Lawrence K Cooper

Larry Cooper

Larry Cooper, B.Sc., M.A., is a Project Manager and strategic advisor in the public and private sectors in Canada and the USA and holds close to 25 industry certifications in Agile, Project Management, and ITIL. He has been published in books, magazines, and on industry leading websites, having achieved top ITIL download for his white paper “Implementing ITIL using the PMBOK in Four Easy Steps” on Forbes.com.

Larry has been involved in the training industry since 2007 and has developed and delivered over 30 courses on ITIL, Project Management, Agile, and Value Management. Mr. Cooper has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences and symposia for the PMI, BAWorld, and the itSMF in Ottawa and Toronto, and at Boston University in the US. Most recently he presented global webinars with BrightTalk on topics ranging from DevOps, to ITSM, to the future of Agile in organizations. As the Chair, Learning Roadmaps for the International Consortium for Agile during 2013, Larry was responsible for ensuring its learning roadmaps covered all aspects of an Agile organization as well as ensuring consistency across roadmaps, and was a major contributor to the learning roadmaps for Leadership, Project Management, and the Agile Business Value Management tracks.

Larry was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the PMI OVOC and serves as the Director, Technology. He is also Axelos’ North American Mentor for PRINCE2 Agile which is due to be released in 2015 Q1. Larry and Jen Stone are also working on a white paper for Axelos called “Next Generation Agile” which is due to be published in spring 2015.

EDUCATION  

  • Masters of Arts, Public Administration, Carleton University, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Memorial University, 1978

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Prince2 Practitioner, APMG
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Certified ICAgile Professional (CIP)
  • PMAC Certified Agile Project Manager (Cert.APM)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Scrum Alliance
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Scrum Alliance
  • IT Project+, Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
  • Certified Project Manager (CPM), International Association of Project and Program Management
  • ITL V3 Expert Certification, EXIN
  • Managing Across the Life Cycle Certification, EXIN
  • Service Strategy Certification, EXIN
  • Service Transition Certification, EXIN
  • Service Design Certification, EXIN
  • Service Operations Certification, EXIN
  • Continual Service Improvement Certification, EXIN
  • Service Offerings and Agreements Certification, EXIN
  • Operational Support and Analysis Certification, EXIN
  • Release, Control and Validation Certification, EXIN
  • Foundation Certification, EXIN
  • Certified ITIL V2 Service Manager Trainer, EXIN
  • Certified ISO 20000` Consultant and Trainer, itSMF
  • ITIL V2 Service Manager and Foundation Certification, EXIN

VOLUNTEERING

  • Axelos’ North American Mentor for the upcoming Agile in PRINCE2 book, Courseware, and Exams
  • Elected to PMI-OVOC Board of Directors for 2014-16
  • PMI OVOC Agile Community of Practice
  • PM Mentor with PMI-OVOC (2012-2013)
  • Organizing team, Ottawa-Gatineau AgileTour 2013
  • Member, Founding Board of Directors, Ottawa-Gatineau TDWI Chapter (2011-2012)
  • Presenter at industry conferences, symposia, webinars, and PMI lunch seminars
  • ICAgile (2012-13):
    • Chair, Learning Roadmaps
    • Key contributor for Executive Leadership, Business Analysis, and Project Management learning roadmaps

AUTHORING

  • Co-authored entire curriculum of Agile courses currently being offered by CTE Solutions and Protech in Canada:
    • Introduction to DevOps
    • Agile SDLC Boot Camp
    • Agile Project Management Boot Camp
    • Building the Backlog and Implementing Software Development Practices
    • Agile Certification Boot Camp: PMI-ACP & Cert.APM
    • Agile Release Planning
    • Agile Value Management
    • Agile Project Management Office
    • Agile Procurement
    • Agile & Lean Process Design
    • Agile Business Service Design
    • Leading Sustainable Change
    • Agile for Executives and Leaders
    • Agile Fast Track for Developers and Practitioners
    • Agile Fast Track for Project Managers
    • Agile Fast Track for Program Managers
  • Co-authored complete suite of ITIL V3 practitioner courseware  for a global training company for their worldwide course delivery (2008-2011):
    • Service Strategy
    • Service Design
    • Service Transition
    • Service Operations
    • Continual Service Improvement
    • Managing Across the Lifecycle
    • Release, Control and Validation
    • Operation Support and Analysis
    • Planning, Protection and Optimization
    • Service Offerings and agreements
  • Authored two (2) day workshop on Business Value Management
  • Authored two White Paper’s for Global Knowledge:
  • Other Publications:
    • Cooper, L.K., “The Role of a Coach in Implementing IT Service Management”, DITY Weekly Newsletter, August 2006, http://www.itsmsolutions.com/newsletters/DITYvol2iss34.pdf
    • Cooper, L.K., “CSF’s, KPI’s, Metrics, Outcomes and Benefits  – Part I”, DITY Weekly Newsletter, http://www.itsmsolutions.com/newsletters/DITYvol2iss40.pdf
    • Poriah, A. and Cooper, L.K., “Portfolio Leadership Framework”, projectsPDQ Inc., 2003
    • Cooper, L.K. and Whetstone, J.S., “Reassessing Client/Server Tools and Technologies”, Information Systems Management: Strategy, Systems and Technologies (IMSST), 4-04-40, Auerbach Publishers, New York, 1997
    • Cooper, L.K., Duncan, D. J., and Whetstone J.S., “Is Electronic Commerce Ready for the Internet?”, Journal of Information Systems Management, Auerbach Publishers, New York, Summer Issue, 1996
    • Cooper, L.K., “Client/Server: An Architectural Overview”, Manager’s Handbook of Local Area Networks, Auerbach Publishers, New York, New York, November, 1995
    • Cooper, L.K. and Stevens. A.D., “Client/Server Technologies”, Manager’s Handbook of Local Area Networks, Auerbach Publishers, New York, New York, November, 1995

TEACHING

  • Agile SDLC Boot Camp
  • Agile Project Management Boot Camp
  • Building the Backlog and Implementing Software Development Practices
  • Agile Certification Boot Camp: PMI-ACP & Cert.APM
  • Agile Release Planning
  • Agile Value Management
  • Introduction to Agile
  • Agile Fast Track for Developers and Practitioners
  • Agile Fast Track for Project Managers
  • ITIL V2 Service Manager and V2 Foundation courses in Canada and the USA
  • Full suite of ITIL V3 courses in Canada and the USA
  • Full PMP Exam Prep Seminar
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Communication
  • Introduction to Business Analysis based on the IIBA’s BABOK

SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS