Laura M. Powers

Laura M. Powers

Vice President & Product Owner
Agile Learning Labs
location_on United States

Member since 8 years


Laura M. Powers

Specialises In (based on submitted proposals)
business-value product-backlog estimation-techniques story-grooming user-stories requirements business-point-of-view collaboration teams teamwork team power-of-13 po13 agile-teams productivity improving-your-game

Laura M. Powers has followed an eclectic career path with over 25 years of engineering and management experience.  She has been involved in the design of aircraft engines, diapers, electric cars, as well as software systems at Hewlett Packard,, Collabnet and eBay. Ironically, the lean concepts practiced eons ago at the start of her career have migrated into the world of software! 

At Agile Learning Labs, Laura is the Product Owner and is involved in sales, business development, trainer coaching, training development, and whatever else is needed to deliver scrum value to our clients. She is passionate about the magic, mayhem and unbelievable value produced by high performing teams. When she first stumbled across scrum - she instinctively knew that it was the missing link she'd been searching for throughout her career. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and is a CSP, CSM, CSPO and a board-certified trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

In her personal life, Laura and her scrummy husband use these same techniques to manage their household.  Some evenings, you can find the two of them discussing the relative "family value" of a vacation to Italy versus Hawaii, as well as the top of the "honey-do" backlog.