Hi, I’m Alex Karasyov
I help distributed teams and organizations become more effective through agile coaching and modern management practices for remote work
Companies I worked with…
Alex is the real deal. He’s a talented and diligent Agile practitioner with strong practical skills to complement his excellent understanding and experience. I worked with Alex on a very ambitious and complex Agile transformation involving multiple teams and development centres spread across a very challenging range of time zones with differing team cultures and practices. Alex’s deep understanding of Scrum@Scale was invaluable. He was able to implement change, coach and develop individuals and teams, and successfully manage a complex political landscape.
Director of Enterprise Architecture, XE.com
Alex has been an outstanding Agile coach for my Tech teams at Xe, working across Product and Engineering. He has helped me create an agile operational rhythm, and developing clarity on forward planning of the work pipeline, as well as delivery performance of the development work. He very effectively leads the team review and planning sessions and has developed key MI Artefacts that our now embedded in our processes.
Chief Technology Officer, XE.com
I had the pleasure of working with Alex as a Scrum Master in my team. Alex is very knowledgeable in agile and also technical, which helps with technology delivery teams that have many challenges to face in their delivery pipeline and integration (or dependencies) on other stakeholders teams. Alex was able to quickly orient himself to our culture and practices / processes which was super helpful as we supported various teams along their agile journey. Thank you Alex!
Agile Tech Delivery Lead, Bank of Montreal (BMO)
Alex is one of the strongest Lean-Agile consultants I have had the opportunity to work with. On many occasions as a Scrum Master with Rangle.io, Alex demonstrated what is possible with a healthy dose of drive and determination, backed up by a solid base of experience in Lean-Agile software delivery and hands-on development, all supported by a growth mindset. Alex demonstrated his consulting prowess routinely by skillfully changing his leadership stance with the teams and individuals he worked with depending on the needs of the situation, effortlessly moving from a coach, to mentor, to a teacher, to a trusted advisor, etc. and all the time a leader. The teams and clients he worked with continue to comment on Alex’s strong ability to support their needs, all the time maintaining a relentless focus on successful outcomes, demonstrating a deep concern for the client and the teams in his care.
VP, Lean-Agile Methods & Practices, Rangle.io
I had the good fortune of having Alex as the ScrumMaster on one of my most demanding and complex client projects. Alex exhibited all the qualities I value most in a ScrumMaster, he is truly able to coach every role on the scrum team (PO, Developer, QA, Design etc) to deliver value continuously. Alex’s understanding of the complex tech stack was invaluable, that combined with his keen sense for the product and business goals made the product a very successful one and the client extremely happy.
Sheldon W. Foster
VP of Delivery, Rangle.io
Alex is very personable and has a great approach to working with diverse teams. He approaches problems from different perspectives and finds the solution that work for each unique situation.
Founder, Intersection X
I had the pleasure of working with Alex when he consulted for us at Capio. Alex’s work had a positive impact on the company’s culture and productivity. He built structure around our product development process by helping us adopt the Scrum agile development methodology. I highly recommend Alex in the capacity of an Agile coach.
Yuri de Souza
Director of Engineering, Capio.ai (acquired by Twilio Inc.)
I met Alex at an event for entrepreneurs and his energy and drive were apparent then. He’s been part of several development projects with our company, over the years, and delivers each time. He’s very effective in start-up culture because of his versatility but also his ability to deal with founders and other big egos, always with professionalism, and always from a principled stance.
Founder, BitBlitz Apps Inc.