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PMstudy Faculty Profile

The success of any training program greatly depends on the proficiency of the instructor. We owe our high success rate and consistently great student feedback to the quality of our instructors. All our instructors are SCRUMStudy Certified Trainers (SCTTM) with experience in project management and Agile/Scrum implementation in areas such as Information Technology, Government, Finance, and Banking. Their practical examples and real life personal experiences make it easier for students to understand and appreciate complex Scrum/Agile concepts.

Before teaching any Scrum/Agile class, each instructor goes through a rigorous SCRUMstudy "Train-the-Trainer" program about adult learning techniques required to make their classes interesting, enjoyable and enriching. Our faculty has more than 400 hours of teaching experience in successfully delivering classes.

We would like you to go through the profiles of our faculty. We assure you that no other training provider can match the quality of our faculty.

Barbara  Siefken

Barbara Siefken

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, ITIL Intermediate, PMI-ACP

Barbara is a software and IT specialist with 25+ years of experience in delivering successful projects. She is an accomplished technology leader and has worked with several organizations across industries such as telecommunication, telematics, semiconductor design and manufacturing, finance, education, and more. She has a proven track record of delivering successful projects, with an emphasis on strong customer service, process improvement, and ensuring customer retention and satisfaction. Her expertise also extends to functional areas such as product development and management, software sales, and intellectual property rights. She is also an excellent trainer and is highly recommended by students for her sustained focus and contagious enthusiasm during classes. Barbara has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Stony Brook University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the New York University. Barbara has conducted 200+ classes for more than 2000 professional across organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Nokia, Northrop Grumman, Nike, Pfizer, Schlumberger, Toyota, US Navy, USAF, JP Morgan Chase, Intel, Honeywell, HSBC, AT&T, and more.

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Eric J. Carter

Eric J. Carter

SMC,SDC,SPOC, PMP, ITIL

"Thanks Eric! I credit my success to you, the class, study guide and practice tests. Definitely could not have done it without your help." - Bill Kerr, PMP Eric Carter is a certified SMC trainer with over 15 years of experience as an Agile coach, business owner, project manager and consultant in various fields including law, auto industry and banking. His varied experience has given him a unique understanding of both project and program management. Eric holds a bachelors degree in business economics and a juris doctorate.

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Bryan Perez

Bryan Perez

Bryan is a passionate technology leader with strong business acumen, industry knowledge, and proven track record of leading global teams. He has demonstrated results in driving business transformation and impact across a broad range of leadership and hands on roles from start-ups to multi-million dollar companies. He has been involved in multiple roles building and leading world-class, high performance engineering and product teams while delivering cutting-edge, high business value operational strategies that increase engagement, maximize ROI, and position organizations for strong growth. Bryan has worked in technology and leadership roles at global organizations such as Charles Schwab, Symantec, Practice Fusion, Texas Workforce Commission, Department of Health and Human Services, among others. Perez holds a double B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Soft Systems from Monterrey Tech Institute of Technology and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Texas Pan-Am. Bryan is a very proficient Scrum and Agile coach, and is regarded as a highly enthusiastic and attentive trainer by his students. Bryan mentors and coaches Scrum for individuals and teams working across different industries and has trained 1000+ professionals from various companies.

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Buddy  Peacock

Buddy Peacock

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, ESMC, PMP, Co-author-Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK® Guide)

Buddy is a multifaceted senior information technology professional with over 30 years of industry experience. Buddy has extensive hands-on experience in managing software development projects using multiple methodologies. His in-depth knowledge of technology and project delivery experience enable him to communicate technology value propositions to senior internal and external stakeholders with ease. He is a customer-focused leader, who ensures industry-leading levels of customer satisfaction, and is a highly motivational team builder, coach, and mentor who forges top-performing, committed and organized personnel, with superior retention rates. Buddy has a degree in Math and Computer Science from the Florida Atlantic University. He is a co-author of the SBOK® Guide.

Buddy is a highly experienced and proficient trainer for Scrum and Agile. He has conducted 150+ classes and trained 1,500+ project professionals from companies such as AT&T, Dell, Deloitte, HP, Fannie Mae, Corptax, Allstate Insurance, CareTech Solutions, DHS, Guaranty Bank, Polycom Inc., US Bank, iLogic, MBX Systems, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, and more.

