Author: Lyssa Adkins

I am certified as a Scrum Trainer and I am an Agile Coach. I came to Agile as a project leader with over 15 years’ project management expertise. Even with all that experience, nothing prepared me for the power and simplicity of Agile done well. My Agile experience, along with my professional coaching and training abilities, gives me the perspective needed to guide teams and Agile leaders to harness Agile as the competitive advantage weapon it was meant to be. I know the transformation path is rocky. As a former large-scale program manager and director of Project Management Offices, I have lived it myself. This makes me uniquely able to help others translate their existing world to the Agile world. For the last four years, I have been coaching teams in the financial services industry and coaching coaches who represent the gamut of Agile implementations, from small consulting firms to the giants of industry. I believe that Agile is more than an alternate project management methodology and am passionate about deepening the roles in Agile - specifically Agile Coach and Agile Manager - to help Agile move into its fullest expression. I hold an alphabet-soup of certifications: Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB). I am also actively training in the methods and practices of Co-Active Coaching.