Mariya Breyter is an IT management and project management professional with over ten-year experience ranging from government jobs to versatile corporate experience in media and education. 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 blog. In 2011, Mariya was selected as one of the winners of The IT Metrics and Productivity Institute’s PMO Case Study competition. In February 2012, Mariya facilitated a discussion on executive coaching in Agile at Agile Open NYC. She has 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. Mariya mostly enjoys coaching teams in their journey to a successful Agile implementation.