Mike Lally

Never for money // Always for love….

Tom Peters x Seth Godin’s RPOV8 (Remarkable Point of View in 8 Words)

Dad, husband, learner, coach/teacher, historian, systems thinker

A little bit longer version…

I love teaching, coaching, and mentoring people. I also love ancient history. It took me awhile to get sorted but, I am finally starting to put it all together.

I am pursuing a degree in Ancient History at SUNY: Empire State College and plan to graduate in 2019.

My goal is to teach a Western Civilization or Classics course at a junior college.

Every semester I work with the 8th grade Home and Careers classes at one of my local Middle Schools on “Getting Their First Job”

I am super involved in girls’ field hockey in the Rochester, NY area.

In 2017 I became an NFHS Certified Interscholatic Coach.

I am President of the Fairport Field Hockey Booster Club – 2016 Class A Section V Champions!

I am also the Director of our 18 team Summer Sizzle tournament.

I am the Team Parent for our daughter’s U-19 travel team with Finger Lakes Field Hockey.

What am I doing now?

I am a project manager and certified Professional Scrum Master at Mitel.

Here’s a Sprint Review and Planning deck I wrote that has almost 20,000 views on Slideshare. I am getting into DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering.

Contact…or just follow me

Please feel free to email me at mike@mikelally.net

…or follow me on

Academic Papers

Below are links to papers I’ve written on the way to my degree.

Book Notes

See my notes from from the books I’ve read



Illustrated by Matt Cummings