Sam O'Brien


Sam O’Brien is an Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Master, SAFe Agilist and Retrospective Facilitator. Sam has worked with Fortune 20 clients to $100M companies in the US and internationally with distributed and diverse teams in all stages of Agile maturity. Since taking on her first Agile (XP) project sixteen years ago, her experience spans all Agile methods and implementation approaches. She has experience in Finance, Manufacturing, Government, Medical Research, Retail and Printing. Sam is currently serving as the Director of Agile Service at Cohesion where she manages the direction, day-to-day activities, talent acquisition, and growth strategy for Cohesion Agile. Sam’s passion for Agile is contagious. She shares her home in Dayton with her loveable Springer-Aussie rescue, Charlie. Sam enjoys a proper pot of tea and can often be heard cheering for her favorite (football) soccer team or the local Dayton sports teams.

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