Rachel Weston

Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer
CSM, CSPO, CSP, CST, SPC

Rachel Weston Rowell is a Certified Scrum Trainer, SAFe® Program Consultant and Agile Coach in Boulder, Colorado. She has nearly 15 years of experience in the software development industry working with both in-house IT and product development teams and as a consultant working on software and strategic initiatives. Rachel has held many functional roles within software teams and organizations, including working at the executive level, as an IT Manager and Director, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Tech Writer and in QA.

Rachel has expertise in coaching and facilitating at the executive level with senior leaders on the role of leadership in large-scale agile rollouts. She has also been instrumental in leading the development and delivery of agile services in alignment with SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework). She was an early practitioner of scaled agile concepts, including multi-team release planning practices and principles.

Throughout her career, she has worked actively to improve processes in order to create a more collaborative, successful and therefore satisfying working environment. She is passionate about the positive changes agile methods can enable for organizations, teams and their customers. Rachel holds a Masters in Linguistics with a specialization in Computational Linguistics from the University of Colorado Boulder and received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley.

What people have to say after Rachel’s classes ...

Rachel did a fantastic job with the class, from the materials presented to the handling of making sure all of our questions were addressed before we finished. One of the best-run classes I have attended.

Rachel was an excellent instructor—I thought the organization of the class was phenomenal. Good participation as well.

Rachel was very knowledgeable and articulate AND also engaging and fun. She managed the class very efficiently and addressed questions thoroughly and to the satisfaction of her students.

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