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Frances  M. J. Tessler

Frances M. J. Tessler

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, PMP

Frances Tessler has been delivering successful projects for the past 20 years. She has expertise in managing and achieving process improvements for system applications and general operations departments. She has managed both IT and administrative projects. One of her biggest project challenges was while working with a major IT firm to create a GUI that would allow an eligibility department to process paper applications with 99% accuracy and then creating an audit process to ensure accuracy of data in the data warehouse. She greatly enjoys problem solving and networking that are highly important elements for successful project delivery. Frances has degrees from the University of Phoenix as well as the Ohio State University.

Frances employs highly effective training methods which ensure that participants understand concepts based on the industries they have worked in. She has conducted more than 100 classes, having trained more than 1000 professionals from companies such as American Express, Comcast, CSC, Siemens Medical Solutions, Tavant Technologies, JD Gilley, United Health Group, Omnicare, Hobsons, Nationwide Financial, NorAm Partners, National Auto Care, Canon Financial Services, and more.

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Nadia  Solimani

Nadia Solimani

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, ITIL, Six Sigma Green Belt

Nadia has a rich background of implementing provincial healthcare IT solutions to hospitals in Ontario. She successfully led the implementation of Wait Time Strategy for colorectal cancer screening in multiple community and academic healthcare facilities. She was integral in the deployment of an electronic case management application across 18 Greater Toronto Area hospitals, ensuring the successful transition from paper based processes to electronic, real time processes. Nadia has a passion for teaching and has trained a multitude of clinical professionals in the effective use of healthcare technology solutions. Furthermore, she is an experienced practitioner of Scrum and Agile, who has utilized both Agile and Waterfall methodologies in delivering quality software to provincial clients.

Nadia teaches, mentors and coaches Scrum for practitioners and teams working across different industries and has trained more than 500 professionals from various companies.

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L.  Gaynell Malone

L. Gaynell Malone

SCT, SDC, SMC, SAMC, SPOC, Co-author-Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK? Guide)

Gaynell has vast industry experience having worked with fortune 500 companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. She has managed and deployed ERP systems, launched and grown business intelligence and data warehouse organizations, managed E-commerce implementations, and led information technology departments. Through her multiple roles, she has also gained experience in managing risk for multimillion dollar programs for organizations, and mentored employees for successful project launches. She also has experience with structuring technology department teams, improving operations, and building C-level relationships and establishing stakeholder support. She has led and coached the Scrum Master course for teams in education, automotive, and food industry. Gaynell has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Southern University and A&M College, and a MS in Software Development and Management From Rochester Institute of Technology. She is also a co-author of the SBOK? Guide.

Gaynell has conducted 50+ classes and trained 500+ professionals from companies such as American Express, Atlantic American Corporation, Blackberry, Brightstar Corporation, CGI, Catapult, Chicago Housing Corporation, Cognizant Technology Solutions, HSBC, GE Capital, JP Morgan, Ivy Hill Consulting, Motorola Solutions, Nokia Solutions, and more.

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Lachlan  B. McGurk

Lachlan B. McGurk

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, PMP, PMI-ACP

After twelve years of service in the Royal Air Force, Lachlan has gained over a decade of experience leading large corporate IT projects in the automotive industry, for a global tier one supplier. His deep knowledge of the IT Technical Services field, coupled with his project delivery skills has helped him carry out many successful IT projects. He has the experience of leading both virtual teams and cross-functional co-located teams for Agile based projects. Working for a large leading global manufacturing company has also enabled Lachlan to develop a strong practical knowledge of Six Sigma, Kaizen, and other Lean methodologies. Lachlan is regarded as a highly personable, responsive and attentive trainer to his students; and he is recognized for delivering exceptional results.

Lachlan has conducted 100+ classes for project experts; and has trained 750+ professionals across companies such as Adobe, Canada Border Services Agency, Hydro One, Health Canada, Scotia Bank, Blackberry, Chicago Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Air Canada, Mastelcom Inc, Rogers Communications Inc, Upland Software, Hoffman Le Roche, AGCO, municipal departments in Ontario, and more.

