Jim Morgan, M.A., CCMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMP®, created FuSS™ as a Lean, open-source alternative to more complex and expensive Agile-at-scale methods. Jim specializes in converting non-Agile or struggling Agile organizations to effective Agile practices, at the single-team, project, program, and/or enterprise levels. He began training self-directed work teams in 1994 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since then he has taught team leadership or assisted teams at such varied organizations as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and the City of Seattle, and has guest-lectured at five universities. From 2000 to 2014, Jim operated TeamTrainers™ Consulting to train teams and managers how to apply group psychology principles to teamwork. A do-it-yourself version of his method, called The SuddenTeams™ Program, was published in 2009. He has created or improved Agile teams since 2008 for companies such as Red Hat, NetApp, and Honeywell.
Jim holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a graduate certificate in project management from the University of Washington. He currently is an online MBA student at Mississippi State University. A member of the Project Management Institute, Jim holds PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and the Agile equivalent, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). He also is one of only about 500 holders worldwide of the Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) credential from the Association of Change Management Professionals.
Researching and writing are his favorite activities. Jim lives in Durham, North Carolina, USA. He has black belts in two martial arts, and sails.
For more information, see his LinkedIn profile.