Maria Matarelli

Maria Matarelli is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), an experienced Enterprise Agile Coach, international business consultant, and a contributing author in the Business Leaders Book Series: Lessons Learned from the Recession, 101 Great Ways to Compete in Today’s Job Market, and Success: Tales from the Front. Maria’s newest book, “Workaholic?” provides a 12-Step Guide to Having a Life AND Getting Things Done. Maria consults Fortune 100 companies, working with management teams, executive teams and individual project teams on large Enterprise Agile Transitions. With a background in traditional project management, one of Maria’s greatest strengths is being able to bridge the gap between traditional project work environments and the steps necessary to successfully apply Agile in an organization. Maria travels to consult organizations and speak at industry conferences with locations including Chicago, New York, Hawaii, Istanbul, Vancouver, Sweden, and Morocco. Maria has led Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) classes around the world for some of the largest companies in the world including IBM in San Francisco, California and Austin, Texas; Microsoft in Johannesburg, South Africa and Reston, Virginia; Nokia in Chicago, Illinois; McAffee in Houston, Texas; Fannie May in Reston, Virginia; Sungard in London, UK; and many other companies at various locations throughout the world. Maria also leads Executive Agile training sessions, helping leadership teams discover how to set their teams up for success while using Agile. Maria has achieved 12 industry certifications, held leadership positions with several Not for Profit groups, and is dedicated to bridging the gap from traditional Project Management and helping teams see the benefits of using Agile. Maria is passionate about working with people and organizations to inspire agility. Maria is the Founder and President of the Illinois Regional Agile Users Group (IRAUG), has held the position of Area Governor for Toastmasters International District 30, President of Extreme Toastmasters, VP of Operations for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Central Illinois Chapter, and Chapter Engagement Representative for the PMI Agile Community of Practice. Maria is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Agile Marketing Trainer (CAMT), Certified Agile Marketing Specialist (CAMS), Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Six Sigma Green Belt (6SGB), Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Innovation Games® Trained Facilitator (IGTF), 16PF Certified, Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) Certified Instructor, and Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).