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Quincy  D Jordan

Quincy D Jordan

SCT, SMC, SAMC, SPOC, Six Sigma Green Belt , Six Sigma Lean Black Belt, Marketing Strategy Professional

Quincy is an experienced senior level portfolio, project, program, operations, and change management professional with more than 20 years of experience in multiple domains including IT, telecommunications, government/aviation, and real estate development. In addition, Quincy has extensive experience in negotiation management, relationship management and strategic planning. He is a proficient problem-solver with critical thinking abilities and technical skills to ensure all stakeholders understand and accomplish their goals. Quincy has managed projects for multiple top-20 Fortune 500 companies and is a proven collaborator who has worked in a variety of industries with the ability to apply his diverse skills to meet the business needs of the organizations. Quincy is a strong collaborator and has worked in a variety of industries with proven adaptability to apply his diverse skills to meet the business needs the organizations he has served. He holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University School of Business, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science from Morehouse College, and a host of industry certifications and licenses in various domains.

Quincy has conducted 100+ classes and trained close to 1000 students from companies such as 3M, Alliance Data, American Express, CareTech Solutions, CGI, Chicago Housing Authority, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Delta Airlines, Ernst &Young, FirstData, ECS Federal, General Motors, Motorola, Nokia Solutions, and more.

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Rae-Anne  Alves

Rae-Anne Alves

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC

Rae-Ann is an experienced management and technology executive with nearly 20 years of work experience. She is an experienced management consulting leader and has extensive experience in delivering successful projects across industries. She has an educational background in engineering and business administration with more than 10 years of work experience at Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Her areas of strength include complex problem solving, large project team management, process improvement, cost reduction initiatives, leadership, innovation, and people development. She is a skilled professional with substantial operational experience who has consistently and successfully delivered practical results while empowering others. She has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Manufacturing Management from the Penn State University, as well as an M.B.A from the University of Virginia-Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Rae-Ann has conducted 50+ classes for more than 500 students from companies such as 7Delta, Capgemini, Delta Airlines, Citi Group, Chrysalis, Eagle Creek, Invista, OneSpring, Sogeti, Qwest Solutions, Schneider Electric, Sony, Coca Cola, and more.

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Scott  W. Hamilton

Scott W. Hamilton

SCT, SMC, SSGB, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, ITIL, PMP

Scott has over 15 years of experience in the areas of classroom training, business analysis and re-engineering, process consultation, and operational management. Scott worked for over 20 years at California State Automobile Association where his projects and training programs encompassed a diverse range of specialized areas such as IT, mobile technology, support services, and web-portal implementation. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sacramento State University where he studied theatre directing and production. Scott incorporates his theatre, business, and training background to provide his students with a learning experience that is both educational and entertaining. Scott says, "I enjoy all aspects of teaching and take pride in bringing such a valuable set of project delivery tools and processes to our business professionals." He relishes helping bring valuable tools, ideologies, methods, processes and techniques to business professionals to improve their professional and personal lives.

Scott is a highly recommended trainer for Scrum and Agile, having conducted 100+ classes for close to 1000 students across companies such as Apple, Aricent, Autodesk, Cisco, Comcast, HP, Harman, IBM, NetApp, Oracle, CIGNA, Forte Analytics, Genitivi, PWC, Pantheon, and more.

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Frank  Quinteros

Frank Quinteros

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC

A qualified IT Security Professional, Frank is a project consultant in New York City with extensive experience with Agile and Waterfall projects. He has organized and managed various global projects for financial services, pharmaceutical and multi-media industries providing him with valuable insight that he relishes sharing with colleagues and students alike. Frank is considered as a proactive business leader skilled at identifying risks and implementing solutions that optimize operations, drive productivity, and improve data security. With over 20 years of industry experience, he has led a number of cross-functional and Agile project teams allowing him opportunities for partnering, team building and facilitating leadership that creates long-lasting relationships and enhances project success. Frank is skilled in problem solving, strategic planning and coordination of individual, groups and management at all levels of the organization, his focus in helping clients meet goals and deliverables, aligning these with strategy and vision has raised businesses to a higher standards of excellence and achievement. Frank holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the City University of New York, and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. As a trainer and educator his greatest strength lies in his ability to manage people and performance. His fluency in Spanish also allows him to facilitate discussions in multiple languages.

Frank is a renowned trainer for Scrum and Agile, and has conducted 50+ classes for more than 500 professionals from companies such as Bloomberg, Aricent, Atex, Datacolor, ECG Global Consulting, Franklin Mutual Insurance, Magnacare, The Hackett Group, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, JP Morgan, McKinsey, Metlife, New York Insurance Company, Verizon, and more.

