Mark C. Layton is an organizational strategist and PMI certification instructor with over 20 years in the project/program management field. He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Leadership Network, is the author of the international Scrum for Dummies and Agile Project Management for Dummies series and is the founder of Platinum Edge, LLC—an organizational improvement company that supports businesses making the Waterfall-to-Agile transition.
Prior to founding Platinum Edge in 2001, Mark developed his expertise as a consulting firm executive, program management coach, and in-the-trenches project leader. He also spent 11 years as a Cryptographic Specialist for the US Air Force, where he earned both Commendation and Achievement medals for his accomplishments.
Mark holds MBAs from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National University of Singapore; a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Behavioral Science from Pitzer College/University of La Verne; and an A.S. in Electronic Systems from the Air Force’s Air College. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force’s Leadership School, a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), a certified SCPM (Stanford University Advanced Project Management), and a certified Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SAFe SPC).
When he isn’t partnering with businesses to improve ROI, Mark enjoys scuba diving, international travel and endurance cycling.
About Platinum Edge:
Platinum Edge helps companies deliver value faster, with fewer errors, at a lower total cost. We are an agile-focused team of MBAs, behavioral science experts and certification instructors who Audit, Recruit, Train and Transform organizations to maximize return on investment. If your company has software and/or product development teams, we can help you.