had never seen this type of roleplay done before, and I loved it.

Gene Kim
Gene Kim
DevOps Expert and Pioneer, Author of The Phoenix Project and The DevOps Handbook

The training was outstanding…Gary has a fantastic personality and approach!

Jeff Naumann
Jeff Naumann
Managing Director, Deloitte

Gary is an excellent Agile trainer and coach. He has really helped with assessing organizational needs and tailoring his training and coaching accordingly.

Beyond Scrum or Agile transformations at the team level, Gary helps with transformative coaching for organizational leaders to help them adapt their traditional roles to maximize effectiveness in an agile organization. His adaptive coaching style molds around organizational constraints to provide value where it is most needed.

Beyond training engagements, Gary is a valuable long-term coaching partner to help minimize regression to old habits.

Dave Lundstrom
Dave Lundstrom
VP of Software Engineering, Cision

Gary is a hard, pointed, deep, knowledgeable trainer…one who knows Scrum, agile and software development with deep knowledge of how to create value and good outcomes…If you want a health check, training, consulting – talk to Gary. I recommend him highly.

As I’ve extended Scrum into different types of development, I’ve had to collaborate with people that maximize the value and minimize wasted time. Gary has helped me on numerous occasions, leading to Scrum updates and extensions, and better approaches with Scrum to specific situations.

If you need help, want to talk with someone, and want facts rather than spin, talk to Gary.

Ken Schwaber
Ken Schwaber
Co-Creator of Scrum, Head Of Scrum.org, Founder Of The Scrum Alliance

A lot of people just talk about cross-functional teams. This is the first time I’ve ever seen a presentation that’s more than mere talk.

Live coding with an entire team and a real sense of urgency – excellent stuff!

Liz Keogh
Liz Keogh
Thought Leader in the Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) and Agile Communities

Gary is an amazing Scrum coach. He led a week-long Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) course in Scrum for our group, which completely transformed how we deliver software and gave us insight about approaching the complex task of solving problems for stakeholders.

Gary’s followup after the training was thorough and complete. He was responsive when we had questions, which were often late at night. He was always the first person we would turn to for assistance, and talking with him was always reassuring.

Gary is, simply, a master of Scrum.

Jonathan Whitall
Architect

I had known & worked with Gary Pedretti since 2011. Gary is my agile mentor. Wonderful team player. Has the uncanny ability in explaining the concepts, which could be easily understood by anyone. Admire his teaching skills. He never hesitated in helping me whenever I approached him for any advice or tips. I am grateful to Gary for helping me in my journey towards becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org. Anytime, I will recommend Gary to organizations looking for agile leadership & expertise.

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy
Life Coach specializing in coaching Women Leaders, Executives, & Professionals, Professional Scrum Trainer, Agile Passionista

Gary is a dedicated, experienced and talented scrum coach. He knows his stuff and can teach it well. He’s able to quickly get the lay of the land in any coaching situation and is able to offer actionable, targeted advice and feedback.

He can plug into any level of the organization and assist with scrum adoption for a single team, department or organization. When you work with Gary, you can see how passionate he is about improving how we deliver software and you’ll benefit from his experience, candor and expertise.

Troy Bienash
VP of Information Systems, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBC)

Gary is one of the best people I’ve worked with, and his breadth of skill is really amazing – expert level agile practitioner, trainer, coach, and software craftsman. Not many people can talk the talk and walk the walk like Gary. I’d recommend him in any clutch situation. Especially when struggling against organizational inertia – Gary is great at cutting through the fluff and getting straight to the heart of what’s important.

Erik Weber
CIO / CTO, Tricast, LLC
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