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Bill Allen United States


As a child of the ’60s, reading fiction and watching films where computers were often characterized as omniscient, controlling or sophisticated, Bill is engaged in a lifelong quest to demystify computers for himself, and now others. 
Bill is the founder of Agile Innovation Labs; a software developer with a keen eye towards Product Discovery; and the founder of the agile meetup group--Chicago Agile Open Space. When not wearing the hat of husband, father, coach or biker he is a writer. Bill is working on his first book entitled 'Teaching Coaches to Hang Glide / Being Fearless for Your Teams'.
His workshops are very popular as he is a trainer, mentor and counsellor all rolled into one. His years of experience lets him know the pulse of the market and instructs professionals to understand the same.


Independent Software Developer

Various financial concerns 1986 - 2006

agile Coach / Manager, Software Engineering

CME Group 2006 - 2015

agile Coach • Trainer • Evangelist • Software Developer
I managed Agile Practices and Agile coaches that enable a division's global workforce of 500 + to successfully deliver quality software.

  • Coach teams
  • Manage Agile Practices 
  • Developed department SDLC 
  • Manage Agile Coaching
  • Train Coaches
  • Develop Curriculum
  • Conduct Training

agile Innovation Labs, LLC

Founder, Principal Consultant 2015 - Present

Founder of ‘agile Innovation Labs’ (, a consultancy providing software development, in addition to delivering pragmatic agile Coaching and Training to guide individuals, teams and organizations in agile adoption and agile transformation, for successful software delivery. 

We focus first on closely observing your challenges and then developing a pragmatic plan for success. We train, we coach and we mentor. We deliver outcomes over output.


DePaul University

Illinois Institute of Technology

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