Dr. Gail Ferreira

Gail Ferreira

Gail Ferreira is a technology leader with a track record of creating business value for leading Fortune 50 organizations. Gail likes to employ creative, out of the box agile methods to drive business outcomes. Gail is particularly passionate about creating agile learning organizations that embrace continuous learning and change management using a blend of lean and agile methodologies. A recognized thought leader, Gail regularly speaks at international agile conferences and professional groups related to Agile at Scale, DevOps, Innovation, lean startup, strategy and technology management. She has published peer-reviewed journals and articles in award winning publications such as Agile Connection, Proquest Digital Dissertations, Refractive Thinker, IEEE, and Techwell. Gail is a doctoral level research advisor at Walden University for their Ph.D. Innovation and Management program. Additionally, Gail is an advisor for the UC Santa Cruz Lean Agile Project Management program, developing and delivering agile at scale courses and curriculum. Courses include Principle Based Leadership, Disciplined Agile, Scaled Agile and Empathic Leadership. As for the alphabet soup, Gail is a Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC5), a Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DALSM), IC-Agile Certified Expert in Coaching (ICE-AC), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CSPO), Less Practioner, Project Management Professional (PMP) LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drgail.ferreira Education, PhD - Organizational Leadership, M.S. Computer Science, B.S. Computer Science Certifications: SAFe-SPC5, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, CSP, CSM, CSPO, PMP Current Board Appointments - President, National Speakers Association, Northern California Chapter Past Appointments: Program Chair - XP2019, Enterprise Agile Track Chair - Agile 2018, Past Board Member - PMI Wine Country