Scaling Agility for over 10 years

In the 1990’s, Rational Software claimed that agile didn’t scale and that a more prescriptive approach was required (a.k.a RUP). This philosophy still resonates today with the introduction of many of the agile scaling frameworks. There is a different way!

Since 2001, Pete Behrens has been scaling agility for clients in a pragmatic, pattern-based approach. Some of the most successful agile transformations have been led through this pattern-based approach including, GE Healthcare, McKinsey & Company, and more.


Pete Behrens

Founder & Leadership Agility Coach

Pete Behrens is a Leadership Agility Coach and founder of Trail Ridge Consulting.

He provides guidance to senior executives on how to transform themselves and their companies to work more effectively with more agility.

Pete is a Certified Leadership Agility 360 Coach providing one-on-one assessment, development and guidance for increasing the agility of organizational leaders.

Pete is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) working deeply with organizations to improve their organizational agility. He was the founder of the Scrum Alliance CEC Program.

His focus today mostly centers on Developing Agile Leaders through public events and private engagements. He led the development of the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Program for the Scrum Alliance.

Pete shares his experiences at conferences, gatherings, retreats and user groups as a keynote speaker and is available to book. His most recent keynote is entitled "Reprogramming Leadership for Agility" and dialogs his personal leadership journey from an "a**hole" leader to an agile leader.

Pete is on the board of directors for the Scrum Alliance, providing strategic consulting and guidance to improving the world of work.

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Ross Hughes

Enterprise Agile Coach & Trainer

Ross Hughes is an industry-proven enterprise coach with over 25 years industry experience and guiding organizational Agile transformations for the last 6 years.

Ross began his Agile journey in 2005 at IDX where Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland first scaled Scrum.

At GE Healthcare, Ross continued scaling Agile by leading very large (25+ Scrum teams) development programs in life-critical applications.

As an Enterprise Agile Leader at, Dealertrack and Cox Automotive, Ross guided this fast growing company to establish a learn and adapt culture to enable its growth and acquisitions.

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Susan Payton

Social Media & Messaging

Susan Payton is heartbeat of the Trail Ridge social media and messaging communications providing connection and alignment among the Trail Ridge community.

Susan is also the President of Egg Marketing & Communications, a content marketing firm targeting small and medium-sized businesses, as well as industry thought leaders.

She’s is the author of three business books, and blogs about small business on sites including Forbes, AllBusiness, The Marketing Eggspert Blog, and Tweak Your Biz.

Follow Susan on Twitter @eggmarketing.

Jana Zimmerman

Outreach Catalyst

Jana Zimmerman has been a catalyst of change in outreach for over 30 years both locally in Colorado and across the globe.

Trail Ridge is proud of its dedication and passion to share our time, talents and resources with others.

In our local Colorado community, Trail Ridge supports Sister Carmen Community Center, CenterStage Theater Company, and Centaurus/Monarch Scholarship Program.

Our international outreach is focused in Haiti where Jana resides on the board of Directors for Community Health Initiative - Haiti, directing medical mission trips and community development projects.

In addition to outreach, Jana helps with a little bit of everything from accounting to event planning to partnerships.

The Trail Ridge Way

We live on the edge between control and chaos where productivity lives.

Agile Leadership

Leaders are the source of, and a limit to, organizational agility. Agile Leaders drive Agile Organizations. Start your Agile Leadership Journey today!

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Agile @ Scale

From Teams to Programs to whole Organizations, Trail Ridge has been guiding Agile scaling patterns for over 15 years. Learn about our Agile @ Scale.

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Agility is a means to an end - and that end means improved customer outcomes. See how our client's have benefited from improved agility.

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