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Gourab Nanda

Gourab Nanda

SCT, SMC, SDC, SAMC, Marketing Strategy Professional, Agile and Scrum Trainer

Gourab is a technology entrepreneur with great passion for disruptive ideas and technologies that can make the world a better place. Gourab specializes in researching new and innovative ways to improve common business processes and practices. He is highly skilled in areas such as business model analysis, market analysis, and software product development using agile techniques. He extends this passion to training and coaching agile methodologies to product managers, software developers, and organizations. Gourab has an undergraduate degree in metallurgical engineering from the National Institute of Technology (Rourkela) as well as a MBA from Brigham Young University. In his role as a trainer, Gourab has educated, mentored, and advised project professionals on Scrum and Agile, and worked at multiple levels of an organization to help them produce products and software that have been very beneficial for their clients.

Gourab has conducted 100+ classes and trained close to 1000 developers and professionals in Scrum and Agile across companies such as American Express, Accelerated Solutions, Amerigroup, Aricent, Bank of America, Booz Allen Hamilton, Blue Ally, CGI, CIGNA, CRC Information Systems, Cognizant Technology Solutions, First Advantage, LoyaltyOne, Marriott International, Oracle, and more.

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J. Drew Nations

J. Drew Nations

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, ITIL Expert, PMP, Co-author-Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK® Guide)

Drew specializes in process improvement/implementation as well as traditional and Agile project delivery. He has worked extensively in developing program, project, and IT service management processes to derive value through repeatable, optimized business methodologies that ensure maximum efficiency and best results for organizations. He is a highly skilled instructor who is able to clearly map out the fine art of using Scrum in the work place. His experience of 10+ years in project delivery has enriched his overall understanding and application of Scrum and Agile in IT and other areas. He also has extensive experience focused in information technology areas and governance such as managing personnel, schedules, equipment, and budget responsibilities. Drew holds an undergraduate degree in History from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters in Project Management from the George Washington University-School of Business. He is also a co-author of the SBOK® Guide.

Drew is a highly sought-after trainer for Scrum and Agile and has conducted 100+ classes and trained close to 1000 professionals across companies such as Allscripts, Booz Allen Hamilton, Data Network Corporation, Experient, Grant Thornton, Hyatt Consulting, IBM, Insight Global, Johnson & Johnson, Marriott, Northrop Grumman, US GPO, Verizon, Coca Cola, and more.

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Nadra Rafee

Nadra Rafee

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, PMP, ITIL

Nadra has been involved with IT consulting and software projects for the last 17 years. She has extensive experience in progressive leadership roles in consulting, technical process management, enterprise/embedded software development, business development, systems engineering in the IT, aerospace/defence, automotive, and data communication industries. Nadra has several years of expertise in delivering successful projects adopting waterfall SDLC and Agile methodologies. She has several years of experience leading software teams involved in system design, software architecture, and software test planning. Nadra is an alumna of the University of Calgary.

As a trainer, Nadra has conducted 75+ training sessions for more than 750 students from companies such as Comcast, Ebay, GlaxoSmithKline, NBE, ServiceNow, Solace Systems, Techflow, IBM, Honeywell, Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Vodafone, Department of National Defence, and Valeo and more.

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Ruth Kim

Ruth Kim

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, PMP, PMI-ACP, Co-author-Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK® Guide)

Ruth has more than 15 years of experience having worked in various roles in IT, consulting, and supply chain management. She is a result driven business executive with extensive experience in professional training & consulting, program/project delivery and IT systems/software implementations. Ruth specializes in Training & Consulting, Program/Project delivery, IT System Implementations, Quality Management, Risk Management, Agile Methods, Scrum, Manufacturing Operations, Production Control, Product Design, and Advanced Planning Solutions. She successfully delivered business planning solutions at enterprise level for numerous organizations, partnering with client executives throughout the project lifecycle to drive project direction, deliverables progress, risk mitigation plans and to ensure optimal business benefit. Ruth has launched and executed numerous academic training programs spanning geographies, including virtual instructor-led and physical classes. Her expertise in instructional design and training make her a highly proficient and sought-after trainer in Scrum and Agile. Ruth has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and a Masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University. She is also a co-author of the SBOK® Guide.

