I’ve been working in Lean product development for 7 years, using Lean methods to make large projects, complex projects, and mixed hardware/software projects run more smoothly. I also have extensive experience on both Agile and traditional projects, where I started as a software developer and eventually worked my way through the roles of quality engineer, test strategist, test lab manager, agile adoption leader, and finally process improvement expert.
I’ve had the opportunity to work on many types of products – printers, medical instruments, electronic instruments, and website apps – and I’ve learned that context is critically important. I help my clients find solutions that work for you in your unique business situation.
I like to write and I feel there is value in advancing our collective knowledge, so I’ve published consistently since 1997. I’ve served as a peer reviewer for the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference for many years and co-chaired their Program Committee in 2009.
One of my favorite parts of consulting is teaching – helping people learn new skills which will serve them well on the job. I also volunteer as a trainer for new members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and I visit people in need in their homes. In ten years of home visitation, I’ve learned a lot about really listening, which helps me listen to you.
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