I’ve been working as a transformation agent in software development for over 20 years. I’ve worked on teams at startup companies, large corporations in the Fortune 100 and the State and Federal Government. My background includes testing, development, project/program management, agile coaching/mentoring and training. I led the Seattle eastside chapter of the APLN as well as recently creating the Agile Management conference in Seattle. I’m a speaker and author on Agile topics in local and international forums. I also wrote “The Little Book of Impediments” which can be found on www.leanpub.com.
I’m fascinated by finding creative ways to solve the problems that teams encounter. I am particularly interested in Agile and Lean techniques and the refreshingly honest perspective that they bring to the development process. Working with teams to solve ‘wicked’ problems is one of the most difficult and the most rewarding aspects of the work I do.
Currently I’m researching topics including but not limited to: Impediments, Swarm Intelligence, Lean & Kanban, as well as constantly seeking ways to create passionate teams that work together on topics that they find interesting.