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About Jon Kern
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 Learn from the master practitioner of Agile Software Development:
Learn
Practice
Discuss

Jon Kern, co-author of the Agile Manifesto, has been effective in helping teams develop production software, since the mid-90s. One of the most challenging aspects of today’s software development landscape is the use of distributed teams. Since Jon has been doing this project development since 2000, he has honed a combination of skills, tools, and methodologies to make it work across the world, and across the office.

Brief about the workshop
The day will consist of presentations, hands-on, and Q&A sessions.

Learn - Understand the key concepts of Agile methodology.

Practice - Like any good agile project, we will tackle the material in an incremental fashion, gather questions on the topic, and drive further.

Discuss - time-boxed discussion to suit the needs of the audience. Bring your tough challenges that you face in your real world projects. It is likely that we will find others having similar problems.

 Read what others have to say about Jon’s ability to teach and guide teams:
“Jon's training, helped our start-up and many engineers”
Scott Lewis
 Jon is a very talented teacher and mentor. Jon came to help our company create the initial object model for our new product. We were at a startup and many of the engineers…
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Scott Lewis
Principle Engineer
at Ancestry.com
Took over many responsibilities in TogetherSoft
Steven C Morrison
 Jon was with TogetherSoft from the start and was one of the extraordinary people that could take the brilliant possibilities of our core product ControlCenter...
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Steven C Morrison
Counsel, Professional Liability / Financial Crimes Grp at FDIC
Jon - A pragmatic Agile
mentor
Christopher Correale
 I have worked with Jon on multiple software projects since 1999 and consider him to be extremely pragmatic Agile Mentor, Object Modeler and Architect…
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Christopher Correale
Chief Architect / Agile Consultant
Jon’s Agile process knowledge is vast
Jeff Bouley
 I had the opportunity to work with Jon on an insurance portal solution. His breadth as well as depth of knowledge in Agile processes is second to none…
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Jeff Bouley
Isilon Business Development Manager
at EMC
 Idea behind the workshop:
Objective : We understand that the key to the success of any development project is the delivery result that not only meets the intended purpose but also exceeds expectations.

Jon Kern will lead the workshop and impart his experiences and knowledge on the industry demonstrated methodology – Agile.

Jon is passionate about helping clients succeed in delivering business value through software. He works with teams to articulate, design, architect, and deliver software that solve challenging business problems. From training and mentoring teams, to helping provide solutions, and all points in between, Jon routinely has significant impact on the projects he works on. Either working with the client’s team, or pulling together a team of experts from around the world—Jon creates a quick-hit ability to solve problems and deliver results. Projects routinely see high quality solutions in less time, and leave the local team mentored on object-oriented and agile techniques, and excited. Often, (more valuable than the technical improvements) Jon has a knack for taking the long view, seeing the big picture—yet knowing the details, and driving business success at every turn.

With Jon’s varied background and experience at delivering solid results to get products built and delivered, it is not easy to “pigeon-hole” his set of relevant skills. Jon has delivered “desktop” products (e.g., TogetherSoft ControlCenter selling at $56M per year) and numerous web applications (e.g., Insurance Agent quotation portal; Preplanning system for First Responders (fire fighters, police); Doctor notification system for patient hospitalizations, Custom Color Matching system (with ERP and MES flavors) for major global paint manufacturer).

In most engagements, Jon works with teams new to doing agile – or doing agile in name only! Jon will work with the team/organization to establish sound methodologies and practices that deliver business value in a very visible way. Since every culture is unique, there is no “one size fits all” methodology. To use an American football analogy, Jon doesn't’t coach from the sidelines; he’s more like the quarterback, out on the field to help the team score, and leading in the locker room to help improve everybody’s game (especially his own).

One of the more challenging aspects of today’s software development landscape is the use of distributed teams. Since Jon has been doing this sort of development since 2000, he has honed a combination of skills, tools, and methodologies to make it work across the world, or across the office (often not that much different in terms of challenges).
 
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