About the Author

Jim Morgan, M.A., CCMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMP®, created FuSca™ as a Lean, open-source alternative to more complex and expensive Agile-at-scale methods. As the Radical Agilist, Jim specializes in converting non-agile or struggling Agile organizations to effective agility, 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 book version of his method, called The SuddenTeams™ Program, was published in 2009, but now is incorporated into this website under “Self-Directed agile.” He created or improved Scrum or Kanban teams from 2008 to 2017 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. A member of the Project Management Institute since 2007, Jim holds PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and the Agile equivalent, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). He was one of only about 500 holders worldwide of the Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) credential from the Association of Change Management Professionals when he got it.

Researching and writing are his favorite activities. During the covid lockdowns, he formed a startup that created an online guide to sites of the American Revolution in North Carolina. Jim lives in Durham, N.C., USA. He has black belts in two martial arts, does volunteer work for schools, and sails.

For more information or agile training/coaching, see his career site, Radical Agilist.

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