Agilist, Technologist, Instructor
I am a technologist, a writer, and a speaker. I am most interested in solving problems at the intersection of people, processes, and technology. This interest comes from my diverse background:
My ten years as an Air Force officer taught me how to research and synthesize data into useful information and the importance of strong leadership and organizational culture.
My nearly two decades-long career in Information Technology (IT) has spanned the disciplines of Software Engineering, System Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, and Business Development.
My academic background in Electrical Engineering and Computer Information Systems shaped my problem-solving approach and fostered a healthy respect for engineering discipline.
My experience as an Agilist since 2007 has taught me a rational approach to software development – no futile attempts to predict the future, no basing of plans on wishful thinking, and no fear-based management behaviors.
I am a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), a SAFe 4 Certified Program Consultant (SPC4), and Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)
I love to teach because of how much I learn from my students. The people I encounter are bright, motivated, and eager to learn and apply new knowledge.
I want to impart not just textbook knowledge but also some of my hard-won real-world experience via my courses. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your instructor.