Ruth has conducted 200+ classes for more than 2,000 professionals across companies such as American Express, Avnet, Asahi, Honeywell, HP, Innovative Solutions, IBM, Philips Electronic, Syntel, University of Arizona, Trizetto, SUMCO Phoenix Corporation, Bluecross Blueshield AZ, and more.

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Winfried Hackmann

Winfried Hackmann

SCT, SDC, SAMC, SPOC, ESMC, PMP, PMI-ACP, Co-author-Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK® Guide)

Winfried has more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry delivering successful projects. He is a goal-oriented oriented professional with strong leadership capabilities. In his career spanning 30 years he has also held engineering and management positions in R&D, product-management and service. He has successfully built and motivated multi-cultural teams, including virtual teams spanning multiple continents. He has also more than 5 years of practical work experience with Scrum. Winfried was the driver for the successful transition to Scrum for the VoIP product line at Nokia Siemens Networks. This was one of the largest Scrum projects worldwide with several hundred engineers, distributed over multiple continents and working in more than 30 scrum teams providing living proof for the flexibility and scalability of the Scrum framework. Winfried also holds several other professional industry certifications and is a co-author of the SBOK® Guide. He is an accomplished and well-qualified trainer with solid industry experience and practical background, and outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities. Winfried has a degree in Mathematics from the Universität Dortmund.

Winfried has conducted 200+ classes for more than 2000 professional across organizations such as American Express, Capgemini, Bank of America, Catapult Systems, Charles Schwab, Chevron, CSC, Digital First Media, First Advantage, Ericsson, Fujitsu Network Communications, Lenovo, Paypal, Synechron, Texas Instruments, and more.

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Charles J. Quansah

Charles J. Quansah

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC

Charles has over 17 years of experience in the field of Information Technology and Business Operations Management. Having worked on numerous projects with diverse groups of cross-functional professionals in both private and public sectors, he brings a unique blend of practical hands-on and coaching experience in delivering projects through all its phases. In his current job where he serves as the Director of Information Systems, he is responsible for coordinating all Information Technology initiatives and managing a portfolio for projects directed at achieving the organization's strategic Information Technology objectives. Charles is regarded as an outstanding instructor and wise mentor with a unique ability to break-down complex concepts into easily understandable pieces and present them in highly engaging ways. His instructional style comes across as a fun, easy to understand, and productive. Charles holds a B. Sc. Information Systems from University of Phoenix and Master's in Information and Telecommunications Systems from the Johns Hopkins University.

Charles is a highly sought after trainer for Scrum and Agile. He has conducted 50+ classes and trained 500+ professionals across companies such as Accenture, Airbus, Deloitte, Fannie Mae, First Data, Johnson Controls, KPMG, Marriot International, Philips, George Washington University, US Army, Verizon Wireless, Xerox, and more.

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Elizabeth  L. Warren

Elizabeth L. Warren

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, ITIL v3 Expert, PMP

Lynne has extensive experience having worked in management and project related positions in a variety of industries which include: public utilities, technology, landscaping, residential construction, magazine publishing, and independent consulting. She is highly skilled in employee management, career planning, and talent development. Her strength and proficiency were demonstrated while playing key roles in major projects which included assembling and leading effective teams. She has enhanced her knowledge by doing professional development courses on facilitative leadership, psychology of supervision, intervention skills, team problem solving, technical writing, and distribution field engineering. She obtained her graduate degree in business administration from the American InterContinental University and has contributed immensely towards creation of the SBOK® Guide.

Lynn is a highly proficient trainer for Scrum and Agile and has conducted 50+ classes and trained 500+ students from companies such as Ebay, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Infosys, Federal Reserve Bank, Jabil Circuit, Open English, Care Communications, Webmeadow, Intuit, Raymond James, and more.

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Tammy D. Minder

Tammy D. Minder

SCT, SCRUM Master Certified (SMC), SPOC, ICP, PMP, PMI-ACP, ITILv3F, SSGB, SAMC

Tammy's background includes more than 18 years in delivering successful projects. She is a professional with outstanding project planning, execution, monitoring and resource balancing skills with ability to support multiple simultaneous projects in a matrix organizational structure. In her various functions she has played a key role in building credibility, establishing rapport, and maintaining communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organization. Her areas of expertise include Corporate Training/Consulting, Controlling Schedules & Cost, Contract Management, Stakeholder Relations, Quality Assurance, Project Bids, Risk Management, Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor Management, Government Contracts-GSA, Contract Administration, Team Building, AGILE, SCRUM, Process Management & Improvement. Tammy’s classes are highly engaging and she ensures that participants are able to retain concepts taught in class through the use of various mnemonic tips and methods. Tammy holds a B.S in Interior Design from the High Point University.

