St. Petersburg, FL
Founder, Quality Plus Technologies
Heart of Agile is the craft distillation of all the great agile principles into a simple, clean, human-centric model that works for product development.
Carol is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker and author - see The IT Measurement Compendium; Practical Project Estimation - whose passion lies in working with organizations who want to measurably improve their competitiveness and change their corporate culture. A classically trained mechanical engineer with years of progressive IT experience, she hold certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS), Certified Scrum Master (CSM). She was part of the curriculum delivery of the VA (Veterans Affairs) Program and Project Management (FAC-PPM) and has taught leadership, cultural diversity, communication as well as technical topics to thousands of technical professionals.
WHY HEART OF AGILE
Since the dawn of the Agile Manifesto, people have so embraced the principles and created so many models, tools, approaches, certifications and methods that there is now an entire Agile industry. The Heart of Agile removes the noise and chaff, distilling the best practices into four simple, concrete and actionable concepts still true to the Manifesto: Collaborate, Deliver, Reflect and Improve. By adding touches of leadership, emotional intelligence, cultural diversity, and communication, it’s a winning combination destined to revolutionize product development for the good.