About The Author – Agile An Executive Guide


Jamie Lynn Cooke has 25 years of experience as a senior business analyst, project manager and solutions consultant, working with more than 130 public and private sector organizations throughout Australia, Canada and the United States.

She is the author of Agile Productivity Unleashed: Proven Approaches for Achieving Real Productivity Gains in Any Organization, a book written specifically to explain Agile methods in non-technical business terms to managers and executives outside of the IT industry; Everything you want to know about Agile: How to get Agile results in a less-than-Agile organization, which gives readers strategies for aligning Agile work within the reporting, budgeting, staffing, and governance constraints of their organization; and The Power of the Agile Business Analyst: 30 surprising ways a business analyst can add value to your Agile development team, which details 30 core activities that Agile business analysts can undertake to ensure that Agile development teams deliver the highest possible business value solutions for the organization.

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 methods 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 methods to numerous organizations worldwide.

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.