Tammy is a highly proficient trainer for Scrum and Agile, having taught 50+ classes for more than 500 students from organizations such as Bank of America, Ernst & Young, Electrolux, LPL Financial, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Research Square, Dynamics Research Corporation, World Wide Technology, Time Warner, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and more.

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Deepak Ramaswamy

Deepak Ramaswamy

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SAMC, SDC, SCAC, 6 Sigma Green Belt, PRINCE2 Practitioner

Deepak Ramaswamy is a SCRUMstudy Certified Trainer (SCT™) and a SCRUMstudy Certified Agile Coach (SCAC™). He has over seven years of specialized experience in training, coaching, consulting, and managing projects in diverse industries across the globe. He has provided training to more than 2000 delegates in India, the U.K. and Australia, enabling them gain knowledge and expertise to deliver projects successfully using Scrum, Agile, and other project delivery methodologies/frameworks. Deepak is one of the co-authors of the SBOK® Guide. He is also an AXELOS Accredited PRINCE2® Trainer. Deepak has extensive experience in multiple functional areas such as business consulting, project management, program management, web development, and content marketing. Deepak holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from Bangalore University.
Deepak has conducted 150+ classes for 2000+ professionals from companies such as AT&T, HCL Technologies, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, IBM, Mindtree, Pugmarks, Wipro, Hindustan Petroleum, Unisys Global, Aurion Corporation, ACS, Atlas Systems, Infosys, and more.

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Trent Fogg

Trent Fogg

SMC, SPOC, SAMC, SCT

Trent Fogg has been developing innovative and successful technical and exploration products for the Petroleum industry for over the last 15 years. He has directed major geological studies, exploration analysis software and Geographic Information System (GIS) based consulting tools covering North America and Europe. His success in bringing multi-disciplinary teams together across skill sets and continents has been aided by his understanding and experience with the PMBOK® Guide framework. He has his Masters Certificate in Project Management through York University - Schulich School of Business.

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Alexis Carnegie-Dunham

Alexis Carnegie-Dunham

SCT, SMC, SAMC

Alexis is an energetic trainer, has a background in industrial engineering and international management, and has been working with different scrum teams for the past 5 years serving in roles including scrum product owner, scrum master and scrum team member. Alexis has consistently delivered value to clients by facilitating scrum of scrums meetings in collocated and global-virtual environments. She is passionate about large scale scrum projects. She believes that empirical process control and effective communication between stakeholders are highly important for scrum projects. The ability of scrum projects to manage change, risk, quality, and provide timely value to clients using iterative development is what Alexis first found most interesting about working on scrum projects. This interest and experience led her to reading the SBOK Guide?, earning formal scrum/agile certifications, and becoming a Scrum Certified Trainer. As a business owner Alexis works on scrum projects and conducts training and certification classes. Alexis conducts classes in traditional classroom and virtual-live delivery formats and is a big fan of the practical application and academic components of SCRUMstudy classes. Alexis is currently Managing Partner of Trench Project Management. She has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University Michigan and a Master Degree in International Management from Walden University.

Alex has conducted 50+ classes and trained more than 500 professionals across companies such as Amerigroup, Astrazeneca, Atlantic Power, Booz Allen, Cigna, Eaton, Ericsson, Fidelity, GE Lighting, Henkel, Northrop Grumman, NTT Data, Pfizer, and more.

