ITGP author of the month: Jamie Lynn Cooke
Our new author of the month series will bring you exclusive features, interviews and blog posts from our authors, along with discounts on their ITGP publications.
Jamie Lynn Cooke has 27 years of experience as a senior business analyst and solutions consultant, working with more than 130 public and private sector organisations throughout Australia, Canada, and the United States.
Her background includes business case development; strategic and operational reviews; business process modelling, mapping, and optimisation; product and project management on small to multi-million-dollar initiatives; quality management; risk analysis and mitigation; developing/conducting training courses; workshop delivery; and refining e-business strategies.
She is the author of Agile Principles Unleashed, a book written specifically to explain Agile in non-technical business terms to managers and executives outside of the IT industry; Agile: An Executive Guide: Real results from IT budgets, which gives IT executives the tools and strategies needed for bottom-line business decisions on using Agile methodologies; Everything you want to know about Agile: How to get Agile results in a less-than-Agile organisation, which gives readers strategies for aligning Agile work within the reporting, budgeting, staffing, and governance constraints of their organization; and PRINCE2 Agile™ An Implementation Pocket Guide: Step-by-step advice for every project type, a hands-on guide for successfully delivering projects within the PRINCE2 Agile™ framework.
She is a well-regarded speaker on both business and technology topics, most recently presenting on issues such as From Unclear and Unrealistic Requirements to Achievable User Stories, Getting Management and Business User Support for Using Agile, and When is Agile Not the Answer? at the Agile Development West conference, the Business Process Modelling world conference, and at Agile-Canberra professional forums.
Jamie has been working hands-on with Agile methodologies since 2003, and has researched hundreds of books and articles on Agile topics. She is a signatory to the Agile Manifesto, has attended numerous Agile seminars, and has worked with prominent consultants to promote Agile methodologies to large organizations.
Jamie has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Psychology (Human Factors Engineering) from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts; and a Graduate Certificate in e-Business/Business Informatics from the University of Canberra in Australia.
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