Founded in 2016, SparkPlug Agility is a consulting firm that specializes in agile training, coaching, and consulting services dedicated to helping others grow and develop into more than they thought possible.  

 

Our courses are designed with the focus on the student, involving them from the beginning with an interactive mix of discussion, exercise, and instruction. By incorporating movement, variety, and collaboration into our courses, students retain more knowledge and have stories and techniques that they can then take back to their organizations.

 

Our background in training and consulting allows us to connect with a wide range of industries, and specifically the IT services area in the D.C. / Maryland / Virginia area. With delivery experience in both commercial and federal environments, our stories resonate with a wide audience.

Chris Li

Founder

Our founder Chris Li is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), and the first trainer in North America certified by Scrum Alliance as a “Path to CSP” educator to teach both the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster (CSP-SM) courses.

Originally a Microsoft developer and database administrator, his close work with the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security give him a unique perspective into organizational change and technical delivery. He founded the Agile Institute at Agilex (now Accenture Federal), introducing agility and demonstrating its effectiveness to clients in these challenging sectors. 

In addition to working with teams and enterprises throughout the United States in improving their work through Scrum adoption, Chris frequently speaks at major agile conferences and supports initiatives of the world’s major agile organizations.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys a wide range of interests. He's an auto enthusiast, music lover, trumpet player, a closet foodie, a poker player, and a sports fan. He is also a former video game competitor who now works to help organize competitive fighting game events.

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Christine Li

Chief Operating Officer

Joining SparkPlug Agility in 2017, Christine has 20 years experience in IT services, focusing on team and project leadership in the consulting space.  Leading large software delivery efforts alongside promoting agile values, Christine works directly with agile professionals and teams to help unlock their growth potential and navigate their often challenging corporate environments.

Christine works with our clients to design consulting solutions that provide the best results for their needs and budget, and supports Chris's training efforts as coordinator and occasional co-facilitator.

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