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Nikhil Kumar

Nikhil Kumar

SCT, SMC, SPOC, SDC, SAMC, PRINCE2 Certified Trainer, PRINCE2 Practitioner, ITIL Foundation, Six Sigma Green Belt

Nikhil has 7+ years of training experience globally. He also has extensive experience in planning & management of multi-location projects and programs. He has worked in multiple domains such as information technology, financial services, and educational technology & services. Nikhil has specialized experience in the areas of project management, process implementation, Agile and Scrum implementation, risk management, and estimation techniques. He is a multi-faceted personality who holds numerous other certifications in the area of project delivery and management. He has also contributed significantly towards creation of the SBOK? Guide. Nikhil holds a Master?s degree in Economics as well as a post graduate degree in Management from the Birla Institute of Management and Technology.
Nikhil is a highly proficient trainer and has conducted 150+ classes for more than 2000 professional across companies such as Asteral, Capgemini, Cognizant Technology Solutions, IBM, Infosys, Lincmedia, P&G, Wipro, CMC Markets, Lloyds Banking, Unisys, Vocalink, and more.

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Corey Bailey

Corey Bailey

SCT, SMC, SAMC, SDC

Corey has been directing the delivery of IT services in customer facing roles for over 25 years. He has been a successful manager, coach, delivery manager, vendor manager, and process change agent in small business and Fortune 500 environments. Corey has a track record of improving profitability and customer satisfaction with a focus on analytics and strong team work in challenging environments. He has been recognized for his contributions in the delivery of large project implementations on time and within budget by managing performance and closely tracking results. Corey has been successfully delivering excellent business results for IT projects for various clients, while ensuring high levels of employee satisfaction by improving communication, increasing team participation, and providing new tools to improve efficiency. Over the span of his career he has accumulated extensive expertise in the areas of analytical problem solving, cost containment, continuous process improvement, contract negotiations, business re-engineering, efficiency improvement, change analysis, business needs analysis, systems selection, implementation and integration, and vendor management. Corey has a degree in Information Technology from the Devry Technical Institute, and degrees in business from the University of Wisconsin and Berkeley College.

Correy is considered as one of the most experienced trainers for Scrum and Agile. He has conducted 100+ classes and trained 1000+ professionals across companies such as Accenture, Allstate, American Airlines, AT&T, Bank of America, Capital One, Chevron, Cigna, Comcast, Dell, Deloitte, El Paso Energy, Federal Reserve Bank, Freescale, HP, and more.

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Mike Faulds

Mike Faulds

SCT, SMC, SAMC, SPOC, PMP

Hi, I excited to be teaching SCRUMstudy courses and helping you attain your career goals. I have been a Certified Scrum Master since 2012 attained my SCM certification in 2014. I have been teaching VMedu classes since 2010, starting as PMstudy instructor, which I continue to do. When I was given the chance to teach SCRUMstudy course I jumped at the opportunity. In addition to my teaching experience I am an Agile practitioner with experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner and Agile Coach. I hope to meet you soon!

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Richard Mather

Richard Mather

SCT, SDC, SAMC, SPOC, ESMC, PMP

Richard Mather is an accomplished manufacturing engineer with extensive experience in managing projects in the high-tech manufacturing industry. He has more than 20 years of experience delivering successful projects in the manufacturing, high-tech, and engineering domains. He has worked on international assignments which included the establishment of a configuration center in Dundalk, Ireland to licensing a manufacturing facility in Oslo, Norway with Tandberg Data. He has several years of experience launching new products for companies such as IBM, Sun Microsystems, HP, and Dell into the manufacturing environment in Penang, Malaysia. This gives him a great perspective on virtual teams and working across cultures. Richard holds a bachelor`s degree in Electronics Engineering from the Colorado Technical University as well as a bachelor`s degree in Music Education from the Heidelberg University.

Richard is a highly experienced trainer and has conducted 200+ classes for more than 2000 professionals across companies such as Aegon, American Airlines, AT&T, Booz Allen Hamilton, Denver Water Board, Ericsson, Halliburton, HP, Honeywell, IBM, Intel, KPMG, Mastercard, Monsanto, NetApp, Oracle, and more.

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Jaimie Rush

Jaimie Rush

SCDM–A, SCDM–P, SCDM–S

Jaimie is a professional with over 20 years of leadership experience in organizing, prioritizing, planning and executing a diverse range of high-visibility, high-risk, multi-million dollar initiatives from definition through implementation across various business verticals. She is a highly proactive, detail oriented, and energetic leader with strong multi-project management skills. She has a proven track record in areas such as Business Development, Strategic Planning, Project Leadership, Vendor Relations, Process/Operational Analysis and Improvements, New Product Development, and Project Management. Jaimie is a co-author of four books in the SMstudy® Guide series— Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, Corporate Sales, and Marketing Research. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience having delivered classes in Sales and Marketing, SCRUM and other project management methodologies. She resides in Los Angeles and is interested in teaching, mentoring and community development. She holds a MBA from the Bringham Young University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Azusa Pacific University.

