Stacia Broderick has worked as a project manager for 14 years, the last seven in software development. Realizing that the traditional approach was missing something, Broderick was fortunate enough to be cast in the role of ScrumMaster in 2003, and ever since has helped teams all over the world embrace the principles of and transition to agile. Stacia founded her company, AgileEvolution, Inc., based on the belief that agile practices present a humane, logical way for teams and companies to deliver products. She is a Certified ScrumTrainer and Practitioner, as well as a PMP, a mix that proves helpful when assisting organizations transitioning from traditonal to modern practices. Stacia co-authored "The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility" with Michele Sliger; it is available from Addison Wesley.
Maria Thelin, of Jaybis Consulting, has been involved in software development for the past 11 years. Maria has been a developer, a systems architect, a project manager and even a CTO and brings a wealth of information and experiences from her many different perspectives. She has been influenced by agile practices since 2002, and enjoys mentoring organizations in the transition to value-driven project methods, including Lean, Scrum and XP. She is quite the athlete and participates in dozens of events every year including orienteering and cross-country skiing and also enjoys cooking and interior design.