Melissa Cohen is a transformative agile leader with both a technical and IT Governance Modernization background. She currently leads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Enterprise Agile Transformation Initiative. As the Chair of CMS’s Center for Enterprise Agility, she champions delivering value to customers and increasing Agile adoption across the federal space.
As a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Melissa is a driving force in breaking down barriers, changing organizational culture, and instilling an Agile mindset across CMS. Under Melissa’s stewardship, CMS leverages a growing number of resources dedicated to successfully training teams in Agile principles, transitioning key projects to Agile practices, and re-working the Agency’s SDLC to accommodate Agile.