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Quincy Jordan

Quincy Jordan

SCT, SMC, SAMC, SPOC, Six Sigma Green Belt , Six Sigma Lean Black Belt, Marketing Strategy Professional, PMP

https://www.linkedin.com/in/quincyjordan/ Quincy is an experienced senior level portfolio, project, program, operations, and change management professional with more than 20 years of experience in multiple domains including IT, telecommunications, government/aviation, and real estate development. In addition, Quincy has extensive experience in negotiation management, relationship management and strategic planning. He is a proficient problem-solver with critical thinking abilities and technical skills to ensure all stakeholders understand and accomplish their goals. Quincy has managed projects for multiple top-20 Fortune 500 companies and is a proven collaborator who has worked in a variety of industries with the ability to apply his diverse skills to meet the business needs of the organizations. Quincy is a strong collaborator and has worked in a variety of industries with proven adaptability to apply his diverse skills to meet the business needs the organizations he has served. He holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University School of Business, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science from Morehouse College, and a host of industry certifications and licenses in various domains. Quincy has conducted 100+ classes and trained close to 1000 students from companies such as 3M, Alliance Data, American Express, CareTech Solutions, CGI, Chicago Housing Authority, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Delta Airlines, Ernst &Young, FirstData, ECS Federal, General Motors, Motorola, Nokia Solutions, and more.

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Dr.Jose L Nunez

Dr.Jose L Nunez

PhD, PE, SMC, SCT,PMP

Strategic Alliances & Project Manager at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Dr. Nunez has 16 years of Project Management and project delivery experience in the Aerospace industry using both the waterfall methodology and Scrum/Agile framework. Over the course of his 23 years career, he has performed in multiple leadership and engineering roles working with government, contractor and university personnel across the U.S. and other countries such as Brazil, Canada, Japan, Russia and many countries in Europe. He received his Bachelor's in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida (UF), and Master's and Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF). He teaches as an Adjunct Professor at nearby Universities and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.

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Jim Pruitt

Jim Pruitt

SCT, SMC, SPOC, ITIL Foundation

Jim has more than 30 years of experience in the field of training and education, having worked with multiple organizations in senior roles. Jim has overseen the development of numerous educational programs targeted at professionals and students. He specializes in consulting and content creation, and is the co-author of multiple publications including the Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide), the Guide to Sales and Marketing Body of Knowledge (SMBOK® Guide), and the Guide to the Negotiation Body of Knowledge (NBOK® Guide), among others. He holds a BA in English from the Arizona State University, and a MA in Educational Leadership from the Northern Arizona University. His other areas of interest include English literature, and writing blogs.

Jim is an expert in the field of Scrum and has authored multiple articles and features about Scrum and Agile. He employs highly effective training methods which ensure that participants thoroughly understand concepts. He is an innovator who constantly changes, challenges, and adapts his lesson plans for maximum effect and retention based on participant requirements. Jim has conducted more than 100+ classes, having trained more than 1000 professionals from multiple Fortune 500 companies.

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Giovanni Bambaren

Giovanni Bambaren

SMC, SPOC, SAMC, SCT, PMP

Giovanni is a highly skilled IT professional with more than 15 years of experience. He has extensive hands-on experience in managing software development projects using multiple methodologies. He has worked in functional areas such as business intelligence, business analysis, financial reporting, systems engineering, technical design, and other capabilities. He has worked in high profile IT roles in organizations such as Bupa Global, Assurant, Simply Healthcare, and Nextstage Consulting. He has the experience of leading cross-functional teams and has been responsible for end-to-end execution and completion of multiple IT projects right from the requirements gathering phase to quality assurance, and subsequent support phases. He is a highly focussed customer-oriented professional and is familiar with working with clients across multiple countries. During the last years he has been involved in the analysis, development and implementation of IT solutions for different information systems using Waterfall and SCRUM methodologies. He has extensive experience as a Scrum instructor, and has also taken classes for SQL, .NET, PMP®, and other courses. Giovanni mentors and coaches Scrum for individuals and teams working across different industries and has trained more than 1000 professionals from various companies.

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