Jenny Tarwater – Owner/Chief Agilist

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Jenny is a twenty-one year veteran of Technical Project Management with an approach of cultivating success and growth in people, process and products. Jenny’s perspective drives cultivating the “small company start up culture” within large companies.

Since 1994, Jenny worked on teams with “an agile mindset” even before learning an official agile methodology. Some of those early iterative and incremental value-based projects included:  the launch of Kansas City’s first web page for the Kansas City Board and Trade; www.80s.com -winner of People Magazine’s 1996 ‘Best of Bytes’; standing up a new record label; acquiring and turning around a failing travel publication; several iconic Sprint device launches; launch of the award-winning Chrysler Connected Vehicle platform UConnect; and several mobile applications. Her approach to continual improvement was illustrated in her leadership of the year-long transformation of Sprint’s Product Development organization into an agile division using several methodologies including Scrum and Kanban. She is currently doing Agile coaching, training, facilitation and consulting as Chief Agilist of Blueshift Innovation.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • PMI Project Management Professional
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner
  • Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC) – Scaled Agile, Inc
  • Professional Scrum Master I – Scrum.org
  • Certified Collaboration Instructor
  • Certified Scrum Master – Scrum Alliance
  • ICAgile – Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)
  • ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Facilitation (ICP-ATF)
  • ICAgile – Agile Project Management (ICP-APM)
  • ICAgile – Agile Testing (ICP-TST)

Karen Ferland – Instructor

KarenKaren is a result and detail-oriented individual known for her ability to ask relevant questions, track important details, and relate relevant information to ensure team delivery. She has over 20 years experience in an information technology environment with 8+ years working in an agile development environment.

A team player, Karen brings excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills as well as culture sensitivity to the table. She has proven leadership to implement change, particularly with respect to business and technology processes. She is ICAgile certified in Business Value Analysis and Agile Testing.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • PMI Program Management Institute
  • ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Value Analysis (ICP-BVA)
  • ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Testing (ICP-TST)

Jeff Simmons – Instructor

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CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Scrum Master – Scrum Alliance

Casey Atkins – Operations Manager

Casey AtkinsCasey is the “woman behind the curtain.” She makes the magic happen behind the scenes. She’s the manager of malarkey. Casey does the back office work for Blueshift, including but not limited to scheduling and travel arrangements as well as website maintenance.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • ICP, ICAgile Certified Professional
  • Certified Professional Shoe Fitter – American Pedorthic Society
  • Certified Therapeutic Shoe Fitter – American Board for Certification in Orthotics
  • Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes – American Board for Certification in Orthotics Prosthetics and Pedorthics

Jeryn Fernholz – Social Responsibility Manager

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