Saya Sone, PhD
Dr. Saya Sone is an Agile coach and a certified Project Management Professional and Scrum practitioner of Agile project management with more than 15 years of experience working in the public and private sectors in delivering product engineering, datacenter implementation, software development, marketing, and customer support projects. She has contributed her Agile experiences to Blackstone Technology Group, USDA, DHS, Freddie Mac, FDIC, USPS, ARC, AOL Time Warner, and CSC. Dr. Sone’s achievements include co-authoring a book about Agile (The Business Value of Agile Software Methods), designing more than 15 short Agile courses, and training five Agile teams to implement best Agile practices. She also has devoted herself to teaching languages for more than two decades. Her education experience includes serving as a principal for the Experimental Chinese School (ECS) in Chantilly, VA and serving as a director for the Association of Chinese Schools. Dr. Sone received her doctoral degree in business administration from Argosy University in 2008.