Amy Moolten is an experienced Program Manager and Agile Coach focused on leading Agile projects and process improvement efforts for organizations interested in adopting Agile methods. Amy is experienced in Agile/Lean coaching, software and process training, and other forms of management consulting and training in the software industry for the public and the private sectors. Recently, she has focused on coaching teams and executives in the adoption of Agile/Scrum product development, methodology/process improvement and executive leadership within the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense for the federal government. She has also focused on providing Agile enablement coaching and corporate leadership training at MySpace, the global leader in social networking and among the top 5 most hit websites in the world. She has consulted in the software development field since 1999 and has been using and championing Agile/Lean practices on projects since 2006. Amy has received a variety of formal training in consulting and project management methodologies including Microsoft Consulting training at Avanade/Accenture, and certification and training in Agile/Scrum with Ken Schwaber. She has found Agile/Lean approaches most effective in ramping teams up in organizations of all sizes and helping to improve communication and product delivery in larger organizations looking for improvement.
Amy has a diverse background covering many areas of software product development and in many capacities (including development, QA, software training, development of training curriculums, product and project management). Her responsibilities have ranged from booting up start-up companies such as Clearstory Systems, AgencyPort, IMN, and the Vantage Group to facilitating change in large organizations such as Macromedia, Honeywell, Harvard University, Accenture, MySpace, and the federal government.
Amy is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), and an active member of Scrum Alliance.
She has a BA in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a variety of honors and awards including Dean’s List - (all four years), The Matchette Prize for Excellence in Philosophy (1998), The Colin Kerr Award (1996) for holding the number one GPA and rank in class at College of General Studies, and recognition by the Golden Key National Honor Society (1996) for being in the top ten percent of Boston University students.
She currently resides in Delray Beach, Florida where she continues to serve as an Agile/Coach and trainer for a variety of organizations.