Matthew Ganis is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member and ibm.com site architect. Matt was was co-founder of the Agile@IBM Community and was an early adopter of agile within IBM. He currently teaches Disciplined Agile Development and has published numerous articles and papers on the use of agile methods within ibm.com both within its traditional web development and the development/support of their Second Life Island. Matt has been the co-chair and chair of the Academy of Technology Agile Conferences for the past two years and is a Certified Scrum- Master and Practitioner. Outside of IBM, Matt serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Agile and Extreme Software Development and is a steering committee member of Agile NYC. He co-authored A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum published by IBM Press in July 2010.