With more than 14 years of experience in product development, Jimi Fosdick has worked in a wide range of industries, including publishing, software, advertising, and the public sector. As one of the five Certified Scrum Trainers on Danube’s ScrumCORE™ team, he conducts dozens of public courses around the world each year, helping organizations to surface dysfunction and improve processes through Scrum.
Before joining Danube in November 2008, Fosdick spent four years advocating agile approaches to project management, first as a program and project manager and, later, as an independent agile and Scrum consultant. During this time, he worked with companies such as CIBER, Inc., Avenue A | Razorfish, MTV Networks, and Microsoft, helping them transform to more agile ways of working using Scrum. During his work at CIBER, he helped introduce Scrum and agile techniques to the entire Government Products branch, serving as an advocate for these processes internally and for CIBER’s clients, while also managing multimillion dollar, business-critical product development efforts. Similarly, at MTV Networks, he helped initiate a pilot project that served as a proof of Scrum’s transformative potential for the entire MTVN project organization, which he is presently helping to transition to an enterprise-sized installation.
Prior to these consulting engagements, he spent a decade working in various capacities in software, including as a program manager of software product development and solutions architecture at the Riverside Publishing Company and a senior staff developer at Polycom, Inc.
Fosdick is a PMI-certified PMP and received his MBA in project management from Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago. As an undergraduate, he studied mathematics and computer science at Loyola University in Chicago. He currently lives just outside of Portland, Ore. with his wife, Christine, and their children, Jaz and Sophie. For more of Jimi’s thoughts on Scrum, visit his blog at http://blogs.danube.com/author/jimi-fosdick