Roland Cuellar

SVP, Business Agility

Roland Cuellar

SVP, Business Agility
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Roland Cuellar (‘kway-are’) has focused exclusively on agile software development and lean business process improvement for the last 12 years.  During that time, I have worked with Capital One, CNBC, Westinghouse Nuclear Power, Nationwide Insurance, US Citizenship and Immigration, the US Courts, and many many other clients on enterprise agile adoption.  I have also worked with a number of start-ups and early-stage ventures to help accelerate delivery. I have spoken at numerous conferences and have published a number of articles on the subjects of agile, portfolio management, quality, and kanban.    I have a BS in Computer Science from the University of Houston and an MBA from UCLA.

I have a strong belief and affinity for lean methods and I believe that with willing and open-minded management and team members, we can always discover better ways to deliver.


  • BS, MBA
  • CSM, CSP
  • SAFe SPC
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Speaking Engagements and Publications:

“Agile Challenges for the BA in Government”, DC BADD Conference, 10/10/2015

● “Agile IV&V for Federal Government” : AgileDC conference presentation, Oct 2014

● Cutter Executive Report, 2011: Kanban for Help Desks: Managing the Unplannable

● Cutter Executive Report, 2006: The Lean­Agile PMO: Using Lean Thinking to

Accelerate Agile Project Delivery

● Cutter, 2008: Article “5 Steps To Make Your Portfolio Flow”

● Projects @ Work, Published paper, 2009 – “The Agile Balanced Scorecard”

● Thoughtworks Webinar, June 2008 ­ “ Agile Reporting and Metrics”

● StickyMinds Webinar, 2009 – “The Agile Balanced Scorecard and Metrics”

● Book Chapter on Agile in “The Next Wave of Technologies”, Wiley, 2010

● Book Chapter on Agile in “The Encyclopedia of Software Engineering, 2010

● Journal of the Quality Assurance Institute, 2006 Published Paper and Conference Presentation: “Test Driven Development”

● PM Boulevard – 2008 – “5 Questions About Agile”

● PM Mundo (Brazil) – 2008 – “Managing Agile Teams”