Ainsley Nies, MS. PMP

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Business
415-442-6500
Campus(es):
San Francisco
faculty bio

Ainsley Nies has spent more than twenty 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. Nies is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrummaster (CSM).

Nies'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 Caf. She speaks at conferences, facilitates public workshops and teaches a variety of Agile Management courses.


COURSES TAUGHT

OP 342Agile Management for Project Managers

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Agile Project Management


EDUCATION

BA (Criminology), U.C. Berkeley

MS (Educational Psychology), Cal State Hayward

Project Management Professional (PMP) PMI Credential

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)


PROFESSIONAL & 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


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Co-author with Diana Larsen of "Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and Projects" (Onyx Neon Press, 2011).


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

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