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About Us

At Wisecrum, we live to teach, coach, and learn.  Since we began training in 2012, we’ve learned more from our students than we ever expected.  We sincerely hope that continues.


Years in Business




Countries Serviced


Agile Courses

We Train


At Wisecrum, we proudly offer the industry’s gold-standard of certification classes in Scrum and Kanban. 

We understand the difference between training an individual, a team, and an organization.  We use interactive exercises to help students get the most value out of every course.

For companies that prefer customized training, this is one of our specialties.  We prefer to train to YOUR needs, not to an exam.  So, please let us know where you are experiencing trouble with Agility, and we’ll customize a training and coaching plan for you.

Our Story

Over the Years



Rick Waters founded Wisecrum in 2012 as a very small (meaning, just Rick) consulting company. Focused on Agile coaching and training, learning from his mistakes was key to success!


On the Air

In November, Rick launched the Agile Chicago Style Podcast. He doesn’t publish episodes that often, but it is still an active source of quality Agile materials.


We’re International!

In 2016, Rick taught his first class outside of the United States. A small group of packaged food prototypers needed Agile Training in Italy. Rick was there!



Mike Beedle (RIP) entrusted Rick to teach Enterprise Scrum, and certify students to become Certified Business Agilty Coaches, and Certified Software Scaling Coaches. 



Rick became a Certified Scrum Trainer, for Scrum Alliance, in 2018. This remains one of the top achievements of his life.

2019 - 2020

Double Double

During 2019 and the beginning of 2020, Wisecrum Associates, LLC grew continually, and even added Marcelo Lopez to our ranks. This is setting the bar high for a wonderful future!  In fact, Rick and Marcelo did something no other Scrum Trainers have ever done, become certified coaches in the DRiV, a psychometric report.


Pandemic Pandemonium

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we focused on our abilities as trainers and coaches. We focused on how to provide even more value while not being in-person. We became the first Agile-focused company to form a partnership with Leadership Worth Following, the inventors of DRiV.

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Rick Waters

Founder of Wisecrum Associates, and Scrum.VET, Certified Enterprise Scrum Instructor, Certified Scrum Trainer, Co-Creator of Systemic Agility, Certified DRiV Coach and Agile Coach

Marcelo Lopez

Certified Scrum Trainer, Accredited Kanban Trainer, Agile Coach, and Certified DRiV Coach

Discover Scrum for Yourself



Watch a Scrum Overview video, or check out our ‘book’