I the Principal Consultant at Depth
I'm an IT professional with over 15 years of experience in a variety of roles throughout the IT industry. Originally a developer, I've continue to hone, evolve and expand my technical capabilities in development and architecture and demonstrate these skills at a senior level. I have also expanded my skills beyond technical areas into software development processes and methodologies, business analysis, project management, leadership, mentoring and training. I am an Agile/Kanban practitioner and have deep experience with Microsoft technologies and platforms. I love helping organizations around the world realize their potential through maturing their software development technical and process practices. I am passionate about Application Lifecycle Management tooling, techniques, and mindsets and regularly coach, mentor and teach around North America on a variety of ALM topics.
I have been involved with LeanKanban University from its inception in Soestduinen, Netherlands in February 2012. As one of the original board members and one of the original AKT Advisory board members, I've been honored to help this organization and community grow into a vibrant and innovative place to discuss modern management methods for knowledge workers around the world. As the current Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) Program Director, I've been excited to continue working to build this distingquished community.
When my career started in 1997, one of the first languages I learned was C/C++ and the first application I worked on professionally used MFC and Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE.
My Agile journey started back in 2001 when I reached out to a fellow named James Newkirk and asked him if our team could use NUnit 1.0 and help him with feature requests and testing. I didn't know what Agile was then, but we knew we wanted to unit test, and that lead us down the Agile path to Scrum meetings, User Stories, and Acceptance criteria. The rest is history as that initial foray into better SDLC practices shaped the path of my career for the next decade.