L.A. Guru


Clarence Galapon, CE, MBA, Enterprise Lean Agile Coach, Trainer, SPC, RTE, PSM, ICP-ACC, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, CC, Software Executive, Entrepreneur, Author, Investor

Clarence Galapon



SAFe Silver Transformation Partner and Practitioner

Clarence is the President and CEO of Lean Agile Guru, LLC and the CEO and founding partner of Applied Lean Agile, LLC, a Silver Transformation Partner of Scaled Agile Inc (SAI) — the makers of SAFe.

He holds a multitude of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) certifications such as SAFe Program Consultant (SPC 4.6), Release Train Engineer (RTE 4.6), and SAFe-Enabled Trainer for all SAFe 4.6 courses.

Clarence is a SAFe Practicing Professional with various roles: Enterprise Lean Agile Coach, Trainer, and Release Train Engineer (RTE).

Trainer — From The Back Of The Room

A “Train from the Back of the Room” kind of Trainer. Students actively learning via the 4Cs: Connection, Concept, Concrete Practice, Conclusion.

Enterprise Lean Agile Coach

He is also an Enterprise Lean Agile Coach and certified ( International Consortium for Agile Certified Professional — Agile Certified Coach (ICP-ACC) ) professional in coaching.

Professional Scrum Master

He also has the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) designation from Scrum.org — the “Home of Scrum”.

Agile Since the 90’s

He is a Software Developer and Business/Systems Analyst since the 80’s; Agile practitioner since the 90’s; scrimmaging with various Agile teams delivering Large Solutions since 2013. Large Solutions entail working with Agile and Waterfall teams.

Experienced and Educated

His strong grasp of both Agile and Waterfall — with eyes on the achievement of Outcomes and Releasability — is a result of 32 years of hands-on experiences in the Software industry, relentless and continuous improvements, and constant and never-ending education.

Published Author, Toastmaster, and Thought Leader

He is a published author, public and motivational speaker (he has a ‘Competent Communicator’ designation with Toastmasters International), avid chess player, storyteller, illustrator, photographer and filmmaker. He is a servant-leader, life-long learner, life coach, Lean Agile coach, trainer, mentor, facilitator and a thought leader at Lean Agile Guru.

PMI Professional

He also holds various certifications from Project Management Institute (PMI) such as: PMP (Project Management Professional), PMI-PBA (Professional in Business Analysis) and PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner).

Experienced in Three Continents

Clarence Galapon is adept in both Adaptive (Agile) frameworks and Predictive (Waterfall) methodologies. He has over 32 years of experience in the software industry with various companies — Consulting, Software, Finance, Banking, Insurance, Healthcare, Education and Automotive — in three continents: Asia, Australia and North America.

Multi-Dimensional

He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Board Certified) and an M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration and Technology Management).
Clarence is a technologist, software executive, entrepreneur and investor.

Family Man

Clarence lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A. with his wife, son and daughter.

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.