About Alluvial Consulting

Alluvial practitioners have helped individuals and organizations leverage Agile and Scrum across a wide range of industries, including retail, energy, government, financial services, and more.

Meet Our Founders

Mack Adams

ORGANIZATIONAL COACH, ADVISOR & FACILITATOR

With over 15 years of experience as an Agile and Scrum leader, consultant, and speaker, Mack is an expert at helping organizations deliver better results by aligning business strategy, product development and product delivery.

With extensive professional experience as global manager, business operator, and investor, Mack is a highly sought after executive coach and advisor on Agile organizational design, improvement and learning.

Fluent in French and English, Mack also leads Agile transformations and Agile/Scrum workshops across Canada, the UK and Europe. As a cross-cultural facilitator, he’s passionate about helping individuals and teams learn and apply Agile practices to streamline efforts and accelerate results.

Mack is also a regular keynote speaker at Agile conferences, including Agile Central Europe, Agile Grenoble, Agile Portugal, Agile France, Agile Open NW, Global Scrum Gatherings and the Organizational Development Network, and co-organizes the Agile Victoria Meet-Up and Agile Open Canada un-conference.

Mack’s key values are trust, open listening and servant leadership.

Petra Skapa

AGILE TRANSFORMATION COACH & CERTIFIED SCRUM TRAINER

Petra has been leading Agile transformations for over 15 years across North America, Europe, the UK and India. As Gap Inc’s Chief Agilist, and as a Scrum Master, Iteration Manager, Agile Project Manager, and Senior Consultant for a variety of global organizations, Petra brings an invaluable breadth of real-world experience to her work.

As a Certified Scrum Trainer, Petra has taught thousands of students in Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner classes. She has helped teams and executives leverage Agile and Scrum at companies across multiple industries, including aviation, retail, medical, leasing, insurance, telecom, government and Ivy League universities.

Thanks to her background as a social worker, Petra understands that all change—especially at the organizational level—comes directly from individuals; people’s choices are directly influenced by their motivations, be they external or internal. Hence, Petra is widely respected for being able to quickly build trust with a team by seeking to understand each individual’s perspective and leading them in a direction where they see value for themselves, their product and their organization.

Petra is also a regular keynote speaker at global conferences, including Agile Central Europe, Agile Eastern Europe, Better Software Conference, Dev Chicks, XP Suisse and Global Scrum Gathering Paris 2013, and leads the Scrum Breakfast Club in Victoria, BC.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human and Social Development from the University of Victoria, and a post graduate diploma in Object Oriented Software Technology from Saint Mary’s University.

Petra’s key values are integrity and respect for people

Associates

Alluvial has a worldwide network of practitioners that it collaborates with as and when needed.  Be it for supplementing engagements with additional capacity, or complementing offerings with related services to better serve our clients and create opportunities for collaboration.