Rafael Sabbagh is the co-founder of Knowledge21, where he has been working with agile transformations of companies ranging from startups to multinationals in the last few years. He has over two decades of experience with enterprise IT projects, product development and software development methods and techniques. He has been working with Agile and Scrum since the mid 2000’s.
He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) and was a member of the Scrum Alliance Board of Directors from 2015 to 2017. He has a master’s in business and a Computer Engineering degree.
Rafael has done training and coaching in over 20 countries in the last few years, including USA, Brazil, Spain, Peru, Colombia, India, Hong Kong, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, UK and many others. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently. Rafael also spoke in several events throughout the globe, including over a dozen Scrum Gatherings and major Agile events worldwide. By traveling and interacting with different communities and cultures he has got a global view on how knowledge work is being done globally, what the main challenges are and ideas on how one can get around them.
Working in software development projects in the past and with Agile training and coaching in different segments for the past several years brought Rafael the knowledge and experience to write and publish, in 2013, the first book about Scrum written in Portuguese. It is today a well known reference in Brazil.