Marcus Goncalves has more than 14 years of management consulting experience and practices in United States, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. He has more than 30 books published in United States (5 in Brazil and many others translated in several idioms, including Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, German, Spanish and Romanian) and is often invited to speak on these subjects worldwide. Marcus specializes on Knowledge, Project Change and Risk Management practices. Marcus is a member of the project Management Institute and a certified project management professional (PMP). In 1989, Marcus was simultaneously awarded Who’s Who in the US Executives and in the Computer Industry by the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundation. Marcus holds a master degree in Computer Information Systems, and a BA in Business Administration. Brian E. Porter, P.E., PMP, is the Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships for MGCG. He is also the President of Product Invention Management, based in Addison, IL, and concurrently the Director of Technical Product and Market Development for Semler Industries, Inc. Mr. Porter has over fifteen years of experience in project management, product development, engineering, safety listings, patent, business strategy and start-up management in computer sales, consumer products, hazardous waste industry, industrial manufacturing and retail product markets. Mr. Porter holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Management with Specialty in Project Management from Boston University. Currently, he teaches graduate courses at Boston University in E-Commerce, Accounting, Financial Management, Project Management and other disciplines. He also is Adjunct Professor for Nichols College in Creative Decision Making, New Product Development, Web Design, Effective Business Writing, International Business and International Marketing Mr. Porter has maintained his professional engineering license in the state of Illinois for more than a decade. He also holds multiple patents in the USA, and numerous pending both domestically and internationally. Brian is a member of the Project Management Institute and has credentials as a Project Management Professional (PMP). His international efforts include working with firms in China, Canada, Mexico, Romania, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Israel, Great Britain, Egypt, Italy, Dubai, South Africa and Germany. He has also completed books on Global Management Strategies, International Project Management and Natural Negotiation for Engineers besides other papers being published on project management topics. In 2012 his article “Split Decisions” was the cover story for "Mechanical Engineering" magazine. Alan Cline, PMP, PMI-ACP, is currently a Consultant and Agile Iteration Coach, and president of Carolla Development, a project management consulting company. Al has been in the software industry for about 35 years, and a process engineer consultant for the last 25. He holds an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the PMI. He also teaches BA, PM, PMP-prep classes, and ACP-prep classes internationally. He is the currently writing a book on agile practices for those new to agile so that they can deliver software predictably with unusually low defect rates. Previously, Al was the Director of Software Engineering for Flairsoft Federal. He was the software engineering lead and iteration coach for a $3.3M agile project at Wright-Patterson Air Force base. He was a lecturer at Ohio State University for nine years, and the AVP of Nationwide’s Requirements Center of Excellence. As a consultant, he helps develop his clients’ in-house processes, and works with upper management on the harder problem of strategic deployment and cultural change for implementation. Al has helped his clients develop their own PMO’s and software development roadmaps. Al earned his M.S. in Physics and B.S. in Math, both contributing to his passionate zeal for rigor in software development and project management.