Mike is an independent agile coach that provides agile training, agile coaching, and agile transformation services designed to help pragmatically, incrementally, and safely introduce agile methods into any sized organization.
Prior to becoming and independent coach, Mike was the Regional Vice President of Pillar Technology Southeast. He was responsible for new client acquisition and engagement design. He stayed involved as a hands-on agile coach and trainer for larger and more complex agile initiatives. His specialty was and is large programs in complex multi-methodology environments.
Prior to joining Pillar, Mike was an agile coach and trainer with VersionOne where he helped customers lead large-scale agile transformations and adopt agile project management best practices. Before joining VersionOne, Mike was a Senior Project Manager for CheckFree Corporation where he led a portfolio of agile projects for their online banking and bill payment business unit.
Mike is a certified PMP project manager and a certified ScrumMaster. Mike was involved with the creation of the DSDM Agile Project Leader certification, holds this certification at the Foundation, Practitioner, and Examiner levels. Mike was named an honorary member of the DSDM consortium and served on the board of APLN and the Lean Software and Systems Consortium. He currently co-leads the PMI Agile Community of Practice.