About The Author – Agile Productivity Unleashed, 2nd Edition


Jamie Lynn Cooke has 24 years of experience as a senior business analyst and solutions consultant, working with more than 130 public and private sector organizations throughout Australia, Canada and the United States.

Her background includes business case development; strategic and operational reviews; business process modeling, mapping and optimization; 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: An Executive Guide: Real results from IT budgets, which gives IT executives the tools and strategies needed for bottom-line-driven business decisions on using Agile methodologies; 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 practical, achievable ways in which Agile business analysts can increase the relevance, quality and overall business value of Agile projects.

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

Jamie has been working hands on with Agile methods and practices since 2003, and has researched hundreds of books and articles on Agile topics. She is a signatory on the Agile Manifesto, has attended numerous Agile seminars, and has worked with prominent consultants to promote Agile practices 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.