Michele Sliger is the co-author of The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility. She has extensive experience in agile software development, having transitioned to Scrum and XP practices in 2000 after starting her career following the traditional waterfall approach. A self-described "bridge builder," her passion lies in helping those in traditional software development environments cross the bridge to agility.
In keeping with this vision, she helped to establish the Project Management Institute's Agile Community of Practice, and was a member of the PMI Agile Certification Steering Committee which created the PMI-ACP® certification program. She served on the PMI-ACP® Advisory Board as well as the University of Washington's Advisory Board for its Certificate in Agile Development program. She has also served as a board member of the Scrum Alliance.
Michele is working with CollabNet to offer Public and Private Agile Training Courses. She has consulted with businesses ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, helping teams with their agile adoption, and helping organizations prepare for the changes that agile adoption brings. A frequent conference speaker and regular contributor to software industry publications, Michele is a strong advocate of agile principles and value-driven development practices.
She holds Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), PMP® and PMI-ACP® credentials. A former adjunct graduate professor at the University of Colorado, Sliger holds an undergraduate MIS degree from the University of South Florida and an MBA. When not working, she volunteers as a teen mentor in the Humane Education program at the Denver Dumb Friends League, an animal shelter founded in 1910.
“Loved your personality and your candor. Enjoyed learning more. I feel more confident now that I've had more formal training. Can't wait to apply my learnings.”
“I had previously been through the Scrum Master Training Course 4 years back. At that time, I felt we were force fed agile. In your class, I really enjoyed how you let our conversations happen. You provided valuable input without dictating exactly how things should be done. I agree with your statement of each team is different. I hope that statement was heard and will be carried up the chain of command. Finally, I thought you did an excellent job with the material and how you kept us all engaged.”
— Mike Cobley
“Kudos on another successful CSM Course. I really enjoyed your facilitation, technique, and what appears to be a genuine interest in project management. Hoping to learn more and work with you as I continue to develop my career.”
— Andrews Colibri
“Michele made the workshop an enjoyable one! The class was very entertaining and helpful with all the hands-on activities. She truly helped with prepping for the exam and used real-life situations to demonstrate the skills needed to be a CSM. Thanks to her, I passed the exam with ease!”
— Jorge Fronda
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— Kamelia Roshanian