About the Author – Agile: An Executive Guide – Real results from IT budgets


Jamie Lynn Cooke has 20 years of experience as a senior business analyst and solutions consultant, working with over 125 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 the IT industry.

She is also a well-regarded speaker on both business and technology topics, most recently presenting on issues such as: Getting Management and Customer Support for Using Agile and When is Agile Not the Answer? at the Business Process Modelling world conference in Brisbane, Australia and at the AgileCanberra 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 organisations.

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.