Excella Announces New Certified Scrum Trainer

Leading Agile and Scrum training program grows

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--Excella, a pioneer in Agile technology solutions in the D.C. area, today announced that Dr. Patrick McConnell, a member of Excella’s Agile coaching team, has been named a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). With approximately only 250 CSTs worldwide, McConnell is the third CST among Excella’s ranks and will lead and instruct the firm’s many Agile training offerings.

CSTs are the only Agile experts in the world able to teach the highly sought after Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) courses provided via the Scrum Alliance. With three full-time certified trainers on staff, Excella will provide greater depth in its course offerings in DC, Maryland and Virginia.

“We are thrilled to add more professional and technical star power to our Agile training program,” said Steve Cooper, Founding Partner at Excella. “We want to show the world how Agile practices like Scrum can rapidly transform every organization and industry, permanently. We’ve trained thousands already, and Patrick’s well-earned certification gives us the power to amplify our message even further.”

As DC’s leading Agile technology partner, Excella’s Agile training curriculum provides professionals with an advanced comprehension of how Agile can unlock the potential of teams and work groups. Excella’s Agile courses include:

  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Certified Scrum Developer
  • Advanced Certified Scrum Master
  • Kanban System Design (KMP I) and Kanban Management Professional (KMP II)
  • Certified Agile Testing and Automation
  • Agile and Scrum in a Day
  • User Story Workshop
  • DevOps Simulation Workshop
  • Jira 101 Workshop

Dr. Patrick McConnell is an Agile coach and trainer at Excella, specializing in Agile Transformation in the public sector and scaling Agile frameworks. He has provided Agile coaching and training services to over 50 US Federal agencies, and the state governments of Alabama, Maryland, and New York.

About Excella

Excella is an Agile technology firm and transformative partner to Washington, DC’s leading organizations. Since 2002, federal agencies, prominent brands and trailblazing non-profits have turned to Excella to transform bold ideas into elegant technology solutions. We believe technology exists to solve challenges and evolve thinking – we help organizations harness this power to make real progress. Learn more at www.excella.com.


Sage Communications (For Excella)
Lauren Horn, 703-207-0941


Sage Communications (For Excella)
Lauren Horn, 703-207-0941