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About Us

JoVaughn Allen

CEO and Co-Founder

JoVaughn is a passionate agilist, project management advocate, and change agent who has led agile implementations, portfolios, programs, and projects in both agile and waterfall domains for numerous companies including Honeywell and American Express.  His vision for Summit Agility Group is to deliver agile transformation by coaching leaders at all levels to become Agile-Lean Leaders and optimizing portfolios of programs, projects, and operations to an organizations strategic mission and vision.

 

He has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters in Management (MM), and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) as well as multiple certifications such as the ICAgile Agility in the Enterprise (ENT), Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC).  He is also in the research stage of Doctorate Degree in Business Administration with The Relationship Between the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Portfolio Success (a quantitative regression analysis) as his dissertation topic.   

 

Certifications 

  • PMI Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)

  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • IC-Agile Agile Coaching Certification (ACC) 

  • IC-Agile Coaching Agile Transformations (CAT)

  • IC-Agile Agility in the Enterprise (ENT)

  • SAFe Performance Consultant (SPC5)

  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

  • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

Erika Dahlquist

Chief Agile Strategy Officer (CASO) and Co-Founder

Erika is a passionate Agile strategist, who has spent her career driving adoption of better project management frameworks, including leading PMOs and Agile transformations that drive operational excellence. With that passion, she specializes in driving customized Agile journeys for global organizations that evolve beyond textbook approaches to drive Business Agility and hybrid project management practices to meet organizational needs. 

 

Erika has a passion for helping others on their journey to becoming Agile and has spent her career mentoring and coaching teams, Scrum Masters, Project Managers, and Executives at organizations including Aetna, Dell, and Splunk. She holds a Masters of Science in Project Management (MSPM) from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business (BAIB) from Westminster College, along with her many Agile and Project Management Certifications.

Certifications 

  • IC-Agile Agile Coaching Certification (ACC) 

  • IC-Agile Agile Team Facilitation (ATF) 

  • IC-Agile Coaching Agile Transformations (CAT)

  • IC-Agile Agility in the Enterprise (ENT)

  • IC-Agile Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)

  • SAFe Performance Consultant (SPC5) 

  • SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) 

  • Certified Scrum Professional - Scrum Master (CSP-SM)

  • Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations (CAL-O) 

  • Certified Agile Leadership Essentials (CAL-E) 

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

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