Mark C. Layton, known globally as Mr. Agile®, is an organizational strategist and PMI certification instructor with over 20 years in the project/program management field.
He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Leadership Network, is the author of the international Scrum for Dummies and Agile Project Management for Dummies book series, the creator of the Agile Foundations Complete Video Course with Pearson Education, and is the founder of Platinum Edge, LLC- an organizational improvement company that supports businesses making the Waterfall-to-Agile transition.
Prior to founding Platinum Edge in 2001, Mark developed his expertise as a consulting firm executive, program management coach, and in-the-trenches project leader. He also spent 11 years as a Cryptographic Specialist for the US Air Force, where he earned both Commendation and Achievement medals for his accomplishments.
Mark holds MBAs from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National University of Singapore; a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Behavioral Science from Pitzer College/University of La Verne; and an A.S. in Electronic Systems from the Air Force’s Air College. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force’s Leadership School, a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a recipient of Stanford University’s advanced project management certification (SCPM), and a certified Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SAFe SPC).
In addition to his books and videos, Mark is a frequent speaker at major conferences on Lean, Scrum, XP and other agile solutions.