Claire Atwell has 20 years of experience working and managing software development projects from initiation through operations and maintenance. For the past 13 years, Claire has focused on refining software and information technology program delivery through implementing, tailoring, and improving agile development. On large enterprise programs, she coaches organizations to convert small agile projects to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), concentrating on time to market for high-reliability applications.
Claire is a versatile agile practitioner who tailors her approach to each program’s tolerance for change. As an agile coach, she implements repeatable agile practices to establish better technical quality, customer satisfaction, and transparency in programs ranging from small software development to enterprise systems. She is also a coauthor of Booz Allen's Agile Playbook.
Claire is a project management professional, a certified agile coach, and a SAFe program consultant. In addition, she has received numerous other training and coaching certifications. She holds an M.S. in engineering management from The George Washington University and a B.A. in political science from Mary Washington College.