Julie L. Stone, MBA, PMP, CSM, based in Minneapolis, MN, obtained Scrum Master certification in January 2008. After first working with Scrum in 2005 to help a client move from informal Waterfall to Scrum, she has been seeking out clients who are interested in Agile and Scrum methods ever since! Julie excels in representing IT/technology to project sponsors, internal stakeholders at various levels of management, system/solution end users and external partners and/or vendors. She is especially strong in comparing/contracts scrum against other project methodologies and helping business and technical resources understand the advantages of using scrum. Julie has more than 10 years of diversified relationship management, project management, assessment and business/systems analyst experience in the following industries: financial services, energy, insurance, biotech/pharmaceutical and media. She has formal training and/or experience with the following project management methodologies: Agile, CMMI, PMBOK and Six Sigma.