Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions Leadership
Scott M. Graffius is an agile project management practitioner, consultant, multi-award-winning author, and international keynote speaker. He has generated over $1.9 billion of business value in aggregate for Global Fortune 500 businesses and other organizations he has served. His expertise spans project, program, portfolio, and PMO leadership — inclusive of agile, traditional, and hybrid approaches. Graffius and content from his books, workshops, speaking engagements, and more have been featured and used by businesses, professional associations, governments, and universities. Examples include Microsoft, Oracle, Broadcom, Cisco, Adobe, Gartner, Deloitte, EY, Project Management Institute, IEEE, SANS Institute, Ford, Qantas, Wrike, Bayer, National Academy of Sciences, United States Department of Energy, United States Army, New Zealand Ministry of Education, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Yale University, Tufts University, Texas A&M University, Warsaw University of Technology, University of Waterloo, National University of Ireland Galway, CQUniversity Australia, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, and others. Thinkers360 named Graffius a global thought leader and influencer in Agile, Change Management, Digital Transformation, and GovTech.
Graffius is the Founder of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ and subsidiary Exceptional Agility™. The professional services firm provides client organizations with advisory, training, speaking, embedded talent, and facilitative consulting services to help them advance their agile, project, program, portfolio, and PMO management capabilities to best realize their strategic objectives and business initiatives, making them more competitive and valuable. The company confidently backs its services with a Delighted Client Guarantee™.
A fantastic agile transformation experience and result with a client organization in the entertainment industry was the inspiration for Graffius’ first book, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions (ISBN-13: 9781533370242). It helps technical and non-technical teams develop and deliver products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement—which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage. The book received 17 first place awards from national and international competitions. His second book, Agile Transformation: A Brief Story of How an Entertainment Company Developed New Capabilities and Unlocked Business Agility to Thrive in an Era of Rapid Change (ISBN-13: 9781072447962), was named one of the best Scrum books of all time by BookAuthority. Graffius and his books have been featured by media outlets and publications including Computer Weekly, MobileAppDaily, Informa, Innovation Management, Software Quality Management, Learning Solutions, DZone, Innovation Project Management, TopDevs, NHD Podcast, and others.
Graffius is a former vice president of project management with a publicly traded provider of diverse consumer products and services over the Internet. Before that, he ran and supervised the delivery of projects and programs in public and private organizations with businesses ranging from e-commerce to advanced technology products and services, retail, manufacturing, entertainment, and more. He has experience with consumer, business, reseller, government, and international markets.
Graffius has a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a focus in Human Factors. He holds nine professional certifications: Certified SAFe 6 Agilist (SA), Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster (CSP-SM), Certified Scrum Professional - Product Owner (CSP-PO), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Scrum Foundations Educator (SFE), Project Management Professional (PMP), Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB), and IT Service Management Foundation (ITIL). He is a member of the Scrum Alliance, the Project Management Institute (PMI), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
He has been actively involved with the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the development of professional standards. He was a member of the team which produced the Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures—Second Edition. Graffius was a contributor and reviewer of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge—Sixth Edition, The Standard for Program Management—Fourth Edition, and The Practice Standard for Project Estimating—Second Edition. He was also a subject matter expert reviewer of content for the PMI EMEA Congress 2019, and he served as a member of the review team for the Scrum Alliance’s Global Scrum Gathering—New York City 2020.
Graffius delivers dynamic and engaging talks and workshops on agile, project management, and technology leadership at public and private/corporate events around the world. To date, he has delighted audiences at 87 conferences and other events across 25 countries: Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.