Saya Sone

Saya Sone

Agile Coach
OCTO Consulting
location_on United States

Member since 8 years


Saya Sone

Specialises In
big-&-complicated business-agility business-point-of-view coaching practitioner-panel

Dr. Saya Sone is an ICF PCC (Professional Certified Coach), an Enterprise Agile Coach, specializing in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Scrum, Kanban, Lean Startups, Lean Canvas, and other major Lean and Agile Methods, Frameworks, and Practices. She's an experienced organizational change leader and she's successfully led multiple Scrum roll-outs for more than 10 years.

Dr. Sone has been a technical leader and manager of large and complex public sector information systems projects across the entire life cycle in the public and private sector for nearly two decades. She's served in a variety of roles such as an Agile Coach, Senior Project Manager, Agile Program Manager, Agile Trainer, Scrum Master, etc. Some of her major clients have included the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Unite State Department of Agriculture (USDA), and many others. She's worked for high-profile organizations, such as Freddie Mac, Agilex, Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), America Online (AOL), British Telecom (BT), and Blackstone Consulting.

Dr. Sone has won multiple awards for leadership, project management, and Agile methods across a variety of different organizations. She's a frequent speaker at professional societies and conferences and has also taught many Lean and Agile training courses and workshops. She co-authored the first textbook on return on investment of Agile Methods, entitled, "Business Value of Agile Methods: Maximizing ROI with Just-in-Time Processes and Documentation."

Dr. Sone's expertise includes agile project performance metrics, measures, and models, and is highly-skilled in Earned Value Management (EVM).  She holds a Doctor’s degree of Business Administration (DBA). She did one of the first doctoral dissertations on Agile Project Management (APM), before most organizations were even aware of this paradigm. She also teaches graduate courses in Washington, DC.