Agile PM Expertise

Jim Morgan, M.A., PMP®, PMI-ACP®, is a lead Agile Coach and project/program manager who can train, coach, and do. I offer you a unique combination of knowledge and practical skills:

  • True expertise in Agile project management via:
    • Hands-on experience with dozens of teams in multiple companies or government entities.
    • Deep research into the scientific evidence relevant to Agile and teambuilding (see Web books below).
    • Training or mentorship of hundreds of other project/program managers on Agile or teamwork.
  • Measurable successes in improving performance and processes in every position held (see resume).
  • Authorship of three Web books based on reviews of hundreds of scientific and trade sources, detailing:
  • Holder of the PMI Project Management Professional since 2007, and of the Agile Certified Practitioner (a more rigorous certification than the CSM) since 2013, plus certificates in ITIL and training.
  • Exceptional communication skills:
    • Written—A former professional writer who came to project management from technical writing, and wrote a master’s thesis on persuasion.
    • Verbal—Extensive training credits, including classroom training for PMI; conference and professional group presentations; and guest-lectures in universities.
  • Leadership combining two styles proven to improve financial performance while supporting workers:
    • “Empowerment leadership,” which overlaps with the “servant” and “transformational” styles but emphasizes team and employee freedom to make decisions.
    • “Evidence-based management,” defined by a leading researcher as “the systematic, evidence-informed practice of management, incorporating scientific knowledge in the content and process of making decisions…”
  • High scores on scientific tests for persistence toward long-term goals and the ability to read others’ emotions.
  • Experience and enjoyment working with any level of an enterprise:
    • Single teams to multi-team programs to entire organizations.
    • C-suite leaders, middle managers, supervisors, and team members.
  • Exceptional energy, discipline, and concentration from years as a martial arts black belt.

For my employment and education history, see my resume or LinkedIn profile. If you still have doubts about interviewing me, please see Addressing Concerns.