Luba Sakharuk

Director of Agile Transformation, Cengage

Luba Sakharuk came to US from Vilnius, Lithuania in 1992, right in time for high school. She has studied undergrad Computer Science at Northeastern University and received her Masters in Computer Science from Worcester Polytech Institute of Technology. She has previously worked at companies such as PTC, EMC, 3COM, Sonus Networks, Zoll Medical, Accurev and Altisource. Her current role is Director of Agile Transformation at Cengage Learning where she is leading a team of Agile Coaches with a focus on continuous improvement across the entire organization.
Luba is a highly motivated problem solver with extensive experience in Agile Transformation, as well as excellent analytical, communication and conflict resolution skills. She is passionate about Agile Solution Development, continuous process improvement and servant leadership.

  • Too Psychologically Safe (4/16/2019) - Psychological Safety is a hot topic these days. There are official definitions, detailed research papers and many blogs on the topic. It is also commonly mentioned in articles and books that discuss high performing teams. The idea is that in psychologically safe teams, team members feel accepted, respected and not afraid to speak up, which... Continue Reading →
  • Education is Gold, Eliminating the Struggle is Priceless (10/25/2018) - Childhood shapes us As a kid growing up in the Soviet Union in the 80s, I don’t remember having many discussions about who you would want to be when you grew up. It is possible that I just don’t remember. It is possible it was just my family.  It is also possible that being a... Continue Reading →
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the world of Agile (8/7/2018) - "Agile and Artificial Intelligence are two very popular topics on their own these days. Digging into combining them both seemed challenging and intriguing, so I am going for it!"

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