Joseph Pelrine

Former Head Agile Centre of Excellence, McKinsey Digital

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It is my pleasure to provide a strong recommendation for Deborah Causton.

I am Joseph Pelrine, currently an independent consultant and psychologist. I have been working with Agile methods since the world’s first Agile project in late 1995, and I have seen many young professionals come and go. Deborah Causton is one individual I have worked with who uniquely stands out.

During my tenure as head of McKinsey Digital Labs Agile Centre of Excellence, I interviewed Deborah and recommended her for hire. Few people who I have met over the years have shown such a broad as well as deep set of skills and knowledge management side. When we first met, I was immediately impressed with Deborah, but during the time worked together, her understanding of product management and ownership became clear to all who worked with her.

Deborah’s knowledge, skills, and other strengths in the field of product management and ownership were so strong that I decided to split up the Centre of Excellence, with Deborah taking responsibility for the product owners, allowing me to focus on the agile coaches.

It’s not just her technical skills that impressed me, however. Deborah was a joy to work with because of her amazingly positive attitude and eagerness to stick tightly to deadlines. Her can-do attitude and team-building skills were also necessary and valued not just by myself, but by her peers, who often relied on her to get the job done.

I am absolutely confident that Deborah Causton would be a great fit for and company looking for a world-class product owner and manager. Not only will she bring the kind of skills and experiences you’re looking for in an applicant, but she will also quickly become an asset and help your company grow in any way she can.