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Dana Pylayeva

Agile Play Consulting
Agile Coach and Founder at Agile Play Consulting, LLC
In her 16 years of industry experience Dana has been exposed to different areas of IT as a Java Developer, an Architect, a DBA Manager, a Scrum Master and an Agile Coach. Every role she has had in her career has given her an opportunity to apply her passion for agile principles and practices and to help others recognize benefits of Agile. Dana holds MS in Robotics and Mechatronics from Moscow State University of Technology "STANKIN" as well as CSM, SCPO and CSP certifications from Scrum Alliance. Active member of global agile community, she has been volunteering at Agile Alliance conferences for the past 10 years. A member of “Women in Agile” group and NYC Scrum User group, she leads “Big Apple Scrum Day 2016” conference organizing initiative. Dana enjoys speaking, facilitating workshops and training groups from 10 to 120 people. She speaks internationally on topics ranging from DevOps to User Story Mapping, improving effectiveness of distributed teams with retrospectives and agile games. She finds inspiration from reading, practicing yoga, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family.