- Adjunct Professor, Project Management
- San Francisco
Ainsley has a BA in Criminology, an M.S. in Educational Psychology and spent 20+ years at Hewlett Packard as a software developer, business process consultant and project manager before launching on her own. While at HP she initiated and led the Retrospective and Agile Special Interest Groups. Ainsley is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrummaster (CSM).
Ainsley's consulting work is focused on development of sustainable environments for learning and continuous improvement, and includes methods such as chartering, retrospectives, Open Space Technology, and World Café. She speaks at conferences, facilitates public workshops and teaches a variety of Agile Management courses.
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Agile Project Management
BA (Criminology), U.C. Berkeley
MS (Educational Psychology), Cal State Hayward
Project Management Professional (PMP) PMI Credential
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Acorn Consulting, Owner and Principle
Hewlett Packard, Business process consultant, software developer, project manager (former)
Adjunct Professor, Golden gate University
Instructor, U.C. Berkeley Extension
Co-author with Diana Larsen of "Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and Projects" (Onyx Neon Press, 2011).
Director of the Agile Alliance Agile Open Program
Practice Team Lead, PMI Agile Community of Practice
Co-founder, Agile Open California Conferences
Committee Member, Bay Area, Agile Leadership Network
President, Pacifica Branch AAUW
HONORS AND AWARDS
Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, Golden Gate University, 2013