I am a 22 year veteran of the IT industry. I have been as an independent consultant, an entrepreneur who started my own company in the heyday of the internet start-up and as senior management in fortune 500 corporate America. I have worked in digital advertising, social media, distribution, manufacturing, hospitality and finance and now I am publishing this blog. Why? Because I keep meaning to write a book and it just takes too damned long and because my friends and family keep telling me to.
The reality is that I am an Agile zealot. At one point in my life I was a certified project manager and now I see the error of my ways, and there is no greater zealot than a convert. Agile is the only viable way of producing commercially viable code without spending ridiculous amounts of time and money to do so. And as a contributing member of the Agile community I believe in sharing what I know. For the first 14 years if my career I was a practitioner of the dark art of waterfall project management. And for the last 8 years I’ve been an ardent practitioner of Agile.
So here is my blog on the art of Agile Software Development in big corporate America and I want to share with you what I have learned and what I continue to learn every day that I go to work and try to manage the creation of beautiful code.