Thirty-some years ago, I thought working in the IT/IS field would be a “good fit” for someone who thrives on continuous learning. Today, I still think so!
As I continue to learn, I look forward to using this site to share my experiences, thoughts, and reflections, and invite you to use this site to reach out to me with questions and challenges you might have in your organization.
What’s my software development background? How might I help you?
I offer Director level leadership and management experience, and still maintain an ability to learn new development tools and dabble with APIs. I’ve assisted employers and clients with delivering effective IT/IS services and products in numerous fields (pharma/biotech supply chain management, home/life insurance, cable/telecom, financial, residential structural engineering, computer-based training, and environmental). My experience also includes past roles as an “on-the-floor” Software Architect, Technical Team Lead, and Developer.
I’ve assisted organizations with improving their capability to predictably deliver quality software sooner by providing “hands-on” embedded coaching and leadership, and “real-world based” tutorials on pragmatically applying modern management methods and fundamental lean and agile principles, processes, and practices. My expertise includes an “in-depth” understanding in applying (lean/flow-based) metrics to guide and validate progress, using the Kanban Method to improve business workflows, agile project management, eXtreme programming (XP) engineering practices, pattern oriented software architectures, and “SOLID” OO design.
GLOBAL REACH, COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION:
I started and lead the Agile Denver Kanban SIG (special interest group), and also actively contribute to local and global groups devoted to the learning and applying of lean and agile principles, processes, and practices, including Agile-Denver, Limited WIP Society, and Lean & Kanban University. My formal education includes an MS in Computer Information Systems (w/Technical Management emphasis), and a BS in Applied Math/CS.
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