Nigel Thurlow is an Organizational Theorist, International Keynote Speaker, Continuous Improvement Leader, Agile and Scrum Expert, and The Chief of Agile at Toyota Connected. He is an internationally recognized industry expert on Lean and Agile approaches and is leveraging the power of The Toyota Production System and The Toyota Way to enhance and develop Agility in Lean Product Development.
Nigel led the successful transformation at 3M Healthcare Information Systems, and was a principal trainer and coach at Scrum Inc together with the co-creator of Scrum. Nigel has taught and coached in notable companies such as GE, Bose, 3M, Microsoft, and MIT, and as of 2019 he has trained over 5000 people in Scrum and Agile techniques. He currently holds the Professional Scrum Trainer designation from Scrum.org, and is the first trainer to have ever been certified to teach Scrum by both the creators of Scrum.
He is the creator of Scrum The Toyota Way, an approach that blends the deep teachings of Toyota and the Toyota Production System with Complexity Theory and the Scrum Framework, as well as the founder of the Toyota Connected Agile Academy.
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