I hired Beth as a consultant to lead the washingtonpost.com software development teams at Washington Post Newsweek Interactive. In addition to her skill building and motivating a high performance team, her deep knowledge of implementing and executing Scrum proved to be invaluable. Within a year, every development team had adopted the methodology and benefited from it. She successfully engaged product owners and established a high performance development model in a fast-paced environment. It is a pleasure to work with Beth. She pushes herself and her team to deliver high quality, on time deliverables that are focused on the needs of the end user as well as the business. I look forward to working with her again soon.
Steve Turner, former CTO, Washington Post Newsweek Interactive
Beth is one of those rare individuals that REALLY impacts a company. With her expertise in Agile and Scrum methodologies, she boldly and persuasively changed the way development was done for washingtonpost.com. She was able to greatly improve efficiency, productivity and morale. With the site redesign, where we worked closely together, Beth's leadership, collaboration and flexibility proved to be instrumental. I respect and admire Beth because she's abundantly knowledgeable and accomplished while also being wonderfully personable.
Paul Compton, Creative Director (2005-2010) Design Director (2000-2005), The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
Not only is Beth a catalyst for change and a delight to work with, but she also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the world of software management. Her insight and expertise revolutionized software development at washingtonpost.com. Throughout the process of implementing SCRUM, she championed the process to all levels of the company, effectively pitching the benefits to executive stakeholders, product owners, developers, and project managers. I highly recommend Beth Macy.
Oliver Christensen, September 15, 2008; worked with Beth at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive
Beth's expertise in Scrum Software Development has proved to be invaluable to Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive. Within a year, every development team has adopted the methodology and has benefited from it. By effectively communicating to the business users, she has successfully engaged the product owners and has established a very productive, and at the same time diciplined, development model in this extremely fast-paced environment. I reallly enjoyed working for her. She is a good teacher, while at the same time never stops learning and improving herself. Because of business reasons, I have since moved to a different division within the organization and I am still benefiting from what I have learned from her.
Jing Gu, Director of Technology, WashingtonPost.Newsweek Interactive Co, August 6, 2008; reported to Beth at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive