Linda Cook is a Lean/Agile Coach and Certified ScrumMaster & Product Owner with over twenty years experience in the IT industry. Linda understands team dynamics like few others. Her extensive background both as a software developer and as a program/project manager is the perfect compliment to her innate knack for figuring out what makes people tick. Linda’s expertise ranges from Agile coaching and mentoring to formal training programs in Scrum, Kanban, Lean Software Development, and Agile Project Management. She has worked in a variety of industries, mentored colleagues, established formal and informal training programs, and has established/improved the processes of numerous software development teams during her career.
Linda Cook serves as the Treasurer of the Agile Alliance (2012-2015) and speaks a local agile user groups and professional conferences.
PayPal, Inc, Agile Coach Liasion
September 2012 - January 2015, Timonium, MD., US
Lead for the Agile Program Managers (APM)s for PayPal's Credit division. Coordinate activities of the APM's including release planning, dependency management, issue escalation, and change management. Act as the agile coach liaison for the Credit group and provide support for the coaches. Provide training and mentoring for all Scrum ceremonies. Actively involved in eWIT, hosting Agile for Kids class and Teaching Kids Java programming.
ViPS, General Dynamics IT, Agile Practice Coach
June 2010 - August 2012, Towson, MD, US
Started in Februrary, 2010. The Agile Practice Coach for the HealthCare Products Group.