Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition. Ms. Eckstein has unique experience in applying Agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. She is the coauthor (with John Buck) of the book Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy: Survive & Thrive on Disruption. Other books include Agile Software Development in the Large: Diving into the Deep, Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams, Retrospectives for Organizational Change: An Agile Approach, and Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in Your Project Portfolio (coauthored with Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant Johanna Rothman). Ms. Eckstein is a member of the Agile Alliance (having served on the board of directors from 2003-2007) and has been a program committee member of various US, Asian, and European conferences, where she has also presented her work. Ms. Eckstein holds a master of arts degree in business coaching and change management, an engineering degree in product engineering, and a bachelor of arts degree in education. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://jeckstein.com.