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Janet Waite


Corporate Vice President, Information Technology, New York Life Insurance Company

Location: Tampa, FL/USA


Certified ScrumMaster



With more than 20 years experience in the insurance field, I have held a variety of positions ranging from:  Life/Health Insurance Agent, Quality Analyst, Business Analyst, Manager, Project Manager and Program Manager within the business and Information Technology departments.  

More recently, I manage a team of IT Project Managers and ScrumMasters and am the Release Train Engineer (RTE).   As the Release Train Engineer since 2014 I am the coach and uber ScrumMaster for our Agile Release Train which consists of 10 agile teams.  I facilitate the Program Increment events which are held regularly with over 150+ participants, facilitate a weekly Scrum of Scrums with focus on readiness and delivery of minimum business increments (MBIs).  As a servant leader I manage risk, escalate impediments, communicate with stakeholders, assist the teams with delivering value and drives continuous improvement across the team, program and portfolio level. 

I am an active member of the Scaled Agile community, Project Management Institute, Agile Meet-Ups, and Toastmasters.  I currently hold the following certifications:

  • Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC4.0)
  • Certified ScrumMaster
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) - Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Toastmaster's Competent Communicator
  • Toastmaster's Competent Leader

Additional insights:  

  • DISC Style:  Dominance
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging
  • Strengths Finder:  Input, Relator, Learner, Arranger, and Responsibility



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