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Agile Practice Director
“Be the ‘glue’ that holds your team together by listening, collaborating and committing.”
When faced with insurmountable challenges and a surge of adrenaline, Heather McFarland merely sharpens her focus. In fact, she does some of her best work when she’s excited and terrified in bursts — like being dropped into a critical project at work or scaling a new rock climbing wall (despite her fear of heights). In either situation, Heather knows how to quickly react to changing circumstances while keeping an eye on what’s just ahead.
Heather has built her career by using technology to make businesses work better. Her ability to think critically allows her to manage projects that cross traditional boundaries, whether disciplines, geographies, or functions. Heather has more than 20 years of experience leading complex technical and strategic projects at companies that include Nike and WestFarm Foods. She has a bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis on feminist theory.
- Alternative career path: Egyptologist, oceanographer or electron microscopist
- Quote to live by: “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost
- Monthly volunteer work: Teaching a business class at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s women’s prison