About Platinum Edge

Formed in 2001, Platinum Edge is the brainchild of Mark Layton, known throughout the world as Mr. Agile®, a 20-year project management veteran and Project Management Institute instructor who saw the value of bringing a higher level of professionalism and more structured implementation of Agile’s superior approach. With over a decade of success behind us, Platinum Edge continues to leverage the best minds and strategic frameworks to drive value improvements for Global 1000 companies and provide supportive mentoring services for aggressive boutique professionals.

A global organization, Platinum Edge offers multidimensional (strategic, financial, behavioral, operational) expertise in a single area — Agile-based project management. It is all that we do and we do it everywhere. We are a Registered Education Provider (REP) for both PMI® and the Scrum Alliance. If you are looking for a partner with deep knowledge in:

  • Helping executive teams understand  the strategic and financial benefits of Agile
  • Transitioning your enterprise from Waterfall to Agile
  • Enabling geographically dispersed multi-national teams to achieve high development velocity


Then Platinum Edge is your professional services partner. Let us help you succeed.

Mark Layton, Founder & CEO

MARK LAYTON is an industry-recognized expert on project/program management and active coach on complex Agile implementations.

He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Project Leadership Network and the founder of Platinum Edge, Inc., an organization improvement company that supports businesses looking to strategically improve project ROI.

Mark holds MBAs from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National University of Singapore; a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Behavioral Science from Pitzer College/University of La Verne; and an A.S. in Electronic Systems from the Air Force’s Air College. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force’s Leadership School, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).

He is the author of Wiley & Sons Agile Project Management For Dummies and Scrum For Dummies, and is a frequent speaker on Lean, Scrum and other agile solutions.

PMI and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.