Peter Borsella

ASPE Instructor, Peter Borsella

Peter Borsella

ASPE’s Peter Borsella is an IT professional with 22 years of experience in application development and IT leadership. He is one of ASPE’s original and most respected Scrum and Agile project management experts. He was an early adopter of Scrum practices and has been teaching for our firm for almost ten years.

Peter graduated from Saint John's University, Jamaica, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He went on to complete continuing studies in Computer Programming from Grumman Data Systems Institute, Old Westbury, NY. Peter has a Master’s Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University, Villanova, PA. He is a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST, from the Scrum Alliance).

Peter’s ability to contribute across a wide range of environments has taken his career path through companies such as First Data Corporation and eFunds Corp. where he was VP of Application Systems. He has also worked as a consultant and trainer for a wide variety of companies including Hilton Hotels, the Department of Defense, Citrix, Raytheon, and Sony, as well as with several companies outside the United States in India and Hungary. He has extensive experience in software development, project management, and executive management. An early Scrum adopter, he helped lead the team responsible for the largest implementation of Scrum to date at the time. He has since consulted and trained with numerous organizations on how best to implement Scrum and Agile practices.

Peter has been training professionally since 2006 and is currently teaching Certified Scrum courses, including Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Product Owner courses. He has trained hundreds of professionals and enterprise teams and hundreds Certified ScrumMaster courses. Peter is adept in administering all aspects of project management, as well as providing authentic leadership to create effective teams. The key element that sets Peter apart as an instructor is the practical software and business experience he possesses and continues to cultivate. His classes are extremely realistic, moving beyond the theoretical as he helps people work through their technical and business challenges. His goal is to help others understand how to get the best return from any project by achieving higher levels of software quality, increased customer satisfaction, and cohesive teams that enjoy increased productivity.

Peter’s expertise as a software and systems architect is matched by his commitment and passion for teaching teams how to harness the Scrum framework and Agile practices which have assisted so many software and project teams. Peter was one of ASPE's earliest Agile experts. During his time teaching for the firm he has added an impressive roster of enterprise blue chip customers who have seen considerable value added to their capability as a result. Peter brings numerous real world examples and practical solutions to the everyday issues software and project teams face on the job. Combined with lab practice and real world group scenarios in class, training programs developed by Peter’s team deliver fast-paced, quickly attainable results. He receives consistently glowing feedback from students and is often requested for follow-up coaching.

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