Meet the Author: Mike Griffiths, PMI-ACP®, PMP®, CSM

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Mike Griffiths

Mike Griffiths is a world-renowned project manager, trainer, consultant and writer, holding multiple project management and Agile-related certifications. He is also a regular columnist and Agile contributor at, the world's leading online community for IT project managers.

Mike was on the original PMI-ACP® Steering Committee, which defined the agile-related knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to be tested by the PMI-ACP® exam. He is also currently helping to create the new PMBOK v5 Guide, as well as the Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide.

Back in 1994, Mike helped create the agile method DSDM (Dynamic Systems Development Method) and has been using agile methods including FDD, Scrum and XP for the last 17 years. Mike served on the Board of Directors for the Agile Alliance and the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN), and also founded the Calgary Chapter of APLN in 2006. In addition to extensive Agile methods experience, Mike is very active in traditional project management, holding both the PMP and PRINCE2 certifications.

Mike frequently presents at PMI Global Congress conferences, and teaches a 2-day Agile Project Management course for the Project Management Institute (PMI) as part of their traveling Seminars World program. He also helped start the PMI Agile Community of Practice, which is now the largest PMI community with over 8,000 members.

Mike is engaged in his local PMI Chapter in presenting and mentoring roles, and has been recognized over the years with numerous project management-related awards, including the following:

Mike also writes for his own agile project management blog,

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