Certified Scrum
Trainer
Rafael Sabbagh

Rafael Sabbagh is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach. He received his BA in Computer Engineering and his Masters in Business. Rafael has over a decade and a half experience with a variety of enterprise IT projects, programming languages, and software development methods and techniques. During this time he has honed his team leadership skills, coaching and leading Agile teams. Rafael’s broad technical and business expertise, combined with his use of advanced teaching and facilitation techniques, provides students with a collaborative and effective Agile learning environment.

Full Bio

Rafael is a frequent presenter at Agile industry events and has run sessions at various Scrum Gatherings globally — most recently in Amsterdam, Germany, Brazil and the United States. He was the organizer of the Agile Tour Rio de Jeneiro 2010 event. Rafael is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish and lives with his family in Brazil.

Testimonials

“Rafael Sabbagh is very knowledgeable instructor with a long experience with SCRUM. He kept the training on schedule and interactive.”
— Pradhumn Tripathi

“Excellent, the best instructor I have ever seen. Passionate, knowledgeable, helpful.”
— Simon Thomas

“He was very good and kept the subject matter very interesting with interactive exercises and group discussions.”
— Jorge Vallejo

“Rafael succeeded in making clear what SCRUM really is without any dogmatic approach. He was open for any question and remark. Great!”
— Jean Louis Ntakpe

“Rafael was amazing and I hope to have him again.”
— James Sameshima

“Excellent, the best instructor I have ever seen. Passionate, knowledgeable, helpful.”
— Simon Thomas

“Rafael is incredibly knowledgeable. I've engaged with Scrum coaches before, but Rafael is in a different league. He is the real deal, he knows his stuff and makes the usual coach seem like they are merely paying lip-service to Scrum...Rafael is engaging, not patronizing and a funny trainer who clearly enjoys his job and is totally immersed in his subject.”
— Paul Silcox

“Excellent, the best instructor I have ever seen. Passionate, knowledgeable, helpful”
— Simon

“Course was a good pace; the trainer was well versed in the subject and able to bring many examples to assist him in answering questions. Instructor was very well versed in the subject and able to apply real life examples to the lessons.”
— Anonymous

“He was knowledgeable in his field and adjusted the course to suit the attendance needs.”
— Lisa Cropper

“He was very good and kept the subject matter very interesting with interactive exercises and group discussions...Well organized and excellent trainer.”
— Neil Ford

“The instructor Rafael Sabbagh has been really a very good instructor. Kudos!”
— Jorge Vallejo

“Great instructor! He was enthusiastic, passionate about Scrum and he knew his material...The instructor was excellent; the exercises were fun and engaging. I learned a lot. I believe in Scrum and this course was a great way to learn it.”
— Anonymous

“Rafael succeeds in making clear what SCRUM really is without any dogmatic approach. He was open for any question and remark. Great!”
— Jean Louis Ntakpe

“Nice instructor with good experience to be able to answer our questions”
— Frans Coppus

“Very good at engaging everyone...because of the way [the course] is run, it makes it easy to understand and the relaxed and interactive nature engages you and holds your interest.”
— Nick

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