I’m lead instructor, coach, and founder of Agile Institute.
I have been a professional in the software development industry since 1986.
Since 2002 I’ve been designing and teaching courses and workshops on a variety of Agile and software-development related topics, including Essential Test-Driven Development, Essential Agile Principles and Practices, and the freshly updated Essential Agile Engineering Skills, which is also our Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Developer course. Every course includes practical, hands-on experiences, advanced adult-learning techniques, and my sincere enthusiasm for the health of your organization. (The course catalog.)
I’m a veteran Agile coach and mentor. My first taste of Agile was in 1998, as a software developer on an early Extreme Programming project for our software research & development team at StorageTek. Since then, I’ve trained and coached numerous successful Agile teams. My clients have ranged from small Silicon Valley start-ups to Fortune 100 international conglomerates. I’ve worked with various organizations on large-scale Agile transitions, including Capital Group, Nationwide Insurance, SalesForce.com, Vanguard, and Visa.
I’ve enjoyed training and coaching leading companies in aerospace, energy, finance, government, medicine, security, and software. To do so, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to Argentina, Canada, China, Denmark, England, India, Ireland, Japan, Puerto Rico, and cities throughout the USA.
I frequently visit teams for a few days or a few weeks, to encourage and solidify Agile skills and practices, and to help organizations improve and customize their processes.
I’m an active writer and speaker on all things Agile. (My blog.) I frequently give tutorials and talks at conferences, including a recent keynote for TechWell’s Better Software & Agile Development Practices conference.
Please contact me today, and together we will employ solutions that work for your organizational culture; building upon Agile, Lean, Systems Thinking, the Theory of Constraints, and our own intelligent observations.