Who I am

I wear a wide variety of hats at work: team coach, new hire training, software development, Java and Agile instructor, and speaker at conferences.

Another interesting part of my job is to promote an environment that adapts to people's needs. And that can translate into inviting people to snacks, happy hours, Friday night games, clubs, etc - all with the noble purpose of finding hidden problems and engaging people in the search for creative solutions.


Agile & Personal Coaching

After a while working in an Agile environment as developer, XP tracker, Scrum Master, P.O., mentor, and a number of other unlabeled roles, I have come to trust on values and principles rather than on practices or prescriptive processes, and to base my decisions on those.

At some point I realized the work I had been doing for a while had a name: it was called Agile Coaching.

After helping a number of teams, it became clear to me that I could help people better if I learned more about personal coaching, so I have been working on improving skills on that lately, and getting some good feedback from my coachees.


Speaker at conferences

Here are some of the latest talks I have presented, either with some dear folks or by myself.


Software developer

While working with people takes most of my time, software development lives close to my heart. I feel very comfortable coding in Java and Javascript, as a full stack developer.

I also believe development skills are necessary for my role as an Agile Coach in organizations, and it enables me to talk to (and understand) the most technical developer in a team.

Unfortunately, most my Java repositories are private, but you can check out my GitHub page: github.com/ceci


Agile Brazil Organizer

Agile Brazil is a thousand attendees conference organized by passionate geographically distributed, ever changing group of agilists in their own time. And it is a great experience!

As Program Chair for three years, I nurture an environment that allows every team member to collaborate, criticize, and enhance both their outcome and the process that leads to it.

I was also responsible for the creation of the Volunteers program, replicated by a number of other Brazilian conferences afterwards, by our former volunteers.