Mariya Breyter, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, ACI Agile Coach and Facilitator, is an IT management and project management professional with over eighteen-year experience ranging from government jobs to versatile corporate experience in healthcare, media, and education with a passion in leading enterprise-level agile adoptions and culture changes. She is a passionate agilist and an active member of New York City agile community. Mariya is also a contributor to a number of online resources on agile and project management topics, including her own Agile site. Mariya facilitated a discussion on executive coaching in Agile at Agile Open NYC and presented at multiple Agile conferences in the U.S. She has a combined BA /MA degree in Linguistics and Computer Science and Ph.D. in Computer Linguistics from Moscow State University, followed by post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Her passion is building high performance teams and organizations. At home, Mariya is using stickies to organize her family activities, and the kids use task boards to achieve complete alignment and full transparency.